PhD CompSci(IITB), MTech CompSci (IITB), MSc Math. (IITB), BSc. Math. (Madras)
I obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. I currently hold the position of Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW. My major research interest is in the area of Machine Learning for Computer Vision and includes learning object models, feature extraction, segmentation and recognition based on computer vision, machine learning and deep learning, with applications in medical image analysis, computer aided diagnostics and high resolution remote sensing analysis. In recent years, applications in the broader health area are a focus, including biomedical informatics and rapid diagnostics in the real world. All of these areas have been supported by competitive, industry and government funding.
My research in machine learning has also branched into other data rich domains where similar techniques can make an impact. In the social sciences domain, our research has led to an improved forecasting model for genocide and politicide based on political science datasets, that is useful for policy makers and analysts.
Real-time, concurrent and embedded systems has been a minor research interest over the years, with contributions in electronic design automation and embedded realtime software design.
Big Picture Medical Pty Ltd, The University of Adelaide , Menicon Australia Pty Ltd , University of NSW, Brien Holden Vision Institute, AI diagnostic tool to improve optometry accuracy at the point-of-care, Cooperative Research Centres Projects Round 8, ~6 million (cash), 2020-2022