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  • B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science

    Core Courses

    • CS F211 Data Structures & Algorithms
    • CS F212 Database Systems
    • CS F213 Object Oriented Programming
    • CS F214 Logic in Computer Science
    • CS F215 Digital Design
    • CS F222 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
    • CS F241 Microprocessors & Interfacing
    • CS F301 Principles of Programming Languages
    • CS F303 Computer Networks
    • CS F342 Computer Architecture
    • CS F351 Theory of Computation
    • CS F363 Compiler Construction
    • CS F364 Design & Analysis of Algorithms
    • CS F372 Operating Systems

  • M.E. Computer Science

    Core Courses

    • CS G513 Network Security
    • CS G524 Advanced Computer Architecture
    • CS G525 Advanced Computer Networks
    • CS G526 Advanced Algorithms and Complexity
    • CS G623 Advanced Operating Systems

  • Elective Courses

    • BITS F463 Cryptography
    • BITS F464 Machine Learning
    • CS F320 Foundations of Data Science
    • CS F402 Computational Geometry
    • CS F407 Artificial Intelligence
    • CS F415 Data Mining
    • CS F422 Parallel Computing
    • CS F441 Selected topics from Computer Science
    • CS F446 Data Storage Technologies & Networks
    • CS F469 Information Retrieval
    • CS G513 Network Security
    • CS G520 Advanced Data Mining
    • CS G527 Cloud Computing
    • CS G541 Pervasive Computing
    • CS G554 Distributed Data Systems
    • IS F462 Network Programming
    • SS G514 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    • SS G515 Data Ware Housing
    • SS G562 Software Engineering and Management
    • SS G653 Software Architecture

    COMMON POOL OF ELECTIVES FOR HIGHER DEGREES

    • BITS G513 Study in Advanced Topics
    • BITS G649 Reading Course

  • Minor in Data Science

    Core Courses

    • BITS F464 Machine Learning
    • CS F320 Foundations of Data Science
    • MATH F432 Applied Statistical Methods

    Electives

    • CS F407 Artificial Intelligence
    • CS F415 Data Mining
    • CS F469 Information Retrieval

  • Ph.D. Research Areas

    • Computer Networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Internet of Things
    • Information Security
    • Blockchain Technology
    • Quantum Computing
    • Mobile Computing
    • Database Systems
    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Software Engineering, Cloud Computing
    • Human Computer Interface
    • Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience
    • Data Mining
    • Information Retrieval
    • Artificial Intelligence

NEWS

•The Department of Computer Science organized a talk by BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus CSIS alumnus Mr. Abhijit Kane - the founder of the $2 Billion company, Postman - on the 30th of January 2021.

•Dr Venkatakrishnan Ramaswamy delivered an Invited talk (online) on “Axiomatic theory for neural circuit”, in the Computational Neuroscience Seminar, organized by the University of Bristol, UK. November 2020.

•Dr Paresh Saxena delivered an Invited Talk on “Machine Learning for 5G/B5G Non-Terrestrial Networks”, organized by the IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (LATINCOM), 2020, Nov 2020.

•Prof. Chittaranjan Hota delivered an invited talk titled "IoT Code Tamper-proofing: Challenges and Solutions", 25th Sept 2020 at UGC-HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.

•Dr Lov Kumar delivered an Invited Talk on “Ensemble Methods in AI”, in Online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Artificial Intelligence (AI)", organized by the National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, May 2020.

•Dr Dipanjan Chakraborty delivered an Invited Talk on “Experiences from a Mobile-Based Behaviour Change Campaign on Maternal and Child Nutrition in Rural India”, in the Interaction Design for Development, organized by IIT Bombay February, 2020.

•Dr Manik Gupta gave a session on “Celebrating Women in Computing” at the GRAD COHORT, a pan-India Workshop for Women in Computing, hosted by IIT Gandhinagar, during July 24th - 26th, 2020.

•Dr Manjanna B received the VGST Award for Research Publications (ARP) 2018-19 by the Government of Karnataka, Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST) on Sept 12, 2019.

•Mr. Mandan Naresh, Ph.D. student of Dr. Paresh Saxena, has received the prestigious TCS Fellowship from the TCS Research Scholarship Program (RSP) for a period of four years starting from July 2019. The team will be working on using machine learning techniques for efficient video distribution over wireless networks.

•Dr. Suvadip Batabyal has been awarded the TUBITAK fellowship 2019, Govt. of Turkey, for visiting scientist position in the dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey.

•Prof.G Geethakumari gave an invited talk on “Cloud Computing Security” at the Workshop on “Virtualization and Cloud Computing” organized by the UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (UGC – HRDC), JNTUH on February 14, 2019.

•Dr. Anoop Kunchukuttan, Senior Applied Researcher, Microsoft AI and Research, gave a talk on “Machine Translation for Related Languages”, on Feb 7th, 2019. He discussed about Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) for related languages as well as about some of the useful and powerful extensions to the standard phrase-based SMT.

•Dr. Abhaya Nayak, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computing, Macquire University, Sydney, Australia visited the Dept during January 15 – 16, 2019. He gave a talk on Trust in Context”. The talk discussed about how Spohn’s Ordinal Conditional Functions, which are used to model belief dynamics, when appropriately adapted and interpreted, can be applied to fruitfully model the dynamics of trust.

•Dr. Jagadish Suryadevara, Global Product Architect, VOLVO Group (Construction Equipment), Sweden visited the Dept on January 2, 2019. He delivered a lecture on “Emerging Systems Landscape: From Connected Machines to Data Analytics”.

•Prof. Sakthi Balan, Associate Professor, LNMIIT, Jaipur, gave an invited talk on “Online Social Synchrony and its Application to Detect Events in Social Media”, on December 21st, 2018.

•Prof. G Geethakumari gave an invited talk on "Embedded System Security" at the Defense Electronics Research Lab (DLRL), DRDO, Hyderabad, on December 12th, 2018.

•Prof. G Geethakumari gave an invited talk on “Introduction to Cloud Forensics and its Challenges”, at the Training Programme for experts from BIMSTEC Countries) Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand , Nepal and Bhutan), on November 16th, 2018 at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad. The event was jointly organized by National Investigation Agency (NIA), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India and CFSL, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.

•The Computer Science Association of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus won the Best Technical Association for the year of 2017-2018. We congratulate the team and wish them success in all their future endeavours!

•Dr. Shailesh Kumar, Chief Data Scientist, Reliance Jio and Visiting Faculty, Indian School of Business, delivered an expert talk on “Evolution of AI Thinking for building Products of the Next Decade”, on 23rd October 2018. The talk was followed by a Hands-on session on “How to build AI Systems for unlimited scale”, by Mr.Shobhit Agarwal and Mr Prateek Srivastava, founders of Couture.ai and BITS Pilani graduates.

Sponsored Projects

Newly Approved Projects

•Dr. Rajib Maiti // Title of the project: "Defend Internet of Things-based Cyber Espionage through Analysis of Encrypted or Unencrypted Network Traffic using Machine Learning" // Funding Agency: CRG SERB, DST // Total Project Outlay: Approx. 28 lakhs // Duration of the project: 3 years.

•Dr. Suvadip Batabyal // Title of the project: "QoE Optimized Multimedia Content Delivery through Caching in D2D underlay Networks" // Funding Agency: DST-SERB (CRG) // Total Project outlay: Atleast 14 lakhs (exact amount is not communicated by the agency) // Duration of the project: 3 years.


Sponsored Projects – (Ongoing)

•MUT-DROCO: Multipath Networking Test-bed for Drone Communications. Grant Amount: INR 16.6 Lacs. Funding Agency: Start-Up Research Grant by Science and Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Duration: 2020-2022. Type: Research Grant. (Chief Investigator: Dr Paresh Saxena).

•Network Coding for Multipath Transport. Grant Amount: INR 5.5 Lacs. Funding Agency: AnsuR Tech., Oslo, Norway. Duration: 2019-2020. Type: Industrial Consultancy. (Chief Investigator: Dr Paresh Saxena).

•Interpretation of Tuberculin Reaction Using Medical Photography and Computer Aided Diagnosis, Grant Amount: Rs. 9.94 lakhs, DST-SERB; Start up Research Grant, (Formerly known as Early Career Research Award), 2019 – 2021, (Chief Investigator: Dr Jabez Christopher).


Sponsored Projects – (Completed)

•. "Lightweight Code Self-verification for Internet of Things (IoT) Devices", under Indo-Dutch Joint Research Program for ICT funded by DeitY-NWO-Progress-Irdeto with a project outlay of 380, 000 Euros (INR 2.6 Crores) from July, 2015 to July, 2019. (Investigators: Prof. Chittaranjan Hota and Researchers from Vrije University, Amsterdam).

•"Design and Development of Digital Forensic Tools for Cloud IaaS", Grant amount: Rs 55 lakhs, funded by Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2014 - 2017. (Chief Investigator: Prof G Geethakumari, Co-Investigator: Dr. Digambar Povar).

•Network Coding with Deterministic Coefficients. Grant Amount: INR 5.6 Lacs. Funding Agency: AnsuR Tech., Oslo, Norway. Duration: 2018-2019. Type: Industrial Consultancy. (Chief Investigator: Dr Paresh Saxena).


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