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Appendix 1

Japan-India Collaborative Research Projects

Project Title Japanese Researcher Position and Institution Abstract of Research Project
Indian Researcher
1 “Architecting Intelligent Dependable Cyber Physical System Targeting IoT and Mobile Big Data Analysis” Masahiro FUJITA Professor, VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC),
The University of Tokyo
This project aims to develop design methodologies, their associated supporting software, and design templates for Cyber Physical Systems as the models for general social electronic systems that are constantly becoming larger and more complicated. With these developments, reliability, execution efficiency, and design time can be dramatically improved. Specifically, the Japanese and Indian researchers will jointly develop design methodologies and their associated supporting software, and through their applications to IoT and mobile big data analysis jointly with industries in Japan and India, generate design templates that can be immediately and promptly utilized in social electronic systems by universities and companies. By compensating Japan’s issue of system & software developments by India’s large and smart human resources, and compensating India’s issue of hardware & device development by Japan’s advanced implementation technologies, it is expected that Japan-India’s world-class technological superiority on the development of general social electronic systems will be established.
Virendara SINGH Associate Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
2 “Data Science-based Farming Support System for Sustainable Crop Production under Climatic Change” Seishi NINOMIYA Professor,
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science,
The University of Tokyo
This project aims to develop technologies to support sustainable agricultural production in the semiarid area of India as its major arable land, currently facing climatic change challenges/uncertainties, by utilizing data science. Specifically, this study has two components: IT platform study and agricultural application study. The IT platform tudy will develop technologies for field sensors, big data management and AI while the agricultural application study will developtechnologies for efficient knowledge transfer to farmers, optimal crop management and efficient crop breeding utilizing the technologies provided by the IT platform. Through Japanese and Indian researchers’ working together in a joint-laboratory, it is expected that productivity/quality of crops, farmers’ benefits, water usage efficiency and performance of crops in the semi-arid area will improve. Collaborative work can be expected to proceed to influence other related sectors.
Uday DESAI Professor & Director,
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
3 “Security in the Internet of Things Space” Koji
Professor & Director of Cybersecurity Center,
Kyushu University
Technological advancement of IoT space will benefit our society and can contribute towards a large improvement of our social systems. However, at the same time, cyber terrorism can quickly become a national security issue. This Kyushu University (KU) and IIT-Delhi international collaborative project aims to build a highly safe IoT space, “Security in the IOT Space (SIOTS)”, for future cyber society. In this project, IIT-D will lead technical advancement of IoT device and network system safety (hardware security), and KU will lead analysis of IoT device data and cybersecurity education (software security). With the help of KU’s new Cyber Range (a cutting-edge cyber space simulator), KU and IIT-D team will simultaneously tackle hidden international cyber problems from hard- and soft-ware approaches. By working together, the KU-IITD team is expected to contribute towards the building of smart grids and cities by developing safe and secure IoT device and the network systems, and producing highly trained cybersecurity specialists.
Ranjan BOSE Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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