Research Groups

1. Signal and Biomedical Electronics Research Group

The Group focuses on exploiting its broad expertise to address multidisciplinary measurement and signal-analysis problems in security, sensing, pattern recognition and biological systems. Our research topics can be subdivided in four major branches, all in the field of biomedical electronics and signal processing: Biomedical Signal acquisition and analysis, Image processing, Speech processing and pattern recognition. Current research includes analysis and processing of biomedical signals like ECG, EMG, EEG, fMRI and the fundus image and development of low cost biomedical instrumentation systems for the measurement and monitoring of various physiological parameters. The speech processing research is in the development of efficient speech processing systems. Postgraduate and undergraduate students are associated for the research work related to these areas. Various workshops based on latest software for knowledge enhancement had been conducted and will be continuing with the same for skill development.

Research Team

  • Dr. Rekha Vig
  • Dr. Sharda Vashisth

PhD Students

  • Ms. Manju Dabass
  • Ms. Pallavi Asthana
  • Ms Jyoti Dabass
  • Ms Sanghamitra Arora

2. VLSI Design & Devices

The research group in VLSI Design and Devices focuses on three major areas:- (1) Fabrication, characterization and modeling of semiconductor devices like MOSFET, MOS, Solar Cells etc. (2) CMOS Analog, Digital and Mixed Signal Design, and (3) Digital System Design and Verification with HDLs and HVLs. The VLSI Design & Devices research group is focusing on the modeling and fabrication of MOS and diodes at 45nm with effects on High-k dielectrics. CMOS VLSI Design work is targeting low-power and high speed designs at the standard cell and system levels at lower technological nodes, 90, 45nm or lower. HDLs and HVLs are targeting to design IPs and VIPs of state-of-the-art bus architectures. The research in VLSI design help in providing the well trained and skilled manpower to VLSI industry (e.g., Intel, Freescale, STMicroelectronics, Cadence, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, AMD, etc.) and R&D (CEERI, NPL, TIFR, DRDO, C-DAC, etc.) in India and abroad. This group makes efforts in-line with the latest trends in the industry and academia research.

Research Team

  • Dr. Neeraj Kr. Shukla
  • Ms. Vandana Khanna
  • Ms. Charu Rana
  • Ms. Meenakshi Yadav

PhD Students

  • Ms. Prachi Ahlawat
  • Ms. Shikha Kapila
  • Ms. Ashima
  • Ms. Rakhi Nangia
  • Ms. Archana Kumari

EDA Tools & Technology & Facilities
Cadence Design Systems’ NCSim, SoC Encounter, RC, Virtuoso AMS Design, PDK180, 90, and 45nm
Synopsys TCAD
Xilinx System Design
FPGA Atlys, Spartan3AN
Linux RHEL
Open Source EDA

3. Research Group : Power and Energy System and Control Major Areas of focus

  • Electric Power Systems
  • Electric Drives
  • Control Systems

Research Team

  • Dr Nitin Malik
  • Dr Anjali Garg
  • Ms. Naresh Kumari

PhD Students

  • Ms. Ranita Sen
  • Ms. Shradha Singh Parihar
  • Mr. Govardhan

Techical Staff

  • Mr. Bipan Sharna
  • Mr. Ajay

Alumni

  • Mr. Vaibhav Ghildyal
  • Mr. Sarthak Dabas

Tools and Facilities

  • MATLAB
  • MiPower

Activities

  • Workshops
  • Guest Lectures
  • Industrial Visits
  • Faculty Development Programs
  • Staff Development programs

4. Communication Engineering Research Group

Chairman :Prof .Swaran Ahuja (Dean Academics & Head of Department EECE)
Coordinator : Ms.Amanpreet Kaur (Senior Assistant Professor)
Welcome to the homepage of the Communication Engineering Research Group at EECE Department, The NorthCap University, Gurugram. The group consists of over more than 30 members including staff, graduate, postgraduate research students and alumni associated with this group. The group's research expertise in Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Networks, RF Energy Harvesting for various applications, Interference Management in Femto-cells for System Capacity Enhancement, Wireless Body Area Network, Cellular Communication, Personal Area Network, Cognitive Radios, Wireless Sensor Networks, Interference and Channel Capacity Estimation in Macro-cell and Femto-cells , Free Space Optics and Optical Networking , Bio-metric Authentication and Cryptography, Underwater communications, Cooperative Communications, Visible Light Communication, hybrid visible light and radio frequency communication and in ad hoc & heterogeneous networks. This group makes continuous efforts to cope up with the latest industry and research needs.

Team Members

  • Prof Swaran Ahuja
  • Ms Amanpreet Kaur
  • Ms Mona Aggarwal
  • Ms Kusum Dangi
  • Mr Pankaj Rakheja

Technical Staff

  • Mr G S Anand
  • Mr Nikhilesh Kumar

Ph D  Students

  • Mr Ram Kumar Sharma
  • Mr Himanshu Khanna
  • Ms Swapnaja Talegaonkar
  • Ms Anshul Vats
  • Ms Ghanishtha Narang
  • Mr Rajat Gupta

Alumni

  • Ms Bhavneet Kaur
  • Mr Abhinav Bhardwaj
  • Mr Abhishek Antil
  • Mr Deepak Sukhija
  • Ms Shruti Sridhar
  • Ms Deepika Jain
  • Ms Akshita Bajaj
  • Ms Nidhi Kadiyan

Activities conducted under research group:

Various workshops on latest trends 
Guest Lectures
Industrial Visits
Faculty development programs
Staff development programs
Hands on experience on latest software tools

Professional Societies/Clubs:

IEEE Student Chapter
SPIE Student Chapter
E-Club

Software Tools :

MATLAB : (matrix laboratory) is a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by Math Works, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, and Fortran.

QUALNET : QualNet Developer is ultra high-fidelity network evaluation software that predicts wireless, wired and mixed-platform network and networking device performance. Designed to take full advantage of the multi-threading capabilities of multi-core 64-bit processors.

NS-2 : NS or Network Simulator (popularly called NS-2) is a discrete event network simulator. It is used in the simulation of various protocols and supports simulation results for wireless and wired networks. It is very popular given its open source model and online documentation.

OPTSIM : This software is used for the design and simulation of optical communication systems at the signal propagation level empowers the users with models and simulation techniques that are specifically designed for PM-QPSK.

PSPICE (ORCAD) : The Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) circuit simulation tool was first developed in the early 1970s. It is one of the most important tools in Electrical Engineering and is an example of one of the first tools for Computer Aided Design. PSpice is a version of the original Simulation program with integrated circuit Emphasis program that have been adapted for PC. P-Spice is a Product of the OrCAD Corporation.

OPNET : OPNET is extensive and powerful simulation software with wide variety of possibilities. It enables the possibility to simulate entire heterogeneous networks with various protocols. OPNET is a high level event based network simulation tool. Simulation works at packet level. It was originally built for the simulation of fixed networks. Nowadays, the possibilities for wireless network simulations are also very wide like, accurate radio transmission pipeline stage for modelling of the physical layer.

LabVIEW : LabVIEW is product of National Instruments. LabVIEW is a development system for industrial, experimental and educational measurement along with automation applications based on graphical programming, in contrast to textual programming. Using LabVIEW, you can create exactly the type of virtual instrument you need, when you need it, at a fraction of the cost of traditional instruments.

 

Brief Summary of CISCO Networking Workshop Organized by IEEE NCU Chapter

IEEE NCU Students Chapter organized two days (17th and 18th March 2016) workshop on “CISCO Networking”. The workshop was organized in association with BRAIN TECH (an official partner with IIT Kanpur). Around 70 students from various branches participated in the workshop and got both theoretical and practical exposure on Networking Concepts. The students found the session to be highly informative and useful.

 

 

 

Industry Visit to Gas Insulated Powergrid Substation (Gurugram)

IEEE NCU Students Chapter organized an Industrial Visit for EE 4th Sem students to GIS Substation maintained by Power Grid Corporation Of India Limited, Sohna Road, Gurugram on 25th Jan’16.

Faculty Coordinators:  Jyothi Varanasi, Pavan Khetrapal

This SUBSTATION is made to overcome the electricity crises and to meet the power demand of Gurugram region at Haryana.

Presently this SUBSTATION consists of 2 x 315MVA, 400/220kV Transformers which will deliver power of approximately > 550MW. The supply is step downed by two nos. of 315MVA Transformer from 400kV to 220kV & is fed to Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (HVPNL) by four outgoing feeders.

This project is equipped with latest technology of GIS System, GIS stands for Gas Insulated Switchgear in which switchgear assemblies (CB, DS, ES, CT, PT etc.) are enclosed in a metal enclosed chamber which in filled with gas( SF6 gas) and the enclosure is earthed. The total land used in this project is 9.5 acres.

In this substation double bus single Breaker scheme has been used.The metal enclosure is made of non-corrosive aluminium. Due to light weight of aluminium, costly foundations are no longer required.

 

 

 

Brief Summary of Mock Aptitude Test Organized by IEEE NCU Chapter

IEEE NCU Students chapter successfully organized a Mock Aptitude Test for Pre Final Year Engineering Students of EECE Branch on 4.2.2016 so as to prepare them for placement drives. Around 35 students participated in the event and came with a feedback that such an activity must be regularly organized so as to analyse their performance in Aptitude part.

 

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Brief Summary of Mock Aptitude Test Organized by IEEE ITMU Chapter

IEEE ITMU Students chapter successfully organized a Mock Aptitude Test for Final Year Engineering Students on 27.8.2015 so as to prepare them for placement drives. Around 73 students from various branches participated in the event and came with a feedback that such an activity must be regularly organized so as to analyse their performance in Aptitude part. 

 

 

 

 

IEEE NCU Students Chapter

The following IEEE Student Members attended one day workshop on LabVIEW & NI Hardware Platform organized at NSIT, New Delhi on 20.11.2015

  • Ishant Bhardwaj (EECE – 5th Sem)
  • Antriksh Kar (EECE – 5th Sem)

The workshop was organized by IEEE DTU Chapter and the NCU participated students got an exposure of LabVIEW and NI Hardware Platform.

 

 

 

 

Brief Summary of Expert Lecture Organized by IEEE NCU Chapter

IEEE NCU Students Chapter organized a Guest Lecture on “Role of IEEE in Technical Education” for EECE Students on 17.9.2015. The Resource Person was Dr. Prerna Gaur – Associate Professor, NSIT, Delhi and Chairperson IEEE Women in Engineering. The programme commenced with the welcome address given by Ms. Pooja Sabharwal, Assistant Professor, EECE Department followed by the presentation given by Dr. Prerna Gaur. She explained the students about IEEE and its importance In Technical Education. The students found the session to be highly informative and useful. The programme came to the end with the vote of thanks given by Mr. Pavan Khetrapal, Assistant Professor, EECE Department.

 

 

 

 

  

 

The NorthCap University celebrates International Year of Light


Year 2015 is being celebrated as the International Year of Light.  One of the best engineering institutions in Delhi NCR, The NorthCap University, Gurugram celebrated this event by organizing a workshop. The SPIE-student chapter of NCU organized a One-day workshop on Optics to celebrate International Year of Light (IYL-2015) on 14 October 2015. Prof Ajoy Ghatak (formerly at IIT Delhi) and Prof Kehar Singh (Distinguished Research Professor at NCU) graced the occasion as the distinguished speakers. They enlightened the participants on various aspects of optics such as polarisation, laser, fibre optics, holography etc. They also spoke about some of the noble laureates in the field of optics and highlighted their contributions in providing crucial breakthroughs.  In his opening address, Pro Vice-Chancellor of NCU, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd) emphasized the importance of optics in science and engineering and congratulated SPIE- Student Chapter of NCU for celebrating the International Year of Light (IYL-2015). In addition to the special lecture sessions, there were demonstrative sessions on holography and polarization, in which different types of holograms, polaroid, polarizing sheets etc. were demonstrated. This was followed by a quiz based on optics and its related applications in the field of science and engineering. The workshop was attended by more than 100 undergraduate and post graduate students from various colleges of NCR. The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the SPIE members and others. The aim of the workshop was to motivate and inspire the students. Interaction with the speakers was highly enlightening for the students. The relevant videos, impressive presentations and real-time examples had a tremendous impact on the participants who felt excited to pursue higher studies in the field of optics.

The event was coordinated by faculty advisor Dr Sunanda Vashisth, faculty coordinators Prof. AK Yadav, Ms Amanpreet Kaur and Mr Naman Joshi. The student coordinators were Mohit Yadav (President) and Neha Gosain (Vice President) of SPIE- student chapter.

SPIE (an International Society of Optics and Photonics) is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach in the field of science and application of light. The SPIE-student chapter at NCU has been actively involved in various academic and research activities since its inception. There are more than fifty NCU students registered as members in this chapter, giving it an edge in being one of the best private universities in Delhi NCR.