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Ongoing Projects Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division 1) Name of the project: Advances in Non Commutative Mathematics (ANCM) Principal Investigator(s): B.V. Rajarama Bhat, TSSRK Rao and Jayadeb Sarkar Unit(s) involved: Stat-Math Unit, Bangalore Applied Statistics Division 1) Name of the project: Understanding the classification of various protein families and protein-protein interaction networks Principal Investigator(s): Pabitra Pal Choudhury Unit(s) involved: ASU, Kolkata 2) Name of the project: Weight Selection in Multiple Hypothesis Testing Principal Investigator(s): Kiranmoy Das Unit(s) involved: ISRU Computer and Communication Sciences Division 1) Name of the project: GP-GPU Computing for Large Scale Networks (GPLN) Principal Investigator(s): Nabanita Das Unit(s) involved: ACMU 2) Name of the project: A Framework for Collaborative Application Execution for Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) Principal Investigator(s): A. Banerjee Unit(s) involved: ACMU 3) Name of the project: Holy Grail of Error-Resilient Bio-Assay on a Lab-on-a-Chip (HERBAL) Principal Investigator(s): B.B. Bhattacharya Unit(s) involved: ACMU 4) Name of the project: Efficient Vertical Handover Techniques in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (VHO) Principal Investigator(s): S.C. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: ACMU 5) Name of the project: Algorithms and Bounds for Dominating Set, Geodetic Set and Obstacle Number in Graphs Principal Investigator(s): A. Bishnu Unit(s) involved: ACMU 6) Name of the project: Development of Methodologies Towards Robust Reading of Old Degraded Bangla Printed Documents Principal Investigator(s): S.K. Parui Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 7) Name of the project: Administrative Document Analysis Principal Investigator(s): T. Pal Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 8) Name of the project: Video Text Understanding Principal Investigator(s): U. Pal Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 9) Name of the project: Information Retrieval from Microblogs Principal Investigator(s): M. Mitra Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 10) Name of the project: Unsupervised algorithms for deriving insights from text data and building intelligent query suggestion systems Principal Investigator(s): D. Majumdar Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 11) Name of the project: Separation of information streams in face image processing Principal Investigator(s): G. Chatterjee Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 12) Name of the project: Detection and assessment of image and video quality degradation Principal Investigator(s): S. Palit Unit(s) involved: CVPRU 13) Name of the project: Biometric System Design using Bio-hashing Approach Principal Investigator(s): B. Chanda Unit(s) involved: ECSU 14) Name of the project: Development of Nature Inspired Metaheuristics for Large Scale Engineering Optimization in Dynamic Environments Principal Investigator(s): S. Das Unit(s) involved: ECSU 15) Name of the project: Video Scene Segmentation and Classification Principal Investigator(s): P.P. Mohanta Unit(s) involved: ECSU 16) Name of the project: Eulerian Magnification of Video of Biomedical Interest Principal Investigator(s): D.P. Mukherjee Unit(s) involved: ECSU 17) Name of the project: Computational Intelligence Approaches for Finding Synergy Networks from Gene Expression Data Principal Investigator(s): N.R. Pal Unit(s) involved: ECSU 18) Name of the project: Secured Query Processing for Semantic Web Applications Principal Investigator(s): P. Pal Unit(s) involved: ECSU 19) Name of the project: Non-monotonic Reasoning using Disposition: An Approach to Common Sense Reasoning Principal Investigator(s): K.S. Ray Unit(s) involved: ECSU 20) Name of the project: Tracking of Moving Objects from Video Scenes using Pattern Classifiers Principal Investigator(s): A. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: MIU 21) Name of the project: Modeling Host-Pathogen Interactions Principal Investigator(s): R.K. De Unit(s) involved: MIU 22) Name of the project: Analyzing the structure and dynamics of large scale real world complex networks Principal Investigator(s): C.A. Murthy Unit(s) involved: MIU 23) Name of the project: Computational Methods for Studying HIV-1 Pathogenicity in Humans: Analysis over Multiple Infection Stages, Mechanisms and Biomolecular Networks Principal Investigator(s): S. Bandyopadyay Unit(s) involved: MIU 24) Name of the project: Indian Language Spoken Document Retrieval Principal Investigator(s): D.P. Mandal Unit(s) involved: MIU 25) Name of the project: Computational Model of Brightness Perception in Images Principal Investigator(s): K. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: MIU 26) Name of the project: Development of Algorithms for miRNA Expression Analysis in Cancer Principal Investigator(s): S.S. Ray Unit(s) involved: MIU 27) Name of the project: Deep learning neural networks for pattern classification Principal Investigator(s): S.K. Meher Unit(s) involved: SSIU 28) Name of the project: Strategic reasoning in a dynamic world Principal Investigator(s): S. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: CSU 29) Name of the project: Intersection representations for graphs Principal Investigator(s): M.C. Francis Unit(s) involved: CSU Physics and Earth Sciences Division 1) Name of the project: Oxygenation of the Proterozoic ocean Principal Investigator(s): A. Banerjee Unit(s) involved: GSU 2) Name of the project: Field study of flow, salinity and sedimentation-erosion patterns in the Sundarban estuarine system Principal Investigator(s): C. Chakraborty Unit(s) involved: GSU 3) Name of the project: Sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Siwalik succession of eastern Himalaya and its bearing on the evolution of the Neogene foreland basin in the eastern Himalaya Principal Investigator(s): T. Chakraborty Unit(s) involved: GSU 4) Name of the project: Implications of biotic events present within the Mesozoic non-marine vertebrates of the Gondwana basins of peninsular India Principal Investigator(s): D P. Sengupta and S. Bandyopadhyay Unit(s) involved: GSU 5) Name of the project: Diversity, palaeobiogeography and palaeoecology of Miocene gastropods from India with special emphasis on Kutch, Gujarat Principal Investigator(s): S.S. Das Unit(s) involved: GSU 6) Name of the project: Archean greenstone belts in India – tectonics and sedimentation Principal Investigator(s): D. Saha Unit(s) involved: GSU 7) Name of the project: Sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of the Late Triassic – Middle Jurassic formations in a Gondwana succession of Pranhita-Godavari Valley Basin – clues for changes in depositional environment and palaeoclimate Principal Investigator(s): P. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: GSU 8) Name of the project: Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Sonakhan Greenstone Belt: A link between Archaean greenstones and younger cratonic basins. Principal Investigator(s): S. Patranabis-Deb Unit(s) involved: GSU 9) Name of the project: Upkeep of Geology Museum at the Platinum Jubilee Academic Building Principal Investigator(s): D.P. Sengupta Unit(s) involved: GSU 10) Name of the project: Turbulence phenomena due to combined wave current flows over objects Principal Investigator(s): S. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: PAMU 11) Name of the project: Live-bed scour around Bridge abutment Principal Investigator(s): S. Sarkar Unit(s) involved: PAMU 12) Name of the project: Live-bed scour around Bridge pier Principal Investigator(s): S. Sarkar Unit(s) involved: PAMU Biological Sciences Division 1) Name of the project: Surface Functionalized Porous Nanomaterial Loaded Micronutrient Fertilizers for Gangetic Alluvial Soils Principal Investigator(s): A. Goswami Unit(s) involved: AERU 2) Name of the project: SYL-MNS-CEA-ZAAL-BER/API nanocomposite drug for Mongpa tribe neonates: Innovation from anthropo-cultural knowledge base Principal Investigator(s): A. Goswami Unit(s) involved: AERU 3) Name of the project: Generation of SSR marker in some mangroves from Sunderbans, India Principal Investigator(s): S. Das Unit(s) involved: AERU 4) Name of the project: Exploring Potential of Sweet Sorghum for Bio-Ethanol Production in West Bengal Principal Investigator(s): S. Barik Unit(s) involved: AERU 5) Name of the project: Fantastic yields in the system of rice intensification: fact or fallacy? Principal Investigator(s): P. Banik Unit(s) involved: AERU 6) Name of the project: Development of natural food preservatives from spices and herbs Principal Investigator(s): R.R. Chattopadhyay Unit(s) involved: AERU 7) Name of the project: Phytonematode problems of rice in Jharkhand: density, diversity and pathogenesis: Principal Investigator(s): A. Mukherjee Unit(s) involved: AERU 8) Name of the project: Biorational management of rice pests and diseases: evaluation of nanoparticle based and endophyte-mediated approaches Principal Investigator(s): A. Mukherjee Unit(s) involved: AERU 9) Name of the project: Study of soil carbon dynamics through integrated nutrient management in different agroecosystems of Assam Principal Investigator(s): P. Bhattacharyya Unit(s) involved: AERU 10) Name of the project: Parallel analysis of transport of contaminants in soil-plant systems in different soil types of eastern India: a sustainable approach Principal Investigator(s): P. Bhattacharyya Unit(s) involved: AERU 11) Name of the project: Determination of functional response under selective predation through experimentation and modeling Principal Investigator(s): J. Chattopadhyay and S. Bhattacharya Unit(s) involved: AERU 12) Name of the project: Sterculiafoetida, L.– Eco-friendly, cost effective and rich sources of nutritious edible oil, animal food supplements as well as biofuel and its multimodal application to environmental perspectives. Principal Investigator(s): S. Mandal Biswas Unit(s) involved: AERU 13) Name of the project: Management Practices for growth, yield and quality of maize (Zea mays L). Principal Investigator(s): S. Adhikary Unit(s) involved: AERU 14) Name of the project: Health Status and Survival Strategy of the tea garden labourers of locked tea gardens of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal Principal Investigator(s): S. Roy Unit(s) involved: BAU 15) Name of the project: Living with age :An investigation on the urban poor Principal Investigator(s): S. Mukhopadhyay Unit(s) involved: BAU 16) Name of the project: Study of expression of OXPHOS related mitochondrial and nuclear genes from normal, leukoplakia and cancer tissues of oral cavity and importance in progression of disease. Principal Investigator(s): B. Roy Unit(s) involved: HGU 17) Name of the project: Genetic Mapping of rare variants, multivariate and longitudinal phenotypes Principal Investigator(s): S. Ghosh Unit(s) involved: HGU 18) Name of the project: On integrating several data sources in genetic association study Principal Investigator(s): I. Mukhopadhyay Unit(s) involved: HGU 19) Name of the project: Role of epigenetics in psoriasis: Identification of DNA methylation biomarker Principal Investigator(s): R. Chatterjee Unit(s) involved: HGU 20) Name of the project: Identification of epigenetic biomarkers in the cell free nucleic acids of the Oral Potentially Malignant Disorder (OPMD) and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) patients from eastern India. Principal Investigator(s): R. Chatterjee Unit(s) involved: HGU Social Sciences Division 1) Name of the project: Bayesian Incentive Compatible Mechanism Design Principal Investigator(s): S. Roy Unit(s) involved: ERU 2) Name of the project: Bangla Pronunciation Dictionary Principal Investigator(s): N.S. Dash Unit(s) involved: LRU 3) Name of the project: Safe School Survey Principal Investigator(s): D.D. Roy Unit(s) involved: Psychology Research Unit 4) Name of the project: Algorithmic High-frequency Trading using Machine Learning Techniques Principal Investigator(s): D. Mukherjee Unit(s) involved: SOSU 5) Name of the project: Fiscal Policy, Public Debt, and Emerging Market Economy Business Cycles Principal Investigator(s): C. Ghate, Chetan Dave (NYU-Abu Dhabi), Pawan Gopalakrishnan (RBI) and Suchismita Tarafdar (SNU) Unit(s) involved: EPU 6) Name of the project: Why is the aggregate demand side channel of monetary transmission weak in India? Principal Investigator(s): C. Ghate, Parantap Basu (Durham), Pawan Gopalakrishnan (RBI), Shesadri Banerjee (CSSSC) and S. Gupta Unit(s) involved: EPU 7) Name of the project: An economic analysis of alternative treatment methods of ovarian cancer in India: An appraisal of economic burden, quality of life and mortality risk Principal Investigator(s): P. Roy Chowdhury, Asima Mukhopadhyay (Tata Medical Centre), Zakir Husain (IIT Kgp), Mousumi Datta (Presidency U), Indrani Roy Chowdhury (JNU) and Jaydip Bhaumik (TMC) Unit(s) involved: EPU 8) Name of the project: Simultaneous Borrowing and Saving in Microfinance Principal Investigator(s): P. Roy Chowdhury and D. Dasgupta Unit(s) involved: EPU 9) Name of the project: Persistence of Caste System in India: The Practice of Intra-Caste Marriage Principal Investigator(s): T. Ray and A. Roy Chaudhuri Unit(s) involved: EPU 10) Name of the project: Power Sharing Across Ethnic Groups In India Principal Investigator(s): A. Roy Chaudhuri and Shampa Bhattacharjee (SNU) Unit(s) involved: EPU 11) Name of the project: Impact of Expanding Choices on Household Calorie Consumption in India Principal Investigator(s): T. Ray and A. Das Gupta Unit(s) involved: EPU 12) Name of the project: Backward linkages in the provision of education: Effect of tertiary education on schooling Principal Investigator(s): A. Mukhopadhyay, Shampa Bhattacharjee (SNU) and Nishant Chaddha (SNU) Unit(s) involved: EPU 13) Name of the project: Linear correlation, basis risk and the design of index based crop insurance Principal Investigator(s): B. Ramaswami and D. Singh Negi Unit(s) involved: EPU 14) Name of the project: What drives career choice in urban India? Principal Investigator(s): A. Mukhopadhyay, Tarun Jain (ISB) and Nishith Prakash (U. Conn) Unit(s) involved: EPU 15) Name of the project: Identity, Networks and Labor Productivity Principal Investigator(s): F. Afridi, Amrita Dhillon (King’s College) and Sherry Xin Li (University of Texas, Dallas) Unit(s) involved: EPU 16) Name of the project: Council Characteristics of Gram Panchayats and Local Public Good Provision Principal Investigator(s): B. Ramaswami and Sabyasachi Das (Yale University) Unit(s) involved: EPU Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research Division 1) Name of the project: Modelling multistage Process Monitoring and Fault Detection Strategies under Partial and Imprecise Information Principal Investigator(s): P. Das Unit(s) involved: SQC & OR Unit, Kolkata 2) Name of the project: Development of Cleanliness Index and Budget Allocation System for Government of Tamil Nadu Principal Investigator(s): A. Bandyopadhyay (PI), A. Biswas, R. Sett and D. Sampangi Raman Unit(s) involved: SQC & OR Unit, Kolkata & Chennai Library, Documentation and Information Science Division 1) Name of the project: An Annotated Chronological History of Indian Statistical Institute Principal Investigator(s): N. Ganguly Unit(s) involved: Library, Kolkata 2) Name of the project: Development of Digital libraries : Shewhart collections, Haldane collections, Dissertations,working papers and others Principal Investigator(s): A K. Pal Unit(s) involved: Library, Kolkata 3) Name of the project: Arrangement and description of archival collection of P.C. Mahalanobis Memorial Museum & Archives’ Principal Investigator(s): K. Bhattacharya and N. Ganguly Unit(s) involved: PCM Memorial Museum and Archives