Dr. Sanjay Singh

Principal Scientist

Work Email: sanjay@ceeri.res.in
Personal Email: sanjay.csirceeri@gmail.com
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Dr. Sanjay Singh
Principal Scientist
Intelligent Systems Group
CSIR – Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI)
(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India)
Pilani – 333031, Rajasthan, India.
Phone No.: +91-9887435675(M)+91-1596-252214(O) / +91-1596-242294(F)
Email: sanjay.csirceeri@gmail.com / sanjay@ceeri.res.in

Areas of Research Interest

  • Algorithms: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • System Design: VLSI based Hardware Accelerators, Prototyping with FPGAs
  • Design Methodologies: Embedded Implementations using GPUs, CPUs, and FPGAs.

Professional Career

    Research

  • Principal Scientist (Sept. 2018 – Present), Intelligent Systems Group / Cognitive Computing Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
  • Senior Scientist (Sept. 2014 – Sept. 2018), Cognitive Computing Group / IC Design Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
  • Scientist (Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2014), IC Design Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
  • Scientist Fellow (Feb. 2009 – Sept. 2011), IC Design Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
  • Senior Project Fellow (Nov. 2007 – Feb. 2009), IC Design Group, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
  • Visiting Researcher (02 Sept. 2019 – 18 Sept. 2019), Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Visiting Researcher (11 Jun. 2017 – 01 Jul. 2017), Hiroshima University, Japan

    Teaching

  • Associate Professor (Sept. 2018 – Present) in Engineering Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), India
  • Assistant Professor (Aug. 2012 – Sept. 2018) in Engineering Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), India
  • Designated Associate Professor (18 Dec. 2017 – 14 Mar. 2018) in Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan

    Scientific Leadership/ Managerial Responsibilities

  • Mission Project Coordinator, CSIR Mission Mode Project on “AI-enabled Technologies and Systems (AITS)” (Total Project Activities: 18; Total Project Budget: 2348.70 Lakhs; Number of Participating CSIR Labs: 15), June 2022 – March 2025.
  • Chief Investigator, MeitY Funded Mutli-institutional Project “Resource Constrained AI” (Leading Institute: CSIR-CEERI, Participating Institutes: IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, and IIIT Allahabad), February 2020 – February 2023
  • Coordinator, For Implementation of Automated Employee Attendance and Tour Management Systems Committee in the Institute, CSIR-CEERI, December 2021 – Present
  • Coordinator, For Implementation of Digital File Signing Process in the Institute, CSIR-CEERI, December 2021 – Present
  • Group Head, Cognitive Computing Group, CSIR-CEERI, June 2019 – August 2020

    Major Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member, Scientific Investigation Board (SIB), CSIR-CEERI [2021 – Present]
  • Member, Purchase Committee / Stores & Purchase Committee, CSIR-CEERI [June 2015 – Present]
  • Member, Allotment Committee, CSIR-CEERI [April 2019 – Present]
  • Member, Computer/IT/Network Committee, CSIR-CEERI [April 2019 – Present]
  • Member, CEERI Senior Secondary School Management Committee [April 2013 – March 2017]
  • Member, Fact Finding Committee constituted by management committee of CEERI Educational Society [April, 2013 – August, 2013]

Academic Details

  • Ph.D. (2015)
    Thesis Title: Hardware Accelerators for Automated Video Surveillance Systems.
    Ph.D. research work was done at CSIR-CEERI Pilani and degree was awarded by Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India.
    Supervisors: Dr. Chandra Shekhar, Distinguished Scientist & Former Director, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India
    and Prof. Anil Vohra, Dean Academic Affairs and Dean R&D, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, India
  • M.Tech. (2007)
    Microelectronics & VLSI Design
    Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
    First Position in University / Gold Medal
  • M.Sc. (2005)
    Electronic Science (VLSI Design)
    Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
    First Position in University / Gold Medal
  • B.Sc. (2003)
    Electronics, Computer Sc., Maths
    Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
    First Position in College & Fourth Position in University

R&D Projects (As Principal Investigator/Co-Principal Investigator): 22

   Industry Funded: 07 | Government Funded (Grant-in-aid): 04 | CSIR Mission Projects: 06 | CSIR FTT: 02 | CSIR-CEERI Funded: 03

  • 22. Resource Constrained AI under MeitY Consortium Project on Development of Application Oriented AI Systems 
    • Funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India
    • Leading/Coordinating Institute: CSIR-CEERI
    • Other Participating Institutes: IIT Indore, IIT Jodhpur, IIIT Allahabad
    • Duration: 2020-2023 (Ongoing)
    • Budget: INR 244.57 Lakhs
    • Role: Coordinator and Principal Investigator
  • 21. Evaluation of Behavioural Video Analytics System 
    • Funded by United White Metals Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2017-2023 (Ongoing)
    • Budget: INR 202.49 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 20. LEATHERGRADE Version 2.0: Development of multi-camera based machine vision system for online leather surface inspection and grading.
    • Funded by CSIR-CEERI
    • Duration: Feb. 2022- Oct. 2022 (Ongoing)
    • Budget: INR 13.60 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 19. Autonomous Drones for Warehouse Management 
    • Funded by Cognizant Technology Solution Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2022 (Ongoing)
    • Budget: 106.20 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 18. AI enabled Multi-modal Sensing System for Non-Contact Monitoring of Vital Signs to Screen COVID-19 Suspects 
    • Funded by CSIR, India
    • Duration: 2021-2022 (Ongoing)
    • Total Project Budget: INR 165.30 Lakhs (INR 23.20 Lakhs for CSIR-CEERI)
    • Other Participating Labs: CSIR-NAL and CSIR-CSIO
    • Role: Principal Investigator (CSIR-CEERI)
  • 17. Development of Software Package for Automated Attendance Management using FRAS and Development of FRAS Units 
    • Funded by CSIR-CEERI
    • Duration: 2021-2022 (Ongoing)
    • Budget: INR 65.00 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 16. 2D RGB Camera Input based Face Anti-Spoofing Solution  
    • Funded by LG Soft India Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 18.58 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 15. Human Action Recognition System for Industrial Activity Monitoring – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 97.31 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 14. Development of Communication Tower Monitoring and Power Line Monitoring Application using Drones – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Collaborating Institute: CSIR-NAL
    • Budget: INR 125.00 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 13. Vision-based Surveillance and Security System – CSIR Security and Surveillance of Vital Installations Mission Mode Project 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 363.80 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 12. CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission: AI Engine Design and Setup 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 309.44 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 11. Development of an Image Processing based System for Monitoring Feed Rate of Materials Moving on a Conveyer 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 14.92 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 10. Human Fatigue and Drowsiness Detection Applicable to Drivers and Industrial Workers – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 123.64 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 09. AI based Healthcare Systems – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project 
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 191.47 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 08. Development of Computer Vision Algorithms for UAV 
    • Funded by CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories, India
    • Duration: 2018-2019 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 46.44 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 07. Non-Intrusive Healthcare Analytics 
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2019 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 67.67 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 06. Chronic Disease Detection (Primarily Cardiac Arrhythmia Detection) 
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2019 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 29.50 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 05. National Programme on Perception Engineering – Phase II for Design of an Embedded System for Low Cost Haptic Rendering of Emotion Expressions to the Blind 
    • Funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India
    • Duration: 2013-2018 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 109.14 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 04. Healthcare Home Assistance System 
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2017-2018 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 20.53 Lakhs
    • Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • 03. Development of Detailed SOW for Behavioural Video Analytics 
    • Funded by United White Metals Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2016-2017 (Completed)
    • Budget: INR 4.78 Lakhs   
    • Role: Principal Investigator 
  • 02. CEERI-IIT Indore Joint R&D Programme -Hardware Realization of Machine Learning Algorithms 
    • Funded by CSIR-CEERI & IIT Indore, India
    • Duration: 2017-2019 (Completed)
    • Budget: 6.00 Lakhs
    • Role: Principal Investigator
  • 01. Design of an Embedded Processor for Smart Camera Systems 
    • Funded by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) , India
    • Duration: 2007-2011 (Completed)
    • Budget: 51.42 Lakhs
    • Role: Technical Lead

Student Guidance

  • Doctoral Students: 06 (Thesis Submitted – 02 + Ongoing – 04)
  • Ongoing M.Tech. Students (Thesis Projects): 02
  • Completed M.Tech. Students (Thesis Projects): 10
  • Lab/Study Oriented Projects of BITS B.E./B.Tech. Students: 90

Awards/Fellowships/Recognition

  • All India Third Rank (Team Leader of Ph.D. Students Team), Engineering Student Festival, 7th India International Science Festival (IISF), December 2021.
  • Padma Bhushan Dr. Amarjit Singh Memorial Foundation Day Award for Recognition of Excellence in Best Technological Solution, Team Leader, CSIR-CEERI, 2021
  • Best Research Paper Award, 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA), Surathkal, India, January 4 – 5, 2020.
  • Second Prize (Team Leader of Master Students of AcSIR and Kurukshetra University) in INNOVISION-2019 Organized by Kurukshetra University Technology Incubation Centre (KUTIC). Oct. 15, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2020.
  • Invited Member of Expert Group, Digital Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Education Research Centre of Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Creation Program, Hiroshima, Japan, 2018-23
  • Sakura Science Program Fellowship, 2017
  • Skoch Transformation Innovation Award for Smart Camera System Technology, 2016
  • Skoch Order-of-Merit Award for Smart Camera System Technology, 2016
  • IEEE Senior Member Elevation, 2016
  • CSIR Scientist Fellowship (2009-2011)
  • National Merit Scholarship (2003-04, 2004-05)
  • University Merit Scholarship (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03)
  • National Level Educational Scholarship from Indian Defense Educational Society (1997-98, 2001-03, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07)
  • Gold Medal for First Position in University in M. Tech.
  • Gold Medal for First Position in University in M. Sc.: Honored by Governor of Haryana, A. R. Kidwai
  • Meritious Position in University during B. Sc.: Award from Higher Education Department, Haryana, India (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03)
  • Merit Certificate for First Position in College during B. Sc. (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03)
  • Meritious Position in 10th: Award from Haryana Development Authority, Narnaul, India

Invited Talks / Lectures

  • 40 (At ITRI Taiwan, BITS Pilani, Hiroshima University Japan, IIT Indore, Kurukshetra University, Thapar University, JC Bose University, GJUST,  …)

Research Collaborations

  • Prof. Idaku Ishii – Professor, Robotics Laboratory, Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Prof. Santanu Chaudhury – Director IIT Jodhpur & Professor (On Lien), Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, India
  • Dr. Aruna Tiwari – Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Indore, India
  • Dr. Deepak Mishra – Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Jodhpur, India
  • Dr. Bibhas Ghoshal – Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad.
  • CSIR-NAL, CSIR-NEERI, CSIR-CMERI, and CSIR-IGIB

International Research Collaboration Visits

  • Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Purpose – Participation in CSIR-HU Joint Symposium
    • Visit Funding Institute – Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Duration – December 18-22, 2019
  • Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Purpose – Visiting Researcher & Participation in International Conference SICE-2019
    • Visit Funding Institute – Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Duration – September 01-19, 2019
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
    • Purpose – Exploring possibilities of collaborative research projects
    • Visit Funding Institute – Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration – August 20-26, 2018
  • Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Purpose – Designated Associate Professor: Collaborative research work
    • Visit Funding Institute – Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Duration – December 16, 2017 to March 14, 2018
  • Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Purpose – Sakura Science Program: Exposure to ongoing research work at Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Visit Funding Institute – Hiroshima University, Japan and JST, Japan
    • Duration – June 11, 2017 – July 01, 2017

Publications

  • Total Research Publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals/Conferences: ~60
  • Recent Journal Publications:
    • Samarth Singh, Kaushal Kishore, Sagar Dalai, Mahammad Irfan, Sanjay Singh, Shaik Akbar, Gurpreet Sachdeva, Ramesh Yechungunja,  “CACLA based local path planner for drones navigating unknown indoor corridors”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE, 2022 (SCI Impact Factor – 3.405).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Prashant Gidde, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Real-time eye state recognition using dual convolutional neural network ensemble,” Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Springer, 2022 (SCI Impact Factor – 2.358).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Vision-based techniques for fall detection in 360-degree videos using deep learning: Dataset and baseline results,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, 2022 (SCI Impact Factor – 2.757).
    • Naval Kishore Mehta, Shyam Sunder Prasad, Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, Three-dimensional DenseNet Self-Attention Neural Network for Automatic Detection of Student’s Engagement,” Applied Intelligence, Springer, 2022 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.086).
    • Prashant Sadashiv Gidde, Shyam Sunder Prasad, Ajay Pratap Singh, Nitin Bhatheja, Satyartha Prakash, Prateek Singh, Aakash Saboo, Rohit Takhar, Salil Gupta, Sumeet Saurav, Raghunandanan M. V., Amritpal Singh, Viren Sardana, Harsh Mahajan, Arjun Kalyanpur, Atanendu Shekhar Mandal, Vidur Mahajan, Anurag Agrawal, Anjali Agrawal, Vasantha Kumar Venugopal, Sanjay Singh and Debasis Dash, “Validation of Expert System Enhanced Deep Learning Algorithm for Automated Screening for COVID-Pneumonia on Chest X-rays,” Scientific Reports, Nature, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.113).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Anil Kumar Saini, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Deep Learning Inspired Intelligent Embedded System for Haptic Rendering of Facial Emotions to the Blind,” Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.606).
    • Vishakha Pareek, Santanu Chaudhury, and Sanjay Singh, “Hybrid 3DCNN-RBM Network for Gas Mixture Concentration Estimation with Sensor Array,” IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 3.301).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “A dual-stream fused neural network for fall detection in multi-camera and 360∘ videos,” Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.606).
    • Vishakha Pareek, Santanu Chaudhury, and Sanjay Singh, “Handling Non-stationarity in E-nose Design : A Review,” Sensor Review, Emerald, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 1.583).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Facial Expression Recognition Using Dynamic Local Ternary Patterns With Kernel Extreme Learning Machine Classifier,” IEEE Access, IEEE, vol. 9, pp. 120844-120868, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 3.367).
    • Shrajal Jain, Aditya Rustagi, Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Three-dimensional CNN-inspired deep learning architecture for Yoga pose recognition in the real-world environment,” Neural Computing and Applications, Springer, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 6427-6441, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.606).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “EmNet: a deep integrated convolutional neural network for facial emotion recognition in the wild,” Applied Intelligence, Springer, vol. 51, pp. 5543–5570, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 5.086).
    • Sumeet Saurav, Prashant Gidde, Ravi Saini, and Sanjay Singh, “Dual integrated convolutional neural network for real-time facial expression recognition in the wild,” The Visual Computer, Springer, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 2.601).

Other Technical Activities

  • Reviewer of Following Journals:
    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE
    • International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Springer
    • International Journal of Electronics, Taylor and Francis
  • Reviewer and TPC Member of Following Conferences:
    • IEEE Sponsored Conferences: ICACCI–2018, ICACCI–2016, SETCAC–15, CoCoNet-2015, ICATCCT-2015, ICGCIoT-2015, ICACCI-2015, ICAES-2013.
    • Springer Sponsored Conference: SIRS-2015
  • Involvement in Organizing Conferences & Workshops : 11
  • Participation in International Conferences and Workshops: 35