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Center for Excellence in Computational Engineering (CEN) and Networking of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore came to life on May 17th 2003. CEN foresaw the importance of computational science and started the journey with the main focus on Data Mining and Machine learning. The centre not only implies the conventional computer networking, but also integrates all aspects of IoT’s and social networking. The strong motivation for the inception of CEN in 2003 is the fall in price of computing over years and the data abundance due to sensor networks. What initially began as a small group of people focused on research gradually blossomed into a strong center that apart from offering postgraduate program, also began taking up challenging projects from various institutions like ISRO, BARC, DRDO and IT Ministry of India.

CEN believes that solving state of the art problems require a highly multidisciplinary background. At CEN, the faculties encourage the scholars to be “thinkers, tinkerers and makers’, so that they can tune their research to the needs of the society. This not only provides a real-life scenario for the research scholars, but it also keeps them up to date with the current research problems and methodologies.

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The research focus of CEN is Artificial Intelligence and Data Science applied in various domains such as Natural Language Processing, bio-signal and image processing, smart grid, driverless vehicle, robotics, wireless communication & sensor networks, bioinformatics, material science and complex cyber-physical systems.

The center has faculty members who obtained their PhD’s from premier institutes at National and International such as IISc, IIT’s, NIT’ and AIT with international exposure from various universities in US and Europe. The centre enjoys vibrant collaboration with IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad, IISER Pune, IIT Bhubaneswar, Centre for advanced computing (CDAC, Pune, Bombay & Trivandrum), KTH Sweden, Potsdam Institute Germany, University of Trento Italy, University of Wyoming, Space Research Institute Moscow and University of Zurich Sweden.

Important Note

2024 Phase 1 Admissions Open
Last Date to Apply : July 15, 2024

Program Overview

  • Dr Gopalakrishnan EA
    Published three articles in prestigious Nature Scientific Reports.

    His article was cited by the Office of the British Prime Minister regarding novel policies for UK.

    Established active collaborations with premium institutes both domestic and international, such as Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (Germany), Space Research Institute Moscow, University of Wyoming, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli.

    Published more than 15 international journals aggregating to an average impact factor above 2.0.

    His publications on stock market prediction have been cited accepted with more than 600 citations.

  • Dr. Sowmya V
    Published articles in the “Top tier journals such as IEEE Transactions and IET Healthcare Technology Letters” in the areas of Explainable AI framework for Biomedical Data Analysis.

    International Collaborator with one of the “Top 2% World Scientists” at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.

    International Collaborator with the University of Wyoming in the area for “AI for Biodiversity”.

    Recipient of “Deep Learning Instructor” awarded by NVIDIA and “AI for Women in AI Leadership” awarded by Jigsaw Academy.

    Published more than 100 articles with 975 citations, h-index:15, i10-index:29 (Source: Google Scholar).

    Principal Investigator of the Project in “Under Water Acoustic Signal Processing” funded by Naval Physical Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Govt. of India.

  • Dr Nimal Madhu M

    Published over 14 articles in leading high impact SCI-indexed international journals.

    Established multiple international and national collaborations including Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, etc.

    Recipient of BIIC Post-Doctoral Scholarship for three consecutive years from 2018.

    Co-recipient of Innovate UK Funding with AIT Thailand, and QMU London.

  • Dr Jyothish Lal G

    Ph. D in speech signal processing from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

    Published two Q1, SCIE indexed Journal articles (Impact factor :3.772) in 2021-2022 with international collaborations and three Q2, SCIE indexed Journal articles (average impact factor above 2) since 2018, in the domain of speech signal processing.

    Latest paper titled “Early Warning Indicators for Financial Crisis During Covid-19”, with inhouse and international collaborations, got Indexed in the global literature of COVID-19 by World Health Organization

    Collaboration established with Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and University of Antioquia, Colombia and AI start-up company Resilience Business Grids. These collaborations mainly focus on analysing the signals or time-series data from the speech production system and devising methodologies for modelling the data for different speech technology applications. Besides, the collaborations also focus on predictive analytics of time-series data from similar complex systems.

  • Dr Neethu Mohan
    Published an article in Applied Energy (Impact factor 9.76) (citations-102)

    Published articles in SCI indexed Q1/Q2 Journals like Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Measurement Science and Technology, Biomedical Engineering Letters etc

    Two “Amrita Innovation & Research Awards (AIRA)”, 2021

  • Dr Sachin Kumar S

    High Impact publications

    Reviewer to Journals in Elsevier, Springer, IEEE, ACM Transactions, Taylor&Francis

    Three ‘Amrita Innovations & Research Awards’, 2021
    “Award of Excellence in Research 2021-2022” from Novel Research Academy (Reference no: NRA/AER/0111895/2021-2022)National/International Collaboration

  • Dr Premjith B

    Winner of the international competition on “Abusive language detection from Tamil social media text” conducted as part of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

    Winner of the international competition on FACT@IberLEF2019 (Factuality Analysis and Classification Task) shared task organized as a part of IberLEF 2019.

    Organized an international competition on Multimodal Sentiment Analysis in Dravidian Languages as part of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

    Organized two international competitions on Hate Speech Detection in Dravidian languages as part of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE) in 2020 and 2021

    Organized an international conference on Machine Translation for Indian Languages at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

    Collaborations with National University of Ireland, University of Wyoming, National Institute of Technology – Surathkal, Karnataka

    Industry collaboration with
    Reviewer of the journals ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP),

    Personal and Ubiquitous Computing,  Springer, IETE Journal of Research, Journal of Intelligent Systems, Electronic Letters, Connection Science, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Journal of Computational Social Science

  • Dr. Sanjanasri J. P
    Industry Collaboration – PanLingua Language Processing One of the organizers for the 1st Workshop on Novel approaches to natural language processing and dialogue systems was the 10th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies held in Budva, Montenegro, 12 – 14 April 2022.

    Active  Reviewer of “IEEE Access” and  ACM  Transactions on  Asian and  Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) Journal.

  • Dr Navaneeth Haridasan

    Publications in reputed international journals from publishers such as American Physical Society and American Chemical Society.

  • Dr Ambika PS

    Published articles in SCI indexed Q2 journals like Journal of Measurement Science and Technology and Springer Nature Applied Sciences

Research Areas under the program

Applications of AI in fields of

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical
  • Complex systems
  • Cybersecurity systems
  • Finance
  • Material Science
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Power and Energy
  • Robotics
  • Signal and Image Analysis
  • Speech Processing


Dr. Sowmya V.
Dr. Sowmya V.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nimal Madhu M.
Dr. Nimal Madhu M.
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gd.)

Dr. Jyothish Lal. G.
Dr. Jyothish Lal. G.
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gd.)

Dr. Neethu Mohan
Dr. Neethu Mohan
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gd.)

Dr. Sachin Kumar S.
Dr. Sachin Kumar S.
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gd.)

Dr. Premjith B.
Dr. Premjith B.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Harishchander Anandaram
Dr. Harishchander Anandaram
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sanjanasri J. P.
Dr. Sanjanasri J. P.
Assistant Professor

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