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 the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Roorkee since June 2021 and holds the iHUB Divyasampark Faculty Chair
at the Technology Innovation Hub, a joint initiative of DST, Government of India and IIT Roorkee since May 2022. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from September 2013 to December 2018. Before that, he was with the Department of Mathematics at IIT Roorkee from September 2004 to September 2013, where he served as an Associate Professor and Head of the Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing Laboratory. Currently, he is a Guest Professor/Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Document Analysis Knowledge Science (IDAKS) at Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, from February 2020 to March 2023. He was a Visiting Research Professor at the Centre for Research and Graduate Studies at University of Cyberjaya, Malaysia from January 2020 to January 2021. He has also served as a Visiting Professor and a member of the Computer Vision and Sensing Systems Laboratory
in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Windsor
, Canada during May-August 2009. He started his teaching career as 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 a member of the Computational Intelligence Research Laboratory (CIRL) at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) in Missouri, USA, from October 2001 to June 2002. He received his PhD in Mathematics in 2001 from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in India. He obtained his BSc and MSc 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 achieved 60th place
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 achieved56th 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!!"
, consisting of Devanshu Agarwal, Samarth Joshi, Abhishek Kanhar achieved 41st place
in the 43rd World Finals of International Collegiate Programming Contest held at Porto, PORTUGAL between 31st March - 5th April 2019. The Team "Laila"
, consisting of Rahul Dugar, Aniket Goyal and Piyush Sethia achieved 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"
, consisting of Rahul Dugar, Piyush Sethia and Harsh Bhartiya achieved 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 over 180 International Journal articles, 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 & Video Retrieval, Hyperspectral & Microwave Imaging, Visualization and Volume Graphics. He is a reviewer of ICVGIP, 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 30 Ph.D students (presently guiding 9 students), 47 M.Tech Dissertations and 31 B.Tech Projects.
He is the recipient of the BOYSCAST Fellowship, awarded by the DST in India. He received the "Outstanding Teacher Award" in 2010 and 2020, both awarded by IIT Roorkee on Teacher's Day. He was also awarded the Faculty Chair Fellowship by iHUB Divyasampark, a joint initiative of the DST and IIT Roorkee. In 2022, he received the "Ramkumar Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Research" on Teacher's Day. He was also awarded the ICPC Coach Award 2022 at Dhaka, BANGLADESH for bringing teams to the World Finals five or more times. He is a member of the Sakura Science Club in Japan, a senior member of the IEEE Society, and served as the joint secretary of the executive committee in the IEEE Uttarkhand Sub-section from July 2011 to March 2013, and as the secretary from April 2013 to January 2018.