R. Venkatesh Babu


I am an associate professor in Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. I received my doctorate degree from the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Thereafter, I held postdoctoral positions at  NTNU, Norway and IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France, through ERCIM fellowship. Subsequently I worked as a research fellow at NTU, Singapore. I spent couple of years working in industry before joining IISc in August 2010.

My research interests span signal processing, compression, machine vision, image/video processing, pattern recognition and multimedia. The challenge of emulating human perception, understanding and decision-making capacity, on problems stemming from real-life applications of multimedia, greatly drives my research focus. Some specific problems in my domain of interest are compressed domain video analysis/processing, video surveillance, visual tracking, event detection, object-based video retrieval and image/video quality assessment. 


Room No: 214
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
India - 560 012.
Phone: (+91)-80 2293 2900
Fax: (+91)-80 2360 2648

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