The university is striving to mobilize funding from various funding agencies, industries and such others to excel and thrive in accomplishing quality research and make its mark in the research map of the country. Efforts are being made to explore funding from VGST, DST, CSIR, DBT, UGC, DRDO, ICSSR, UNESCO, UNIDO, IDBI etc. The faculty members also explore funded projects from ISRO, NAL, BEL, HAL, Microsoft and such other organizations, institutions and industries. The university has established the following centers to enable researchers apply for funds from reputed funding agencies and also to promote interdisciplinary research.
The School of Civil Engineering, REVA University, has a strong focus on research and innovation in order to develop solutions for the problems faced by society, government and industry. The School has core research groups headed by senior professors in the thrust areas in Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, Hydrology and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
The School has following specialized research facilities
1.Center of Excellence in Concrete Technology
Improving durability and strength of plain and reinforced concrete structure with addition of new siliceous materials and studying the properties of materials. Studies on creep, shrinkage, fire and repair & rehabilitation of earthquake damaged structures. Experimental investigation of such problems and arriving to suitable solutions, is the objectives in this centre of excellence with the expertise guidance
2.Centre of Excellence in Highway Research
Rural Roads Pavement Performance Study, Pedestrian Behavior under different Traffic land Spatial Conditions, traffic congestions, use of different materials for the pavements and study on the durability and serviceability characteristics are the thrust areas where experimental investigation will be carried out to find the solutions
To carry out experiments related to Concrete Technology and Highway research, excellent infrastructure and laboratory equipments to conduct various experiments are available in the School.
Microelectronics and IoT systems in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors
The Center of Excellence in Microelectronics and IoT Systems (MIS) is established in collaboration with NXP semiconductor in 2019 with a focus on design and development of efficientVLSI and IoT subsystems. The mission of this facility is to encourage REVA University's research, educational objectives and provide appropriate research on state-of- art in Microelectronics and IoT technologies.Some of the multidisciplinary research activities at MIS are power management circuits, IoT for smart city, smart systems. Robust attention is focused on networking with other research centers to enhance our service scope. Centre of Excellence contributes regularly with high quality research publications in collaboration with NXP Semiconductors. Thrust area of research includes IoT systems to improve quality and productivity of society/life, Power management systems, Data converters, Next Generation VLSI systems. CADENCE, Xilinx, NXP IoT prototype kit, FPGA kits, DSP kits are the major equipments used in this research centre.
The objectives of this center are briefed below:
Principal Investigators-Dr. Prashant V. Joshi and Prof. K. M. Sudharshan Associate Professor, School of ECE, REVA University.
Robotics and Automation Lab
School of Electronics and Communication Engineering, REVA University established Robotics and Automation Lab in 2016 supported by IIT Bombay e-Yantra project. The lab provides facility for Research, Innovation and training to all the students and faculty members.Artificial Intelligence, Swarm Robotics, Robot structural design, kinematics and Nano Technology for Robots are the thrust areas of research. e-Yantra Robots (IIT Bombay), Nex Robotics Robots are the major equipments used in the research centre. Industry connect areDorna Automations Pvt. Ltd., Nex Robotics, Mumbai, Robolab, Pune, Axis Global Automation group of companies, Chennai .
Facilities and support for students includes Lab has equipped with Robotic kits and accessories worth of 2 Lakhs, lab has support from professors from IITs for e-knowledge share, students can takeup: UG/PG project in curriculum, hobby projects, mini projects which is very much helpful for their placements, students participate in Robotics competition conducted by IITB, win prizes, internship, certificates and awards, showcase their project at IITB Robotics exhibition, E-Yantra project launch Ideas competition and good projects will be Incubated, good projects are be applied for funds, Inter disciplinary projects are be carried out which is helpful for the student placements, Students participate in exhibitions, competitions, seminar, Winners of the competition e-Yantra project Robotics competition will be given internship at IITB, doing projects in Robotics helps the students to get placed in core companies, under e-Yantra project students can participate in National level Robotics competition, students publish papers on Robotics in conference and Journals, innovative idea is applied for patent.
Principal Investigator- Dr. Veena K. N., Associate Professor, School of ECE, REVA University.
The School of Computing and Information Technology, REVA University, has a strong focus on research and innovation in order to develop solutions for the problems faced by society, government and industry.
The School has core research groups headed by senior professors in the thrust areas of Wireless Communications, Data Analytics and Machine Learning, IoT, Image Processing, Networking and Cyber Security.
The School has following two centres of excellence
1. Centre of Excellence in Computational Intelligence
The investigators in this lab work on research projects related to fuzzy systems, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles etc. It gathers researchers and practitioners with comprehensive experience, ranging from knowledge discovery to semantic web to computer vision. The lab houses 22 high end desktop machines with high speed internet services.
2. Centre of Excellence in IoT and Robotic Process Automation in association with UiPath Ltd.
The investigators in this lab work on research projects related to robotics, IoT, industrial and work place automation, wearable smart devices, smart cities. We advise our scholars and students and assist them towards developing as part of their Robotic Process Automation (RPA) journey an internal, self-sustaining and scalable RPA expertise to run and maintain robots. The lab houses 44 high end desktop machines with high speed internet services.
Other Facilities under these Centres are:
a. DST FundedProject on Cancer Studies
This investigators in this lab work on machine learning approaches for classification, staging and drug discovery for various cancer types.The lab houses 18 high end machines with high speed internet services.
b. VGST Funded Project on Cloud Computing
This lab is dedicated to cloud computing research with researchers working on various issues related to the cloud infrastructure.The lab houses 18 high end laptops with latest processors with high speed internet services. The lab has been set up with grant from VGST in 2014 and 2018.
c. PG R & D Lab
This lab is dedicated for research by PG students in various areas. Student are made to do projects in the area of IoT, machine learning, Big data, to name a few. The lab houses 22 high end desktop machines from HP with Intel 7500 7th Gen Core i5-4C, 8 GB RAM DDR4 2400 , 1 TB HDD, LCD Monitor 18.5 " Screen sizeand high speed internet services.
d. Cyber Security Lab ( Admin Block, RACE Lab)
This lab has state of the art systems and software for the scholars to carry out advanced research and development in the area of Cyber security. The Centre opened in 2016 and focuses on the security of the cyber space from all digital and human threats whether malicious or not. We are interested in issues surrounding security, protection and privacy.
e. Data Analytics Lab( Admin Block , RACE Lab)
This lab houses 30 high end systems equipped with state of the art hardware and software to enable scholars and researchers to carry our high volume of number crunching involved in machine learning and analytics projects. In the era of rapid digitization of various problems, the center aims to strengthen citizen service delivery through data-driven governance. It has been created to unlock the hidden potential of the data that they are generating as a part of day-to-day activities.
The Centre for Computational Intelligence is a School of Computing & Information Technogy-wide research and innovation initiative. We develop new mathematical and statistical theory, and quantitative and computational methods, to help make sense of large, complex data sets. Our researchers collaborate with several university, industrial, commercial and governmental partners, in India and internationally. We also contribute actively to the public conversation around computational intelligence, and the opportunities and challenges it presents.The lab houses 22 high end desktop machines with high speed Internet services.
The researchers in this centre are working intensively in the following areas:
REVA-TOYOTA Centre of Excellence is established in association with Toyota Kiroloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd under CSIR scheme to educate the engineering students in the area of automobiles in particular to working of engines. It is indeed an initiative to train the students to know the working of an Engine through the cut section assembled model of Innova Diesel engine. the practical knowledge on Internal Combustion Engine with parts associated like piston, connecting rod, crank shaft, fuel injection system valve operating system , power transmission, clutch operation, gear box working etc. are given hands on. In eight semesters, the students are given Automobile as Elective subject, all of them will be trained in making part modelling by disassembling the engine and again trained to assemble it back.