M.Sc (Engg) and Ph.D Programme


Research Programs (Ph.D and M.Sc(Engg) ) 

The Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) takes research students for Ph.D. and M.Sc(Engg.) degrees. The eligibility criteria for research admissions to SERC can be found here. Additional information for candidates appearing for research interview can be found here.

SERC hosts a variety of research laboratories that cover a wide spectrum of areas that are broadly classified into two groups:

Computational science is an inter-disciplinary area that brings together the domain-specific knowledge of science and engineering with relevant areas of computing and mathematics. It educates and trains students to 'model' problems or 'simulate' processes varying across many disciplines in science and engineering. Thus exploiting the mathematical similarities among many disciplines broadens both the knowledge of students and their career opportunities (see FAQ). Some of the areas of current faculty research include electromagnetics, numerical analysis, parallel algorithms, biomedical diagnosis/imaging, photonics, and acoustics.

Computer Systems: Research areas in this group deal with the design, implementation and evaluation of computer hardware and software. Computer Architecture, Compilers, Database Systems, Graphics and Visualization, Grid Computing, High Performance Computing, Multimedia Systems, Computer Network and Information Security, and VLSI Systems and Architecture are some of the areas in this group in which SERC faculty members are working.

Ongoing and Past Research Projects :

Several sponsored research projects in collaboration with many government and private agencies are currently ongoing in SERC. The clientele include different departments of the Government of India (Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Electronics, Defense Research and Development Organization, Department of Biotechnology), Public and Private sector undertakings (Aeronautical Development Agency, Indian Space Research Organization), and multinationals (Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Lucky Goldstar, Philips Research, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments). Some of the key projects which span frontier areas in Information Technology are :
Development of query optimization techniques
  1. Design of translation mechanisms for storing XML documents in relational engines and design of XML compression techniques
  2. Design of biological databases for efficiently supporting Genomic sequences and for hosting bio- diversity Information
  3. Design of multilingual databases
  4. Design of mathematically-sound privacy-processing data mining techniques on large databases
  5. RCS estimation using techniques of computational electromagnetics
  6. Compilation Techniques for instruction-level parallelism
  7. Development of Network Processor Programming Tools
  8. Enabling Technology for Future High Performance Computing Applications
  9. Computer system performance evaluation
  10. Design and analysis of intrusion detection systems
  11. Streaming protocols for web based multimedia
  12. Design space exploration for application specific processors and SOC solutions
  13. Performance modeling of HPC applications on Computational Grids
  14. Scheduling and meta-scheduling techniques for Grid Computing
  15. Checkpointing, migration, rescheduling and redistribution techniques for HPC applications in Grids
  16. Maintenance, automatic discovery and usage of execution traces for optimizing Grid scheduling and data movement techniques
  17. Trajectory Optimization with High Index DAEs.