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Ananda Shankar Chowdhury

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Jadavpur University

Kolkata, India.

I am  currently working as a Professor in the department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (E.T.C.E.) at Jadavpur University (J.U.), India. I served the department as Head for two years (from 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2022). My office room (no. T-5A-2) is located on the 4th floor of Prayukti Bhavan in the main campus of J.U. In Jadavpur University, I formed the Imaging, Vision and Pattern Recognition (IVPR) group. I am a senior member of IEEE, an IAPR TC-member of Graph based Representations in Pattern Recognition (GbR) and a life member of Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI). I currently serve IEEE Transactions on Image Processing as an Associate Editor and Pattern Recognition Letters as an Area Editor. Earlier, I had served Springer Nature Computer Science, Pattern Recognition Letters, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters in the capacities of Associate Editor and Senior Area 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.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. I am interested in a wide range of  theoretical and application problems in the above areas with more emphasis on those arising in Biomedical, Multimedia and Surveillance domains. In our group, we are currently looking at the following problems:


Representative Publications

-- R. Roy, S. Mazumdar, A.S. Chowdhury: ADGAN: Attributes Driven Generative Adversarial Network for Synthesis and Multi-class Classification of Pulmonary Nodules,  IEEE  Trans. Neural  Netw. Learn Syst. (TNNLS) (2022)

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

-- 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. (TIP) 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. (TCYB) 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 (TMM) 17(8) (2015), 1166-1173.


-- I will visit Thierry Bouwmans and Michel Berthier at University of La Rochelle, France and Laurent Najman at University of Gustave Eiffel, France in October 2023 - November 2023.

-- I am currently associated with GbR 2023, ICPR 2024 and CVIP 2023

-- September 2023: Sushanta's paper on Attention-guided Classification of Parkinson's Disease from Multimodal Data accepted in CVIP 2023 

-- August 2023: I gave a talk in UPSkill EnMed: 2023 at IIT Kharagpur

--  June 2023: Arijit's paper on 3D Hippocampus Segmentation, a joint work with Institute of Neuroscience, Kolkata,  accepted in ICIP 2023 

                       Sushanta's paper on 3-class Classification of Parkinson's Disease accepted in PReMI 2023 

-- February 2023: I gave a talk in the Medical Image Computing Workshop at IISc Bangalore

-- December 2022: Book proposal on Graph based Multimedia Analysis with Abhimanyu Sahu accepted from Elsevier

-- December 2022: I became an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

-- December 2022: I gave an online seminar at The Third CapsNetwork School

-- October 2022: Sevakram's paper on Action Recognition from Multiple Datasets accepted in ICVGIP 2022

-- October 2022: Abhimanyu's paper on Egocentric Video Co-summarization accepted in Pattern Recognition

-- October 2022: I visited Dilip Prasad and Krishna Agarwal at Artic University of Norway, Tromso.

                               I gave a talk at Artic University of Norway, Tromso on 13-10-2022.

                               I also gave a Colorlunch talk at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the online mode on 19-10-2022.  


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


Phone:  +91-033-2457-2405


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