Tech-driven ESG to combat climate change
A roundtable conference by IIITH’s Smart City Research Centre on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) deliberated on climate change and ideas to retrofit technology across institutions, to strengthen our environment and societies. An alarming effect of climate change is wet bulb
Making Quantum Sense of a Chanakya Award winner
Adithya Sunil Edakkadan, a 4th year B. Tech student from IIITH’s Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technology was recently awarded the Chanakya fellowship for his ongoing research in quantum sensing circuits. What fires the brain of the back-bencher who
IIITH’s new Registrar hits the tarmac running
IIITH Registrar Prof. K S Rajan’s life-story can probably be seen as a string of life experiences, made extraordinary by a mind that sought to explore what lay beyond the ken. We look at his unique contribution to Geospatial technologies and
What does a hardcore anthropologist bring to a tec...
An ‘accidental anthropologist’ gained international visibility for her famous Facebook research on peri-urban youth, VR dating and the Ameerpet IT hub, among other interesting studies. Read on for more insights into Dr. Nimmi Rangaswamy’s cutting edge work at the intersection
Accepting Human-like Digital Avatars as Friends or...
Audiences watching Polar Express, the first CGI musical fantasy reported a gamut of conflicting emotions. Somewhere between “Dang, this is some futuristic animation” to “Stop! Get me off this train” is where they experienced Uncanny Valley. IIITH student Medha Sharma’s
Did the Quantum Theseus manage to catch the Minota...
Something very magical would happen, every time Quantum computing theorist Shantanav Chakraborty picked up a book. Whether it was Ramanujan’s Lost Notebook, Penrose’s Emperor's New Mind, Gorky’s Mother or Lorca’s poetry collection, it was destined to fire his imagination and