by December 5, 2007 0 comments

According to the World Competitive Yearbook for 2007, published by the
International Institute of Management Development, there’s a major shake up in
the world economies. Out of the 55 countries’ economies that the study tracks,
40 are increasing in competitiveness and only 15 are showing a downward trend.
Needless to say India is amongst the fastest growing economies in the list, and
in fact has been leapfrogging a few ranks year after year. It was at the 34th
position in 2004, and this year, it has jumped to 27th position. Two key factors
used to determine the competitiveness of these economies are technological and
scientific infrastructures. India has no doubt been improving on both counts,
and one of the factors contributing to this success is the original technology
research that’s happening in leading institutes across the country. So what kind
of research is happening in one of the world’s fastest growing economies? Well,
it’s not X-Ray vision helmets for fighter pilots, nor is it flying cars or fancy
GPS watches for sportsmen. A large part of this research is happening at a more
fundamental level, to tackle key issues that are hindering the growth of this
economy, like illiteracy, corruption, unemployment, etc. Moreover, innovative
applications of technology are being discovered to tackle most of these
challenges. We bring you a glimpse of some of this core research being
spearheaded by India’s leading brains in technology institutes and universities.
This section is entirely devoted to this research, and contains articles written
by the leading lights themselves, as well as our compilations from visits to
various technology campuses in the country. We hope you find this information
useful, and we’ll continue our quest to uncover more such research in the
future. If you have anything to share, then do write to us. Happy reading!


Research @ IIT Madras

Telecom as IT Driver: The Unfinished Tasks

Research @ IIIT

Artificial Intelligence meets Language Translation

Research @ IIIT Hyderabad

to Speech-in Real Time

Research @ University of Kerala

Using Signal Processing to study DNA

Research @ IIT Delhi

Coming Soon: A 3D Image Search Engine

Research @ RRC Hyderabad

Robotics and Beyond

Research @ IIT Roorkee

Innovative Approach for Design of Info Portal and Standards for e-Gov Apps



Anil Chopra and Vishnu Anand

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