About Me

Hi, I am currently an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. Earlier, I served as Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (India) and Assistant Professor at U Glasgow, Singapore, and  Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center, University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign's research center in Singapore. My research focuses on Human-centered computing, which involves design and implementation of interactive/user-centric AI applications. In particular, I am interested in designing and developing theoretical and empirical approaches for understanding human visual/emotional perception and human behavior, and modeling human signals (eye movements, EEG, facial movements) as a source of input/feedback in AI applications. My research in particular incorporates ideas from psychology and sociology, and  focuses on the utilization of multimodal behavioral signals, and I have recently been identified as a Multimedia Rising Star (one out of 12 nominees worldwide- details here). 

Post my Ph.D. (thesis defended in Nov 2008), I completed two post-doctoral stints at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (DISI), University of Trento, Italy, with Prof. Nicu Sebe and the School of Computing, National University of Singapore with Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli. My latest C.V. is here.

Contact Information:

Email:                         s.ramanathan at iitrpr dot ac dot in

My research collaborators include:

Prof. Nicu Sebe (DISI, UNITN, Trento, Italy)
Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli (NUS, Singapore)
Prof. Elisa Ricci (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Dr. Jagan Varadarajan (ADSC, Singapore)
Dr. Rama Ratnam (UIUC & ADSC)
Prof. Fabio Pianesi (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Prof. Paolo Avesani (FBK, CiMEC, Trento, Italy)
Prof. David Melcher (CiMEC, UNITN, Trento, Italy)
Dr. Yan Yan (DISI, UNITN, Trento, Italy)
Dr. Jacopo Staiano ( reciTAL.ai)
Prof. Tat-Seng Chua (NUS, Singapore)
Prof. Kalpathi Ramakrishnan (IISc, Bengaluru, India)
Dr. Stefan Winkler (ADSC, Singapore)
Dr. Tian-Tsong Ng (I2R, Singapore)
Prof. Shih-Cheng Yen (NUS, Singapore)
Prof. Shengdong Zhao (NUS, Singapore)
Dr.  Oswald Lanz (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Dr.  Bruno Lepri (FBK, Trento, Italy)
Prof. C.V. Jawahar (IIIT Hyderabad, India)