Amitabha Mukerjee: Curriculum Vitae

AMITABHA MUKERJEE                 
Dept Computer Science and Engg 
I.I.T. Kanpur 208017
U.P. India


Research, Teaching, and Industrial Development in: * Computer Vision and Visual Surveillance * Natural Language Processing * Concept learning from Vision * Overall interest in Spatial Reasoning and Cognition.

Academic Experience

- Professor, Computer Science Dept, I.I.T. Kanpur, 1/2000 - present - Head, Center for Robotics, I.I.T. Kanpur, 7/99 - present - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department Computer Science, SUNY Albany 9/95-12/95 - Assistant / Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Center for Robotics, IIT Kanpur, 6/92 - 12/1999 - Assistant Professor, Dept Computer Science, Texas A&M University. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Project; Distributed Telerobotics Project. 6/86-6/91 - Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 5/82-7/82, 5/83-7/83 - Gleason Foundation Research Fellow, 5/82-3/86

Industrial Experience

- Consultant, SAIL, Online Surface Inspection; TISCO Jamshedpur, Camera-based Gesture Recognition; Feature- less CAPP; Analysis and Re-design of EOF Furnace; HAL: LCA Brake FEM-based Optimization, 5/94-current. - Founder, enhaNCe systems, Albany NY; Product for generating 3D NC code from AUTOCAD solid models. 7/91-1/92 - General Motors Research Laboratories: Trainee - PUMA robot offline control, summer 5/84-9/84 - Consultant, Optical Gaging Products, Rochester: Computer Vision for On-line Inspection of Mechanical Components. 1/84-5/84 - Development Engineer, Eicher Goodearth, Delhi: Alcohol as Alternative fuel, Vendor Development. 6/79-6/81.


Ph.D. Univ. Rochester 1982-1986 Mechanical Engg/Computer Science [Ph.D. Advisor: Dana Ballard] M.S. Univ. Rochester 1981-1982 Mech & Aerospace Science B.Tech. IIT Kharagpur 1974-1979 Mechanical Engg (80.4%)

Academic Awards:

National Award: Vikram Sarabhai Award, 1999, "for contributions and achievements in the field of Electronics, Informatics, Telematics, and Automation." [Awarded at Ahmedabad August 2000]. Professional Honours: Best Paper Award, "The Virtual Director," Computer Society of India, CSI-1996 Second Best Paper, "Featureless Process Planning," AIMTDR- 97, Warangal. Scholastic Honours: Ph.D.: Gleason Foundation Research Fellow, 5/82-3/86 B.Tech: i) National Scholarship, Govt of India, and ii) DPI Scholarship, Govt of West Bengal. iii) Best Outgoing Graduate, 1979 High School: National Merit Scholarship for Residential Schools, 1967-1974

Research Interests:

COMPUTER VISION / SURVEILLANCE: Main interest in unsupervised surveillance. Background subtraction, tracking, appearance and behaviour modeling, categorization based on unsupervised visual data NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING / COGNITION: Models of categories underlying semantics, categorial combination as grammar probabilistic models of language SPATIAL REASONING / GEOMETRIC MODELING: Qualitative Spatial Reasoning Conceptualization of shapes; Conceptual Design

Professional Activity (1996-Present)

Chairman, Program Committee, 4th International Conference on Natural Language Processing, ICON-2005, IIT Kanpur, 2005 Deember. Member, Editorial Board, Spatial Computation and Cognition, Kluwer Academic Publishers, (from 11/97). Guest Editor, Image and Vision Computing, Special Issue on "Conceptual Description of Images," (1999). Organizing Committee, Conference on Spatial Information Technology, COSIT-99, Hamburg, September 1999. Organizing Committee, Robotics and Industrial Applications, RIA-2000, Los Angeles, January 2000. Tutorial on Spatial Reasoning, with Daniel Hernandez of T.U. Munchen, at International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-95. Organizing Committee, Workshop on Reasoning about Visual Images, ECCV-96, U.K. April 1996. Organizing Committee, ECAI Workshop on Reasoning about Spatial Expressions, ECAI-96, Budapest 1996. Chairman, Workshop on Conceptual Description of Visual Images, ICCV-97, Bombay, 1997. Reviewer, IEEE Trans. Robotics and Automation, IEEE Trans. on Data and Knowledge Engineering, J. Constraints, AI Magazine, AAAI and IJCAI Conferences and Workshops, etc. Organizing Committee, AAAI Workshop on Language and Space, Rhode Island, July 1997. Member, IEEE, American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Associate Editor, FIRA Newsletter, published by the Micro- Robot Soccer Organization MIROSOT, from Korean Institute of Advanced Technology (since 7/97).

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