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Ananda Shankar Chowdhury

Professor and Head

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Jadavpur University

Kolkata, India.

I am currently working as a Professor and Head in the department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (E.T.C.E.) at Jadavpur University (J.U.), India. My office room (no. T-5A-2) is located on the 4th floor of Prayukti Bhavan in the main campus of J.U. My research interests are Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Biomedical Image/Signal Processing, and, Multimedia Analysis. In Jadavpur University, I formed the Imaging, Vision and Pattern Recognition (IVPR) group. I am a senior member of IEEE and an IAPR TC-member of Graph based Representations in Pattern Recognition (GbR). I currently serve Pattern Recognition Letters as an Area Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters as a Senior Area Editor and earlier served Springer Nature Computer Science as an Associate Editor.

Before joining Jadavpur University, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at National Institutes of Health, USA for the period August 2007 to December 2008 under the aegis of Ronald Summers. Prior to that, I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Georgia, USA in July 2007. My doctoral thesis adviser was Suchendra Bhandarkar. During my doctoral years, by co-authoring papers with Robert Robinson, I had earned an Erdӧs Number of 2 for myself. Earlier, I obtained a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics from Presidency College in 1996, a B.Tech. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics in 1999 and a M.E. from the department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (E.T.C.E.) at Jadavpur University with a specialization in Computer Engineering in 2001.

Representative Publications:

-- A. Sahu, A.S. Chowdhury: Together Recognizing, Localizing and Summarizing Actions in Egocentric Videos, IEEE Trans. Image Process. 30 (2021), 4330 - 4340.

-- R. Roy, P. Banerjee, A.S. Chowdhury: A Level Set based Unified Framework for Pulmonary Nodule Segmentation, IEEE Signal Process. Lett. 27 (2020), 1465-1469.

-- J. E. Vargas-Munoz, A.S. Chowdhury, E. B. Alexandre, F. L. Galvao, P. A. V. Miranda, A. X. Falcao: An Iterative Spanning Forest Framework for Superpixel Segmentation, IEEE Trans. Image Process. 28(7) (2019), 3477 – 3489.

-- R. Panda, S.K. Kuanar, A.S. Chowdhury: Nystrőm approximated temporally constrained multi-similarity spectral clustering approach for movie scene detection, IEEE Trans. Cybern. 48(3) (2018), 836 - 847.

-- S.K. Kuanar, K.B. Ranga, A.S. Chowdhury: Multi-View Video Summarization using Bipartite Matching Constrained Optimum-Path Forest Clustering, IEEE Trans. Multimedia 17(8) (2015), 1166-1173.

Updates: Here is what happened in our group in the last 1 year

-- I am currently associated with ISBI 2022 and CVIP 2022

-- May 2022: Arijit's paper (a joint work with Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata) on Brain Tumor Classification accepted in ICPR 2022

-- April 2022: Arijit's paper (a joint work with Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata) on 3D Brain Tumor Segmentation accepted in EMBC 2022

-- January 2022: Shoureen's paper (a joint work with University of Padova, Italy) on Non-rigid Registration of Larval Zebrafish Images accepted in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine

-- December 2021: I gave a talk on Medical Image Analysis: A Few Challenges and Solutions in the INTPART Winter Workshop

-- October 2021: I gave a talk on Graph based Video Processing in the First IAPR TC-15 Online Seminar. For the video/slides of the talk, please click here.

-- October 2021: Rukhmini successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled Computer-aided Detection of Lung Cancer

-- October 2021: Abhimanyu successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled Processing and Analysis of Egocentric Videos

-- September 2021: My tenure as an Area Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters extended till December 2023

-- August 2021: I became a Senior Area Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters

-- August 2021: Arindam successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled On Some Problems in Computer Vision based Video Surveillance

-- August 2021: Jagannath's paper on Fast and Secure Video Encryption accepted in CVIP 2021

-- August 2021: Anindya and Shashant's paper (a joint work with University of La Rochelle, France) on Moving Object Detection in Event-based Vision accepted in ICCV Workshop on Graph Signal Processing meets Computer Vision


E-mails: as.chowdhury[AT]jadavpuruniversity[DOT]in


Phones: +91-033-2457-2405 (Direct)

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