Computer Science & Engineering

Faculty Details

Dakshina Ranjan Kisku Associate Professor
Joined the Institute in 2014
drkisku[at]cse[dot]nitdgp[dot]ac[dot]in
Education
  • Ph.D. (Engineering), Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata / IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, India. (Joint Supervision)
  • MCSE, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • BCSE, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • Certificate Course on 'Unix & Java', CMATER, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  • Higher Secondary (HS), WBCHSE, Kashiram Das Road DSP Boys' High School, Durgapur
  • Madhyamik (Secondary), WBBSE, Kashiram Das Road DSP Boys' High School, Durgapur
Work Experiences

Total Experience: 19 Years;  Teaching: 17 Years (Full Time);  Research: 2 Years (Full Time)

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India, Oct 2018 - Present.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India, Aug 2014 - Oct 2018.
  • Assistant Professor & HOD, Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, India, Jun 2010 - Aug 2014.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, Feb 2012 – Mar 2012.
  • Senior Lecturer, Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur, India, Sep 2008 – May 2010.
  • Senior Lecturer, Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, India, Apr 2007 – Sep 2008.
  • Researcher, Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy, Mar 2006 – Mar 2007.
  • Project Associate, Biometrics and Computer Vision Lab, IIT Kanpur, U.P., India, Aug 2005 – Mar 2006.
  • Lecturer, Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, India, Aug 2003 – Mar 2007. (Lien from Aug'05 to Mar'07)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Feb 2002 – Oct 2002.
Research Interest

Research Interests:

  • Biometrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Classification
  • Affective Computing

- Ph.D. Students (Awarded):

  • Dr. Deep Suman Dev

    • Dissertation: "Some Studies on Pattern Matching Techniques: Novel Interpretations with Local Descriptors and Wavelets", NIT Durgapur, September 2021.

  • Dr. Rinku Datta Rakshit

  • Dissertation: "Some Certain Studies on Facial Complexities for Face Identification with Local Descriptors", NIT Durgapur, July 2021.

  • Dr. Amit Kumar Ball

    • Dissertation: "Experimental Investigation and Computational Modeling of the Electrohydrodynamic Inkjet Printing System", NIT Durgapur, November 2020. (Co-supervised with Prof. S. S. Roy and Dr. N. C. Murmu)

  • Dr. Ravi Kant Kumar

    • Dissertation: "Estimating the Attention of Faces through Visual Saliency", NIT Durgapur, September 2019. (Co-supervised with Prof. G. Sanyal)

  • Dr. Jogendra Garain

    • Dissertation: "Study and Analysis on Some Aspects of Cohort Selection for Face Recognition", NIT Durgapur, November 2019. (Co-supervised with Prof. G. Sanyal)

- Ph.D. Students (Ongoing): 

  • Srinibas Rana

  • Teressa Longjam

  • Dipak Kumar

  • Abhishek Kesarwani (Co-supervision with Dr. M. Dalui)

  • Biswajit Patra

  • Shweta Patel

- M.Tech. Students: 1 (current), 14 (graduated)

- B.Tech. Students: 5 (current), 43 (graduated)

Thesis Supervised:

Masters Thesis Supervised:

  • Arkabrato Chakraborty, "Realistic Face Image Generation from Sketch" M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2021.

  • Snehal Kumbhalkar did Industrial Internship with Quantiphi Analytics Solutions Private Limited, Mumbai as part of M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2021. 

  • Kiran Purohit, "Some Applications of First and Second Order Derivative Operators in Machine Learning and Clinical Diagnosis", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, June 2020.

  • Akanksha Sinha, "Unconstrained Face Detection using Deep Learning", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, June 2020.

  • Madhusmita Sahu, "Deep Learning Approach to Heterogeneous Face Recognition with Shallow Classifier", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2019.

  • Saloni, "Visible Face Recognition in Unconstrained Environment", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018. (Joint Supervision)

  • Lipika Mohanty, "Effect of PIE in Face Recognition: Pose, Illumination and Expressions", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018. (Joint Supervision)

  • Komal Bharati, "Heterogeneous Face Recognition On the Use of Multiple Representations of Local Descriptors", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018.

  • Balram Rajoriya, "Face Recognition in Constrained and Unconstrained Environments with Analogous Deep Representation", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018.

  • Priyabrata Dash, "Fast Face Detection Using a Unified Architecture: An Approach to Unconstrained, Degraded, Infrared and Crowd Face Images", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017.

  • Neha Nitin Farkade, "An Approach towards the Randomization of AES to Counter the Meet-in-the-Middle Attack", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017. (Joint Supervision)

  • Akanksha Das, "Attention Identification of Detected and Localized Crowd Faces", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2016.

  • Kunwar Pankaj Siddharth, "Heterogeneous Face Identification by Fusion of Local Descriptors" M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2016.

  • Himanshu Jaiswal, "Rank Order Reduction based Fast Pattern Matching Algorithm", M.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2016.

Undergraduate Thesis Supervised:

  • Rajeev Maurya did long term Industrial Internship with OYO as part of B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2021.

  • Priyanshu Pratap Singh, Pankaj Kumar and Suprabhat Mahato, "Improvement in Quality of Image", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, April 2021.

  • Bhagam Chandan Chowdary, "GRANDHAM: PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR A PERSONAL MEDIA SERVER USING CLOUD STORAGE", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, April 2021.

  • Abhishek Singh, Adrija Bhowmik and Sumit Chaurasiya, "Low Resolution Face Recognition", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, June 2020.

  • Nalanda Lama, Vemula Akshara and Anirudh Ghildiyal, "Cross Resolution Face Recognition", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, June 2020.

  • Narendra Kumar Yadav, Ruchika Rathi and Akash Mishra, "Fingerprint Verification using Brute Force Method", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2019.

  • Sayan Pandey, "Unconstrained Face Recognition using Rank Level Fusion", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2019.

  • Dileep Kumar Punamala and Ridhab Das, "Manipuri Offline Signature Recognition using MLP", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2019.

  • Anindya Chanda and Ayush Jha, "Activity Recognition Using Skeletal Data", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018.

  • Debajyoti Dutta, "Body Gesture Recognition Using Skeletal Data", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018. (Nominated for Best UG Project Award)

  • Movva Akhil Chowdary, Vinay Kudari, Siddani D D D Mani Sri Nagendra, Kajal Rajwar, Vishnu Naik, "Gender Classification Using Convolutional Neural Network", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2018.

  • Debasish Paramanik, "Comparison of Stochastic Method and Holistic Method for Median Filter Detection in Digital Forensics and Applications", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017.

  • Tannu and Sandip Kumar Yadav, "A Robust Framework for Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Fingerprint Verification", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017.

  • Mahesh Kommireddy and Parameswara Reddy, "Fingerprint Matching and Verification Using Ford-Fulkerson Algorithm and Congruent Graph", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017.

  • Rakesh Pathari, Siraj Anand and Divyansh Arya, "Extraction of Features of Human Face Using Various Techniques", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2017.

  • R. Om Prakash, Latha Sri Varri, Abdur Rahman, Arnabi Modak, Abhishek Kumar, Yalavarthi Sudesh, Namit Mahuvakar, Atla Siva Kumar Reddy and Garakurthi Rohith, "Robust Palmprint Recognition On the Use of FRIT", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2016.

  • Arka Das, Shaoli Sikdar, Vijay Kumar, Anupam Singh, "Hybrid Data Compression", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2015.

  • Santosh Kumar, Abhishek Kumar, Yash Ladia, "Tattoo Recognition", B.Tech. Thesis, NIT Durgapur, May 2015.

  • Md. Shahin Afroz, Syed Afzal Ahamed, Dipak Singh, Farhanul Haque Ansari, "Study of Some NP-Complete Problems and Its’ Application in Face Recognition", B.Tech. Thesis, Asansol Engineering College, 2014.

  • Debanjan Chatterjee, Sithikanta Trivedy, "Face Image Abstraction by Ford-Fulkerson Algorithm for Human Identification", B.Tech. Thesis, Asansol Engineering College, 2014.

  • Chandreyee Maiti, Debanjana Baksi, Ipsita Zamider, Pinky Gorai, "Data Hiding in Images Using Some Efficient Steganography Techniques", B.Tech. Thesis, Asansol Engineering College, 2011.

  • Srea Chakraborty, Ishita Bhattacharjee, Manisha Mondal, Shreya Halder, Vijay Raj, "Liveness Detection in Face Recognition", B.Tech. Thesis, Asansol Engineering College, 2011.

 

Projects

Title

Role

Sponsoring Agency

Duration

Status

Cognitive Load Assessment of Visually Impaired Person during Adaptation of New IT Product as well as Assistive Technology

Co-PI

TCS

2 Years

Ongoing

ADKit: Smartphone-Based Artificial Intelligence Enabled Portable Low-cost Anaemia Detection Kit based on Observation of Nail and Palm Pallor

Co-PI

MeitY, Govt. of India

3 Years

Ongoing

Design and Development of Electro-hydrodynamic Inkjet Printing System

Co-PI

DST, Govt. of India

3 Years

Completed

Heterogeneous Face Recognition for Law-enforcement

PI

RIG, NIT Durgapur

3 Years

Completed

 

Teachings

Teaching at NIT Durgapur:

PG Level

  • CS 9056: Biometrics 
    • 2019-20 (Odd Semester), 2020-21 (Odd Semester)

UG Level

  • CSO 851: Machine Learning
    • 2021-22 (Even Semester)
  • CSO 844: Compiler Design
    • 2020-21 (Even Semester), 2021-22 (Even Semester)
  • CSC 503: Compiler Design
    • 2020-21 (Odd Semester), 2021-22 (Odd Semester)
  • CS 731, CS 842: Operating Systems
    • 2014 (Odd Semester), 2016 (Even Semester), 2017 (Even Semester), 2018 (Even Semester), 2019 (Even Semester)
  • CS 701: Digital Image Processing
    • 2016 - Jointly with GS (Odd Semester), 2017 - Jointly with GS (Odd Semester), 2018 - Jointly with GS & CS (Odd Semester), 2019 (Odd Semester)
  • CSC 303: Data Structures
    • 2018 - Jointly with TP (Odd Semester)
  • CSC 433: Data Structures
    • 2018-19 (Even Semester), 2019-20 (Even Semester), 2020-21 (Even Semester) 
  • CS 331: Data Structure
    • 2015 (Odd Semester), 2016 (Odd Semester), 2017 (Odd Semester) 
  • CS 811: Biometrics
    • 2018 (Even Semester), 2020 (Even Semester)
  • CS 01: Introduction to Computing
    • 2016 (Even Semester), 2017 (Even Semester)
  • CS 810: Artificial Intelligence
    • 2015 (Even Semester) 
Teaching at Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur:
  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller
  • Introduction to C Programming Language
  • Data Compression and Cryptography
  • Management Information System
Teaching at Asansol Engineering College, Asansol:
  • Language Processor
  • Automata Theory
  • Pattern Classification
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia
  • Data Structures
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Numerical Methods and Statistics
  • Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
  • Business Systems and Applications

 

Scholars/ Students

Dipak Kumar

Dipak Kumar

B.Tech. (BPUT), M.Tech. (NIT Durgapur), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Face Recognition, Soft Computing
Dipak Kumar

Dipak Kumar

B.Tech. (BPUT), M.Tech. (NIT Durgapur), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Face Recognition, Soft Computing
Dr. Rinku Datta Rakshit

Dr. Rinku Datta Rakshit

B.Tech. (JGEC), M.Tech. (NITTTR Kolkata), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)
Visvesvaraya Part-Time Research Scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 9th July 2021. Awarded Ph.D. degree (provisional): 12th July 2021. Research Interests: Face Identification, Image Processing, Computer Vision.
Dr. Rinku Datta Rakshit

Dr. Rinku Datta Rakshit

B.Tech. (JGEC), M.Tech. (NITTTR Kolkata), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)

Visvesvaraya Part-Time Research Scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 9th July 2021. Awarded Ph.D. degree (provisional): 12th July 2021. Research Interests: Face Identification, Image Processing, Computer Vision.
Srinibas Rana

Srinibas Rana

B.Tech. (KGEC), M.E. (JU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Face Recognition, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
Srinibas Rana

Srinibas Rana

B.Tech. (KGEC), M.E. (JU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Face Recognition, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
Dr. Deep Suman Dev

Dr. Deep Suman Dev

B.E. (BU), M.Tech. (IIEST), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)
PhD Defense held on 23rd September 2021 and Provisional Degree Certificate Received on 29th September 2021. Research Interests: Pattern Matching, Computer Vision
Dr. Deep Suman Dev

Dr. Deep Suman Dev

B.E. (BU), M.Tech. (IIEST), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)

PhD Defense held on 23rd September 2021 and Provisional Degree Certificate Received on 29th September 2021. Research Interests: Pattern Matching, Computer Vision
Dr. Amit Kumar Ball

Dr. Amit Kumar Ball

B.Sc. (BU), M.Sc. (Visva Bharati), M.Tech. (NIT Durgapur), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)
Research Fellow in a DST sponsored project jointly hosted and executed by CMERI Durgapur and NIT Durgapur. Ph.D. Thesis Defense and Awarded Degree: 11th November 2020. Research Interests: EHD Inkjet Printing, Soft Computing, Optimization, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning.
Dr. Amit Kumar Ball

Dr. Amit Kumar Ball

B.Sc. (BU), M.Sc. (Visva Bharati), M.Tech. (NIT Durgapur), Ph.D. (NIT Durgapur) (Completed)

Research Fellow in a DST sponsored project jointly hosted and executed by CMERI Durgapur and NIT Durgapur. Ph.D. Thesis Defense and Awarded Degree: 11th November 2020. Research Interests: EHD Inkjet Printing, Soft Computing, Optimization, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning.
Teressa Longjam

Teressa Longjam

B.Tech. (MU), M.Tech. (RTU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Signature Verification, Image Processing, Machine Learning
Teressa Longjam

Teressa Longjam

B.Tech. (MU), M.Tech. (RTU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Part-Time Research Scholar, Research Interests: Signature Verification, Image Processing, Machine Learning
Dr. Jogendra Garain

Dr. Jogendra Garain

B.Tech. (HIT), M.Tech. (CU), Ph.D. (NIT DGP) (Completed)
Full-Time institute scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 13th November 2019. Awarded degree: 18th November 2019. Research Interests: Biometrics, Image Processing, Computer Vision
Dr. Jogendra Garain

Dr. Jogendra Garain

B.Tech. (HIT), M.Tech. (CU), Ph.D. (NIT DGP) (Completed)

Full-Time institute scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 13th November 2019. Awarded degree: 18th November 2019. Research Interests: Biometrics, Image Processing, Computer Vision
Dr. Ravi Kant Kumar

Dr. Ravi Kant Kumar

MCA(VIT), M.Tech.(CUH), Ph.D. (NITDGP) (Completed)
Full-Time institute scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 28th August 2019. Awarded degree: 7th September 2019. Research Interests: Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Classification.
Dr. Ravi Kant Kumar

Dr. Ravi Kant Kumar

MCA(VIT), M.Tech.(CUH), Ph.D. (NITDGP) (Completed)

Full-Time institute scholar. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: 28th August 2019. Awarded degree: 7th September 2019. Research Interests: Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Classification.
Nandkishore Prakashrao Nangre

Nandkishore Prakashrao Nangre

M.Tech. (Ongoing)
Research Interest: Unconstrained Face Recognition, Deep Learning
Nandkishore Prakashrao Nangre

Nandkishore Prakashrao Nangre

M.Tech. (Ongoing)

Research Interest: Unconstrained Face Recognition, Deep Learning
Abhishek Kesarwani

Abhishek Kesarwani

B.Tech. (CSE), M.Tech. (CSE), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Full-Time Research Scholar. Research Interests: Medical Science & Technology, Machine Learning, Image Processing
Abhishek Kesarwani

Abhishek Kesarwani

B.Tech. (CSE), M.Tech. (CSE), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Full-Time Research Scholar. Research Interests: Medical Science & Technology, Machine Learning, Image Processing
Biswajit Patra

Biswajit Patra

B.Tech. (MAKAUT), M.Tech. (JU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Deep Learning
Biswajit Patra

Biswajit Patra

B.Tech. (MAKAUT), M.Tech. (JU), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Deep Learning
Shweta Patel

Shweta Patel

B.E. (NU), M.Tech. (VNIT), Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Biometrics
Shweta Patel

Shweta Patel

B.E. (NU), M.Tech. (VNIT), Ph.D. (Ongoing)

Biometrics

Projects

Sl.No. Title Name of the PI Name of the CoPIs Funding Agency Amount (Rs.) Project Type Project Status Date of Initiation Date of Completion
1 Cognitive Load Assessment of Visually Impaired Person during Adaptation of New IT Product as well as Assistive Technology Bibhas Sen Dakshina Ranjan Kisku, Tushar Kanti Bera TCS Sponsored Ongoing
2 ADKit: Smartphone-Based Artificial Intelligence Enabled Portable Low-cost Anaemia Detection Kit based on Observation of Nail and Palm Pallor Mamata Dalui Anupam Basu, Suchismita Roy, Bibhas Sen, Dakshina Ranjan Kisku MeitY, Govt. of India Sponsored Ongoing
3 Design and Development of Electro-hydrodynamic Inkjet Printing System Shibendu Sekhar Roy, Naresh Chandra Murmu Dakshina Ranjan Kisku DST, Govt. of India Sponsored Completed
4 Heterogeneous Face Recognition for Law-enforcemen Dakshina Ranjan Kisku RIG, NIT Durgapur Sponsored Completed
Indexing

19

Google Scholar h-index

35

Google Scholar i10-index

13

Scopus h-index
Awards and Recognitions

Key Awards and Fellowships:

  1. Recipient of IEI Young Engineers Award conferred by The Institution of Engineers (India), India for the year 2012-13.
  2. Elected as Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, London, U. K., May 2019.
  3. Recipient of Sir Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India, April 2016. (Duration: 2016-2021)
  4. Elevated to IEEE Senior Member, August 2015.
  5. Recipient of Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research (MIUR) Research Fellowship, Italian Ministry of Research, Government of Italy, 2006-2007.
  6. Recipient of Outstanding Scientist Award conferred by Centre for Advanced  Research and Design, Venus International Foundation for the year 2017.
  7. Recipient of IEEE/IAPR Student Endorsement Scholarship, International Summer School on Biometrics, IEEE/IAPR, June 2009.
  8. Recipient of IEEE/IAPR Student Endorsement Scholarship, International Summer School on Biometrics, IEEE/IAPR, June 2006.
  9. Recipient of IEEE Travel Award, IEEE Kolkata Section, 2010.
  10. Recipient of International Travel Fellowship for Young Scientists, Scientific & Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB), Govt. of India, 2010.
  11. Recipient of IEI-FCRIT Excellence Award jointly conferred by The Institution of Engineers (India) & FCRIT, January 2019.
  12. Recipient of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Certificate conferred by Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2018.
  13. Recipient of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Certificate conferred by Information Fusion, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2018.
  14. Recipient of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Certificate conferred by Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2017.
  15. Recipient of TUBITAK Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Govt. of Turkey, February 2012.

Others:

  1. Recipient of Certificate of Reviewing conferred by Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, July 2020.
  2. Recipient of Certificate of Reviewing conferred by Image and Vision Computing, Elsevier, April 2020.
  3. Honoured with "Quarterly Franklin Membership" (ID #JS08986) by Editorial Board of London Journals Press, UK, March 2020.
  4. Recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of continued commitment and service to the International Journal of Applied Intelligence, Springer as a Review Board Member, February 2020.
  5. Recipient of Certificate of Reviewing conferred by Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, August 2019.
  6.  
  7. Was nominated for Eminent Engineer's Award, Engineering Council of India, March 2019.   
  8. Recipient of Certificate of Reviewing conferred by Information Fusion, Elsevier, February 2018.
  9. Recipient of Certificate of Reviewing conferred by Computers and Electrical Engineering, Elsevier, November 2017.
  10. Recipient of Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who, USA for the year 2018.
  11. Biography listed in 12th Edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis's Who's Who, USA, 2016-17.
  12. Biography listed in 11th Edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis's Who's Who, USA, 2011-12.
  13. Biography listed in Who's Who in America, Marquis's Who's Who, USA, 2018.
  14. Recipient of MHRD GATE Scholarship, Jadavpur University, 2001.
 
Selection in Research Positions:
  • Was selected for a D.Phil Position offered by Department of Electronics, University of Kent, U.K., 2008.
  • Was selected for a D.Phil Position offered by University of Sussex, U.K., 2008.
  • Was selected for a Visiting Researcher position offered by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010.
  • Was selected for a Researcher position offered by Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 2011.
  • Offered a Postdoc position by Imperial College London, U.K., 2010.
  • Was shortlisted for interview for a Postdoctoral Scientist position by Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University, U.K., February 2014.
  • Was shortlisted for interview for a Postdoc position by University of Saint-Eteinne, France, May 2014.

 

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Liaison Officer, SC-ST Cell, NIT Durgapur, March 11, 2022 - present.

  • Warden, Hall 12, March 27, 2019 - present.

  • Member, Committee for Screening the Applications of Non-teaching post of Pharmacist, March 2022 - present.

  • Member, Committee for Screening the Applications of Non-teaching posts of Officers, March 2022 - present.

  • UG Coordinator, CSE, July 2017 - December 2019.
  • Member, Committee for Formulating Promotional Norms of Non-Teaching Staffs, 2015 – present.

  • Member, Departmental Purchase Committee, CSE, 2018 - present.

  • Mentor, For First Year Students, 2018 - 2019. 

  • Member, Annual Report Committee, 2014 - 2018.

  • Member, Post-based Reservation Roster Committee for Non-Teaching Staffs, December 2017 - present.

  • Member, Post-based Reservation Roster Committee for Faculty Cadres, September 2021 - present.

  • NBA Coordinator, CSE, 2016, 2019.

Contact

Mobile : +91-9434788044 / 9732111234
Email : drkisku@cse.nitdgp.ac.in, drkisku@gmail.com

Miscellaneous

Popular / News Articles / Media Coverage

  1. Our Book "Advances in Biometrics for Secure Human Authentication and Recognition" is getting featured on the technology page "Difference Between". 

  2. I have been featured as a leading expert on face vector by ideXlab.com. https://www.idexlab.com/openisme/topic-face-vector/

  3. "COVID-19 Detection on Chest X-Ray and CT Scan Images Using Multi-image Augmented Deep Learning Model" getting featured in "Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA"; "Washington State Department of Health, USA"; "Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA".   

  4. "COVID-19 Detection on Chest X-Ray and CT Scan Images of Coronavirus Suspected Individuals Using CNN and Image Processing based Data Augmentation", Medium.com, May 2020.

  5. The book "Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention" getting featured in Malaysia's leading news paper Malaymail (Part-1)Malaymail (Part-2).

  6. "The 'New' Type of Identity Theft: Are You Secure?", NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight in the New Jersey based news media Information Today, Inc.!

  7. "The 'New' Type of Identity Theft: Are You Secure?", IGI Global Newsroom, May 2017.

  8. D. R. Kisku, "Design of Certain Robust Unimodal and Multimodal Biometric Systems for Human Identification", SIGMULTIMEDIA, ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 13 - 14, December 2014, ACM.

PhD/Masters Thesis Review:

  • PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, March 2019.

  • M.Tech.(Mechatronics), IIEST, Shibpur, India, August 2021. 

Professional Body Memberships:

  • Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health, U.K.
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Editorials:

  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

  • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Big Data 

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Advances in Applied Sciences

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Biometrics as-a-Service: The Path Ahead?" of IET Biometrics, 2018. (Other Guest Editors: Guodong Guo, Sambit Bakshi, Raul Sanchez-Reillo and Massimo Tistarelli)

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Personalized and Context-sensitive Interfaces in the Wild (PCSIW)", Pattern Recognition Letters, 2016. (Other Guest Editors: Massimo Tistarelli, Maja Pantic, Jeff Cohn, Tae-Kyun Kim, Louis-Philippe Morency)

  • Guest Editor, ICACNI 2013: Special Issue on "Emerging Trends and Advances in Biometrics" for the International Journal of Biometrics, Inderscience.

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Research Innovations in Image and Speech Processing (IJRIISP).

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Computer-Aided Technologies (IJCAX), AIRCCSE

  • Editorial Board Member, Computer Science & Engineering: An International Journal, AIRCCSE

  • Editorial Board Member, Information Engineering and Applied Computing, WHIOCE Publication

  • Advisory Board Member, World Research Journal of Computer Architecture, BioInfo Publication.

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Pattern Intelligence.

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Convergence.

Reviewer for Journals:

  • IEEE Access
  • Image and Vision Computing, Elsevier
  • Applied Intelligence, Springer
  • Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier
  • Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems, De Gruyter
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi
  • Informatics in Medicine Unlocked, Elsevier
  • Information Fusion, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE), IGI Global
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE
  • IET Image Processing
  • Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hindawi
  • Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences, Springer
  • Telecommunication Systems Journal, Springer
  • Computers and Electrical Engineers, Elsevier
  • Sensors, MDPI
  • Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer
  • International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor & Francis
  • Neurocomputing, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Biometrics, Inderscience
  • Image and Vision Computing, Elsevier
  • Frontiers of Computer Science, Springer
  • International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems

Conference/Workshop/Special-Session Organised:

  • Publication Chair, International Conference on Computer Graphics, Image and Signal Processing (CGISP' 22), Guangzhou, China, February 25-27, 2022.

  • Co-Editor, Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Automation and Applications (ICAA2022), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, July 22-24, 2022.

  • Chairman-Organizer, International Symposium on Face Identity Management with Different Face Modalities to be held in conjunction with CCAIRO 2017.

  • Convener, TEQIP-II Sponsored One-day Symposium on "Machine Learning and Applications", NIT Durgapur, March 22, 2017

  • Session Chair, Human-Machine Intelligent Interfaces was held in conjunction with IEEE TENCON 2016.

  • Session Chair, Biometrics Security Artifacts for Identity Management 2016 was held in conjunction with ICACNI 2016. 

  • Track Chair, Bio-Intelligence and Health Technologies track of the IEEE International Conference EmergiTech 2016.

  • Workshop Coordinator, Two Weeks ISTE STTP on Introduction to Design of Algorithms, NIT Durgapur, May 25-30, 2015.

  • Convener, One-Day Workshop on Algorithm Analysis and Design for Data Representation (ADR) 2014

  • Co-Convener, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Sciences (ETES’14), Asansol, India.

  • Publication Chair, National Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Sciences (ETES) 2014.

  • Session Chair, Human Affects in Intelligent Interfaces 2015 was held in conjunction with 4th International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications, and Informatics (ICACCI 2015). 

  • Session Chair, Biometric Security and Sensory Signal Processing 2013 was held in conjunction with ICACNI 2013.

  • Session Chair, Secure Biometric Systems 2012

  • Session Chair, Advances in Multibiometrics Systems (AMS 2011) was held in conjunction with The Eighth International Conference on Information, Communications, and Signal Processing (ICICS 2011).

  • Session Chair, Real-Time Biometrics Systems (RT-BioS 2010) was held in conjunction with 2nd International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT 2010).

  • Session Chair, Biometrics Technologies, and Systems (BTS 2010) was held in conjunction with the International Conference on Security Technology (SecTech 2010).

Talks and Conference Presentations:

  • Delivered a talk on the topic "Restricted Boltzmann Machine for Recommender System" at the Faculty Development Programme on Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approach towards Computer Vision hosted and organized by Dr. B. C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur, March 28 - April 02, 2022.

  • Delivered a talk on the topic "Regression Models, Penalty and Optimization" at the Faculty Development Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning hosted and organized online by Dr. B. C. Roy Polytechnic College, Durgapur, February 15 - 19, 2022.

  • Delivered a talk at TEQIP-III Sponsored One Day Webminer on "Image Enhancements in Machine Vision Applications" organized by Chaibasa Engineering College, Jharkhand on August 28, 2020.

  • Delivered talks as a Sole Resource Person at TEQIP-III Sponsored Three Days Webminar on "Machine Learning Techniques for Biometrics" organized by Chaibasa Engineering College, Jharkhand on May 5-7, 2020.  

  • Delivered a series of lectures at TEQIP-III Sponsored One Day Workshop on "Introduction to Machine Learning" organized by Chaibasa Engineering College, Jharkhand on 24th September 2019.

  • Delivered an Invited Lecture on "Face Recognition: Applications, Challenges and Current Research Trends" at ISEA Sponsored One Week Short Term Course on Biometrics, NIT Durgapur, August 7-11, 2017. (&?)

  • Delivered a talk on "Current Research Interests" at One Day Technical Workshop of Young Faculty Research Fellows of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme, IISc Bangalore, July 28, 2017. 

  • Presented a paper titled "BCP-BCS: Best-Fit Cascaded Matching Paradigm with Cohort Selection using Bezier Curve for Individual Recognition" at ACCV 2016, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, November 24, 2016.

  • Presented a paper titled "A Novel Approach to Attend Faces in the Crowd through Relative Visual Saliency" at IEEE TENCON 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, November 25, 2016.

  • Delivered a post-doctoral joining talk on "Design of Certain Robust Unimodal and Multimodal Biometric Systems for Human Identification" at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2012. (4 hours 30 Minutes Talk !)

  • Presented a paper titled "Multispectral Palm Image Fusion for Biometric Authentication using Ant Colony Optimization" at IAPR/IEEE 1st International Workshop on Emerging Techniques and Challenges for Hand based Biometrics (ETCHB 2010) in conjunction with the ICPR 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.

  • Presented a paper titled "Multisensor Biometrics Evidence Fusion for Person Authentication using Wavelet Decomposition and Monotonic-Decreasing Graph" at 7th IEEE International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR 2009), ISI Kolkata, India, 2009.

  • Presented a poster titled "Face Recognition by Searching the Maximized Posteriori Attributes on Salient Landmarks for Fusion via Graph Relaxation Cycles" at IEEE/IAPR 6th International Summer School on Biometrics, Alghero, Italy, 2009.

  • Presented a paper titled "A Novel Approach to Offline Signature Verification using Gaussian Empirical Rule" at 6th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2007), Swindon, United Kingdom, 2007.

External Assignments:

  • Member, Board of Studies (BoS), Haldia Institute of Technology, India.

  • Member, Biometrics Sectional Committee LITD 32 under Bureau of Indian Standards since April 2020. National Mirror Committee to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 37. (Link)

  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee/Council, Asansol Institute of Engineering & Management - Polytechnic, India, February 2020 - present.
  • Attended as a member at 1st Doctoral Scrutiny Council Meeting under the Faculty of Engineering, BPUT, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, October 2019.
  • Moderator, UG Part-II & III Question Papers, Computer Science, Sidho Kanho Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India, January 2019. 
  • Reviewer for a Research Proposal to Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala, 2018.
  • Reviewer, Research Proposal to SERC, DST, 2010.
  • Expert Member, Screening Committee Meeting for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACPS) for Group ‘A’ Officer at NITTTR Kolkata, September 2018.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee Meeting for the post of Senior Administrative Officer at NITTTR Kolkata, September 2018.
  • Paper Setter, Integral University, Lucknow, U.P., India, 2017.
  • Principal Member, 'Information Systems Security and Biometrics' Sectional Committee, LITD 17 under Bureau of Indian Standards, Since September 2016.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee Meeting for Selection of Faculty Members at NITTTR Kolkata, June 2015.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee Meeting for Recruitment in various posts at NITTTR Kolkata, May 2015.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee Meeting for Recruitment in various posts at NITTTR Kolkata, March 2015.
  • Expert Member, Screening Committee Meeting for Recruitment in various posts at NITTTR Kolkata, February 2015.
  • University Station Supervisor, West Bengal University of Technology, 2005, 2009.
  • Expert Member, Selection Committee for Recruitment of Faculty for Burdwan University Affiliated Colleges, 2012.
  • Paper Setter, Burdwan University Affiliated Degree Engineering Colleges, 2003.

Workshop/Conference/Meeting Attended:

  • Participated in the Online 6th LITD 32 Biometrics Sectional Committee Meeting hosted by Bureau of Indian Standards, January 03, 2022.
  • Participated in the Online 5th LITD 32 Biometrics Sectional Committee Meeting hosted by Bureau of Indian Standards, February 04, 2021. 
  • Participated in the Virtual ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 37 Working Groups (WG2, WG3, WG4, WG6) Meetings hosted by International Organization for Standardization, July 6-17, 2020.
  • Participated in a Short Term Course on Wavelets and their Application in Signal and Image Processing at IIT Bhu, Varanasi, December 21-25, 2017.
  • Participated in a Workshop for Presentations of Research Works of Visvesvaraya Ph.D. Research Scholars at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, November 16-18, 2017.
  • Participated in an Annual Research Meet and Award Ceremony 2017 at Radha Regent, Chennai, India, November 11, 2017.
  • Participated in One Day Technical Workshop of Young Faculty Research Fellows of the Visvesvaraya PhD Scheme at IISc., Bangalore, July 28, 2017.
  • Participated in a Meeting of LITD 17 on Privacy Information Management System, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India, June 21, 2017.
  • Participated and presented a paper at ACCV 2016, Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan, November 20-24, 2016.
  • Participated and presented a paper at IEEE TENCON 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, November 22-25, 2016.
  • Participated and chaired two sessions including a special session at ICACNI 2016, NIT Rourkela, September 22-24, 2016.
  • Participated in One Week ISTE STTP Coordinators Workshop on "Introduction To Design of Algorithms", NMEICT Programme, IIT Kharagpur, India, March 16 - 20, 2015.
  • Participated in Two Days Microsoft Ed_Vantage Faculty Summit Programme, Hyderabad, India, September 26-27, 2013.
  • Participated in One Week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on "Applications of Soft Computing in Engineering", Asansol Engineering College, India, July 01-06, 2013.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on "National Mission on Education Through ICT (NMEICT)", NIT Durgapur, India, June 2013.
  • Participated in 27th National Convention on Latest Advancements in Computer Engineering at Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur, India to Receive IEI Young Engineers Award, February 4, 2013.
  • Participated and presented a paper at IAPR/IEEE 1st International Workshop on Emerging Techniques and Challenges for Hand based Biometrics (ETCHB 2010) in conjunction with the ICPR 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.
  • Participated and presented a paper at 7th IEEE International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR 2009), Kolkata, India, 2009.
  • Participated in 5 Days IEEE/IAPR 6th International Summer School on Biometrics, Alghero, Italy, 2009.
  • Participated and presented a paper at 6th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2007), Swindon, United Kingdom, 2007.
  • Participated in 5 Days IEEE/IAPR 3rd International Summer School on Biometrics, Alghero, Italy, 2006.
  • One Day Workshop on "Recent Advances in Biometric Systems", IIT Kanpur, India, December 2005.
  • Workshop on "Unified Modelling Language and Rational Rose", Asansol Engineering College, Asansol, India, 2004.

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