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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 Sciences 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