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Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri received his B.Tech. Degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1985. He received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, respectively, from the University Of Calgary, Canada and the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT, Bombay in 1990 as an Assistant Professor and is currently serving as the Deputy Director (AIA) & Professor, IIT Mumbai, India. He served as the Head of the department during the period 2005-2008. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Technical University of Munich and the University of Paris XI. He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been has been named a 2011 IEEE Fellow.
He is the recipient of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for the year 2001, the Swarnajayanti Fellowship in 2003, and the S.S. Bhatnagar Prize in engineering sciences for the year 2004. He is awarded the J.C. Bose National Fellowship in 2008. He is a co-author of the books 'depth from defocus: a real aperture imaging approach', 'motion-free super-resolution', and 'ambulation analysis in wearable ECG', all published by Springer, NY. He has also edited a book on 'superresolution imaging' published by Kluwer Academic in 2001. He is currently an associate editor for the journals IEEE Transactions in Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and International Journal of Computer Vision. He has served as the program chair for International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) held in Beijing in 2005.
His research interests include pattern
recognition, image processing, and computer
Ravi Kothari started his professional career as
an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer
Science (ECECS) at the University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH (USA) where he later became a
tenured Associate Professor and Director of the
Artificial Neural Systems Laboratory. During
that time, his work focused on pattern
recognition, machine learning,
self-organization, mathematical modeling,
adaptation, and application of these
technologies to various areas. He has about 100
international publications and more than 20
issued patents to his credit.
Andrea Cavallaro is Professor
of Multimedia Signal Processing and Director of
the Centre for Intelligent Sensing at Queen Mary
University of London, UK. He received his Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal
Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, in
2002. He was a Research Fellow with British
Telecommunications (BT) in 2004/2005 and was
awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering
teaching Prize in 2007; three student paper
awards on target tracking and perceptually
sensitive coding at IEEE ICASSP in 2005, 2007
and 2009; and the best paper award at IEEE AVSS
2009. Prof. Cavallaro is Area Editor for the
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and Associate
Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image
Processing. He is an elected member of the IEEE
Signal Processing Society, Image, Video, and
Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical
Committee, and chair of its Awards committee. He
served as an elected member of the IEEE Signal
Processing Society, Multimedia Signal Processing
Technical Committee, as Associate Editor for the
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE
Transactions on Signal Processing, and as Guest
Editor for seven international journals. He was
General Chair for IEEE/ACM ICDSC 2009, BMVC
2009, M2SFA2 2008, SSPE 2007, and IEEE AVSS
2007. Prof. Cavallaro was Technical Program
chair of IEEE AVSS 2011, the European Signal
Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008) and of
WIAMIS 2010. He has published more than 130
journal and conference papers, one monograph on
Video tracking (2011,Wiley) and three edited
books: Multi-camera networks (2009, Elsevier);
Analysis, retrieval and delivery of multimedia
content (2012, Springer); and Intelligent
multimedia surveillance (2013, Springer).
Topic: Tactile information processing in the brain and the effects of spinal cord injuries
Dr Neeraj Jain is Professor and Senior Scientist
at National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon.
He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees
from Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Ph.D.
from IARI, New Delhi. He worked with Prof. Jon
Kaas at Vanderbilt University, USA for his
post-doctoral Research work, where he continued
as Research Assistant Professor. While
at Vanderbilt University, he was awarded Young
Scientist Award by John F Kennedy Center for his
work on effects of spinal cord injuries on the
Dr Jain is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience and Editor of Journal of Biosciences. Dr Jain is also keenly interested in improving science education at the school level.
Dr Narayanan Srinivasan is currently Professor and Head at the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS),
University of Allahabad. Dr. Srinivasan was a visiting scientist at the Riken Brain Science Institute from 2006-2012. He has a Master degree in Electrical
Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and PhD in Psychology from University of Georgia. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Louisville.
He also worked at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for two years before joining one of the first centres for Cognitive Science in India.
He has been working at CBCS for the past eleven years. He is interested in understanding mental processes especially attention, emotions, consciousness, self,
and decision making using multiple methodologies. Dr. Srinivasan has edited six books and two special issues. He is currently editing a book and two special
issues. He has more than hundred and twenty publications. Dr. Srinivasan is a fellow of Association for Psychological Science and Psychonomic Society.
He was the Editor-in-chief of International Journal of Mind, Brain, and Cognition. He is currently an associate editor of Frontiers in Cognitive Science,
Cognitive Processing, Royal Society Open Science, Neuroscience of Consciousness, and Psychological Studies and a member of the editorial board of Connection
Science. He is also the Secretary-General of the National Academy of Psychology (India).
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