Dr. Dhiraj Sangwan

Senior Scientist

Work Email: dhiraj@ceeri.res.in
Personal Email: dhirajsangwan@gmail.com
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Research Interest Areas

  • Algorithms: Computer Vision, Digital Image Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning
  • System Design: Hardware Accelerators, Digital Prototyping

Professional Career

Research

  • Senior Scientist @ CSIR-CEERI, Pilani – Sept. 2015 to Present
  • Scientist @ CSIR-CEERI, Pilani – Sept. 2011 to Sept. 2015
  • Research Intern @ CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India – Jan.-April,2004
  • Visiting Researcher @ Hiroshima University, Japan – 11 Jun. 2017 to 01 Jul. 2017
  • Visiting Researcher @ University of Maribor, Slovenia- December. 12 – 23, 2015

Teaching

  •  Adjunct Faculty @ Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), India – May. 2015 to Present
  •  Asst. Professor @ Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Lakshmangarh, India – June,2004-Sept.,2011
  •  Lecturer @ Mody College of Engg. & Technology, Lakshmangarh, India – Oct., 2003-Jan., 2004

Administrative

  • Member, CEERI Senior Secondary School Management Committee
  • Member of CEERI Education Society for CEERI VIDYA MANDIR
  • Member of CEERI KRC committee

Academic Details

  • Ph. D. (2017)
    Research Area: Soft Computing
    Thesis Title: Evolutionary Algorithms for VLSI Applications
    University: Banasthali University, Rajasthan
  • M.Tech. (2003)
    In Instrumentation
    Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • M.Sc. (2001)
    In Electronics
    Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  • B.Sc. (1999)
    In Electronics
    Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

R&D Projects (As PI/CoPI/Activity Lead)

  • Development of damage diagnostic algorithms using novel machine learning techniques
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 246 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: Activity Leader
  • Development of an Image Processing based System for Monitoring Feed Rate of Materials Moving on a Conveyer
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 17 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: CO-Principal Investigator
  • Detection of Threat Objects in Baggage and Food Quality Inspection using Image Processing & Pattern Recognition Techniques for Single view X-Ray Scanners & Development of Near 3D Image Visualization Software For Dual view X-Ray Scanner
    Industry Sponsored Project: M/s. Krystal Vision Pvt. Ltd, Pune
    Project Budget: Rs. 60.17 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2017 – 2018
    My Role: Alternate Project Leader
  • Healthcare Home Assistance System : Human Fall Detection in 360 Degree Videos
    Collaborative R&D Project Funded: M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
    Project Budget: Rs. 20.55 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI and Samsung Research Institute (SRI), India
    Duration: 2017 – 2018
    My Role: Technical Lead
  • Observation of Appearance and physiological parameters in elderly to assess the aptness of their independent living
    R&D Project Funded by: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 17.79 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and Univ. of Maribor, Slovenia
    Duration: 2015-2018
    My Role: CO-Principal Investigator
  • Development of 3D Rigid and Flexible Endoscopes for Examination of Dentures
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 60.0 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2016-2018
    My Role: Alternate Project Leader
  • Engineering of Disaster Mitigation & Health Monitoring for Safe & Smart Built Environment (EDMISSIBLE)
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee
    Duration: 2012-2017
    My Role: CO-Principal Investigator
  • Innovative Technology for Health Assessment and Damage Mitigation of Structures (I-HEAL)
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and CSIR-SERC, Chennai
    Duration: 2012-2017
    My Role: CO-Principal Investigator
  • Advanced Instrumentation Solutions for Health Care & Agro-Based Applications (ASHA)
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh
    Duration: 2012-2017
    My Role: CO-Principal Investigator

R&D Projects (As Team Member)

  • Human Action Recognition System for Industrial Activity Monitoring
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 97.31 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: Team Member
  • Human Fatigue and Drowsiness Detection Applicable to Drivers and Industrial Workers
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 65.06 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: Team Member
  • AI based Healthcare Systems
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 20.01 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: Team Member
  • Design and development of remote 3D Virtual Reality(VR) system framework with cloud connection for Heritage Structures
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Project Budget: Rs. 100.0 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Duration: 2018-2020
    My Role: Team Member
  • Non-Intrusive Healthcare Analytics
    Collaborative R&D Project Funded: M/s. Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
    Project Budget: Rs. 10.00 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI and Samsung Research Institute (SRI), India
    Duration: 2018 – 2019
    My Role: Team Member
  • Behavioural Video and Audio Analytics System
    Sponsored Research Project Funded by: United White Metals Limited, Mumbai – 400101, India.
    Project Budget: Rs. 196.12 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI)
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and Comm-IT Israel
    Duration: 2017 – 2019
    My Role: Team Member
  • Development of Computer Vision Algorithms for UAVs
    R&D Project Funded by: Grant-in-aid (National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India)
    Project Budget: Rs. 20.0 Lakhs (For CSIR-CEERI) Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and CSIR-NAL Bangalore
    Duration: 2017 – 2018
    My Role: Team Member
  • Development of Advanced Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficient Processes for Utilization of Iron ore Resources of India
    R&D Project Funded by: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India
    Participating Institutes: CSIR-CEERI Pilani and CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar
    Duration: 2007-2012
    My Role: Team Member

Invited Talks / Lectures/Selection Committee

  • “Deep Learning for Computer Vision”: Expert talk in 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Information Technology (ICIIT), CEG, Anna University, Chennai on December, 13,2018
  • Technical Seminar in TAOYAKA PROGRAM at Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan on 20/6/2017. Delivered a Lecture on topic “Gesture Recognition using Kinect for Elderly Care”
  • Delivered an expert talk at Global Institute of Technology, Jaipur in “National Conference on Recent Trends in Computer and Communication Technology (RTCCT-2015)” on 22 May 2015.
  • Advisory Committee member for the National Conference on Recent Trends in Computer and Communication Technology at Global Institute of Technology,2015, Jaipur.
  • Visited RIET Jaipur for an expert talk, having discussions with students and faculty member of ECE Dept., and accessing the students for their RTU Practical Examination on 21-22 December 2012.
  • Delivered an Expert Talk on Image Processing for the Short Term Course (STC) on Recent Trends in Electronics and Communication Engineering (June 25-June 29, 2012), MNIT, Jaipur, India.
  • Selection Committee expert for Project Fellow Selection of UGC Sponsored Project “An Agent-based tool for prediction, analysis, reporting and dispensing of climate data”, September, 22, 2012.

Publications

  • Total Research Publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals/Conferences: ~27

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