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Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Research Areas

Mobility, Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Cross Cutting Thrusts

Cryptography

Biography

Vijayakumar Bhagavatula is a Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Vijayakumar Bhagavatula received his B.Tech., and M.Tech., degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Since 1982, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon where he is now a Professor and the Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs for the College of Engineering. Professor Kumar served as the Associate Department Head of the ECE Department from 1994 to 1996, as the Acting Head of the ECE Department during 2004-2005 and as the Acting Dean for the College of Engineering during August - December of 2012. Professor Kumar's research interests include Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Algorithms and Applications and Coding and Signal Processing for Data Storage Systems. His publications include the book entitled Correlation Pattern Recognition (co-authored with Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis and Dr. Richard Juday, Cambridge University Press, November 2005), twenty book chapters, 380 conference papers and 180 journal papers. He is also a co-inventor of 8 patents. He served as a Pattern Recognition Topical Editor for the Information Processing division of Applied Optics and as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Professor Kumar has served on many conference program committees and was a co-general chair of the 2005 IEEE AutoID Workshop, a co-chair of the 2008-2010 SPIE conferences on Biometric Technology for Human Identification and a co-program chair of the 2012 IEEE Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS) conference. Professor Kumar is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, a Fellow of OSA and a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). In 2003, Prof. Kumar received the Eta Kappa Nu award for Excellence in Teaching in the ECE Department at CMU and the Carnegie Institute of Technology’s Dowd Fellowship for educational contributions and he was a co-recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Research Award in CMU’s College of Engineering.

Education

PhD, 1980, Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 
MTech, 1977, Electrical Engineering, IITK
BTech, 1975, Electrical Engineering, IITK

Research Projects

Recognition of Challenging Ocular Images

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Super-Resolution for Iris Recognition

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Compressed Sensing for Face Recognition

Research Area: Mobility | Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Fast Correlation Filtering for Biometric Recognition

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Cryptography
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Improved Biometric Encryption by Using Correlation Filters

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Cryptography
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Multi-Biometric Authentication System (MBAS)

Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Multi-Modal Biometric Verification

Research Area: Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
Researcher: Vijayakumar Bhagavatula

Publications

"Tentpoles Scheme: a data-aided channel estimation mechanism for achieving reliable vehicle-to-vehicle communications". Zheng Li, Fan Bai, Joseph Fernandez and V. Bhagavatula, IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, 2015

"Zero-aliasing correlation filters for object recognition". Joseph A. Fernandez, V.N. Boddeti, A. Rodriguez and B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2015.

"A Framework for Binding and Retrieving Class-Specific Information to and from Image Patterns using Correlation Filters". Boddeti, V. N., & Bhagavatula, V. (2013). IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 35, 2064-2077.

"Bi-directional Pattern-dependent noise prediction with LDPC codes for HAMR". Ng, Y., Cai, K., Bhagavatula, V., Qin, Z., & Chong, T. C. (2013). IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 49, 2661-2664.

"Coding for Memory with Stuck-at Defects". Kim, Y., & Bhagavatula, V. (2013). ICC: International Communications Conference.

"Modulation Coding for Flash Memories". Kim, Y., Cho, K. L., Son, H., Kim, J., Kong, J. J., J. L., & Bhagavatula, V. (2013). International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications.

"Redundancy Allocation of Partitioned Linear Block Codes". Kim, Y., & Bhagavatula, V. (2013). IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.