Vijayan K. Asari

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Vijayan K. Asari

Professor; Ohio Research Scholars Chair Wide Area Surveillance; Director, Vision Lab

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Dr. Vijayan Asari was chosen as the University of Dayton Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair in Wide Area Surveillance in February 2010 after an extensive national search. At Dayton, Dr. Asari is also a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Center of Excellence for Computer Vision and Wide Area Surveillance Research (Vision Lab).

Dr. Asari began teaching as an assistant professor in electronics and communications at TKM College of Engineering, University of Kerala, India. In 1996, he joined the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow and led a team for the development of a vision-guided microrobotic endoscopy system. In 1998, he joined the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and led the computer vision and image processing research activities in the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems at NTU. In August 2000, Dr. Asari joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia, as a visiting associate professor. At ODU, he accepted a tenure track position in electrical and computer engineering in 2001, was tenured in 2006, and promoted to full professor in May 2007. At ODU, he was also the founding director of the Computational Intelligence and Machine Vision Laboratory.

He has received many awards for his teaching and leadership including his recent April 2015 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award for Technical Leadership from The Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton.

Dr. Asari has published, and co-authored with his graduate students and colleagues, more than 500 research articles, including 84 peer-reviewed journal papers, in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and high performance digital system architecture design. He has supervised 22 Ph.D. dissertations and 35 M.S. theses in electrical and computer engineering. Currently, several masters' and doctoral level graduate students are working with him.

As Senior Member of IEEE since 2001 and Senior Member of the SPIE, Dr. Asari co-organized several IEEE and SPIE conferences and workshops. He is also a Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS); IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC) Technical Committee of Human Perception in Vision, Graphics and Multimedia; IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Community; Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T); IS&T Data Analytics and Marketing Task Force; Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC); and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). 

Selected Patents

  • Optical Pattern Recognition Technique (with Dr. Mohammad Nazrul Islam and Dr. Mohammad A. Karim), March 19, 2013, U.S. Patent 8401332.
  • Visibility Improvement in Color Video Stream (with Dr. Li Tao), September 23, 2008, U.S. Patent 7428333.
  • Color Image Characterization, Enhancement and Balancing (with Dr. Ming-Jung Seow), April 22, 2008, U.S. Patent 7362910.

Selected Research and Work

Wide Area Surveillance
  • Visibility Improvement in Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI): Shadow Illumination and Single Image Super Resolution
  • Image Registration and Moving Object Detection in Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI)
  • Tracking of Vehicles and Pedestrians in Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI)
  • Object Detection and Classification on Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI)
Scene Analysis and Understanding
  • 3D Reconstruction from Single Moving Camera
  • Video Stabilization
  • Object Recognition
Human Identification
  • Multi-View Face Detection
  • Face Tracking
  • Pose and Lighting Invariant Real-Time Face Recognition
  • Iris Recognition
Human Activity Recognition
  • Phase Space for Face Pose Estimation
  • Human Action Recognition
  • Automatic 3D Facial Expression Recognition
Video Preprocessing
  • Nonlinear Techniques for Image/Video Enhancement
  • Single Image Super Resolution
  • Visibility Improvement of Hazy/Foggy Images
  • Phase Congruency based Technique for Removal of Rain from Videos
Brain Activity Analysis
  • Emotion Recognition by Spatiotemporal Analysis of EEG Signals
  • EEG: Localization of Spatial Disorientation (Source Localization)
  • EEG Signal Analysis for Brain-Machine Interface

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Recognition, Spotlight on Technology, Arts, Research and Scholarship (STARS) University of Dayton (Office for Research), March 2013.
  • SPIE Senior Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), February 2010.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research, Old Dominion University, April 2009.
  • Faculty Advising Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, April 2009.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, April 2006.
  • Excellence in Research Award, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, April 2006.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, April 2004.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, April 2002.
  • IEEE Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), June 2001.

Courses Taught

  • ECE 499 Machine Learning
  • ECE 567 Machine Learning for Pattern Classification 
  • ECE 563 Image Processing
  • ECE 595 Computer Vision
  • ECE 595 Advanced Image Processing
  • ECE 595 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 695 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
  • ECE 695 Advanced Topics in Image Processing
  • ECE 695 Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
  • ECE 695 Advanced Topics in Image Understanding
  • ECE 695 Advanced Topics in Object Tracking

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1994
  • M. Tech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1984
  • B.Sc., Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Kerala, India, 1978

Professional Activities

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society
  • SMC Human Perception in Vision, Graphics and Multimedia Task Force
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • IS&T Data Analytics and Marketing Task Force

Research Interests

  • Signal processing
  • Image processing
  • Computer vision
  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial neural networks
  • High performance and low-power digital architectures

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