Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture


Advanced Computational Engineering, Simulation and Manufacture

Advanced computational engineering, simulation and modelling, lies at the heart of the development of a new design or the analysis of a new product, process, or technology. Key questions include identifying the life of critical components in a process, assessing the veracity of a design principle, optimising the cost of a complex system, and addressing the usefulness of a new material. Solutions to these hard questions are derived through a range of engineering-based models and technologies. This is usually accomplished by handling extensive amounts of business data about a system or process. An abstract mathematical, engineering and computational model is then built to describe the system or process. The subsequent R&D employs a multi-disciplinary approach, often involving a range of capabilities, which is reflected in the research expertise of the Academy.

Areas of expertise
  • Computational science
  • Computer graphics
  • Computer vision
  • Data mining
  • Database systems
  • Dynamical control
  • Embedded systems
  • Fibre optics
  • Image processing
  • Microelectronics
  • Photonics
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems
  • Robotics
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless communications
Visual computing

Researchers at the IIT Bombay Graphics and Vision Lab analyse visual information and replicate the remarkable human ability to perceive and process images, static or moving. Researchers can track and capture actual human motion from monocular markerless videos, and generate replica 3D stick figures. This technology is utilised by the entertainment industry, and others, for the generation of virtual characters. A further breakthrough is the development of content based video/image retrieval, involving foreground extraction techniques to eliminate ‘noise’.