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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

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

Research Interests and IDs:
CS : Machine Learning and Economics of Networks.
Math : Numerical Linear Algebra and Optimization.
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Recent News:
• Prof. Ahuja presented a Poster and was a Panelist at Indo-German Workshop, DAAD Delhi, 12th-14th March 2024.
• Mr. Mithun Singh submitted his M.S. (Research) Thesis, 11th Feb 2024.
• Prof. Ahuja invited for Faculty Selection Interviews, MANIT Bhopal, 10th Feb 2024.
• Prof. Ahuja invited for PhD Scholarship Interviews, DAAD Delhi, 1st-2nd Feb 2024.
• Prof. Ahuja invited for SIAM Linear Algebra Prize Meeting, Online, 15th Jan 2024.
• Prof. Ahuja invited for monitoring CSIR AI Projects, IIT Madras, 9th Jan 2024.
• Manuscript discussing a novel sampled clustering algorithm published on Cornell Univ. Preprints, 22nd Dec 2023.
• Prof. Ahuja invited for Faculty Selection Interviews, IIITM Gwalior, 20th Dec 2023.
• Prof. Ahuja organised Indo-German Workshop, LU Hannover (Germany), 5th-7th Dec 2023.

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), Sandia National Labs (USA), TU Dresden (Germany), and TU Braunschweig (Germany).

I head the Mathematics of Data Science and Simulation (MODSS) research lab at IIT Indore, with research interests in Machine Learning, Economics of Networks, 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 4.50 Crores INR (550,000 USD) and forty-two 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 two reputed journals, have organized fifteen conferences/ workshops/ schools/ symposia, and have reviewed papers from thirty-five 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.