Research

Research Interests: Image Segmentation, Computer Vision, and Category Recognition

Projects

  1. Apparel recognition : The objective of this project is to develop an image classifier to recognize the different type and subtypes of clothes and its attributes. The state of the art image recognition algorithms such as CNN’s (Inception, ResNet) along with image segmentation is being employed in this project. This project is financed by Cleed, Paris, France. As in charge, Computer Vision, Cleed, I am responsible for development of the algorithm for apparel recongnition.

  2. Development of paper-based devices for fungal diagnosis: In this project, the microscopic fungal image is analyzed using image segmentation and recognition methods to identify the physiological and morphological characteristics of a fungus (Candida Albicans). This interdisciplinary project (collaboration with experts from Microbiology (KMC) and Paper-based devices (MIT)) aims to develop a portable, low-cost fungal diagnostic device. This project is funded by Manipal McGill Center for Infectious Diseases (Center of Excellence established by Manipal University, India and McGill University, Montreal, Canada).

Invited Lectures

  1. Delivered an invited lecture on “Ethical Issues in Research Publication” at Saint Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore, India on 28th March 2018.
  2. Delivered an invited lecture titled “Human Action Recognition” at Recent Trends in Signal And Image Processing organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engg, Manipal Institute of Technology, India on 6-7th October 2017.
  3. Delivered an invited lecture titled “Image Processing in Agriculture” at Plant Science Section, 102nd Session of Indian Science Congress Association held at Mumbai University, Mumbai (India).

Other Activities

  1. Students Activities Chair, IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section (2017)
  2. Website Chair, IEEE Mangalore Sub-Section (2018).
  3. Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
  4. Reviewer for several international conferences (International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention MICCAI 2017, TENCON 2016- IEEE Region 10 Conference etc).
  5. Publicity Chair, IEEE DISCOVER 2018