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
The lab is set for research in the area of Human Computer Interaction. The lab will have equipment ranging from normal Google VR cardboard to advanced Oculus glasses. Also, the Gesture catching sensors as Leap Motion Sensor, Struct Sensor shall find a place in the lab. Overall, this lab will enable the researchers and students to experiment the applications development in the Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality area.
"The projects completed and their publications in the identified research areas are presented below:" Computer Vision, Image Processing, Medical Imaging, Video Analytics
Computer vision deals with developing algorithms for understanding images/video captured from real world. The challenges include representation, view point ,camera calibration and stereo vision geometry for 3D estimation. The projects completed in this area are listed below.
Image processing deals with processing of images using algorithms for image enhancement,segmentation,image analysis,annotation,retreival and classification. The projects completed in this area are as below.
Medical Image processing group concentrates on developing algorithms for clinical iagnosis. The broad areas concentrated are Retinopathy and Maculopathy,Lung disease Diagonsis and classification,Brain MRI and CT Image processing and Analysis, Dentistry. The projects are associated with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Cochin.
Video Analytics describes computerized processing and analysis of video streams using algorithms.Here the areas identified are mostely related to social cause like survilleance,event detection,classification,tracking and video annotation.
The Amrita Cognizant Innovation lab involves in cutting edge research in the areas of information security and Cryptanalysis of Web, Mobile, Distributed, Network, Malware etc. Presently the research focus is on intrusion detection and anomaly analysis, privacy preservation analysis on social networks, building trust based recommender systems, video surveillance, malware analysis and Improving the reliability of cloud based applications. The lab has to its credit a good number of publications in referred conferences and journals.
This lab is being set with an objective to carry out full-fledged research , through scalable acquisition of vast amount of information in an cost effective manner. Intelligence is provided for the information gathered. Large-scale sensing has applications in many areas of research, for instance, electric utilities have long wanting to monitor the condition of their generation, transmission and distribution equipment. This laboratory on Wireless Sensor Networks offers students and researchers, a theoretical and practical introduction to the concepts of wireless networks, focusing on sensor network aspects.
The general purpose equipment available in the lab are