1. Automated diagnosis of the retinopathy of prematurity in collaboration with Dr. Anand Vinekar and his team at Narayana Nethralaya – Analysis of retinal camera images of the eye and designing features that distinguish the image of a healthy subject from that of a subject with a retinal pathology.

2. Automated (re-)scheduling of surgeries in a multispecialty hospital in collaboration with Mr. Sunil Kumar C. N. and his team at Narayana Hrudayala – Students are working on algorithms that will automate and ensure optimal utilization of resources (such as operation theatre time and surgeons) in the event of an unexpected delay or cancellation of surgery at a certain time on a certain day.

3. Efficient annotation and retrieval of video clips – Development of a suite of algorithms to analyze the content of video (including embedded text) to improve the quality of annotation, characterization of behavior (such as anomalous crowd activity), automated retrieval and summary generation.

4. Strategies to improve the mining of natural language text – to facilitate search, information retrieval and summarization of large volumes of textual data.