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Wearable, Pervasive & Networking Laboratory

WPN Laboratory
  • Ongoing Research & Development Projects

  • Past Research & Development Projects

    • Tiny6 (codename) Project involving research in IPv6, Mobility and Power-conservation aspects of Sensor Networks in pervasive computing environments, (BITS will contribute mainly to IPv6 Stack Architecture) and the integration of Sensor Networks and IPv6 Mobility), Funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (with project partners from France, China, Korea and India), Total project grant: Euros 61,000, Total Project Cost: Euros 81,000. <2007-2012>
    • Grid-One Computing Initiative, Phase-1, Funded by Microsoft Research, Redmond, Grant Value: USD 20,000. <Status: Completed, 2005>
    • Grid-One Computing Initiative, Phase-2, Funded by IBM, (in terms of Equipment & Software Grant), Grant Value:  (in form of hardware etc.): Rs. 9 Lakhs. <Status: Completed, 2007>
    • Journal Server Freeware Digital Library Project, Phase-1: Search Engine, Web-Client and Portal Design and Development,, Funded by the JST, Trinity College, Oxford University, Grant Value (in form of software and manuals etc.): Rs. 1.2 Lakh. <Status: Completed, 2002>
    • Under the European Next Generation Network Initiative, IPv6-based Multimedia Internetwork QoS (IPv6-MMI-QoS) Project, Funded by European Commission, Brussels, (with seven international research partners from five countries including France, Spain, Denmark and Switzerland), Total project grant: Euros 1,15,000, Grant Value (to BITS alone): Euros 18,000. <Status: completed, 2002.>

  • Research Areas

    • Body Area Network (BAN)
    • Wearable Computing
    • Pervasive Computing
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
    • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET) 
    • Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs)

  • People

    Name & Contact Details
    Virendra S Shekhawat (Incharge)
    Research Interests:
    WDM Optical Networks,
    Routing and Channel Assignment,
    Traffic Engineering Models,
    Overlay Networks,
    Network Analysis
    Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Room No: 6121-R
    Email :
    Phone: +91-1596-25-5457
    Personal Website : Click here
    Ashutosh Bhatia (Co-Incharge)
    Research Interests:
    Wireless Sensor Networks, Vehiculer Adhoc Network, Body Area Network, Internet of Things, Software Defined Networking and Network Virtualization.
    Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Room No: 6121-U
    Email :
    Phone: +91-1596-25-5725
    Personal Website : Click here
    Rahul Banerjee
    Research Interests:
    Networking, Pervasive Computing,
    Wearable Computing Systems

    Group Lead : Wearable Computing,Pervasive & Networking Research Group,
    HOD & Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Room No: 6120-P
    Phone Number: +91-1596-25-5409
    Personal Website : Click here
    K Haribabu
    Research Interests:
    Location management and
    maintenance in P2P overlay networks,
    Security issues in P2P overlay networks,
    Resilience in P2P networks
    Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Room No: 6121-M
    Phone: +91-1596-25-5813
    Personal Website : Click here
    Vishal Gupta
    Research Interests:
    Ranking algorithms of Search Engines,
    Link Structure of the Web,
    Searching Algorithms.
    Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    Room No: 6121-T
    Phone: +91-1596-25-5850
    Personal Website : Click here
    Former Faculty, Research Scholars & Project Fellows
    Name & Designation Current Employment Email and Website
    Nitin Singh Rajput
    TCS Research Scholar 
    Assistant Professor
    DY Patil University

  • Publication

    • Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Rahul Banerjee, Sailesh Conjeti: A Comparative Evaluation of Neural Network Classifiers for Stress Level Analysis of Automotive Drivers using Physiological Signals, <international journal> Biomedical Signal Processing & Control (BSPC), Elsevier, 2013, Vol. No. 8, pp. 740-754.
    • Ruchir Hajela, Prasanta Bhattacharya, Rahul Banerjee: Project Communicate, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. User and Context Diversity, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8010, 2013, pp 494-503.
    • Manjusha, K; Shabas, S; Banerjee, Rahul: An Efficient Method of Spam Classification by Multi-class Support Vector Machine Classifier, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Data Mining and Warehousing <ICDMW-2013>, Bangalore, August 9-11, 2013.
    • Sailesh Conjeti, Rajiv Ranjan Singh, & Rahul Banerjee:  Bio-Inspired Wearable Computing Architecture and Physiological Signal Processing for On-Road Stress Monitoring, Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Bio-medical and Health Informatics, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Jan 5-7, 2012, pp. 479-482. Available on IEEE Xplore: pp. 479 - 482, doi: 10.1109/BHI.2012.6211621.
    • Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Sailesh Conjeti & Rahul Banerjee: Bio-signal Based On-road Stress Monitoring for Automotive Drivers, Proceedings of the National Conference on Communications (NCC) 2012, IIT Kharagpur, Feb. 3-5, 2012, pp. 1-5.
    • Swati Keskar, Rahul Banerjee & Raj Kiran Reddy: A Dual PSoC based Reconfigurable Wearable Computing Framework for ECG Monitoring, Proceedings of the CinC 2012, Poland, September 9-12, 2012.
    • Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Sailesh Conjeti & Rahul Banerjee: An Approach for Real-Time Stress-Trend Detection in Physiological Signals in Wearable Computing Systems for Automotive Drivers, Proceedings of 14th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - ITSC 2011, October 5-7, 2011, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 1477-1482.  
    • Swati Keskar & Rahul Banerjee: A Time-Recurrent HMM Decision Tree to Generate Alerts for Heart-Guard Wearable Computer, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Computing in Cardiology: CinC 2011, September 18-21, 2011, Hangzhou, China, pp. 605-608 . <an IEEE international conference>
    • Arpit Agarwal , Rahul Banerjee , Varun Pandey, Riya Charaya: An Optimal Human Adaptive Algorithm to find Action- Reaction Word-pairs, International conference: HCII 2011, July 9-14, 2011, Orlando. Subsequently published in the Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Springer-Verlag, pp. 255-259.
    • Mahesh M. Bundele & Rahul Banerjee: ROC Analysis of a Fatigue Classifier for Vehicular Drivers, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS 2010), London, UK; <an IEEE international conference>< also available through the IEEE Explore> <July7-9, 2010>.
    • Mahesh M. Bundele & Rahul Banerjee: Design of Early Fatigue Detection Elements of a Wearable Computing System for the Prevention of Road Accidents, Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent System and Applications (ISA2010), Wuhan, China; <an IEEE international conference>. <Proceedings by the IEEE, also available through the IEEE Explore> <May 22-23, 2010>. 
    • Lucie Bouchet,  Jeremie Jambet, Anubhav Agarwal, Karanjit Singh Cheema & Rahul Banerjee: Transmission of Compressed IPv6 Packets over IEEE 802.15.4 Networks, Internet Draft, IETF, published by IETF as   ‘draft-jambet-transmission-compressed-ipv6-packet-over-ieee802.15.4’, May 21, 2010.
    • Rajiv Ranjan Singh & Rahul Banerjee: Multi-parametric Analysis of Sensory Data collected from Automotive Drivers for Building a Safety-Critical Wearable Computing System, Proceedings of the  2nd International Conference on Computer Engineering and Technology (ICCET 2010), April 16-18, 2010, Chengdu, China; <an IEEE international conference>. <Proceedings by the IEEE,  also available through the IEEE Explore>

  • Opportunity Available

    Project Name Description
    BITS-LifeGuard A wearable computing project for saving human lives from road accidents caused due to reflex-degradation of the vehicular driver
    Communicate A project involving IoT and HCI aimed at helping autism-affected children and young adults
    Connect A project involving IoT and HCI aimed at developing solutions for the elderly people
    FlexNet A project in the Software Defined Networking area aimed at help improved Fedearted Data Centre Networking
    e-Attend A Biometric Identification-based Multi-utility Project with (e-Attend: the ongoing attendance marking / monitoring as one use case involving handhelds and fixed imaging devices based approaches)
    Any-Learn An Open-edX-derived MOOC Platform Project to work as BITS Pilani's future platform for MOOC as well as SPOC offerings

  • Facilities

    The lab is well equipped with the listed infrastructure to carry out the research projects.
    • Anextec pocket PC phone SP230
    • HP Compaq iPaq Pocket PC 6300 series
    • HP Compaq iPaq pocket PC 2000 series
    • HP Compaq tablet PC
    • IEEE 802.11b Access point D-Link 
    • Bluetooth USB Adaptors D-Link
    • Electronic Test Equipment (Oscilloscope -01, Function Generator-01, Power Supply-01, Digital Multimeter-01)
    • Nexus -10 physiological monitoring and feedback
    • Crossbow wireless sensor network kit
    • Microsoft XBOX Kinect Sensors 
    • Axis Wireless IP Cameras
    • Beagle Board
    • Bluetooth Ardino
    • NFC Reader
    • Belkin Wireless Adapter
    • Optoma Pico Pocket Projector
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab2
    • Apple Iphone 5
    • Apple Ipad
    • Intex Cloud y4 Mobile Phone
    • CISCO 2911K9 Router
    • D-Link Network Camera
    • D-Link DSR0-1000 N Wireless Router
    • Shimmer- Cardio Development Kit (with 3 ECG Sensors)
    • Shimmer- GPS Development Kit (with 3 GPS Sensors)
    • Shimmer- GSR Development Kit (with 3 GSR Sensors)
    • Shimmer- 9DOF Kinematic Sensor 
    • Shimmer- Span Platform
    • Shimmer- Sensor Compute Motes
    • NI Developer Suite
    • NI ELVIS II and Circuit Design Bundle
    • NI USB Multifunctional DAQ Device
    • LabView (NI-ELVIS-II, NI USB DAQ Device)
    • Raspberry Pi B+
    • Intel Galileo

  • Contact Us

    Room No-6015
    New Academic Building (NAB), 
    BITS Pilani-333031
    Rajasthan, India

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