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Brief Biography
 
Dr. Palaiahnakote Shivakumara is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National
University of Singapore. He received B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc Technology by research and Ph.D degrees in computer
science respectively in 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2005 from University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India. In addition
to this, he has obtained educational degree (B.Ed) in 1996 from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
From 1999 to 2005, he was Project Associate in the Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of
Mysore, where he conducted research on document image analysis, including document image mosaicing,
character recognition, skew detection, face detection and face recognition. He worked as a Research Fellow in the
field of image processing and multimedia in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National
University of Singapore, from 2005‐2007. He also worked as a Research Consultant in Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore for a period of 6 months on image classification in 2007. He has published around 90
research papers in national, international conferences and journals. He has been reviewer for several conferences
and journals.
His research interests are in the area of image processing, pattern recognition, including text extraction from
video, document image processing, biometric applications and automatic writer identificatio