Research Areas


The Department of Electrical Engineering offers M.Tech. and PhD admission to specialization in following broad streams. Faculty and students work in following research areas within a specialization.


Research Areas for specialization in Microelectronics and VLSI

Organic solar cells, Photovoltaic systems.

Printable electronics,Organic Electronics, VLSI technology, Thin film transistors, MEMS, Nanoelectronics.

Compact modeling of semiconductor devices, Device physics and modeling, multi-scale device modeling, simulation of semiconductor devices.

IC fabrication technology and device characterization (DC IV, Pulsed IV, CV, RF and Pulsed-RF etc.)

Growth and characterization of semiconductor thin films, Oxide Semiconductors, Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication.

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Research Areas for specialization in Power Engineering

Power system dynamics and stability,Optimal operation and planning, Power system protection, Wide Area Monitoring and control, Electricity Market, Smart grid, Active Distribution, Renewable Integration issues, AC and DC Microgrid control and protection.

Power electronics, Power management circuits, Power quality, Utility interfaces for renewable sources such as solar PV and wind, Reliability of converters, GaN and SiC based converters, and Circuits for integrating sources and storage in Microgrids.

High voltage engineering, insulation and nanodielectrics.

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Research Areas for specialization in RF and Microwaves

Microwave material processing, Microwave imaging and non-destructive testing, Electromagnetic characterization of dielectric and composite materials.

Micro & Millimeter wave circuits and techniques, Lasers, nanophotonics, nanoplasmonics

Antennas,Printed Antennas, MIMO Antennas, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Computational Electromagnetics.

Meta-Materials, Microwave Antennas, Dielctric Resonator and its applications, Microwave filters, Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FD-TD) Technique, Wireless Power Transfer, Electromagnetics.

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Research Areas for specialization in Signal Processing, Communications and Networks

Inf and Coding: error control coding, scalable video coding, digital image/video coding and processing, H.264, universal data compression, sequential detection of a change in distribution, robust detection, ergodic theory and large deviation theory-applications, stochastic processes.

COM: cognitive radio, wireless communications, optical communications, MIMO, LTE/OFDM, UMTS/CDMA, digital and statistical signal processing, wireless channel estimation, equalization and precoding, cooperative and multiuser MIMO wireless systems, cross-layer algorithm design for 5G wireless systems, hardware and software design for building communications systems, spread spectrum systems, stochastic geometry and numerical methods, distributed optimization in 5G networks, applications in smart grid systems.

NET: Wireless sensor and ad hoc networks, localization and mapping in wireless sensor networks, applications in agriculture and emergency response, pervasive computing and communications, distributed network control, network monitoring, network coding, distributed optimization, fiber optics and fiber optic networks, telecom networks, all-optical packet switching, e-learning systems, peer-to-peer software systems, distributed software systems, multi-agent systems.

SP: speech signal processing, recognition of Indian languages, sensor array and multi-channel signal processing, multi-microphone, speech processing, distant speech recognition, spatial audio for virtual and augmented reality, multimodal signal processing and information fusion, multimedia, affective computing, image/video analysis and pattern recognition, nonlinear tomography, propagation and scattering problems, subsurface imaging, biomedical imaging and image processing, video signal processing, computer vision, data mining, brain computer/machine interface, image frame generation, intelligent informatics.

Speech Signal Processing and Recognition (with emphasis on Indian Languages), Speaker and Language Identification, Multi modal signal processing, Applied Signal Processing in wireless networks.

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Research Areas for specialization in Control and Automation

Intelligent Systems and Control: Adaptive Critic based Optimal Control, Direct and Indirect Adaptive control using Learning Framework
Learning to Control Visually Guided Robotic Systems: Manipulators, UAVs, Land Rovers
Cyber Physical Systems: Event Triggered Control and Switching Control
Warehouse Automation

Practical applications of Control Systems theory.

Linear and Nonlinear systems, Adaptive Control, Time-delay systems, Control of unmanned vehicles, Multi-agent systems and coordinated control, AC and DC Microgrids.

Intelligent Data Mining Algorithms and Applications, Health Monitoring and Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Systems, Soft-Computing in Modelling and Control, Machine Learning Algorithms, Computer Vision, Bioinformatics, Smart Grid, Intelligent Agents and their Applications, Intelligent Informatics, Fuzzy Controllers, Image Frame Generation, Brain Computer Machine Learning, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

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Research Areas for specialization in Photonics

High-speed waveguide photodiodes and modulators, MWIR photodiode arrays, Integrated photonic devices.

Optical Networks and Switching Systems, Optical Communications.

Fiber-Optic Communications, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Optical Fiber Modeling, Fiber-Optic Sensors, Fiber Lasers and Chaos, Quantum Cryptography.

Subsurface imaging, Biomedical imaging, Coherent Imaging, Optical Metrology, Digital Holography, Optical tomography.

Nanophotonics, Quantum optics, Quantum dot based devices, Plasmonics.

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Modified on February 14, 2018