People - Faculty

Konduri Aditya

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/konduriadi/
Email: konduriadi@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Fluid Mechanics; Combustion; Numerical Methods; High Performance Computing; Data Science; Scientific Machine Learning

GK Ananthasuresh

Homepage: https://mecheng.iisc.ac.in/people/g-k-ananthasuresh/
Email: suresh@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: MEMS/NEMS MEMS and NEMS Sensors Fundamental research in NEMS/MEMS

S. P. Arun

Email: sparun@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Visual perception, Image processing, Neuroscience

Arvind Ayyer

Homepage: http://math.iisc.ac.in/~arvind/
Email: arvind@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: My research interests are in the intersection of statistical physics, combinatorics and probability.

Uday Kumar Reddy B.

Homepage: https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~udayb/
Email: udayb@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Compilation for multicores and accelerators, Automatic parallelization, Programming language and runtime system design

Venkatesh Babu

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/venky/ 
Lab Page: http://val.cds.iisc.ac.in/

Research Areas: Computer Vision, Deep-learning, Video Analytics, Multimedia

Bikramjit Basu

Homepage: http://www.mrc.iisc.ac.in/bikramjit-basu/
Email: bikram@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Materials Science Ceramics

Pawan Bharadwaj

Homepage: https://pawbz.github.io/
Email: pawan@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Seismic Imaging; Seismic Interferometry; Earthquake Seismology

Anirban Chakraborthy

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/people/faculty/name/anirban-chakraborty/
Email: anirban@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Visual analytics, Data association over graphs, Data fusion and consistency, Applications of computer vision and machine learning in bio-medical image analysis, video surveillance.

Nagasuma Chandra

Homepage: http://proline.biochem.iisc.ernet.in
Email: nchandra@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas:Research areas that are being pursued actively in the laboratory are broadly described under two categories: (A) Systems Biology, (B) Structural Bioinformatics, both combined towards addressing fundamental aspects of disease processes, obtaining global perspectives of perturbations in disease and application of that knowledge to tackle specific problems in disease diagnosis, drug discovery and immunology. A range of mathematical models, at multiple levels and scales are utilized for these.

L. Sunil Chandran

Homepage: https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~sunil/
Email: sunil@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Design and analysis of algorithms, graph theory

Kunal Narayan Chaudhury

Homepage: http://www.ee.iisc.ac.in/faculty/kunal/
Email: kunal@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Image Processing, Algorithms, Convex Optimization

Sundeep Prabhakar Chepuri

Homepage: https://ece.iisc.ac.in/~spchepuri/
Email: spchepuri@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Mathematical signal processing, statistical inference and learning, applied to communication systems, network sciences, and computational imaging

Sachin Deshmukh

Homepage: http://www.cns.iisc.ac.in/home/people/sachin-deshmukh/
Email: sachin@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Neural mechanisms of learning and memory

Sridharan Devarajan

Homepage: http://cns.iisc.ac.in/sridhar
Email: sridhar@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: How does our brain enable us to pay attention selectively to some things, and to ignore others? What happens in the brain when we make important decisions? Our research focuses on understanding the neural basis of cognitive phenomena such as selective attention and decision making. To address these questions we follow a quantitative approach that combines neuroscience experiments, model-based analyses (e.g., linear/nonlinear dynamical systems, control theory, machine learning) as well as large-scale computer simulations. We directly measure or perturb brain activity with a variety of techniques, including functional neuroimaging (fMRI), diffusion imaging (dMRI), high-density electro-encephalography (EEG), and transcranial electrical and magnetic stimulation (tES/tMS). The overarching goal is to develop a unified framework that describes how cognitive phenomena emerge from neural computations by a systematic analysis of brain and behavior.

Ambedkar Dukkipati

Homepage: https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~ambedkar/
Email: ambedkar@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Statistical Machine Learning, Spectral Graph Methods, Deep Learning, Algorithmic Algebra.

Debraj Ghosh

Homepage: http://www.civil.iisc.ac.in/people/debraj-ghosh/
Email: dghosh@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Computational mechanics, Stochastic finite elements, Probabilistic methods, Domain decomposition techniques, Parallel computing.

Sashikumaar Ganesan

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/sashi/
Email: sashi@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Finite Element Analysis, High Performance Computing, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Bio-medical Applications

Mrinal Kanti Ghosh (Convener)

Homepage: http://math.iisc.ernet.in/~mkg/
Email: mkg@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Stochastic Control; Markov Decision Processes; Stochastic Dynamic Games; Stochastic Hybrid Systems; Mathematical Finance

Prasanta Kumar Ghosh

Homepage: http://www.ee.iisc.ac.in/new/people/faculty/prasantg/
Email: prasantg@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Engineering models for speech science; Machine learning; Text Analytics.

Dipanjan Gope

Homepage: https://ece.iisc.ac.in/~dipanjan/
Email: dipanjan@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Electromagnetics, Antennas

Thirupathi Gudi

Homepage: http://math.iisc.ac.in/~gudi/
Email: gudi@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations.

Vishwesha Guttal

Homepage: http://ces.iisc.ac.in/new/?q=user/36
Email: guttal@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Behavior, Ecology, Evolution

Srikanth K Iyer

Homepage: http://www.math.iisc.ernet.in/~skiyer/
Email: skiyer@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Theoretical and applied probability, statistics, branching particle systems, random geometric graphs, mathematical finance, credit-risk modelling, time-series analysis, Monte Carlo simulation

Shashi Jain

Homepage: https://sites.google.com/view/jainshashi/home
Email: shashijain@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Computational finance, Monte Carlo methods for derivate pricing, Financial risk management, Real Options.

Mohit Jolly

Homepage: https://be.iisc.ac.in/~mkjolly/mohit/
Email: mkjolly@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Epithelial Mesenchymal Plasticity; Non-genetic mechanisms of adaptive resistance; Collective behaviour in cancer populations

Sekar K

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/sekar/
Email: sekar@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Structural Biology and Biocomputing, Statistical Crystallography, Algorithm development, Database analysis & maintenance, World Wide Web (WWW) based internet computing

Bratati Kahali

Homepage: https://www.cbr.iisc.ac.in/people/bratati-kahali/
Email: bratati@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Human genetics, Whole genome, complex diseases, genetics of obesity and neurodegenerative disorders

Navin Kashyap

Homepage: https://ece.iisc.ac.in/~nkashyap/
Email: nkashyap@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Error-Control Coding, Quantum Coding, Information Theory, Data Compression, DNA-Based Data Storage, Discrete Applied Mathematics (a broad umbrella for much of what I do).

Phani Motamarri

Homepage: https://cds.iisc.ac.in/people/faculty/name/phani-motamarri/
Email: phanim@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Computational Materials Physics, Computational algorithms for ab-initio material modeling at extreme-scale, Machine learning for materials design, High-performance computing, Computational solid mechanics, Finite-element methods, open-source code development using finite-elements for density functional theory (DFT-FE).

Sekhar M

Homepage: http://www.civil.iisc.ac.in/people/sekhar-m/
Email: muddu@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Groundwater hydrology, agro-hydrology, satellite hydrology using numerical methods, geospatial & geophysical methods, optimization & inverse approaches, and specifically in the following themes.

Banibrata Mukhopadhyay

Homepage: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~bm/
Email: bm@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Physics of compact objects, astrophysical fluid dynamics andaccretion disk theory, nuclear astrophysics, astroparticle physicsand cosmology, field theory in curved space-time.

Aditya Murthy

Homepage: http://www.cns.iisc.ac.in/aditya/research.html


Research Areas: Our lab studies the neural and computationalbasis of movement planning and control with an emphasis to understand the basis of flexibility and control that is the hallmark of intelligent action. From the perspective of behavior we seekto understand the nature of computations that enable motor control; from the perspective of the brain we seek to understand the contribution of circumscribed neural circuits to motor behavior; and by recording the electrical activity of neurons and muscles we seek to understand how such computational processes are implemented by the brain. Our research interests span the fields of visual perception, decision-making, and the generation of motor behavior and involve the application of cognitive/psychophysical,neuropsychological and electrophysiological techniques. 

Chandra Murthy

Homepage: https://ece.iisc.ac.in/~cmurthy/doku.php?id=home
Email: cmurthy@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Wireless communications, Signal Processing

Tejas G Murthy

Homepage: http://www.civil.iisc.ac.in/people/tejas/
Email: tejas@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Experimental mechanics, Image based deformation measurements, Large strain plasticity, Granular mechanics

Deepak Nair

Homepage: http://www.cns.iisc.ac.in/home/people/deepak-nair/
Email: deepak@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Role of Dynamic Nanoscale Molecular Organization in the Signal processing at the Synapse

A. K. Nandakumaran

Homepage: http://math.iisc.ernet.in/~nands/
Email: nands@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Homogenization, Exact Controllability, Optimal Control ; Tomography and Image Reconstruction; Viscosity Solutions and Differential Games

S. K. Nandy

Homepage: http://cadl.iisc.ernet.in/cadlab/people/nandy/
Email: nandy@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas:Prof. S. K. Nandy's current research addresses important issues in micro-architectural and compiler optimizations for power and performance in Chip Multiprocessors (CMPs) and Runtime Reconfigurable System on Chips (MP-SoCs). All his research target massively parallel architectures/platforms for accelerating computations for Next Generation Sequence Alignment, Numerical Linear Algebra, Real-time Face Recognition, Cognition Engines, and Molecular Dynamics. 

Rishikesh Narayanan

Homepage: http://mbu.iisc.ernet.in/~rngrp/
Email: rishi@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Cellular Neurophysiology, Biophysics of Neurons and Computational Neuroscience.

Radhakant Padhi


Research Areas: Development of innovative algorithms to solve optimal and nonlinear control synthesis problems, followed by applying those to challenging real-life problems is the main focus of our lab. Techniques developed in our lab so far include model predictive static programming and its various variants, single network adaptive critic, optimal dynamic inversion, generalized dynamic inversion, neuro-adaptive design etc. Application areas in aerospace include guidance and control of missiles, spacecrafts, lunar lander, aircrafts and UAVs. In bio-medicine, our focus has been computer controlled automatic drug delivery using feedback control theory and also deciphering the control activities of human brain. The feedback drug delivery philosophy has been demonstrated to work well (from in-silico experiments) to effectively cure various cancer problems. An important current research focus is to develop an adaptive and customized artificial pancreas system for Type-1 diabetic patients. Other problems of interest to our lab include path planning and guidance of ground vehicles, vibration control, temperature control, process control etc.

Debnath Pal

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/dpal
Email: dpal@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas:Debnath Pal’s group works at the interface of biology and chemistry, mixing it with interesting and innovative ideas from physics, maths and computer science. His research application areas span the domains of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, structural biology and drug discovery. His group develops new methods and algorithms to address unanswered problems. He is interested in building next generation life science applications on accelerator platforms. He also runs a wet laboratory to test some of his computational work.

Rahul Pandit

Homepage: http://www.physics.iisc.ernet.in/~rahul
Email: rahul@physics.iisc.ernet.in

Research Areas:Physics and Computational Science of Turbulence, Electrical-wave Turbulence in Cardiac Tissue, and Cold-atom Systems.

S. V. Raghurama Rao

Homepage: http://aero.iisc.ac.in/people/s-v-raghurama-rao/
Email: raghu@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Developing efficient CFD algorithms for fluid flows, including central schemes, kinetic schemes and relaxation schemes; exact capturing of shocks and contact discontinuities; low numerical diffusion methods; meshless or grid-free methods; Lattice Boltzman method; non-standard finite difference methods; aerodynamic shape optimization; algorithms for turbulence simulations

Soumyendu Raha

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/raha/

Email: raha@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: My research interest is in studying constrained and related stochastic dynamical systems with computational mathematical tools. Current work includes applications to problems of data assimilation and rough path behaviour.

Space dynamical systems (such as satellite orbit estimation) and biochemical reactions are examples of fields of application.

Govindan Rangarajan

Email: rangaraj@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Time series analysis; Applications in neuroscience; Nonlinear dynamics and chaos

Annapoorni Rangarajan

Homepage: http://www.mrdg.iisc.ernet.in/anu-rangarajan/
Email: anu@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas:Recent studies have identified a small subpopulation of cells within several cancers termed as cancer stem cells (CSCs). These CSCs play critical roles in tumor initiation, progression, and maintenance. Furthermore, CSCs remain unaffected by currently used chemotherapeutic drugs, thereby leading to chemotherapy failure and cancer recurrence. The research focus of my laboratory is to understand the unique molecular mechanisms operating within CSCs, and find novels ways for targeting them. Work done in my laboratory has identified AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK) as a key signaling molecule in the regulation of breast cancer stem-like properties, survival and drug resistance. Current interests are in understanding the molecular mechanisms downstream of AMPK activation that contribute to cancer progression.

Supratim Ray

Homepage: http://cns.iisc.ac.in/~sray
Email: sray@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: I received a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. My postdoctoral training was in the department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School with Dr. John Maunsell. I joined the Center for Neuroscience, IISc, in June 2011. From 2012 onwards, I have also been an associate faculty in the Electrical Engineering Department at IISc.
Our lab studies the neural basis of selective attention, with a focus on a brain rhythm called “gamma” (30-80 Hz), which is modulated by attentional load and is thought to be linked to high-level cognitive processes. Attentional mechanisms have been studied at several different recording scales – from single neurons in monkeys to diffuse population measures such as electro-encephalography (EEG) in humans. However, the relationship between signals recorded from such different scales is poorly understood. The long-term goal of this research is to elucidate the mechanisms of attention by linking the neural recordings obtained from these vastly different scales. This involves recordings from both humans and non-human primates using a variety of techniques while they are engaged in certain cognitive tasks, development of advanced signal processing techniques to build the “links” across recording scales, and mathematical modelling of brain signals, including gamma oscillations, using dynamical system approach as well as detailed biophysical models. Establishment of this cross-species, cross-scale link between brain signals has far reaching applications, such as in Brain-computer Interfacing (BCI) and clinical diagnosis of brain disorders.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of attention and gamma oscillations; Modeling and Signal Processing, Brain-Computer Interfacing.

Debashish Roy

Homepage: http://www.civil.iisc.ac.in/people/debasish-roy/
Email: royd@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Geometrically inspired and gauge theories for continuum mechanics of solids (emphasizing non-Euclidean defect kinematics) Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of solids and fluctuation relations valid far from equilibrium Defect engineering and metamaterials with acoustic band gaps Optimization based on stochastic search on Riemannian manifolds Computational Mechanics: Mesh-free and Finite Element Methods; Peridynamics; SPH-based simulations in computational impact dynamics Mechanics of structured continua; the role of local symmetry in the continuum physics of solids; applications to modelling of plasticity, damage, piezo-electricity etc. Stochastic Filtering Techniques for Inverse Problems; nonlinear structural system identification and medical diagnostic imaging in soft materials Bayesian updates on Riemannian manifolds

Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula

Homepage: http://www.ee.iisc.ac.in/faculty/chandra.sekhar/index.php
Email: css@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Signal Processing, Image Processing

Binod Sreenivasan

Homepage: http://ceas.iisc.ernet.in/~bsreeni/
Email: bsreeni@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Dynamo theory and models, Planetary magnetism, Magnetohydrodynamics, Vortex dynamics

N. Srinivasan

Homepage: http://pauling.mbu.iisc.ac.in/more.html
Email: ns@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Prof. Srinivasan's research interests include evolution of protein and its implication on structure, functions and interactions.

Anand Srivastava

Homepage: http://mbu.iisc.ac.in/AnandLab.htm/index.html
Email: anand@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Molecular simulation and coarse-graining methods. Membrane biophysics. Mechanobiology

Deepak Subramani

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/deepakns/
Email: deepak@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Uncertainty quantification and analysis – Theory, Numerics, Software, Applications; Bayesian Inference and Data Assimilation; Dynamic data-driven stochastic ocean modeling; Cyclone track prediction; Optimal routing of marine and aerial vehicles

Ravi Sundaresan


Homepage: https://mcbl.iisc.ac.in/ravi-sundaresan/
Email: rsundaresan@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Sirtuins in Cardiovascular diseases

Murugesan Venkatapathi

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/murugesh/
Email: murugesh@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Matrix analysis & Numerical methods, Sampling & Estimation in high dimensions, Optical properties & Condensed matter, Computational physics.

Usha Vijayraghavan

Homepage: https://mcbl.iisc.ac.in/usha-vijayraghavan/
Email: uvr@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Cell division and fate in plants and yeasts

Phaneendra Yalavarthy

Homepage: http://cds.iisc.ac.in/faculty/yalavarthy/
Email: yalavarthy@iisc.ac.in

Research Areas: Computational methods in medical imaging, medical image processing (reconstruction/analysis), physiological signal processing, photoacoustic tomography, and diffuse optical tomography.