Indian Institute of Information Technology

Dr. Rajendra Prasath

Associate Professor

Office Address:

Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittoor
630, Gnan Marg, Sri City, Satyavedu Mandal
Chittoor District - 517 646, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Academic Qualifications


Ph.D [Computer Science and Engineering]

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Thesis Title: Enhancing Document Retrieval With Enriched Representation of Query Terms

Masters in Technology (M.Tech) [Computer Science and Engineering]

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Thesis Title: Enhancing text categorization using external knowledge repositories

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics - Computer Science (Ph.D)

University of Madras, Chennai, India

Title: Design of Algorithms for Shared Resource Allocation and Certain Selected Problems in Distributed Systems

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.Sc)

Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics

University of Madras, Chennai, India

Research Areas of Interest

Knowledge Discovery:
Knowledge discovery tasks from text data, Information Extraction, Exploring Semantic and hidden relationships, and Graph-Based Reasoning

Information Retrieval:
Content Extraction from Web Documents, Focused Entity / Content Retrieval, Query Expansion with Lexical Semantics, Comprehensive Documents Retrieval, Diversified Search Results, and Visual analytics for Information Retrieval

Machine Learning:
Text Categorization with Open Source Knowledge Mining, Feature Generation using Web Resources, Graph Clustering / Pattern analysis, Unsupervised Feature Selection, Extracting Human Expertise from Textual Content

Case Based Reasoning:
Textual Case Based Reasoning, Web CBR, Case / Text Reuse, Exploring Causal Relations for CBR, and Knowledge Intensive CBR

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization:
Self-Replicating Systems, Kinetic models, Dynamics on and off Self-Replicating Systems, and Physical Self-Guided Assembly

Business Intelligence Modelling:
Scalable Decision Support Systems, Real - Time Analytics, Business Model Innovation, Intelligent Reasoner for New Product Innovation, and Smart Analytics from Any Text Data

Distributed Algorithms for Message Passing Systems:
Shared Resource Allocation, Fault - Tolerant Systems, Distributed Sorting, Message Passing Approaches in Interconnection Networks, and Self-Stabilisation / Self-Organisation

Awards / Honours

Young Researcher, Heidelberg Laureate Forum, August 2015
Every year only 200 researchers are selected as Young Researcher from all over the world to participate in Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Germany. This forum gives an opportunity to interact with Nodel Laureates and Abel award winners.

Best Short Paper Award, AIRS 2013
We won the best short paper award in AIRS for our paper titled, "Topic Assisted Fusion to Re-rank Texts for Multi-faceted Information Retrieval". I also got my first iPad as a gift with this award.

ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Post-Doctoral Fellow
Won this fellowship twice: 2009 - 2019 and again in 2011 - 2013

Volume Editor of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (MIKE Conference since 2013)
Serving currently as the Founding Volume Editor of MIKE conference Proceedings that appear in LNAI since the inception of MIKE conference in 2013

Visiting Fellow, NTNU, Norway
Invited as a Visiting Fellow of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. We also organised the India-Norway Workshop on Web Concepts and Technologies 2011 (INWWCT 2011) held at IDI - NTNU, Norway during October 2-9, 2011

MHRD Research Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
This fellowship was awarded to carry out research activities on Cross Language Information Retrieval systems at IIT Kharagpur

Adhoc Track Coordinator [Tamil] in FIRE 2011
The Third Workshop on Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation ( FIRE ) held at IIT Bombay during December 2-4, 2011

Visiting Fellowships (2010, 2011, 2013)
The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain; and Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Kista, Sweden

AICTE QIP Fellowship
AICTE QIP fellowship by Government of India was awarded for two years during July 2006 – May 2008 to continue research work at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

University Research Fellowship (URF)
This fellowship was awarded by University of Madras to continue my research work in Distributed Algorithms for Message Passing Architectures during Nov 2001 – Apr 2003

Listed in Marquis' Who is Who
Marquis' Who is Who in science and engineering, USA listed me in their 6th edition. This happened when I was with University of Madras as an young researcher.

Projects / Fundings


Seed Grant: Developing Privacy Preserving Approaches for Crowdsourcing in Internet of Things
Currently we are working on developing Privacy Preserving Approaches for Crowdsourcing in Internet of Things
Project Cost (in INR): Rs.5,00,000/-


Application: Business Modelling Intelligent Design Evaluation Application (B-MIDEA)
Project Description in Brief: B-MIDEA is a cross-platform information system capable of retrieving, exploring, analysing, and extracting data related to a company’s business ecosystem from a multitude of online resources (e.g. web hypertext, PDFs, social media, etc.) in order to generate an up-to-date business intelligence model. B-MIDEA enables critical insights into partners, revenue streams, value propositions and customer sentiments, at company and product/service levels. B-MIDEA enables novice to expert business users to explore and create business intelligence models for any organisation’s products/services, including their own.

Funding Agency: Funded by Enterprise Ireland, Cork, Ireland
Project Cost (in INR Lakhs): 104,412 Euros (Approx. Rs. 74,09,460/- as on the starting date of the project)
Project Duration: March 2013 - Novermber 2015

Workshop: Industry Workshop on Computational Creativity and Knowledge Discovery
Project Description in Brief: This workshop covered various different topics on Big Data: Harnessing Unstructured Data, Working with Data – R&D initiatives, and Computational Linguistic Creativity. This workshop was followed by a panel discussion on the Computational Creativity - An interactive panel whereby the members discussed how using approaches from Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Social Networks and Business Intelligence can assist organisation’s in such tasks as: Understanding consumer behaviour, Real time data processing techniques to extract specific information, Smart Approaches to exploring unstructured textual data and visualisation of Data analytics to enable smart business decisions.

Funding Agency: Funded by Scientific Foundation Ireland
Project Cost (in INR Lakhs): 3,000 Euros (Approx. Rs. 267,239/-)
Project Duration: Dec 2014



1. LNAI Series of MIKE conference ( 2013 - tilldate )

Ashish Ghosh, Rajarshi Pal, and Rajendra Prasath, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10682, December 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-71927-6

Rajendra Prasath, Alexander F. Gelbukh, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10089, 2017, ISBN 978-3-319-58129-3

Rajendra Prasath, Anil Kumar Vuppala and T.Kathirvalavakumar (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNAI), Vol. 9468, December 2015, Springer

Rajendra Prasath, Philip O’Reilly and T.Kathirvalavakumar (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNAI), Vol. 8891, December 2014, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-13816-9

Rajendra Prasath and T.Kathirvalavakumar (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNAI), Vol. 8284, December 2013, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-03843-8

Rajendra Prasath and T.Kathirvalavakumar (Eds.), Supplementary proceedings of the International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2013) – Proceedings II, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 978-81-8424-897-5

2. R.Rajendra Prasath, Message Passing Approaches in Interconnection Networks - Towards Distributed Applications, VDM-Verlag, Germany, September 2010, ISBN: 978-3-639-26732-7


1. Sourav Saha, Odelu Vanga, and Rajendra Prasath, Enhanced Session Initiation Protocols for Emergency Healthcare Applications, in: Proc of the Sixth International Symposium on Security and Computing and Communications, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series, Soringer, ISSN: 1865:0929 (accepted - to appear)

2. Vanga Odelu, Sourav Saha, Rajendra Prasath, Lakshminarayana Sadineni, Mauro Conti, Minho Jo, Efficient and Provably Secure Authentication Scheme for Wireless Body Area Networks, Computers and Security Journal, Elsevier Science (A minor revision submitted - to appear)

3. Adrian Groza, Pinar Ozturk, Radu Razvan Slavescu, Anca Marginean and Rajendra Prasath, Analysing climate change arguments using subjective logic, accepted in: 2018 IEEE 14th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2018), to be held September 6 - 8, 2018 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


1. Chaman Lal Sabharwal and Rajendra Prasath, "An intuitive algorithm for rotation about an arbitrary axis," 2017 International Conference on Soft Computing and its Engineering Applications (icSoftComp), Changa, December 2017, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1109/ICSOFTCOMP.2017.8280092

2. Harika Abburi, Rajendra Prasath, Manish Shrivastava, and Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, Significance of DNN-AM for Multimodal Sentiment Analysis. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 10682, pp. 231-239

3. Vinay Kumar Gautam and Rajendra Prasath (2017), Simulating Self-replicating Patterns of DNA Tiles, in Proc. of the 10th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2017), pp. ACM, New Jersy, DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-3-2017.152414

4. Rajendra Prasath and Alexander Gelbukh (2017), Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration - 4th International Conference, MIKE 2016, Mexico City, Mexico, November 13-19, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, ISBN 9783319581309. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (10089), Springer Publishing Company. 2017.


1. Rajendra Prasath, Sudeshna Sarkar, Cross-Language Information Retrieval with Incorrect Query Translations. Polibits 54: 33-42 (2016)

2. Rajendra Prasath, Pinar Öztürk, An Approach to Content Extraction from Scientific Articles using Case-Based Reasoning. Research in Computing Science 117: 85-96 (2016)

3. Vinay Kumar Gautam, Rajendra Prasath, Dynamics of Self-replicating DNA-Tile Patterns. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI vol. 10089, pp. 24-37, Dec 2016

4. Harika Abburi, Rajendra Prasath, Manish Shrivastava, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, Multimodal Sentiment Analysis Using Deep Neural Networks. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI vol. 10089, pp. 58-65, Dec 2016

5. K. N. R. K. Raju Alluri, Sivanand Achanta, Rajendra Prasath, Suryakanth V. Gangashetty, Anil Kumar Vuppala, A Study on Text-Independent Speaker Recognition Systems in Emotional Conditions Using Different Pattern Recognition Models. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI vol. 10089, pp. 66-73, Dec 2016

6. Joy Lal Sarkar, Chhabi Rani Panigrahi, Bibudhendu Pati, Rajendra Prasath, MiW: An MCC-WMSNs Integration Approach for Performing Multimedia Applications. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, LNAI vol. 10089, pp. 83-92, Dec 2016


Current Students
1. Sourav Saha (MS Student)Graduated Students (Anna University)
2005 - 2006
1. Hemalatha.S (31002205018) and Lakshmi.V (31002205023)
2. Madhu Bala.L (31002205025)
3. B.Ramalakshmi (31002205041) and J.Brindha (31002205009)

2004 - 2005
1. Sangeetha. S (31001205055) and Sudha. S (31001205070)
2. P. Ramachandran (31001205051) and C. Nithyasree (31001205042)
3. Padma priya. S (31001205043), Renuka Rajagopalan (31001205049) and V. Santhana Lakshmi (31001205057)
4. Anju abraham vadakkel (31001205007) and Prashanth. S (31001205046)


Algorithms (Autumn 2018)
Algorithms is a core course to the second year undergraduate students. This course not only covers the theoretical aspects of Algorithms Design Techniques, but also uses practice sessions to understand and apply it to develop scalable implementations
Pre-requisite: Good Knowledge in any one programming language and the Data Structures course is essentialDistributed Computing (Spring 2018)
Distributed Computing course is an elective (bouquet) course offered to the third and final year Under Graduate students.
Pre-requisite: Good Knowledge in Operating Systems is essential

Computer Programming (Autumn 2017)
Computer Programming course is a core course offered to the First Semester Under Graduate students.
Pre-requisite: Good understanding of Discrete Mathematics is preferred!!

Data Structures (Spring 2017)
Data Structures course is a core course offered to the Second Semester Under Graduate students.
Pre-requisite: Computer Programming Course or any course in Fundamentals of Computing would be essential.

News / Updates


Visit by Prof. Subba Reddy - Click here to check out his Profile @ Research Gate.
Prof. Subba Reddy is here in IIIT Sri City with us and his research focuses on applying soft computing techniques for solving problems in various domains ranging from Materials Science to Medicine


MIKE 2018 - The Sixth Edition of MIKE Conference will be organized by
The Technical University of Cluj - Napoca, Romania during December 20-22, 2018.
Please visit MIKE web site for more details: MIKE 2018

Contact Information

Address for Communication:

Room No. XYZ, 2nd Floor
Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City Chittoor
630, Gnan Marg, Sri City, Satyavedu Mandal
Chittoor District - 517 646, Andhra Pradesh, India