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Mathematics of Data Science
(MODS Lab)

Dr. Kapil Ahuja
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
IIT Indore

Research Interests and IDs:
CS : Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Math : Numerical Methods and Game Theory
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Research Collaborations (present and past):
Germany, France, and India: LU Hannover, TU Dresden, TU Braunschweig, TU Berlin, MPI Magdeburg, IMT Atlantique, IIT Kanpur, IIM Indore, and IISR Indore.

US and UK: Georgia Tech, Sandia Lab, Berkeley Lab, Virginia Tech, UIUC, York University, and Lancaster University.

Brief Bio:
With Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science (from Virginia Tech, USA), Dr. Kapil Ahuja has a strong interdisciplinary focus. After graduation, he received his postdoctoral training from the Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg, Germany. Since then, he has established his independent research program in Mathematics of Data Science at IIT Indore, where he is currently working as an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering. In the recent past, he has also held visiting professor positions at TU Braunschweig (Germany), TU Dresden (Germany), and Sandia National Labs (USA). Dr. Ahuja's research output includes external funding worth more than half-a-million USD and over thirty publications.

On teaching end, Dr. Ahuja has taught fourteen distinct courses and has received the Best Teacher Award four times at IIT Indore. As a service to the academic community, Dr. Ahuja has reviewed multiple papers for more than fifteen journals, and has also organized ten conferences/ workshops/ schools. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IOS Press; IF 1.851).

Dr. Ahuja have substantially contributed to the growth of the institutions that he has been associated with by holding multiple administrative positions. Besides heading CSE@IIT Indore, Dr. Ahuja's biggest administrative contribution at IIT Indore has been in increasing IIT Indore’s international footprint. This started in 2015 when he was asked to lead the Indo-German initiative where he was instrumental in signing of MoU between IIT Indore and six of the nine TU9s. In 2017, he scaled it worldwide in his capacity as the founding Dean of International Affairs until end of 2020.

Latest News
Associate Editor  

Dr. Kapil Ahuja appointed Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IOS Press; IF 1.851), Jan 2021.

Compressed Sensing Manuscript  

Manuscript applying Compressed Sensing in Steganography published on Cornell Univ. Preprints, Jan 2021.

Machine Learning Course  

Dr. Kapil Ahuja to teach Machine Learning course (CS 403/ 603) in Spring 2021, Dec 2020.

SocProS 2020  

Dr. Kapil Ahuja and Dr. Aruna Tiwari to organize the 10th Intl. Conf. on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2020) at IIT Indore on 18-20th Dec 2020.


Dr. Kapil Ahuja along with Dr. Aruna Tiwari & Dr. M. Tanveer to conduct a short term course on Machine Learning under the TEQIP-3 program, Dec 2020.

Ph.D. Open Seminar

Mr. Aditya Shastri (Dr. Ahuja's 4th Ph.D. student) to present his Ph.D. Open Seminar on 10th Dec 2020.

M.S. Thesis Defense

Mr. Siddharth Gupta to defend his M.S. Thesis on 4th Dec 2020.

Panelist at Indo-German Day

Dr. Kapil Ahuja is invited as a panelist for the Indo – German Research Day organized by DWIH New Delhi, 3rd Dec 2020.

Ph.D. Dissertation Sent for Review

Ph.D. Dissertation of Mr. Navneet P. Singh (Dr. Ahuja's 3rd Ph.D. student) sent for external review, Nov 2020.

Lagrange Heuristics Manuscript

Joint manuscript with TU Dresden (Germany) published on Cornell Univ. Preprints, Oct 2020.

BigData Paper Accepted for SocProS 2020

Paper on Apache Giraph implementation of an optimization problem accepted for Proc. of 10th Intl. Conf. on Soft Computing for Problem Solving, Oct 2020.