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Umasankar Kandaswamy

Umasankar Kandaswamy
Assistant Professor

Electrical + Computer Engineering

EGR E216
(248) 204-2554 p
(248) 204-2527 f

Background + Expertise


Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  April  2008 Coulter School of Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Dissertation: World of Color texture: Unified Solution for Texture Enhancement, Invariance, and Recognition
Advisors: Dr. Donald Adjeroh and Dr. Stephanie Schuckers

Master of Science, Electrical Engineering April 2004
College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown, WV
Thesis: An efficient method for texture-based image retrieval
Advisor: Dr. Donald Adjeroh

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Spring 1999 Jerusalem College of Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, TN, India 



Teaching Assistant at Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, WVU Tech, Montgomery
Electric Circuits - Fall 2000
Digital Logic Design - Fall 2000

Teaching Assistant at the Lane Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, WVU, Morgantown

Digital Logic Laboratory - Fall 2001
Signals and Systems, Laboratory - Spring 2002

Graduate Research Assistant, National Research Center for Coal and Energy, Morgantown, WV; May 2002 -  May 2004

Research Assistant : Video and Image Processing lab, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Aug 2004 -  Aug 2006

Research Assistant : Biomedical Signal Analysis Laboratory, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY; Aug 2006 -  March 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Biomedical Signal Analysis Laboratory, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY;  April 2008 - Oct 2008

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Klyachko Lab, Dept of Cell Biology and Physiology, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St Louis, MO;  Nov 2008 - Oct 2010

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Hatsopoulous Lab and Somatosensory Lab, Dept of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL;  Nov 2010 - Aug 2011


Journal Publications

Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D.; Schuckers, S.; Hanbury. A., "Robust Color Texture Features under Varying Illumination Conditions" - IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics B. (Accepted for publication, May 2011)

Kandaswamy, U.; Schuckers, S.; Adjeroh, D., "Comparison of Texture Analysis Schemes Under Non-ideal Conditions" - IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 20, Issue 8, 2011.

Kandaswamy, U.; Deng P.; Stevens, C.; Klyachko, V., "The role of presynaptic dynamics in processing of natural spike trains in hippocampal synapses" - Journal of Neuroscience November 24, 2010, 30(47):15904-15914 

Adjeroh, D.; Banda, N.; Lee, M.C.; Kandaswamy, U., "Adaptive Edge-Oriented Video Partitioning" - EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Volume 2009, Article ID 859371, 13 pages DOI:10.1155/2009/859371

Adjeroh, D.; Kandaswamy, U.;  Odom, J. V.,  "Texton-based Segmentation of Retinal Vessels", Journal of Optical Society of America A, Volume 24, Issue 5,  May 2007, Page(s): 1384 - 1393.

Adjeroh D.; Kandaswamy, U., "Game-Theoretic Analysis of Network Community Structure", International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR), Volume 3, Number 4, December, 2007.

Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D.A.; Lee, M.C., "Efficient Texture Analysis of SAR Imagery", IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Volume 43, Issue 9,September 2005, Page(s):2075 - 2083.



Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D.; Schmid, N., " Face Textons",  June 2007. PPA#60/933,265. (Patent application submitted)

Kandaswamy, U.; " Texnomial based Comcryptor for Medical Media",  June 4 2010. (Pending)


Conference Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Kandaswamy, U.; Stevens, C.; Klyachko, V., "Synaptic filtering of natural spike trains in central synapses:a computational study" Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2010.

Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D.; Schmid, N.; Schuckers, S., "Error Encoded PDE-Textons for Face Recognition",  IEEE Workshop on Automatic Identification Advanced Technologies, 7-8 June, Alghero, Italy, 2007 Page(s):57 - 62.

Adjeroh, D.; Kandaswamy, U.; Zhang, N.; Mukherjee, A.; Brown, M.T.; Bell, T.,""BWT-Based Efficient Shape Matching", 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Seoul, Korea, March 11 - 15, 2007. 

Hanbury, A.; Kandaswamy, U.;  Adjeroh, D., "Illumination-invariant Morphological Texture Classification", Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Mathematical Morphology, Paris, France, 2005  Page(s): 377-386.

Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D., "Color Texture Retrieval Using the Collective Color Texture Model",  SPIE Proceedings  - Optics, Volume 5999, Boston, MA, 2005, Page(s): 281-288.

Kandaswamy, U.; Adjeroh, D; Lee, M.C, "An efficient method for image texture analysis",  SPIE Proceedings November 2004, Vol. 5605: Page(s): 187-192.



"PDE-Textons Based Face Recognition" - Face Recognition Grand Challenge /Iris Challenge Evaluation Workshop, Mar 2006, organized by National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST).

"Efficient and Effective Texture Based Image Retrieval" - Technical University of Vienna, June 2004, organized by Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group (PRIP).



"Face Image Enhancement Under Varying Illumination " - Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/MITRE, Aug 2007, Bojan Cukic ( PI), Accepted for funding as part of existing NSF/ITR Project.

"Phase 0- Participation in the MultiBiometric Grand Challenge" - Funded by National Science Foundation I/UCRC Center for Identification Technology ; Stephanie Schuckers (PI), Natalia. Schmidt (Co-PI), B. Abidi  (Co-PI), U. Kandaswamy (Co-PI), 2008, $30,000.

 "Phase 1- Participation in the MultiBiometric Grand Challenge" - Funded by National Science Foundation I/UCRC Center for Identification Technology;  Stephanie Schuckers (PI), Natalia Schmidt, B. Abidi, U. Kandaswamy, 2009, $84,000.



Madras Academy of Excellence - Gold Medalist (1996)

Summer Scholarship at Vienna Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria (2004)


Professional Activities

- IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering
- IEEE Transactions of Image Processing
- African Journal of Information & Communication Technology
- European Signal Processing Conference

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