Welcome to RISE LAB
Computing systems are ubiquitous and have varying levels of sophistication, user interactivity, power consumption and performance. Computing platforms for desktop computing can never be used in a mobile setup and mobile platforms cannot deliver performance. On one end of the spectrum, general purpose computers (for e.g. Pentium) can be used in very broad areas because of the programmability that is achieved in software. On the other end, custom chips deliver wonderful performance for given power budgets but are locked to specific functionality in the design phase and is inflexible. Reconfigurable platforms provide the middle-ground where the underlying hardware platform is flexible enough to provide speedups in application without having too much power or performance overhead.
Machine intelligence has been actively pursued in both academia and industry. Many innovative applications have hit the markets in the recent past. For example, these systems suggest books that you may be interested in buying based on your buying patterns, regulate manufacturing lines, provide context sensitive search results on the web, collaborate autonomously to make decisions and are part of industrial robots. Intelligent systems try to automate decisions in environments that are complex or dangerous for human beings.
RISE Group was founded to apply the ideas in both these fields to build low-cost, agile and environment aware systems. Decisions may be made in hardware, software or a combination of both. With initial funding from the B. Tech batches of 1986 and 1988 from the CSE Department and from the Department of Science and Technology, RISE group now grown to a largely self-sustaining model. RISE Group has collaborates with industrial partners including Intel, Magma, Altera, Xilinx, AMD, Sun Microsystems, ILOG, NXP, Cadence and Mentor Graphics. The group also has a mutually beneficial partnership with government R&D labs including Center for Artitificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR, Bangalore), ANURAG (Hyderabad), Indra Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) Kalpakam, IBM and Sony Erricsson.