I am currently looking out for a motivated and enthusiastic PhD student, interested broadly in the areas of "low level image processing", which basically includes
problems such as image filtering, tomographic reconstruction, source separation, restoration, compression and compressive sensing. Many of these tasks are used in various important steps to pre-process image data to be input for higher level tasks such as recognition or classification. The ideal candidate should have some background/interest in signal processing and statistical/machine learning
methods which are widely applicable in solving the aforementioned problems. If interested, please take a look at our research page below, and email/meet me for any questions. You will be required to apply to the PhD programme of the
CSE department at IITB and go through the procedure (including entrance test) outlined.
Note to students seeking internships: I do not have any open positions for summer/winter research internships at this point of time.
I receive an overwhelming number of requests
for internships or summer projects, and I am simply unable to answer them.
December 2020: Paper accepted to European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2021). Congratulations to Pranay and Pranshu!
December 2020: Journal paper "Analyzing Cross-validation in Compressed Sensing with Poisson Noise" accepted to Elsevier Signal Processing. Congratulations to R. Sudarsanan!
December 2020: A tutorial titled "Signal Processing for Mass Testing in Fighting a Pandemic: A Sampling Theory Perspective" has been selected for ICASSP 2021 to be held in Toronto. This will be delivered by Prof. Weiyu Xu from University of Iowa, Prof. Chandra Murthy from IISc, Prof. Jonathan Scarlett from NUS and me.
November 2020: Pre-print on the use of contact tracing for pooling in COVID-19 testing is now available here, as well as on arxiv! This is also supplemental material for an ICASSP 2021 submission.
October 2020: Tapestry Pooling is cited in an article published in the bulletin of the American Mathematical Society.
July 2020: Our work on pooled testing of COVID-19 samples using compressed sensing has been quoted in the following articles:
May 2020: We have two manuscripts on application of compressed sensing to pooling/group of samples for Covid-19 RTPCR testing, submitted to medarxiv and arxiv. This work is in collaboration with Prof. Manoj Gopalkrishnan from EE, IITB and has led to a system called Tapestry. Click here to access the Tapestry website. Tapestry has featured in various news articles:
[news article 1], [news article 2], [news article 3].
May 2020: Ashutosh Vaish has a paper accepted at ICIP 2020. Congratulations Ashutosh!
March 2020: Paper on low dose tomography with and without use of prior templates, accepted to Elsevier Journal of Signal Processing. Congrats to Dr. Preeti Gopal!
Feb 2020: Elevated to position of Senior Member of the IEEE. I am also an affiliate member of the Computational Imaging (CI) Technical Committee; the Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IVMSP) Technical Committe; and the Signal Processing Theory and Methods (SPTM) Technical Committee.
Feb 2020: Interview published in the "Inside Signal Processing Newsletter" of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Jan 2020: Dr. Preeti Gopal, my first PhD student, successfully defended her PhD thesis on 31st Jan 2020. The external examiner was Prof. Debdoot Sheet, from IIT Kharagpur. Congratulations to Preeti!
Jan 2020: SERB Matrics Grant on "Theoretical Analysis of Sparse Recovery for Imaging under Realistic Noise Models" approved.
September 2019: Paper accepted to WACV in the first round of submission. Congratulations to Jerin Geo James!
July 2019: Paper on underwater image restoration accepted for oral presentation to ICCV 2019. Travel grant from Google to attend ICCV. Congratulations to Jerin Geo James!
June 2019: Paper on Fourier compressed sensing accepted in Elsevier Journal of Signal Processing. Congratulations to Himanshu Pandotra and Eeshan Malhotra!
June 2019: Paper on Poisson-Gaussian compressed sensing accepted to IOP Journal of Inverse Problems! Congratulations to Pakshal Bohra and Deepak Garg!
May 2019: Our group has four papers accepted to ICIP (International Conference on Image Processing) 2019. Congrats to Chinmay Talegaonkar, Parthasarathi Khirwadkar, Arunabh Ghosh, Ritwick Chaudhry, Rudrajit Das and Dhruv Shah!
Apr 2019: Paper on Poisson compressed sensing accepted in Elsevier Journal of Signal Processing. Congratulations to Sukanya Patil!
Aug 2018: Our group has five papers (3 oral presentations, 2 posters) accepted to GlobalSIP 2018. Congratulations to Pakshal, Himanshu, Chinmay, Dhruv, Eeshan and Alankar.
July 2020: Talks on Compressed sensing for COVID-19 pooled testing at the Weizmann Institute, Israel (invited by the group of Prof. Yonina Eldar) and as part of FUSS (Faculty Unplugged Seminar Series) in the CSE department at IIT Bombay.
June 2020: Invited talk on "Tapestry: Compressed Sensing for Pooled Testing of COVID-19 samples" for the Information Theory Group organized by Prof. Dror Baron from NCSU and Prof. Chandra Murthy from IISc.
Dec 2019: Invited tutorial on "Introduction to Compressive Sensing" given for PReMI 2019, held at Tezpur University, Assam.