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Mathematics of Data Science and Simulation Lab

Professor In-Charge:
Kapil Ahuja, Ph.D.
Computer Science & Engineering
Khandwa Road, Simrol
IIT Indore, MP 453552, INDIA

Contact Information:
Tel: +91-731-660-3158
Email: kahuja at iiti dot ac dot in

Research Interests and IDs:
CS : Machine Learning and Network Science.
Math : Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization.
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Research Collaborations:
France: Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Nord Europe and Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Atlantique

Germany: Leibniz Universität Hannover (LU Hannover), Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Max Planck Institute Magdeburg (MPI Magdeburg)

INDIA: Indian Institute of Soybean Research Indore (ICAR-IISR Indore), Indian Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad), Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore), and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).

UK: University of York and Lancaster University

USA: University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), Sandia National Labs, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Berkeley Lab, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Brief Bio

After completing a double Master’s plus a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (USA), I did a postdoc from the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg (Germany). Subsequently, I worked as an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at IIT Indore, where I am currently holding a Full Professor position. Recently, I have also been a Visiting Professor at IMT Atlantique (France), LU Hannover (Germany), TU Braunschweig (Germany), TU Dresden (Germany), and Sandia National Labs (USA).

I head the Mathematics of Data Science and Simulation (MODSS) research lab at IIT Indore, with research interests in Machine Learning, Network Science, Numerical Linear Algebra, and Optimization. My current emphasis is on machine learning algorithms for plant and cancer studies; game theoretic approaches to poverty reduction; data-driven linear solvers & model reducing algorithms for climate modelling on exascale machines; and IoT & drone trajectory optimizations.

My research output includes external funding worth 4.58 Crores INR (555,000 USD) and forty-one publications. While achieving this, I have graduated 5 Ph.D. students, 2 M.S. (Research) students, and 71 B.Tech. students. On the teaching end, I have taught fourteen distinct courses and have received the Best Teacher Award 4-times at IIT Indore. As a service to the academic community, I am on the editorial board of three reputed journals, have organized fourteen conferences/ workshops/ schools/ symposia, and have reviewed papers from thirty-three sources (journals / conferences/ institutes/ funders).

I have substantially contributed to the growth of the institutions that I have been associated with by holding multiple administrative positions. Besides heading Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Indore in the past, my biggest administrative contribution most recently has been in increasing IIT Indore’s international footprint as the founding Dean of International Affairs.