Venue: CSA Department, IISc.

Winners of Online / Onsite Programming Contest have the opportunity to do Internship @ CSA, IISc. *
The Department of Computer Science and Automation at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is organizing Open Days on March 2nd and 3rd, 2012. This event is open to everyone. It is a great opportunity for students, professors, lecturers and teachers of various academic institutions including schools, colleges and the general public to participate in this event.

Department of Computer Science and Automation is showcasing its work as follows.
  • Posters outside every laboratory describing the work done in the laboratory and achievements.
  • Project and tool demonstrations, audio-visual presentations in every laboratory.
  • Technical lectures by eminent personalities in the field of Computer Science.
  • An audio-visual presentation of departmental history, people and research work.
  • A stall on Free Software.
  • Technical events for the enthusiastic visitors.



For further queries contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in.

* Winners of Online/Onsite Programming Contest are eligible to do Internship @ CSA, IISc only if they are third/final year B.E./B.Tech students in India of engineering branches (Computer Science/ Information Science).

March 2nd, 2012
09:00 -- 10:00Sponsors Talk - AMD Room - 254
10:00 -- 11:00Prelims - Virtual Treasure Hunt Room - 117
11:00 -- 12:00Tech Talk by Dr. Manish Gupta Room - 254
12:00 -- 13:00Prelims - Technical Quiz Room - 117
14:00 -- 15:00Tech Talk by Prof. Pandu Rangan Room - 254
15:00 -- 16:00Prelims - Programming Contest Room - 117
16:00 -- 17:00Interactive Session on Opportunities at CSA Room - 117
17:00 -- 19:00Finals - Virtual Treasure Hunt Room - CL1

March 3rd, 2012
08:00 -- 11:00Finals - Programming Contest Room - LITEC
09:00 -- 10:00 Free Software Session: TalkRoom - 254
11:00 -- 12:00Tech Talk by Prof. Rajaraman Room - 254
12:00 -- 13:00Prelims - Puzzle Solving Room - 117
13:00 -- 14:30Finals- Technical Quiz Room - 117
14:00 -- 15:00 Free Software Session: TalkRoom - 254
14:30 -- 16:30Finals - Puzzle Solving Room - 117
15:00 -- 17:00A Showcase of Startups CSA Garden
17:00 -- 17:30Awards Presentation Room - 117
17:30 -- 18:15Alumni Meeting Room - 117
18:15 -- 19:00High Tea CSA Garden

Other Events

In addition to the above events, each lab exhibits its project demonstrations and poster presentations, which would be happening in parallel. It would be a great opportunity for the visitors to get a glimpse of the world class research done at the Department of Computer Science and Automation.


Faculty in-charge: Prof. Narahari, Sanjit Chatterjee, Uday Kumar Reddy B.
Students in-charge: N. Madhav Ram, Dilpreet Kaur, Amogh Margoor.

Free Software StallM Vijender Reddy
Counselling and General QueriesJay Thakkar
Online Programming contestKarthik N
Online Treasure huntVinayaka
Programming ContestAravind S R
Puzzle SolvingAshish Mishra
Technical QuizSourav Medya
CSA postersAnirudh Kushwah
T-shirt DesignNitish Chaturesh
PublicityKarthik N
Website Content UpdateNilavalagan I
Others will be updated soon.

For further queries contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in.


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S P O N S O R S   T A L K   -   A M D

  • Dr. Nagesh Tamarapalli, AMD India Design Center, Bangalore.
    Title of the talk: Manufacturing Yield and its Impact for Complex SoCs
    Time: 09:00 -- 10:00     Date: 2nd March     Venue: Room 254


    Semiconductor yield has traditionally been limited by random particle-defect based issues. However, as the feature sizes reduced to 90nm and below, systematic mechanism-limited yield loss began to appear as a substantial component in yield loss. In addition, it is becoming clear that ramping yield would take longer and final yields would not reach historical norms. A key factor for not reaching previously attained yield levels is the interaction between design and manufacturing. Yield losses in the newer processes include functional defects, parametric defects and issues with testing. Each of these sources of yield loss needs to be analyzed and understood by designers and tool developers. The objective of this presentation is to give a glimpse of the various yield issues and the impact they can have on semiconductor companies.


    Dr. Nagesh Tamarapalli is a Fellow with AMD India Design Center in Bangalore, India, where he is engaged in DFT and manufacturing test development for the next generation low-power Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Prior to AMD, he was with Mentor Graphics DFT group where he worked on logic BIST, test compression and diagnosis tools. He has published in leading test conferences such as International Test Conference, Asian Test Symposium and journals such IEEE Transactions on CAD. He is the co-inventor of 15 approved US patents in the area of testing. He holds MS in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and PhD in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.








T E C H N I C A L   T A L K S

  • Prof. V. Rajaraman, Honorary Professor, SERC.
    Title of the talk: Fifty Five years of Computers in India 1955 - 2010
    Time: 11:00 -- 12:00     Date: 3rd March     Venue: Room 254



  • Dr. Manish Gupta, Director of IBM Research - India.
    Title of the talk: IT Innovations for Emerging Markets: An Opportunity for Leadership.
    Time: 11:00 -- 12:00     Date: 2nd March     Venue: Room 254



  • Prof. C. Pandu Rangan, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras.
    Title of the talk: Zero Knowledge Protocols.
    Time: 14:00 -- 15:00     Date: 2nd March     Venue: Room 254










F R E E   S O F T W A R E   S T A L L

CSA Open Day features an Free Software Stall, in collaboration with Free Software Movement Karnataka.

Overview of Open Stall:

Free Software in Academics has proven itself to be an undisputed requirement in today's technology driven society, with most of the Foreign and National universities inculcating the culture of using Free and Open Source Software in Academics and Research.

CSA in collaboration with Free Software Movement Karnataka at bringing out the various facets of Free Software in Academics and extents of applicability in Research to facilitate and enable the research pursuers to utilize the abundant resources available in the Free and Open Source Software world.

  • Karthik P K, SAN Technologies.

    Title of the talk: Storage Management Initiative - Specification which blends SAN and Free Software Technologies
    Time: 09:00 -- 10:00     Date: 3rd March     Venue: Room 254


  • Abhas Abhinav, Founder of DeepRoot Linux.

    Title of the talk: Opportunities for building a 100% Pure Free Software Business
    Time: 14:00 -- 15:00     Date: 3rd March     Venue: Room 254


D E N N I S   R I T C H I E   C O D I N G   C O M P E T I T I O N
Dive into "C"


Prelims - Date: 2nd March    Time: 15:00 -- 16:00    Venue: Room - 117
 Finals - Date: 3rd March    Time: 08:00 -- 11:00    Venue: Room - LITEC

The joy of solving problems and making the computer do exactly what you want it to do is unparalleled.
If you love programming and like to solve complex algorithmic problems, then this is the event for you.


Qualification Round:


Qualification Round - Results

Event Coordinators:
Aravind S R
Arjun Suresh

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in


Online Coding Contest


Date: 3rd March    Time: 10:00 -- 13:00

As part of our annual Open Day celebrations we bring to you this online version of the onsite programming contest for one and all to participate. Compete and lay claim over the title of the best coder over a pool of participants from some of the best universities.

About the Event:



Contact us:

In case of any queries during the contest, we will be available on chat in the following id

Prizes to be won:

A select few winners will be offered internships at CSA, IISc dept. If for some reason they do not wish to avail the internship positions, they will be given appropriate prizes.

Event Coordinators:
Karthik N

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in


M A X   B R A Y N E
Technical quiz contest to unleash your knowledge in computer science and basic mathematics.

Prelims - Date: 2nd March    Time: 12:00 -- 13:00    Venue: Room - 117
  Finals - Date: 3rd March    Time: 13:00 -- 14:30    Venue: Room - 117

For all the quiz enthusiasts, we are organizing "MAX BRAYNE" a technical quiz contest. The contest will involve questions related to computer science field and some basic mathematics related to computer science.



Event Coordinators:
Sourav Medya
Ratul Ray
Omesh Pandita
Suvam Mukherjee

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in


A   S H O W C A S E   O F   S T A R T U P S

Date: 3rd March   Time: 15:00 -- 17:00

Overview of the event:







P U Z Z L E   t h e   U N P U Z Z L E D !
High and low, deep and wise; your thoughts, your prize

Prelims - Date: 3rd March    Time: 12:00 -- 13:00    Venue: Room - 117
 Finals - Date: 3rd March    Time: 14:30 -- 16:30    Venue: Room - 117

Like playing with the invincible? Playing hard? Challenging the unchallenged or just want the grey matter to churn? Then this event is for you, come to us and PUZZLE the UNPUZZLED.

Rules & Guidelines:

Event Coordinators:
Ashish Mishra
Brijendra Kumar

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in


C H A S E   T H E   M A Z E
Virtual Treasure Hunt

Prelims - Date: 2nd March    Time: 10:00 -- 11:00    Venue: Room - 117
 Finals - Date: 2nd March    Time: 15:00 -- 19:00    Venue: Room - CL1

They say, every journey talks to you in the Language Without Words- gives hints and clues as well as traps and dead ends. Of course, there is a treasure to be won but it is the journey which is far more exciting. Are you game for such virtual treasure hunt? Storm your brain with the hints, the treasure is waiting..

Try this one.

If you can crack this, mark the calender with date and time given at the top.

Rules & Guidelines:

Event Coordinators:
Vinayaka Prakasha Bandishti

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in



Rules & Guidelines:

Anirudh Kushwah
Anirban Sinha
Vishvadeep Gothi
Nikhil Malukani
Sunil Meena
Naresh Mehra

$ man CSA
Counselling Corner

Date: 2nd and 3rd March. Time: 09:00 -- 18:00 hrs.

A stall to answer your most pressing questions on topics ranging from admission process at IISc to student life at IISc, from sports-work balance to course structure at IISc, from career prospects after IISc to GATE related information. Basically it will be a one-stop shop for any information a prospective student would want to know about CSA. GATE answer keys (prepared by the IISc students) will also be distributed to help visitors ascertain where they stand in terms of their performance in the exam.

We will give you a realistic take on all the topics at hand and let you know what is expected of a student here. Please DO visit our stall as we are sure that we can dispel all your doubts.

Event Coordinators:
Jay Thakkar

For further queries about this event, contact opendays2012@csa.iisc.ernet.in


O P P O R T U N I T I E S   A T   C S A

Department of Computer Science and Automation is a pioneering academic centre for higher education, research, and innovation in key areas of computer science. The driving mission for the department is to advance the frontiers of research in computer science and automation and impart world-class training in computer science to students.

There are several ways in which one can become a part of the vibrant community of the CSA Department. This interactive session would give you an overview of all these opportunities. CSA faculty would help you shape your future to take a dip into the ocean of knowledge represented by Indian Institute of Science. You can get your career related queries answered in the session.

Specifically, this talk would focus on ME, MSc and PhD programs of the department and their prerequisites. It would also highlight Internships, Project Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and other academic ways to be associated with CSA.


Coming soon.


Hearty congratulations to all the winners.

Event Winner First Runner-up Second Runner-up
Bits N Bytes -- Programming ContestAmeen Mohammed -- MSRIT &
Sai Prajeeth -- MSRIT
Sankaranayanan M -- PESSE &
Vivek Murali -- PESSE
Prabhat Chandra Roy -- TNIE, Mysore &
Parth Yadav -- TNIE, Mysore
Online Treasure huntVipin Nair -- NIT CalicutPrashanthi Pai -- PESSESankaranarayanan -- PESSE
Reckoning (Tech quiz)Vikram Kamath & Amal Antony -- PESSEGanapathy & Basavaraj TChidananda Sridhar & Abhilash K R -- BIT
Mind-Klick (Puzzle solving)Celia D'Souza & Steven D'Souza -- IIScArjun Shetty & K. Vijayanth Reddy -- IIScBharath B.S & Arjun Bhardwaj -- RVCE

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