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VINEETH N BALASUBRAMANIAN

Postdoctoral Researcher
Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287
 (480) 544 – 5182, vineeth.nb@asu.edu, http://www.public.asu.edu/~vnallure
RESEARCH INTERESTS
CORE EXPERTISE Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Human-centered
Multimedia Computing, Uncertainty Quantification, Information Fusion
APPLICATION DOMAINS Assistive and Rehabilitative Technologies, Healthcare Systems, Biometrics
EDUCATION
Ph.D. (Computer Science) 2010
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ CGPA: 4.17/4.00
Masters in Technology (Computer Science) 2003
Sri Sathya Sai University, India CGPA: 5.00/5.00
Masters in Science (Math) 2001
Sri Sathya Sai University, India CGPA: 4.97/5.00
Bachelors in Science (Math) 1999
Sri Sathya Sai University, India CGPA: 4.95/5.00

HONORS & AWARDS


 PhD Dissertation nominated for Outstanding PhD Thesis Award, Department of Computer
2010
Science, Arizona State University (ASU)
 Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate & Professional Student Association
2010
(GPSA), ASU
 IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Volunteer/Student Travel Grant 2010
 IEEE Computers in Cardiology Rosanna Deganni Young Investigator Award finalist 2009
 Senior Design Project Funding award, Fulton School of Engineering, ASU 2009-10
 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Conference Travel Grant award;
2009
ASU GPSA Travel Grant award
 Winner, Entrepreneurship Advantage Program (EAP), Office of Public Affairs, ASU for
2008-09
research on a Head-based Communications Tool for Autistic Children ($2000)
 Co-author, Best Paper Award, IEEE HAVE (Haptic Audio Video Environments) Workshop,
2008
Ottawa, Canada
 NASA MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) Scholars Mentor,
2008
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields
 Graduate College Conference Travel Grant award, ASU 2008
 Future Faculty Fellow, Selected to participate in University-wide Preparing Future Faculty
2007-08
(PFF) program, Arizona State University
 Invited to membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Arizona State University for
2007
academic success in the graduate program
 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India, Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in
2003
Masters of Technology program
 Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Bachelors of Science (Math) program 1999
 NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) Scholarship awarded by NCERT (National 1994 -
Council of Educational Research and Training), India 2001
WORK EXPERIENCE

TEACHING Teaching Associate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Aug 2005 –
Arizona State University May 2010
CSE/EEE 230 - Computer Organization/Assembly Language Programming 2007-10
CSE 220 – Programming for Computer Engineering 2006-07
CSE 355 – Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science 2005-06

Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Sep 2010 -


RESEARCH Computing (CUbiC), Arizona State University present
 Machine learning and pattern recognition techniques for person-centered assistive and
rehabilitative technologies (Collaboration with California State University Long Beach)
 Conformal predictors for reliable confidence estimation in healthcare systems
 Social Interaction Assistant to help individuals with visual impairments experience enriched
dyadic interactions
 Music Intervention-Computer Adaptive Tool (MI-CAT), a web-based interactive tool to
suggest personalized music interventions for dementia patients (Collaboration with ASU
School of Music and Banner Alzheimer Institute)
 Retail Shopping Assistant to help individuals with visual impairments shop independently
(Collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas and National Federation for the Blind)
Research Associate, Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC), Aug 2005 –
Arizona State University Aug 2010
 Perceptual Training in Computer-Aided Medical Diagnosis: A computer-aided system based
on eye gaze tracking to train and support radiologists (Collaboration with Mayo Clinic).
 Confidence Estimation in Computer-Aided Medical Diagnosis: A clinical decision support
system for diagnosis/prognosis of cardiac patients who have undergone a Drug Eluting Stent
procedure (Collaboration with Advanced Cardiac Specialists, Arizona).
 Wearable Social Interaction Assistant to help individuals with visual impairments experience
enriched social interactions; including components on head pose estimation, multimodal
person recognition, haptic user interfaces and reliable confidence estimation.
 Ambient Interactive Shopping Environment to help individuals with visual impairments shop
independently using RFID based technology; including components on system design,
database and proximity sensor components of the project.
 Dimensionality Reduction Toolbox: A C#-based open-source dimensionality reduction
toolbox that has been made publicly available under the GNU license.
 3D Visualizations of Medical Images using the Marching Cubes algorithm (Collaboration with
Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling (PRISM), ASU)
 Movement Analysis of Novice and Expert Surgeons in Surgical Tasks (Collaboration with
Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Arizona)
Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Sri Jun 2002 –
Sathya Sai University, India Mar 2003
 Multi-Resolution Based Image Mosaicing, managed and funded by Defence Research
Development Organization, India - included components on automated video mosaicing and
scene change detection techniques in the MPEG compressed domain

Applications Engineer, Oracle Corporation Oct 2003 –


INDUSTRY Jul 2005
 Software application research and development on Java (J2EE), XML, PL/SQL, Oracle DB.
 Designed and developed new functionality and maintained existing functionality of the
product line; handled critical customer issues across the world.
PUBLICATIONS
PATENTS
1. S Krishna, T McDaniel, V Balasubramanian, D Colbry, S Panchanathan, Vibrotactile Communication for
Social Interaction, US Patent Provisional M9-051P, Jan 2009-2010.

JOURNALS/BOOK CHAPTERS

5. S. Marcel, C. McCool, S. Chakraborty, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, J.Nolazco, L. Garcia, R.


Aceves, et al., On the Results of the First Mobile Biometry (MOBIO) Face and Speaker Verification
Evaluation, Lecture Notes on Computer Science (ICPR 2010 Contest Series), 2010.

4. S. Nataraju, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, An Integrated Approach to Visual Attention


Modeling for Saliency Detection in Videos, Springer book on Machine Learning for Vision-based Motion
Analysis, Springer book series on Pattern Recognition, 2010.

3. V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, Biased Manifold Embedding: Supervised Isomap for Person-


Independent Head Pose Estimation, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. Theory and Applications,
2009, pp. 177-188. (invited article from VISAPP 2007)

2. S Krishna, V Balasubramanian, J Black, S Panchanathan, Person-Specific Characteristic Feature


Selection for Face Recognition, Biometrics: Theory, Methods, and Applications, Wiley Publications,
2008.

1. V Balasubramanian, S Krishna, S Panchanathan, Person-Independent Head Pose Estimation using Biased


Manifold Embedding, Eurasip Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition for
Biometrics, Nov 2007.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/WORKSHOPS

27. V. Balasubramanian, J. Ye, S. Chakraborty, S. Panchanathan, "Kernel Learning for Efficiency


Maximization in the Conformal Predictions Framework", 9th International Conference on Machine
Learning and Applications (ICMLA'10), Washington DC, Dec 2010.

26. S. Chakraborty, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, "Dynamic Batch Size Selection for Batch Mode
Active Learning in Biometrics", 9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications
(ICMLA'10), Washington DC, Dec 2010.

25. S. Krishna, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, "Enriching Social Situational Awareness in Remote


Interactions: Insights and Inspirations from Disability Focused Research", ACM Multimedia 2010 (Brave
New Ideas), Firenze, Italy, Oct 2010.

24. S. Marcel, C. McCool, S. Chakraborty, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, J. Nolazco, L. Garcia, R.


Aceves, et al., "Mobile Biometry (MOBIO) Face and Speaker Verification Evaluation", 20th International
Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR2010), Istanbul, Turkey, Aug 2010.

23. S. Chakraborty, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, "Learning from Summaries of Videos: Applying


Batch Mode Active Learning to Face-based Biometrics", IEEE Computer Society Conference on
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR’10) Workshop on Biometrics, San Francisco, CA, USA,
June 2010.

22. S. Chakraborty, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, "Batch Mode Active Learning for Biometric
Recognition", SPIE International Conference on Biometric Technology for Human Identification, SPIE
Defense, Security & Sensing, Orlando, Florida, USA, Apr 2010.

21. M. Alzubadi, V. Balasubramanian, J. A. Black, A. Patel, S. Panchanathan, “What Catches a Radiologist’s


Eye? A Comprehensive Comparison of Feature Types for Saliency Prediction”, SPIE Medical Imaging, San
Diego, CA, Feb 2010.
20. V. Balasubramanian, S. Chakraborty, S. Krishna, S. Panchanathan, "Human-Centered Machine Learning
in a Social Interaction Assistant for Individuals with Visual Impairments", Symposium on Assistive
Machine Learning for People with Disabilities at Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Dec 2009.

19. V. Balasubramanian, S. Chakraborty, S. Panchanathan, "Online Active Learning using Conformal


Predictions", Workshop on Analysis and Design of Algorithms for Interactive Machine Learning at Neural
Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Dec 2009.

18. S. Nataraju, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan, "Learning Attention Based Saliency in Videos from
Human Eye Movements", IEEE Workshop on Motion and Video Computing (WMVC), Snowbird, UT, Dec
2009.
17. V. Balasubramanian, S. Chakraborty, S. Panchanathan, "Generalized Query by Transduction for Online
Active Learning", IEEE ICCV 2009 International Workshop on Online Learning for Computer Vision,
Kyoto, Japan, Oct 2009.
16. V Balasubramanian, RK Gouripeddi, J Vermillion, A Bhaskaran, RM Siegel, S Panchanathan, "Support
Vector Machine Based Conformal Predictors for Risk of Complications Following a Coronary Drug Eluting
Stent Procedure." Computers in Cardiology 2009 (CinC 2009), Park City, UT, Sep 2009 (Paper selected
for the Young Investigator Award final)
15. RK Gouripeddi, V. Balasubramanian, J Harris, A Bhaskaran, RM Siegel, S Panchanathan, "Ranking
Predictors of Complications following a Drug Eluting Stent Procedure using Support Vector
Machines." Computers in Cardiology 2009 (CinC 2009), Park City, UT, Sep 2009
14. R. Gouripeddi, V. Balasubramanian, J. Harris, A. Bhaskaran, R. Siegel, S. Panachanathan, "Predicting
risk of complications following a Drug Eluting Stent Procedure: a SVM approach for imbalanced data."
The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Albuquerque, NM, Aug
2009
13. V. Balasubramanian, S. Chakraborty, S. Panchanathan, "Confidence Estimation in Pattern Classification:
An Analysis with Head Pose Estimation", Technical Report TR-09-12, School of Computing and
Informatics, Arizona State University, Jul 2009.
12. S. Krishna, T. McDaniel, V. Balasubramanian, D. Colbry, S. Panchanathan, "Haptic Belt for Delivering
Nonverbal Cues to People who are Blind/Visually Impaired", CSUN's 24th Annual International
Conference - Technology and Persons with Disabilities (CSUN 2009) Los Angeles, CA, Mar 2009.
11. McDaniel, T.; Krishna, S.; Balasubramanian, V.; Colbry, D.; Panchanathan, S., "Using a haptic belt to
convey non-verbal communication cues during social interactions to individuals who are blind,"
published at Haptic Audio visual Environments and Games, 2008. HAVE 2008. IEEE International
Workshop on , pp.13-18, 18-19 Oct 2008 (Best Paper Award)
10. S Krishna, D Colbry, J Black, V N Balasubramanian, S Panchanathan, A Systematic Requirements
Analysis and Development of an Assistive Device to Enhance the Social Interaction of People Who are
Blind or Visually Impaired, ECCV Workshop on Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired
(CVAVI'08), Marseille, France, Oct 2008.
9. S Panchanathan, N C Krishnan, S Krishna, T McDaniel, V N Balasubramanian, Enriched Human-Centered
Multimedia Computing through Inspirations from Disabilities and Deficit-Centered Computing Solutions.
3rd International Workshop on Human-Centered Computing, ACM Multimedia, Vancouver, Oct 2008.
8. V Balasubramanian, S Chakraborty, S Panchanathan, Multiple Cue Integration in Transductive
Confidence Machines for Head Pose Classification, IEEE International Workshop on Online Learning for
Classification (in conjunction with CVPR’08), Alaska, Jun 2008.
7. S Krishna, S Panchanathan, T Hedgpeth, C Juillard, V Balasubramanian, N C Krishnan, A Wearable
Wireless RFID System for Accessible Shopping Environments, 3rd Intl Conference on Body Area Networks
(BodyNets’08), Tempe, AZ, Mar 2008.
6. S Krishna, V Balasubramanian, N C Krishnan, T Hedgpeth, The iCARE Ambient Interactive Shopping
Environment, California State University, Northridge, Center on Disabilities' 23rd Annual International
Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2008), Los Angeles, CA, Mar 2008.
5. Panchanathan, S.; Krishna, S.; Black, J.A.; Balasubramanian, V., Human Centered Multimedia
Computing: A New Paradigm for the Design of Assistive and Rehabilitative Environments, International
Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Networking, 2008. ICSCN '08, 4-6 Jan 2008.
4. V N Balasubramanian, J Ye, S Panchanathan, “Biased Manifold Embedding: A framework for Person-
Independent Head Pose Estimation”, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern
Recognition (CVPR’07), Minneapolis, USA, Jun 2007.
3. V N Balasubramanian, S Panchanathan, “Biased Manifold Embedding for Person-Independent Head Pose
Estimation”, 2nd Intl Conference on Comp Vision Theory and Applications, Barcelona, Mar 2007.
2. K Kahol, N C Krishnan, V N Balasubramanian, S Panchanathan, M Smith, J Ferrara, “Measuring
movement expertise in surgical tasks”, 14th Annual ACM Conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA,
USA, Oct 2006.
1. Vineeth NB, Krishnamoorthy B, G.V.Prabhakar Rao, “Mosaicing of MPEG compressed video: a unified
approach”, SPIE International Symposium on Optical Science and Engineering, Denver, CO, Aug 2004.

OTHER
 D Merrill, S Krishna, V Balasubramanian, S Panchanathan, “The iCARE Social Interaction Assistant”,
Fulton Undergraduate Research Internship (FURI) Symposium, Arizona State University, 2007.
 V N Balasubramanian, “Towards Task-based Gestemes: Surgical Gesture Recognition using Maximum
Mutual Information Neural Networks”, Research in Engineering & Applied Sciences (REAS) Symposium,
Arizona State University, 2006.

PRESENTATIONS/TALKS
 Kernel Learning for Efficiency Maximization in the Conformal Predictions Framework, CUbiC Seminar
Series, ASU, May 2010
 Generalized Query by Transduction for Online Active Learning, IEEE ICCV 2009 International Workshop
on Online Learning for Computer Vision, Kyoto, Japan, Oct 2009
 Support Vector Machine Based Conformal Predictors for Risk of Complications Following a Coronary Drug
Eluting Stent Procedure, Computers in Cardiology 2009 (CinC 2009), Park City, UT, Sep 2009 (Young
Investigator Award finalist)
 Conformal Predictions for Multimedia Pattern Recognition, CUbiC Seminar Series, ASU, Sep 2008
 Active Learning for Images and Videos, Machine Learning seminar series, ASU, Fall 2008
 A Wearable Wireless RFID System for Accessible Shopping Environments, 3rd Intl Conference on Body
Area Networks (BodyNets’08), Tempe, AZ, Mar 2008
 Manifold Learning, Machine Learning seminar series, Arizona State University, Summer 2007
 Biased Manifold Embedding for Person-Independent Head Pose Estimation, 2nd Intl Conference on Comp
Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP’07), Barcelona, Mar 2007.
 Towards Task-based Gestemes: Surgical Gesture Recognition using Maximum Mutual Information Neural
Networks, Research in Engineering & Applied Sciences (REAS) Symposium, ASU, 2006.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
 Local Arrangements Co-chair, ACM Multimedia, 2011
 Program Committee, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2011
 Demos Co-chair, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Video Environments and Games, 2010
 Reviewing Activities: International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI),
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JCVIR), Springer book on Machine Learning
for Vision-based Motion Analysis, IEEE WACV 2011; Assisted in reviewing papers submitted to IEEE
Multimedia, IET Journal, Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, I2MTC 2010, ICIP 2007-
present, ICME 2007-09, ICPR 2008, ICVGIP 2008, WACV 2008.
 Professional Membership: ACM SIGACCESS (Special Interest Group on Accessibility), IEEE Computer
Society, IEEE Communications Society, Technical Committee of IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine
Intelligence
MENTORING ACTIVITIES
Current Shayok Chakraborty (PhD in Computer Science), Hemanth Kumar (PhD in Computer Science)
Past  Ramkiran Gouripeddi (Masters in Biomedical Informatics) – thesis nominated for the Western
Association of Graduate Schools and University Microfilms International’s Distinguished
Master’s Thesis Award, 2010.
 Sunaad Nataraju (Masters in Computer Science), completed Jan 2010.
 NASA MUST Scholars Mentor for David Hayden, undergraduate student, 2008-09
 ASU Fulton Undergraduate Research Internship (FURI) program mentor for Daniel Merrill, senior
undergraduate student, 2007-08.
 Undergraduate Capstone Project Research Advisor, Computer Science and Engineering, ASU
(Led teams of 5-6 undergraduate students in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10)
GRANTS/FUNDING ACTIVITIES
 NSF IGERT, Person-centered Technologies and Practices for Individuals with Disabilities, $2,990,159
(2010)
o Role: Participating research faculty and co-author of proposal
o PI: Sethuraman Panchanathan (ASU) and Forouzan Golshani (California State University Long Beach)
o Status: Preliminary proposal selected for final phase, final proposal under review
 NSF Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities, A Requirements Engineering Methodology for Engaging
People who are Blind in System Design and a Case Study with the Retail Shopping Assistant
Prototype, $450,000 (2010)
o Role: Postdoctoral researcher and co-author of proposal
o PI: Ken Peffers (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and Sethuraman Panchanathan (ASU)
o Status: Under review
 NIH R01 (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine), Development of a
Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) to guide Music Intervention for Dementia Patients, $600,000
(2010)
o Role: Postdoctoral researcher and co-author of proposal
o PI: Kay Norton (ASU)
o Status: Rejected, currently seeking funding from Alzheimer/dementia related foundations
 NSF IIS Human-Centered Computing, Social Interaction Assistant for Individuals with Visual
Impairments, $500,000 (2009)
o Role: Graduate student and co-author of proposal
o PI: Sethuraman Panchanathan (ASU)
o Status: Rejected, request to resubmit in 2010
 NSF Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation, e-REACH (enriching REsearch Advancements through
Collaborative TecHnologies), $1,500,000 (2009)
o Role: Graduate student and co-author of proposal
o PI: Sethuraman Panchanathan (ASU)
o Status: Preliminary proposal selected for final phase, final proposal rejected
 ASU Entrepreneurship Advantage Program, Head-based Communications Tool for Autistic Children,
$2,000 (2008)
o Role: PI and lead author of proposal
o PI: Vineeth Balasubramanian
o Status: Funded
 NSF IIS Human-Centered Computing Exploratory, iCARE Ambient Interactive Shopping Environment,
$157,000 (2007)
o Role: Graduate student and co-author of proposal
o PI: Terri Hedgpeth (ASU)
o Status: Funded