CNI Summer School 2021

CNI Summer School 2021

The Centre for Networked Intelligence at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is organizing its inaugural three-day CNI Summer School on 5-6-7th August 2021.

The fully online Summer School will include lectures by IISc faculty members as well as hands-on lab sessions on computer networks. The lecture sessions will consist of four lectures on advanced topics in Networks and Wireless Communications and one session on IoT MAC/chip design (along with a demo). Hands-on lab sessions will be conducted using a CNI’s cloud-based online lab platform.

The Summer School is targeted at 4th Year Bachelors’/dual-degree students or Masters’/PhD programs in engineering (ECE/CS/EE or related streams). A (free) registration is required for participation in the Summer School. Lecture participation will be through Zoom.

You may register for lecture sessions of the CNI Summer School by filling up the registration form. Registration for lab sessions is now closed.

Please email us at in case of difficulties in registering.


Dates: August 5-6-7 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Mornings 9:30am to 12:30pm

Afternoons 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Lecture Topics schedule

Date and Time



5th August 9:30am

Welcome and Introduction

5th August 9:40am – 10:55am

Parallel Server Systems

Prof. Parimal Parag

5th August 11:15am – 12:30pm

Control over networks

Prof. Vaibhav Katewa

6th August 9:30am – 10:45am

Learning and Control for networks

Prof. Rahul Singh

6th August 11am – 12:15pm


QCSMA and Max-Weight algorithm


Prof. Chandramani Singh

Session on IoT MAC and chip design (August 7)




2:00 pm – 3:25 pm

TSCH MAC (IEEE 802.15.4e) design for a radio chip

Prof. T V Prabhakar

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Demo on implementation of the MAC design on a hardware platform

Prof. T V Prabhakar

Lab sessions

Time and date


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, August 5

Hands-on lab, session-1

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, August 6

Hands-on lab, session-2

9:30 am – 12:30 pm, August 7

Hands-on lab, session-3