Social Computing


Collective Intelligence Lab

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

About us

SCCI Labs: Powered by the Young Researchers.

SCCI stands for Social Computing and Collective Intelligence. SCCI Labs is located in Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, headed by Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, who obtained his doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The team comprises of a number of doctorate, graduate and undergraduate students mainly from the field of Computer Science and Mathematics.

Research Areas

Knowledge Building

Understanding the evolution and dynamics of Knowledge Building.

Collective Intelligence

Analyzing the significance of Collective Intelligence.


Exploring the potential of Knowledge Building through Crowdsourcing.

Social Network Analysis

Anlysing the real world complex networks

Multiparty Computation

Understanding the security and privacy aspects of Social Networks.

Computational Social Sciences

Using computational techniques to understand the congnitive sciences.


Some cool memories

Our Culture

The research in our team is not limited to Complex Networks and Social Network Analysis, but also covers Cryptography, knowledge building, Indian Caste reservation and a lot more. The team is not restricted to a particular domain of knowledge but is interested in doing any project that is mentally challenging and calls for a number of exciting brainstorming sessions.

We see research not as a profession but a way to live a fulfilling life. We have a complete spectrum of young intellectual minds. We laugh, play, watch intellectual movies, read books and do a large number of activities, which help us increase the quality of our research. We live more like a family. Our professor, whenever visits a place, brings back lot of gifts for us. We are one of the wonderful research teams of IIT Ropar.

Collaborative research is our major strength. Every individual in the team possess a unique ability. A mind may be good at reading, writing, expressing, observing, or understanding. Malgudi is the unity of all these powers. It’s less of a research team, but more of a new heavenly world, where an educated minority resides with an aim to take the world one step ahead.

We organise Book Reading Clubs every Friday. This club is mainly for reading the popular science books. The words of wisdom by the great scientists fills our minds with inspiration. It also inspired our younger generation and teaches them the value of education.

Our team

Dr. SRS Iyengar


Research Interests: Social Networks, Knowledge Building and Computational Social Sciences

Akrati Saxena

Research Scholar

Research Interests: Complex Networks, Social Network Analysis and Machine Learning

Varsha Bhat Kukkala

Research Scholar

Research Interests: Multiparty Computation, Social Network Analysis

Anamika Chhabra

Reseach Scholar

Research Interests: Crowdsourcing, Knowledge Building and Social Networks

Amit Kumar Verma

Research Scholar

Research Interests: Knowledge Building via Collective Intelligence and Data Science

Simran Setia

Research Scholar

Research Interests: Knowledge Building and Social Network Analysis

Vidhyakamakshi V

Research Scholar

Research Interests: Knowledge Building and Social Network Analysis

Shubhada Aute


Research Interests: Graph Theory and Knowledge Building


Summers turn out to be the most productive season for our lab. This is the internship time that allows a large number of BTech, MTech and graduate students to brainstorm and come up with an enormously large number of creative ideas. The strength of the team easily reaches to 40 intellectuals during this period. This period is also very productive in terms of the research publications.

If you want to join our team, feel free to drop a mail.

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar, India 140001