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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

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Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005 u/s 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its mission is to enrich policy-making with innovative approaches using science and techno...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Shruthi S

Shruthi S. completed M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management from BMS College of Engineering, Vishveshwariah Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Shruthi has worked at the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Wilbur Smith Associates, GEP Infrastructure and TTIC for 10 years...

V. Ramanaidu Merla

V. Ramanaidu Merla is a Senior Engineer-Technical Staff and manages the IT Infrastructure activities and maintains all IT related assets at CSTEP. His educational qualification includes B.Tech, CCNA and MCSE. He has over 4.5 years of professional experience. ...

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P.

Shiva Sandeep Reddy P. is Engineer-Technical Staff and handles the IT Infrastructure at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Sri Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science and Technology, Madanapalle....

Vivek Vaidyanathan

Vivek Vaidyanathan is a Research Scientist working on urban infrastructure related projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from TU Delft, Netherlands. He has close to 10 years of work experience i...

Sonali Anusree

Sonali has completed her Bachelor's in Architecture from College of Engineering, Bhubaneshwar and completed her Master's in Planning with specialisation in Environmental Planning from CEPT, Ahemdabad. She has gained architectural experience during her B.Arch training from Anindiya Basu &...

Anantha Lakshmi P

Anantha Lakshmi P is a Senior Research Engineer working in the Infrastructure domain  at CSTEP. She holds a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.  She is interested in transportation planning, policy analysis and public transport an...

Aswathy KP

Aswathy has completed M Tech in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Traffic and Transportation Planning from National Institute of Technology, Calicut. She previously worked as a Project Assistant at Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP, IISc Bangalor...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Ananya worked at Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. & Marsons Ltd. for 5 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of power, energy and in...

Poornima Kumar

Poornima Kumar holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, and she has completed Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University. She is also curre...

Sattvika Ashok

Sattvika Ashok is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, Mathematics & Statistics from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the areas of urban in...

Project Advisory Committee Meeting A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) organised a Project Advisory Committee Meeting for “A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning – Proof-of-Concept Tool”. The meeting was attended by representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Soc...

Project Initiation Workshop by BORDA and CDD Society

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to the Project Initiation Workshop organised by BORDA and CDD Society for establishing Operation and Maintenance Services for Decentralised Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka....

Symposium on High Speed Rail

Anantha Lakshmi P, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, made a presentation on, “Demonstration of Proof of Concept for looking at Alternatives for Transport Infrastructure”, at the High Speed Rail (HSR) Symposium held at Sri Jayachamarajendra Coll...

Workshop on Role of Modeling, Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis

CSTEP and the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation, Delft Technical University (TU-Delft), The Netherlands, jointly hosted a workshop on the Role of Modeling, Simulation and Gaming in Policy Analysis. The two entities also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise research collaboratio...

International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2009

Next Generations Infrastructures Foundation, CSTEP and SSN College of Engineering organised an International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2009: "Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks" at the SSN College of Engineering, Chennai....

Visit by Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India, visited CSTEP. Researchers from CSTEP presented their work on Energy Efficiency, New Battery Materials, Urban Infrastructure and a demonstration of the Disaster Management and Energy Game developed by CSTEP....

Talk on Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and its Implementation

Shri S. B. Honnur, Additional Director, Town Planning and Member and Secretary, Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority visited CSTEP and delivered a talk on Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act and its Implementation....

Fourth Wind Discussion Forum

CSTEP co-organised the Fourth Wind Discussion Forum with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore on March 9, 2015....

Lecture Series on Smart Mobility

Anantha Lakshmi P. (Senior Research Engineer), Subhrajit Debnath (Research Engineer) and Chaitanya Kanth (Research Engineer) from CSTEP attended a Guest Lecture Series related to “Smart Mobility" organised by the Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning (CiST...

Workshop on India-EU Dialogue on Smart City: Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, Anantha Lakshmi P, Senior Research Engineer, Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist and Sonali Anusree Patro, Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a workshop on India-EU Dialogue on Smart City: Mobility, Infrastructure and Energy organised by th...

Demonstration of Proof of Concept for looking at Alternatives for Transport Infrastructure

Demonstration of Proof of Concept for looking at Alternatives for Transport Infrastructure...

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka, Eighth annual international conference on public policy and management infrastructure: hard and soft, August 12, 2013...

An empirical geometric model for city expansion

An empirical geometric model for city expansion, First International Conference on Intelligent Infrastructure the 47th Annual National Convention at COMPUTER SOCIETY of INDIA CSI - 2012...

An approach to regional planning in India

An approach to regional planning in India, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Developing GIS tools for Planning, Mitigation and Preparedness for Large Scale Emergencies & Disasters

Developing GIS tools for Planning, Mitigation and Preparedness for Large Scale Emergencies & Disasters, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Considering Emergency and Disaster Management Systems from a Software Architecture Perspective

Considering Emergency and Disaster Management Systems from a Software Architecture Perspective, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry

Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions by the Indian MobileTelecom Industry, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

A Simple Explicit Model Approximating the Relationship between Speed and Density of Vehicular Traffic on Urban Roads

A Simple Explicit Model Approximating the Relationship between Speed and Density of Vehicular Traffic on Urban Roads, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Institutional Analysis of Urban Transportation in Bangalore

Institutional Analysis of Urban Transportation in Bangalore, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Using the Gini Index to Measure the Inequality in Infrastructure Services Provided within an Urban Region

Using the Gini Index to Measure the Inequality in Infrastructure Services Provided within an Urban Region, The 4th Annual International Conference on Next Generation Infrastructures, November 16-18, 2011...

Global Mechanisms to Create Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Infrastructures

Global Mechanisms to Create Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Infrastructures : An Indian Perspective, Infrastructure Systems and Services: Next Generation Infrastructure Systems for Eco-Cities (INFRA), 2010 Third International Conference on, November 11-13, 2010...

A power game: simulating the long-term development of an electricity market in a competitive game, Infrastructure Systems and Services

A power game: simulating the long-term development of an electricity market in a competitive game, Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks, (INFRA), 2009 Second International Conference, December 9-11, 2009...

Machine Level Energy Efficiency Analysis in discrete manufacturing for a sustainable energy infrastructure

Machine Level Energy Efficiency Analysis in discrete manufacturing for a sustainable energy infrastructure, Second Annual International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Developing 21st century Infrastructure Networks, December, 2009...

Using the Gini index to measure the inequality in infrastructure services provided within an urban region

Using the Gini index to measure the inequality in infrastructure services provided within an urban region...

Integrated Urban Sanitation Decision Support Tool

As a result of inappropriate planning and management, urban infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the demands of the growing urban population. Poor sanitation and its contribution to the spread of diseases and pollution cannot be neglected. It has been made evident that there is a lack of...

Manufactured Sand Potential and Status in Karnataka

Sand is an essential element in concrete and hence plays an important role in the construction and infrastructure industry in a modern economy. It is typically sourced from riverbeds which are located in ecologically sensitive areas. Hence, excessive mining leads to the degradation of riverbeds, whi...

Creating Sustainable Urban Systems: Need for Redesigning Indicators for Urban Infrastructure and Services

Creating Sustainable Urban Systems: Need for Redesigning Indicators for Urban Infrastructure and Services ...

Creating Inclusive Cities: A Review of Indicators for Measuring Sustainability for Urban Infrastructure in India

Creating Inclusive Cities: A Review of Indicators for Measuring Sustainability for Urban Infrastructure in India...

Construction and Demolition Waste Utilisation for Recycled Products in Bengaluru: Challenges and Prospects

The waste generated from the construction, repair and demolition of buildings and civil infrastructure is described as Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). This study has attempted to create an ecosystem of CDW recycling in Bangalore. It explores the status and future outlook of CDW generation a...

Infrastructure

CSTEP has endeavoured to address the complexity of problems that form the spectrum of social infrastructures - physical and public services through knowledge from many perspectives and disciplines. With recent dramatic improvements in technology and computing power, we now have an unprecedented chan...

NEW MATERIALS

CSTEP is involved in integrating quantum mechanical simulations with data mining and the experimental validation of new materials. The overall aim is to develop substitutes that are more efficient and affordable for clean energy applications such as batteries and hence it focusses on: • &n...

Governance

CSTEP has recently started research in the area of governance, which emerges as a distinct vertical, to primarily aid transparency, efficiency, accountability and participation through knowledge based research and technology. It is also a cross-cutting theme across its other verticals: to guide impl...

Wind Power

CSTEP has used Geographical Information System (GIS) to estimate the wind potential for Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The approach involved the calculation of wind power at higher heights, overlaid with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that enabled land-use analyses. CSTEP has also examined th...

Imagining Infrastructure

Conference on “Imagining Infrastructure” organised by Next Generation Infrastructure Laboratory (NGIL), a division of CSTEP on July 7-8, 2011...

Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks

The second International Conference on Infrastructure Systems 2009, "Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks", was held on December 9-11, 2009. The conference sponsored by the Next Generations Infrastructures Foundation, CSTEP and SSN College of Engineering was held in Chennai...