Research at SNU Chennai

Shiv Nadar University Chennai places special emphasis on cutting edge research and encourages its faculty and students to involve in research-oriented activities. It provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and access to existing research. Apart from this, it promotes collaboration with funding agencies and other institutions and industry for research. STIRS is a unique programme that instils a research aptitude and nurtures a research orientation among the undergraduate students even in their first year at the university.

Speech Lab

Cognition Lab

Areas of Research

Computer Science & Engineering
  • Accelerated Computing for Radiogenomics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Clinical database
  • Cloud and Distributed systems
  • Cloud Computing and Edge Computing
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Reinforcement Models
  • Compiler design and natural language processing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Cyber security
  • Data Science
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Digital System Design
  • Disorder studies
  • Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures for Cognitive Computing
  • Fibreoptics and Silicon Photonics
  • Graph theory and its applications
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Image processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet of things and Block Chain Technology
  • IP lookup algorithms and packet classifications
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning Techniques
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Networks
  • Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS)
  • Optimization Methodologies
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Sound Computing
  • Speech Signal Processing
  • Speech technology
  • Video processing
  • Wireless sensor networks

Civil Engineering

  • FRP Concrete composites
  • Steel-concrete composites
  • Cold-formed Steel
  • Monitoring and retrofitting of structure

The key areas of research under the School of Science & Humanities, are listed below:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Dyslexia
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance and Policy
  • Rural Finance
  • Acoustic metamaterials
  • Crystal Growth
  • Electronic Materials
  • Fiber optics and MEMS
  • Fluorescence
  • Spectroscopy
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • Materials Science
  • Piezoelectric Ceramics and
  • Sensors
  • Quantum Dots
  • Sensors and Silicon Photonics
  • Sensors for energy and the environment
  • Wearable Technologies and Intelligent Embedded Systems
  • Graph Theory
  • Graph Theory and its Applications
  • Fuzzy Theory and Applications
  • Fuzzy Graph Theory
  • Reliability
  • Stability Analysis of Dynamical Systems
  • Chaos Synchronization
  • Language policy, promotion of linguistic diversity, and preservation of endangered languages
  • Postcolonial and other literatures
  • Teacher education and continuing professional education
  • Technology in language education
  • Reading literary texts using different criticism techniques
  • Materials, Methods and Assessment in Language Education

The key areas of research under the School of Commerce and Management are listed below:

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Embedded Banking
  • Environmental Compliances
  • Financial Data Analytics
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Financial Markets
  • Investment Management
  • Sustainable and Green Finance

List of Supervisors

Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Prof. S. K. BhattacharyyaVice Chancellor, SNU Chennai
2Dr. Nagarajan TProfessor and Head CSE
3Dr. Chandrakala S(Professor, CSE)
4Dr. Jiji. C.V(Professor, CSE)
5Dr. Santhi NatarajanAssociate Professor, CSE
6Dr. Sundharakumar K. BAssistant Professor, CSE
7Dr. Vidhusha S(Assistant Professor, CSE)
8Dr. Surya K(Assistant Professor, CSE)
9Dr. M. Amsaprabhaa(Assistant Professor, CSE)
10Dr. S. Veeramani(Assistant Professor, CSE)
11Dr. Anushiya Rachel G(Assistant Professor, CSE)
12Dr. Vegesna S M Srinivasavarma(Assistant Professor, CSE)
13Dr. Sathyanarayanan Srinivasan(Assistant Professor, CSE)
14Dr. Rohit Kumar(Assistant Professor, CSE)
Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Dr. Arindam BanerjeeAssistant Professor, Commerce
2Dr. M.S. DeviAssistant Professor, Commerce
3Dr. Azhaguraja(Assistant Professor, Commerce)
4Dr. R. Ashok(Assistant Professor, Commerce)
Sl NoName of FacultyRole
1Dr. Pushpa TrivediProfessor and Head, Economics
2Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee(Associate Professor, Economics)
3Dr. Surya Nath Maiti(Assistant Professor, Economics)
4Dr. Prita NairProfessor, Physics
5Dr. N.P. RajeshProfessor, Physics
6Dr. Sudipta Som(Associate Professor, Physics)
7Dr. P. VenugopalProfessor, Mathematics
8Dr. R. SujathaProfessor, Mathematics
9Dr. V. VembarasanAssistant Professor, Mathematics
10Dr. Deepesh ChandrasekharanAssistant Professor, English
11Dr. Cherry Matthew PhilliposeAssistant Professor, English
The faculty at SNU Chennai were able to garner project funding worth over Two Crore Rupees in its initial year of inception. The details of the projects are listed below
  • Under the National Language Translation Mission, a project titled “Speech Technologies in Indian Languages” has received administrative approval from the “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology” with total project outlay of INR 50 Crores, for which IIT Madras is the consortium leader. In this, Dr T Nagarajan, SNU Chennai (as a consortium member) will be implementing a module with the title “Prosody Modelling”, for which the funding allotted is INR 1 Crore.
  • Dr. T. Nagarajan received a project worth INR 50 Lakhs for his research on “Stand alone Domain Specific Speech to Speech Translator for English and Indian Languages”
  • DST-SERB sanctioned a research project titled ‘Fabrication of periodically poled structures using pure and rare earth doped KTP and RTP single crystals by flux grown method for nonlinear optical applications’ worth Rs. 36 Lakhs for three years. Dr. N.P Rajesh is the principal investigator
  • A DIR, BRNS project titled ‘Development of real-time fibre coupled luminescent dosimetry system for radiation detection applications’ for Rs 20,47,650 /- has been sanctioned in June 2022 with Dr N.P Rajesh, Dept of Physics, SNU Chennai as PI and Dr Prita Nair as the Co-PI
The SNU Chennai faculty have got recognition for their academic leadership and rigour from various bodies and organisations. Some such notable external recognitions are listed below:
  • Vice Chancellor of SNU Chennai. Prof SK Bhattacharyya has been recently elected as the Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) 2021. The National Academy of Sciences, India was founded in 1930, with the objectives to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them. The Academy now has 1820 Members and 1856 Fellows from all parts of the country; including 17 Honorary Fellows and 106 Foreign Fellows from various disciplines of Science and Technology. The Academy is also recognized as the Professional Body of the DST and SIRO of the DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
  • Dr Prita Nair has been nominated as Governing Council Member of the Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) for a period of 3 years. ISSS is a Professional Society that helps to keep pace with the advances being made and gives impetus to the emerging Smart technology in India. The basic aim of this Society is to foster dedicated research among Indian scientists in this vital, state-of-the-art/cutting edge technology. This Society has access to infrastructure and scientific support of all DRDO, CSIR, DAE, DOS Laboratories, and Academic Institutions in various cities of the country.
School of Engineering
  • Anupam Das, Damodar Maity, Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, Deep liquid tanks in seismic response control of asymmetric high-rise buildings (2022)
  • TA Mariya Celin, P Vijayalakshmi, T Nagarajan, Data Augmentation Techniques for Transfer Learning-Based Continuous Dysarthric Speech Recognition, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (2022)
  • M Nanmalar, P Vijayalakshmi, T Nagarajan, Literary and Colloquial Tamil Dialect Identification, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (2022)
  • K Mrinalini, P Vijayalakshmi, T Nagarajan, Feature-weighted AdaBoost classifier for punctuation prediction in Tamil and Hindi NLP systems, EXPERT SYSTEMS (2022)
  • Anushiya Rachel Gladston, S Sreenidhi, P Vijayalakshmi, T Nagarajan, Incorporation of Happiness in Neutral Speech by Modifying Time-Domain Parameters of Emotive-Keywords, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (2022)
  • K Mrinalini, P Vijayalakshmi, T Nagarajan, SBSim: A Sentence-BERT Similarity-Based Evaluation Metric for Indian Language Neural Machine Translation Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (2022)
  • Vijayalakshmi Parthasarathy, Nagarajan Thangavelu, Jayapriya Ramesh, Brathindara Suresh, Krithika Kandasamy, Narenraju Nagarajan, Johanan Joysingh Sathyasingh, Aiswarya Vijayakumar, Mrinalini Kannan, Development of a low-resource wearable continuous gesture-to-speech conversion system, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (2022)
  • M Dhanalakshmi, T Nagarajan, P Vijayalakshmi, Significant sensors and parameters in assessment of dysarthric speech, Sensor Review (2022)
  • ohanan Joysingh S, Vijayalakshmi Parthasarathy, Nagarajan Thangavelu, Chirp Group Delay based Onset Detection in Instruments with Fast Attack, Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing (2022)
  • Rachel, G.A., Vijayalakshmi, P. & Nagarajan, T. Analysis of algorithms to estimate glottal closure instants from speech signals. International Journal of Speech Technology (Sept 2020).
  • A. Ravishankar, S. Natarajan and A. Bharathi Malakreddy, “Pruned Genetic-NAS on GPU Accelerator Platforms with Chaos-on-Edge Hyperparameters,” 2021 20th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), 2021, pp. 958-963, doi: 10.1109/ICMLA52953.2021.00158.
  • A. Santhosh, T. Saranya, S. Sundar and S. Natarajan, “Deep Learning Techniques for Brain Tumor Diagnosis: A Review,” 2021 Fourth International Conference on Microelectronics, Signals & Systems (ICMSS), 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICMSS53060.2021.9673638
  • R. G. Moses, S. Natarajan and M. A. Bharathi, “DIIT: A General Model for Time Series Projections, Proven on NIFTY Index Funds,” 2021 Fourth International Conference on Microelectronics, Signals & Systems (ICMSS), 2021, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/ICMSS53060.2021.9673597
  • Ravishankar, A., Natarajan, S., Bharathi Malakreddy, A. (2022). SparseMAX: Accelerating Quantum Neural Networks on GPU Clusters Using Sparse-Matrix Kernels. In: Orailoglu, A., Jung, M., Reichenbach, M. (eds) Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation. SAMOS 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13227. Springer, Cham.
  • Centre for NanoScience & Engineering, IISc Bangalore
  • InFab Technologies , Bangalore
  • Speech Lab, IIT Madras
  • Speech Lab, IIT Kharagpur
  • Centre for Speech and Language Technology (SPEECH)
  • Centre for High Performance Accelerated Computing
  • Centre for Radiation Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)
Stimuli for Technological Innovation & Research for Students (STIRS)
  • Special scholarship scheme through which Shiv Nadar University Chennai funds student projects from the first-year of study.
  • Students can apply for internal-funded projects by submitting a proposal and taking a faculty member as supervisor.
  • Short-listed projects will be funded up to Rs. 30,000/- to carry out their ideas.
  • Come up with an idea, experiment with it, make it a product, and patent