Umasankar Kandaswamy PhD

Assistant Professor
MSECE Graduate Program Director
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Phone: 248 204.2554
Fax: 248 204.2527


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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 


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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


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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.


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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)


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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.


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"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).

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"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.

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Madras Academy of Excellence - Gold Medalist (1996)

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

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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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