Dr. R. Balasubramanian

BOYSCAST Fellow

Balasubramanian Raman
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Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
iHUB Divyasampark Faculty Chair
Joint Faculty, Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee 247667, INDIA
e-mail: bala[AT]cs[DOT]iitr[DOT]ac[DOT]in, balaiitr[AT]ieee[DOT]org

Research:
My research focus is in the areas of Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing. For more details, please check my Publications Page.

My current areas of research include: Computer Vision- Optical Flow and Video Analytics, Fractional Transform Theory, Wavelet Analysis, Multimedia Security: Encrypted Domain Processing of Big Multimedia Data over Cloud, Medical Imaging, Hyperspectral Imaging, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and Deep Learning. In the past, I worked in Biometrics, Content Based Video Retrieval, Video Skimming and Summarization, Long-Range Imaging, Multilingual Text Recognition, EEG-based Pattern Analysis, Visualization and Volume Graphics. Recent papers are also posted there on my Publications Page.

Click here to find out how I am related to a great Mathematician Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, the Man Who Knew Infinity.

Mathematics and Music: Learning music improves Math skills because, at some level, all music is Math. My brain can classify any Tamil songs in Keeravani Raagam faster than any Deep Learning algorithms!! Here you go some of my favorite songs in Keeravani Raagam (Ilayaraja and others).


Bio-Sketch

Balasubramanian Raman Balasubramanian Raman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee since December 2018. He is also a Joint Faculty in Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Roorkee since June 2021. He is a iHUB Divyasampark Faculty Chair at Technology Innovation Hub (A Joint initiative of DST, Govt. of India and IIT Roorkee), IIT Roorkee since May 2022. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from September 2013 to December 2018. He had been with the Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee from September 2004 to September 2013, where he was an Associate Professor and Head of the Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing Laboratory. He is a Guest Professor/Visiting Researcher at Institute for Document Analysis Knowledge Science (IDAKS), Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, JAPAN from February 2020 to March 2023. He was a Visiting Research Professor in The Centre for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Cyberjaya, MALAYSIA from January 2020 to January 2021. He was a Visiting Professor and a member of the Computer Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Windsor, CANADA during May-August 2009. He was a Lecturer of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 2003-04. He was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and a member of the Visualization Research laboratory (VIZ Lab), at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA from July 2002 to April 2003. He was also a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science (now the Department of Computer Science, CS), and member of the Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory (CIRL), at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), Missouri, USA, from October 2001 to June 2002. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics (2001) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc in Mathematics from the University of Madras in 1994 and 1996 respectively.

He has held visiting positions in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing as well as SeSaMe Research centre, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE, School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA, Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya Campus, MALAYSIA and Department of Computer Science, University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY), NY, USA. He was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, JAPAN under the Japan Science and Technology Sakura Science Plan during June 2018 and December 2019. He was a visiting researcher in the Department of Natural Sciences, International Christian University, Tokyo, JAPAN in June 2018. He was a visiting researcher in iCeMS, Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN during June 2019. He was a visiting Researcher in the Dipartimento di Informatica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, ITALY during July 2019. He was also a visiting Researcher in the Departement Image, Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Rennes(INSA), Rennes, FRANCE during June-July 2019. He was a Guest Scientist in the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, ITALY during September 2000 and September 2001.

Under his coach, the team "the 65th Bit", comprised of Sharat Ibrahimpur, Dipit Grover and Tarun Goyal from IIT Roorkee grabbed 60th position in the 37th Annual World Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA in 2013. The team "Triangulation", comprised of Vaibhav Gosain, Adarsh Kumar and Saharsh Luthra have bagged 56th position in the 42nd Annual World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Peking University, Beijing, CHINA between 15-20 April 2018. The team, "Hold right there Sparky!!", Devanshu Agarwal, Samarth Joshi, Abhishek Kanhar has bagged 41st position in the 43rd World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest held at Porto, PORTUGAL between 31st March - 5th April 2019. The Team "Laila", Rahul Dugar, Aniket Goyal and Piyush Sethia has bagged 62nd rank in the 44th World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Moscow, RUSSIA between 01-06 October 2021.The Team "Area 151", Rahul Dugar, Piyush Sethia and Harsh Bhartiya has bagged 60th rank in the 45th World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest held in Dhaka, BANGLADESH during 06-11, November 2022.

So far he has published more than 170 International Journals, 150 Conference Proceedings (including Interspeech, ICTAI, IEEE-Cloud, CVPR-w, ICCV-w, ICPR, ACPR, WACV, IJCNN, ICIP and ICVGIP), 7 Book Chapters and a Technical report. His areas of research include Computer Vision: Optical Flow Problems, Fractional Transform Theory, Wavelet Analysis, Image and Video Processing, Multimedia Security: Digital Watermarking and Encryption Techniques, Biometrics, Content Based Image and Video Retrieval, Hyperspectral & Microwave Imaging, Visualization and Volume Graphics. He is a reviewer of ICVGIP, IEEE-IJCNN, Pattern Recognition Letters, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, IEEE-T-IP, IEEE-T-PAMI and Pattern Recognition. So far he has guided 29 Ph.D students (presently guiding 9 students), 47 M.Tech Dissertations and 30 B.Tech Projects.

He is the recipient of BOYSCAST fellowship (awarded by DST, India). He is the recipient of "Outstanding Teacher Award 2010" awarded by IIT Roorkee on Teachers' day (05/09/2010). He is also the recipient of "Outstanding Teacher Award 2020" awarded by IIT Roorkee on Teachers' day (05/09/2020). He is the recipient of Faculty Chair fellowship awarded by iHUB Divyasampark, Technology Innovation Hub, a Joint initiative of DST, Govt. of India and IIT Roorkee. He is the recipient of "Ramkumar Prize for outstanding Teaching and Research 2022" awarded by IIT Roorkee on Teachers' day (05/09/2022). He is a member of Sakura Science Club, JAPAN. He is a senior member of the IEEE Society and acted as a Joint Secretary of the executive committee in the IEEE Uttarkhand Sub-section from July 2011 to March 2013. He was a secretary of the executive committee in the IEEE Uttarkhand Sub-section from April 2013 to January 2018.

THESIS SUPERVISED

Degree Thesis Supervised
Ph.D 29 completed; 09 ongoing
M.Tech 47 completed; 05 ongoing
B.Tech 30 completed; 04 ongoing

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Representative Publications

Category Published/Accepted Under Review/Revision
Refereed Journal Papers 145 10
Refereed Conference Papers 73 6
International Book Chapters 9 0
Total 227 16

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Projects

Sponsored Research Projects
S.N. Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Grant Sanctioned(?) Investigator Status
1 Nearest neighbor vector based Palmprint verification IIT Roorkee, Scheme A 1.0 lac Principal Investigator Completed (2006-07)
2 Reconstruction of 3D curves and surfaces from arbitrary Perspective views MHRD, IIT Roorkee, Scheme B 3.14 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2007-10)
3 Face Recognition: A Neural Network Approach DST, New Delhi 2.88 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2007-10)
4 Reconstruction of 3D objects from Stereo space Imagery for Development of city models ISRO, SAC Ahmedabad 11.5 lacs Co-PI, PI: Prof. Rama Bhargava Completed (Apr 2007 to August 2010)
5 Digital Watermarking for Rightful Ownership & Copyright Protection CSIR, New Delhi 10.92 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2011-14)
6 3D Reconstruction and Software Development for City Model Generation from Satellite Images ISRO, SAC Ahmedabad 7.73 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2012-15)
7 Multimodal Biometric based person Authentication and Identification System DST, New Delhi 23.52667 lacs Mentor, PI: Dr. Asha Rani (under WOS-A) Completed (2014-17)
8 Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Project phase II DeitY, New Delhi 137.7 lacs Co-PI, PI: Prof. Manoj Misra (Former Head, CSE) Ongoing (2014-21)
9 Development and Real-time Implementation of Filters to Remove Noise and Blur Effect Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun 18.50 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Completed (2016-18)
10 Multi-oriented Indic text recognition in natural scene and video images Science & Engineering Research Board, New Delhi 17.8871 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. Partha Pratim Roy Completed (2016-20)
11 NVIDIA Hardware Grant, Titan X {non-Pascal} GPU NVIDIA Corporation 1.5 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2016-17)
12 Thermal Imager with Calibrator for Bad Weather and Night Vision SMILE, IIT Roorkee 43 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Completed (2017-18)
13 End-to-End Emotional Speech Synthesis Phase 1 Samsung 24.204 lacs (including Instruments) Principal Investigator Completed (2018-19)
14 Brain Computer Interface for Neuro and Cognitive Research SMILE, IIT Roorkee 75 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. Partha Pratim Roy Completed (2018-19)
15 Urban and Regional Inequality Modelling as Story-Telling: Using Simulation Models as Narrative SPARC, A Government of India Initiative 94.46 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr.Arindam Biswas and Prof. Tetsuo Kidokoro (Japan) Completed (2019-21)
16 End-to-End Emotional Speech Synthesis Phase 2 Samsung 10.62 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (2019-20)
17 Automated Cognitive Metrics Classification Framework to Improve Human Machine Collaboration DRDO, Delhi 48.83 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. Partha Pratim Roy Ongoing (2020-23)
18 Hardware implementation of Artificial Intelligence based Object and Motion Detection Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun 9.65 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Ongoing (2021-23)
19 Development of Al powered Multipurpose Intelligent Security and Surveillance System DST-TIH 100 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Ongoing (2021-24)
20 Landslide monitoring, forecasting and mitigation system ISRO, SAC Ahmedabad 14.1096 lacs Principal Investigator Ongoing (2022-24)



Consultancy Projects
S.N. Title of the Project Sponsoring Agency Grant Sanctioned(?) Investigator Status
1 Development of feature reduction and classification algorithms for Hyperspectral data processing Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun 9.3755 lacs Principal Investigator Completed (Nov 2010 to Mar 2012)
2 Anomaly Detection and Sub-pixel Classification Algorithms for Hyperspectral Imaging Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun 19.854 lacs Investigator, PI: Prof. Manoj Arora Completed (Nov 2010 to Mar 2012)
3 Study of Heat Shimmer Removal Techniques for Long Range Imaging Systems Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun 8.98 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Completed (2013-15)
4 Investigating and Analyzing the Program and Course Structure with respect to its Conformance with the International Standards and Research & Industry needs Govt. of Yemen US $8423.00 Investigator, PI: Dr. Sandeep Kumar Garg Completed (2014-15)
5 Development of Restoration Techniques for Weather Degraded Images Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun 9.70 lacs Co-PI, PI: Dr. B. K. Kaushik Completed (2015-17)

Courses (Currently Teaching and Previously Taught)

COURSE INFORMATION (Currently Teaching in Autumn 2022-23): Previously Taught:

Honors / Awards


[22] 2022 - ICPC Coach Award (five or more years bringing teams to the World Finals), 45th International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), 06-11, November, 2022, Dhaka, BANGLADESH. ( Award Facilitation )
[21] 2022 - Ramkumar Prize for outstanding Teaching and Research, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee. ( Award Facilitation )
[20] 2022-23 - Faculty Chair Fellowship, iHUB Divyasampark, Technology Innovation Hub (A Joint initiative of DST, Govt. of India and IIT Roorkee).
[19] 2021 - One of the reviewers of Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships for Indian citizens for academics, teachers and professionals to teach or conduct research in the U.S. in the field of Computer Science, September 2021.
[18] 2020 - Best Paper Award for a research paper in "5th International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Processing (CVIP'2020)", Allahabad, INDIA.
[17] 2020 - Outstanding Teacher Award, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee.
[16] 2020 - One of the Board of Advisors for a Start-up Sequoia Insilico Private Ltd (SIPL), New Delhi from April 2020.
[15] 2020 - Associate Editor , Springer Nature Computer Science Journal, from April 2020.
[14] 2019 - Member, Sakura Science Club, JAPAN (ID: 19105514).
[13] 2019 - Guest Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
[12] 2019 - Guest Editor, Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier).
[11] 2018 - Top 15 Contenders of Outstanding Teacher Award for Under Graduate Category, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee.
[10] 2018 - Young Scientist Award for my co-author and Ph.D student Anjali Gautam for our research paper in Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress 2017-2018, Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology, Dehradun, INDIA.
[9] 2018 - Young Scientist Award for my co-author and Ph.D student Rahul Nijhawan for our research paper in Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress 2017-2018, Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology, Dehradun, INDIA.
[8] 2015 - Best Paper Award for a research paper in "IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA'2015)", Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
[7] 2015 - Young Scientist Award for my co-author and Ph.D student Tasneem Ahmed for our research paper in Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress 2014-2015, Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology, Dehradun, INDIA.
[6] 2012 - Best Paper Award for a research paper in "All India Seminar on Applications of Imaging, Visualization and Optimization Technologies", Dehradun, INDIA.
[5] 2010 - Outstanding Teacher Award, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee.
[4] 2008-09 - BOYSCAST Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
[3] 2008 - Best Paper Award for a research paper in the "Second International Conference on Cognition and Recognition", Mysore, INDIA.
[2] 1996 - Gold Medalist in MSc Mathematics, Madras Christian College, Chennai.
[1] 1994 - I Rank in BSc Mathematics, A.M.Jain College, Chennai.


Contact

Office:
Dr.Balasubramanian Raman
Room No. S-227, South Wing, ECE Buliding
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee 247 667

Phone: +91-1332-285852 (O)
e-mail: bala[AT]cs[DOT]iitr[DOT]ac[DOT]in, balaiitr[AT]ieee[DOT]org


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