Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
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Web Address: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ram_Sarkar

Education
DegreeYearUniversity

Ph.D. 2012 Jadavpur University
M.E. 2005 Jadavpur University
B.Sc 2000 University of Calcutta
B.Tech 2003 University of Calcutta

Teaching Experience (5)
 
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Professor 2021, May to Till Date
Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2018, June to 2021, April
Jadavpur University Assistant Professor 2008, April to 2018, June
MCKV Institute of Engineering Lecturer 2006, August to 2008, April
Murshidabad College of Engineering & Technology Lecturer 2005, June to 2006, August
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Image and Video Processing, Computer Vision
Courses Taught/Teaching
Computer Organization (BCSE), Computer Organization and Architecture (MCA), Artificial Intelligence (MCA), Principles of Programming Languages (MTCT), C & C++ Programming Languages (Theory and lab), Numerical Methods (Theory and lab), Computer Graphics (Lab), Basic Electronics (Lab).
Research Area
Document Image Processing, Evolutionary Algorithm, Feature Selection, Medical Image Analysis, Human Action Recognition, Microarray Data, Facial Emotion Recognition, Speaker and Language Identification from Audio Signals, Scene Text Recognition, and Class Imbalance.

UG research team has developed a Python package for Feature Selection using Nature-inspired Optimization Algorithms: https://pypi.org/project/Py-FS/
Experience
16+ Years
Conference Papers Published (109)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Genetic Dropout: An application to Handwritten Indic Script Classification 6th International Conference on Emerging Applications of Information Technology (EAIT-2020) 2021 S. Chakraborty, R. Mondal, P. K. Singh, R. Sarkar, M. Nasipuri -
Removal of Salt and Pepper noise: a Game Theoretic Approach IEEE Calcutta Conference (CALCON-2020) 2020 K. Mukhopadhyay, R. Bose, A. Mondal, S. K. Bera, S. Bhowmik, R. Sarkar -
Circuit Component Detection in Offline Hand-drawn Electrical/Electronic Circuit Diagram IEEE Calcutta Conference (CALCON-2020) 2020 A. Bhattacharya, S. Roy, N. Sarkar, S. Malakar, R. Sarkar -
Imbalance Rectification using Venn Diagram based Ensemble of Undersampling Methods for Disease Datasets Congress on Intelligent Systems, CIS-2020, Springer AISC book series 2020 S. Das, S. D. Roy, S. Sen, R. Sarkar -
An Ensemble Approach for Handling Class Imbalanced Disease Datasets International Conference on Machine Intelligence and Data Science Applications (MIDAS) 2020 in association with NGCT Society 2020 S. S. Shaw, S. Ahmed, S. Malakar, R. Sarkar -
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Journal Papers Published (129)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

FuzzyGCP: A Deep Learning Architecture for Automatic Spoken Language Identification from Speech Signals Expert Systems With Applications, Elsevier 2021 A. Garain, P. K. Singh, R. Sarkar Vol. 168-
A Two-tier Ensemble Approach for Writer Dependent Online Signature Verification Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Springer 2021 D. Banerjee, P. Bhowal, S. Malakar, R. Sarkar -
Hybridization of Ring Theory-based Evolutionary Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization to solve Class Imbalance Problem Complex & Intelligent Systems, Springer 2021 S. Shaw, S. Ahmed, S. Malakar, L. Garcia-Hernandez, A. Abraham, R. Sarkar -
A Bi-stage Feature Selection Approach for COVID-19 Prediction using Chest CT images Applied Intelligence, Springer 2021 S. Sen, S. Saha, S. Chatterjee, S. Mirjalili, R. Sarkar -
Quantum Squirrel inspired Algorithm for Gene Selection in Methylation and Expression data of Prostate Cancer Applied Soft Computing 2021 M. Ghosh, S. Sen, U. Maulik, R. Sarkar Vol. 105, Elsevier-
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Books Published (2)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Feature Selection for Handwritten Word Recognition Using Memetic Algorithm by M. Ghosh, S. Malakar, S. Bhowmik, R. Sarkar, M. Nasipuri Advances in Intelligent Computing, Springer 2019
A Two-stage Approach to Handwritten Indic Script Identification by P. K. Singh, S. Das, R. Sarkar, M. Nasipuri Hybrid Intelligence for Image Analysis and Understanding, Wiley Publishers 2017
Awards(2)
Awarded By Award Name Year

USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Post-doc Fellowship (Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA) 2014
ERASMUS MUNDUS EMMA West Post-doc Fellowship (Univ. of Padova, Italy) [didn't avail] 2013
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (8)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Suman Kumar Bera Preprocessing - a step towards designing efficient Document Image Analyzer Complete 2020
Shemim Begum Some studies on Feature Selection Approaches for Classification of Microarray Data Prof. Ujjwal Maulik, Jadavpur University, Prof. Debasis Chakraborty, Asansol Engineering College Complete 2020
Neelotpal Chakraborty Analysis of Multi-lingual Texts in Digital Images: Inherent Challenges and Probable Solutions Prof. Subhadip Basu Ongoing 2019
Shibaprasad Sen An Integrated Approach towards Online Bangla Handwriting Recognition Prof. Kaushik Roy, West Bengal State University Complete 2019
Samir Malakar A Study on Content Retrieval from Handwritten Documents Prof. Mita Nasipuri Complete 2019
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M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (22)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Averi Ray A Framework for Multi-Lingual Scene-Text Detection Using K-Means++ and Memetic Algorithms 2020
Sabarni Dasgupta Brief Study on Text-line Extraction and Word Extraction for Document Image Dewarping 2020
Shiladittya Paul Brief Study on Prostate Cancer Proteomics using Protein-Protein Interaction Networks 2019
Pronita Mukherjee A Two-stage Approach for Word Searching in Handwritten Document images 2019
Arijit De Segmentation of Conjoint Structures in Pulmonary CTA 2018
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Project Works (6)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Development of Industrial Open Source IoT Hardware and Open Source Software Product Development Principal Investigator DST, Govt. of India 25,00,000/- 3 Years 2018 to 2021 Ongoing
Multi-lingual Text Analytics for Camera-based Handheld Devices Principal Investigator DST, Govt. of India 25,96,440/- 3 Years 2017 to 2020 Complete
Character Segmentation for Unconstrained Handwritten Bangla Word Images: An extension to other Matra-based Indic scripts Principal Investigator Departmental Research Project, Jadavpur University Rs. 50,000/- 1 year 2008 to 2009 Complete
Sanketantar Co-Investigator Society for Natural Language Technology Research Rs. 1,20,000/- 6 months 2009, April to 2009, Sept. Complete
An optical recognition system for handwritten Bangla text and its extension to automatic transcription of pre-formatted form documents Co-Investigator PURSE, DST, Govt. of India Rs. 58,05,000/- (Allotted to CSE Dept.) 3 years 2010 to 2013 Ongoing
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Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)
 
Title

IEEE Senior Member
IEEE Young Professional Affinity Group (Kolkata Section): Executive Committee Member
IEEE Computer Chapter (Kolkata Section): Executive Committee Member
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (23)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

Refresher Course on Data Science and its Application Dept. of CSE and UGC MHRD, JU 2021 Delivered a lecture
AICTE sponsored Phase-II 6-Days STTP Programme- Big Data Analytics Using Soft Computing Tools MCKV Institute of Engineering, Liluah, India 2021 Deliver a lecture
Local Arrangements Chair, ICDCN 2020 Kolkata 2020
Awareness Training on Cyber-physical systems used in Industry 4.0 on AI & Pattern Recognition Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Ishapore, Kolkata 2019 Delivered a lecture
International Workshop on Pattern Analysis and Applications (IWPAA) ISI, Kolkata, India 2017 Attended
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Session chaired (2)
 
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

2nd International Conference on Data Science and Applications (ICDSA 2021) Jadavpur University and Soft Computing Research Society 2021
International Conference on Frontiers in Computing and Systems (COMSYS 2020) Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, West Bengal, India 2020
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Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (3)

Member of CMATER (http://www.cmaterju.org)
Program Officer, National Service Scheme (NSS), JU
Visited PRImA, a research lab in University of Salford, Manchester, UK during 16-22 March, 2014 under TEQIP-II scheme