Amitabha Mukerjee: Curriculum Vitae
Dept Computer Science and Engg
I.I.T. Kanpur 208017
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
B.Tech. IIT Kharagpur 1974-1979 Mechanical Engg
Vikram Sarabhai Award, 1999, "for contributions and achievements
in the field of Electronics, Informatics, Telematics, and Automation."
[Awarded at Ahmedabad August 2000].
Best Paper Award, "The Virtual Director," Computer Society
of India, CSI-1996
Second Best Paper, "Featureless Process Planning," AIMTDR-
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
COMPUTER VISION / SURVEILLANCE: Main interest in unsupervised
surveillance. Background subtraction, tracking, appearance
and behaviour modeling, categorization based on unsupervised
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
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).
(includes extensive material from course projects.)