This lab was established in the year 2012 with the support of Cognizant Technology solutions,India. Amrita Cognizant Innovation Lab has been setup to conduct research in the areas of vision, Medical Image processing,Machine Learning,Surveillance,Cognitive Networking,cloud computing and data analysis.The objective is to develop research areas that can provide real time solutions to the industries.

The Amrita- CTS Lab is a state-of-art facility equipped with many specialized and general purpose equipment. The specialized equipment provides researchers an opportunity to experiment and test on many innovative ideas. The specialized equipments provided in the lab 


Digital Evaluation ModuleDigital Evaluation Module: The Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM) from Texas Instruments enables developers to build digital video applications effortlessly. Video applications include Videophones, Video streaming, Video security systems and development of compression standards.

Digital Evaluation ModuleDigital Evaluation ModuleRobotic Kits: Lego Mind Storm and I-Robot enable users to create an affordable mobile robot platform easily. They help in understanding the fundamentals of robotics easily.

Digital Evaluation ModuleDigital Evaluation ModuleMachine Vision system:​ The vision system from National Instruments is designed to acquire and process images in real time. The systems are ideal for complex, high-speed machine vision applications such as high-speed sorting, assembly verification, packaging inspection and surface inspection.

Digital Evaluation ModuleDigital Evaluation ModuleBeagle Board and Leopard board: The Beagle Board is a low-power open source hardware single-board computer produced by Texas Instruments. Leopard board is an open source hardware made as companion board for the Beagle Board.

TP-Link IP (Wireless Day/Night Surveillance Camera, Wireless Pan/Tilt Surveillance Camera) provides students a platform to analyze and build surveillance and tracking based applications.Digital Evaluation Module

Nvidia GEFORCE GT240 graphic Card and AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 Graphics card are provided to implement and test GPU based computing paradigms.

Kinect for Windows sensor and software development kit (SDK) offer a superior development platform for Windows with camera, infrared, depth data and accelerometer features.Digital Evaluation Module

The general purpose equipment available in the lab are

  • HP Z400 workstation
  • HP 6200DX PC – 5 systems
  • Canon 9000f flatbed scanner 
  • LCD projector

Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) for Cognitive Radio Development is a tool for rapid prototyping and deployment of software radios.



The projects completed and their publications in the identified research areas are presented below:

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Medical Imaging
  • Video Analytics