Ph.D. Research

·    Human and Object Tracking and Verification in Video, 1996-2000,

    Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland, College Park.

    Prof. Rama Chellappa was my advisor, Profs. Larry Davis & Azriel Rosenfeld were on my thesis committee.

 

Prior Positions

·    Senior Researcher, SHARP Laboratories of America, 2000-2004.

·    Adjunct Professor, Portland State University, 2003-2004.

 

External Services

·        Editorial Board and Area Editor, Signal Processing: Image Communication (Since 2006)

·        Editorial Board and Area Editor, Journal of Multimedia (Since 2008)

·       Special Session Co-chair on Semantic Sports Video Analysis and Processing, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2003.

·       Technical Program Chair, 2nd International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics, 2006.

·       Technical Program Co-chair, The Second International Workshop on Multimedia Systems and Networking (WMSN’06) (in conjunction with IPCCC 2006).

·       Organizing Committee and Finance Chair, International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, 2006.

·       Technical Program Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics, 2007.

·       Organizing Committee and Finance Chair, International Conference on Image Processing, 2008.

·       Organizing Committee & Publicity Chair, IEEE 2009 International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia & Experiences.

·       Organizing Committee & Technical Program Co-Chair, 2010 International Symposium on Haptics Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2010).

·       Organizing Committee & Local Arrangement Co-Chair, ACM Multimedia 2011.

·       Area Chair, IEEE CVPR 2012.

·       Area Chair, International Symposium on Visual Computing, 2013.

·       Technical Program Chair, 9th International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics, 2015.

·       Organizing Committee and Publication Co-Chair, International Conference on Image Processing, 2016.

·       Technical Program Committee Member / Reviewer:

 

   International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications 2006, 2007, 2009.

   International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014

   ICC 2009 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium.

   IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Patter Recognition 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

   IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision 2007, 2009, 2013

   IEEE International Conference on Image Processing  2007, 2009, 2010, 2012

   ACM Multimedia 2008, 2012, 2014.

   3DTV-CON 2009.

   IEEE/SPIE International Conference on Visual Communications & Image Processing, 2010

   ACM International Conference on Content-based Image and Video Retrieval, 2010

 

·       Session Chair:

 

   IEEE International Conferences on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2007, 2008, 2009.

   IEEE International Conferences on Image Processing, 2006, 2008, 2016.

 

·       Reviewer for the following journals:

 

   IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

   IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

   IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

   IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems for Video Technologies

   IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks

   ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications

   Pattern Recognition Letter

   Machine Vision and Applications

   Elsevier Digital Signal Processing

   SPIE Electronic Imaging

     Neurocomputing

 

·       NSF Panelist, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

 

University Services

·       Graduate Admission Committee for Department of Computer Science & Engineering and School of Computing & Informatics: 2004 – 2009 (each and every year).

·       Graduate Admission Committee Chair for Department of Computer Science & Engineering, 2010.

·       CSE Faculty Recruiting Committee: Subcommittee for Ubiquitous Computing:  2005.

·       Served as judges for REAS 2005 Symposium and CSE Capstone Design Poster Session.

·       CSE Graduate Program Committee: 2007-2008.

·       SCI Faculty Recruiting Committer: 2008-2009.

·       Engineering School Materials Engineering Minor Committee: 2009.

·       CSE Undergraduate Program Committee: 2010-2011.

·       Obama Scholar Mentor: 2010-2011.

·       Course Coordinator for CSE 301.

·       CIDSE Personal Committee, 2012-2014.

·       CIDSE Faculty Search Sub-committee on Robotics, 2012-2013

·       CIDSE Faculty Search Committee Chair on Human-centered Computing, 2013-2014

·       Computer Science Undergraduate Program Committee Chair, 2013-2014.

·       CIDSE Faculty Search Committee Chair on Imaging, Graphics, and Visualization, Human-centered Computing, 2015-2016.

·       CIDSE Graduate Program Committee, 2015-2016.

 

Synergistic Activities/Invited Talks

Handling uncertainties in visual representation and processing”, at Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, January, 2005.

         Image Rectification for Stereoscopic Visualization with a SHARP 3D LCD”, at SHARP Labs of America, March, 2006.

         3D Human Tracking via Blackwellized Particle Filters”, at University of Science & Technology of China.

         Image Rectification for Stereoscopic Visualization with a SHARP 3D LCD”, at SHARP Labs of America, March, 2006.

 3D Modeling from A Single Image, Image Categorization through Learning, and Other Research Activities”, at SHARP Labs of America, March, 2007.

 Bayesian Tactile Face”, at SHARP Labs of America, June, 2008.

 Free Viewpoint Video and Single Image Based 3D Modeling”, at Fujitu FXPAL Lab, August, 2008.

 Exploiting Motion Correlations 3D Articulated Human Motion Tracking”, at Honda Research Institute, August, 2008.

A Compressive Sensing Approach for Representing Ensembles of Correlated Images”, at US Army Research Laboratories, July, 2009.

Understanding Compressive Sensing and Sparse Representation Based Super Resolution”, at SHARP Labs of America, May, 2010.

         Representing Correlated Face Images via Sparse Coding & Matrix Completion”, at University of Science & Technology of China.

Human and Machine Detection of Tampered Images”, at Huawei Research, New Jersey, September, May, 2012.

Human Motion Understanding: A video classification algorithm with application to evaluating expertise in surgical training”, at Qualcomm, July, 2012.

Understanding Motion Expertise in Simulation-based Surgical Training”, at Tsinghua University, September, 2013.

Towards Proactive Traffic Management”, at IEEE Vehicular Technology, Communications and Signal Processing Societies, San Diego, 2016

 

 

Distinction/Awards

·       NSF CAREER Award (2008/2009)

·    Senior Member of IEEE

·       SHARP Laboratories of America President’s Award (2004)

·       SHARP Laboratories of America Inventor of the Year Award (2002)

·       SHARP Laboratories of America President’s Award (2001).

·       Eighteen (18) issued US Patents

·       International, national, and local media coverage of my research:

-- Our Tactile Face work was reported on MSNBC, Discovery News, ABC News, Gizmodo India, State Press (AZ), KSAT News (TV news of San Antonio, TX).

-- Our HiMPACT work was reported on New York Times and EE Times.