"Our lives are not determined by what happened to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst - a spark that creates extraordinary results."  --- Anonymous.

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, formed the Imaging, Vision and Pattern Recognition (IVPR) groupI 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 and IEEE Signal Processing Letters and 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 HealthUSA 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 GeorgiaUSA in July 2007. My doctoral thesis adviser was Suchendra Bhandarkar.  During my doctoral years, by co-authoring  papers with Robert RobinsonI 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.

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

--  Conference/Workshop Organization: CVPR2020-NASECCV2020-MVACVIP 2020

-- November 2020: Arijit's paper on Alzheimer's disease classification accepted in Expert Systems With Applications 

-- October 2020: Paper on helicopter landing accepted in ICPR 2021, outcome of a joint research effort between the IVPR group and the ELMAX 

-- August 2020: Rukhmini and Pranavesh's paper on lung nodule segmentation accepted in IEEE Signal Processing Letters

-- July 2020: Arindam has a paper acceptance in Neurocomputing on crowd anomaly detection

-- May 2020: We got a paper in ICIP 2020, a combined effort from Arindam, Dibyadip and Arpan on open set person re-identification

-- April 2020: Rukhmini's paper on fissure surface segmentation accepted in EMBC 2020

-- February 2020: Abhimanyu got 2 papers on egocentric video summarization accepted ... 1 each in Neurocomputing and Pattern Recognition Letters

-- January 2020: I became an Area Editor of Pattern Recognition Letters


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