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     Soumen Bag

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Computer Science and Engineeing
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Partha Bhowmick and Dr. Gaurav Harit (IIT Rajasthan)
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2008 :: In progress
AddressC/O- Sasankasekhar Bag, Konnagar, P.O.- Ghatal, Dist- Paschim Medinipur, Pin- 721212, West Bengal, India
Phone+91-9433341409
Emailsoumen@cse.iitkgp.ernet.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.NIT DurgapurComputer Science and Engineering (Specialization in Information Technology)2008
BEREC (presently NIT) DurgapurComputer Science and Engineering2003
12Midnapore Collegiate SchoolScience1998
10Ghatal Vidyasagar High SchoolGeneral1996

Research Areas
  • OCR for Indian scripts, Document Image Analysis, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition

Skills
  • C, C plus plus, Matlab 7.0, OpenCV 2.0

Awards
  • Gold medal for standing first class first in M.Tech. at NIT Durgapur, 2008.
  • National Scholarship for Higher Secondary Examination, 1998
  • National Scholarship for Secondary Examination, 1996
  • Certificate of A examination under the authority of Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India, 1994.

Experience
  • Worked as a Lecturer (CSE and IT) in Bengal College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Bidhannagar, Durgapur, West Bengal, India from 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006.

Teaching Experience
  • Data Structure and Algorithm(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (2 terms)
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (3 terms)
  • Operating System(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (2 terms)
  • Computer Organization and Architecture(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (1 terms)
  • Introduction to Computing(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (1 terms)
  • System Analysis and Design(L) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (1 terms)
  • Data Structure and Algorithm(P) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (2 terms)
  • Computer Graphics(P) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (2 terms)
  • Introduction to Computing(P) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (1 terms)
  • Database Management System(P) at BCET, Durgapur 01/01/2004 to 15/06/2006 (1 terms)
  • Data Structure(L) at NIT Durgapur 04/08/2006 to 15/05/2008 (1 terms)
  • Data Structure(P) at NIT Durgapur 04/08/2006 to 15/05/2008 (1 terms)
  • Programming and Data Structure(P) at IIT Kharagpur Autumn 2008 and Spring 2009 (2 terms)
  • Digital Image Processing(T) at IIT Kharagpur Autumn 2009 (1 terms)
  • Advanced Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision(T) at IIT Kharagpur Spring 2010 and 2011 (2 terms)
  • Programming and Data Structure(T) at IIT Kharagpur Autumn 2010 (1 terms)
  • Algorithms for Bioinformatics(T) at IIT Kharagpur Autumn 2011 (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • MHRD, Govt. of India Scholarship from July, 2006 to May, 2008
  • MHRD, Govt. of India Scholarship from July, 2008 to July, 2012
  • CSIR India International Travel Grant to attend ICIP 2010
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society International Travel Grant to attend ICIP 2010
  • IIT Kharagpur Institute Internatinal Travel Grant to attend J-MOCR-AND 2011
  • Microsoft Research India International Travel Grant to attend J-MOCR-AND 2011

Papers Published in Journals
  • An improved contour-based thinning method for character images by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit Pattern Recognition Letters Elsevier, vol. 32, no. 14, pp. 1836-1842 (2011)
  • Topographic feature extraction for Bengali and Hindi character images by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit Signal and Image Processing-An International Journal AIRCC, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 181-196 (2011)
  • Skeletonizing character images using a modified medial axis-based strategy by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI) WSPC, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1035-1054 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • A statistical nonparametric approach of face recognition-Combination of Eigenface and modified K-means clustering by Soumen Bag, Soumen Barik, Prithwiraj Sen, and Gautam Sanyal International Conference on Information Processing I. K. Int. Pub. House, 198-204 (2008)
  • A medial axis based thinning strategy for character images by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit National Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Graphics (NCVPRIPG) 67-72 (2010)
  • A medial axis based thinning strategy and structural feature extraction of character images by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) IEEE CS Press, 2173-2176 (2010)
  • A novel topographic feature extraction method for Indian character images by Soumen Bag and Gaurav Harit International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT) Springer-CCIS, vol. 131, part-I, 358-367 (2011)
  • Recognition of Bengali handwritten characters using skeletal convexity and dynamic programming by Soumen Bag, Partha Bhowmick, and Gaurav Harit International Conference on Emerging Applications of Information Technology (EAIT) IEEE CS Press, 265-268 (2011)
  • Topological features for recognizing printed and handwritten Bangla characters by Soumen Bag, Gaurav Harit, and Partha Bhowmick Joint Workshop on Multilingual OCR and Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data (J-MOCR-AND) at International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) ACM Digital Library, Article no. 10 (2011)
  • An efficient face recognition approach using PCA and minimum distance classifier by Soumen Bag and Goutam Sanyal International Conference on Image Information Processing (ICIIP) IEEE CS Press (2011)
  • Robust binarization of degraded documents using adaptive-cum-interpolative thresholding in a multi-scale framework by Soumen Bag, Partha Bhowmick, Priyaranjan Behera, and Gaurav Harit International Conference on Image Information Processing (ICIIP) IEEE CS Press (2011)
  • Character segmentation of handwritten Bengali text by vertex characterization of isothetic covers by Soumen Bag, Partha Bhowmick, Gaurav Harit, and Arindam Biswas National Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing and Graphics (NCVPRIPG) IEEE CS Press, 21-24 (2011)
  • Detection of structural concavities in character images-A writer-independent approach by Soumen Bag, Partha Bhowmick, and Gaurav Harit Indo-Japan Conference on Perception and Machine Intelligence (PerMIn) Springer-LNCS, vol. 7143, 260-268 (2012)
  • Recognition of Bangla compound characters using structural decomposition by Soumen Bag, Gaurav Harit, and Partha Bhowmick International Conference on Frontiers in handwriting Recognition (ICFHR) (accepted) (2012)

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