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: Digital VLSI Design, FPGA based Embedded System Design

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

    Administrative

  • Group Head, Cognitive Computing Group, CSIR-CEERI (June 03, 2019 to August 10, 2020)
  • Member, Scientific Investigation Board (SIB), CSIR-CEERI (2021-2022)
  • Member, Purchase Committee / Stores & Purchase Commottee, CSIR-CEERI (2015-2017,  2018 to Present)
  • Member, Allotment Committee, CSIR-CEERI (April 2019 to March 2021)
  • Member, Computer/IT/Network Committee, CSIR-CEERI (April 2019 to March 2020)
  • Member, CEERI Senior Secondary School Management Committee (2013 – 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 PI/Co-PI)

   Ongoing R&D Projects (05)

  • Resource Constrained AI under MeitY Consortium Project on Development of Application Oriented AI Systems (Principal Investigator and Coordinator)
    • 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
    • Budget: INR 244.57 Lakhs
  • Autonomous Drones for Warehouse Management (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Cognizant Technology Solution Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2021
    • Budget: 106.20 Lakhs
  • AI enabled Multi-modal Sensing System for Non-Contact Monitoring of Vital Signs to Screen COVID-19 Suspects (Principal Investigator for CSIR-CEERI Activity)
    • Funded by CSIR, India
    • Duration: 2021-2022
    • Total Project Budget: INR 165.30 Lakhs (INR 23.20 Lakhs for CSIR-CEERI)
    • Other Participating Labs: CSIR-NAL and CSIR-CSIO
  • Evaluation of Behavioural Video Analytics System (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by United White Metals Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2017-2023
    • Budget: INR 202.49 Lakhs
  • Development of Software Package for Automated Attednace Management using FRAS and Development of FRAS Units (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by CSIR-CEERI
    • Duration: 2021-2022
    • Budget: INR 65.00 Lakhs

   Completed R&D Projects (16)

  • 2D RGB Camera Input based Face Anti-Spoofing Solution  (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by LG Soft India Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 18.58 Lakhs
  • Human Action Recognition System for Industrial Activity Monitoring – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 97.31 Lakhs
  • Development of Communication Tower Monitoring and Power Line Monitoring Application using Drones – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Collaborating Institute: CSIR-NAL
    • Budget: INR 125.00 Lakhs
  • Vision-based Surveillance and Security System – CSIR Security and Surveillance of Vital Installations Mission Mode Project (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 363.80 Lakhs
  • CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission: AI Engine Design and Setup (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 309.44 Lakhs
  • Development of an Image Processing based System for Monitoring Feed Rate of Materials Moving on a Conveyer (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 14.92 Lakhs
  • Human Fatigue and Drowsiness Detection Applicable to Drivers and Industrial Workers – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 123.64 Lakhs
  • AI based Healthcare Systems – CSIR Intelligent Systems Mission Mode Project (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
    • Duration: 2018-2020
    • Budget: INR 191.47 Lakhs
  • Development of Computer Vision Algorithms for UAV (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by CSIR – National Aerospace Laboratories, India
    • Duration: 2018-2019
    • Budget: INR 46.44 Lakhs
  • Non-Intrusive Healthcare Analytics (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2019
    • Budget: INR 67.67 Lakhs
  • Chronic Disease Detection (Primarily Cardiac Arrhythmia Detection) (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2018-2019
    • Budget: INR 29.50 Lakhs
  • National Programme on Perception Engineering – Phase II for Design of an Embedded System for Low Cost Haptic Rendering of Emotion Expressions to the Blind (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India
    • Duration: 2013-2018
    • Budget: INR 109.14 Lakhs
  • Healthcare Home Assistance System (Co-Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2017-2018
    • Budget: INR 20.53 Lakhs
  • Development of Detailed SOW for Behavioural Video Analytics (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by United White Metals Ltd., India
    • Duration: 2016-2017
    • Budget: INR 4.78 Lakhs     
  • CEERI-IIT Indore Joint R&D Programme -Hardware Realization of Machine Learning Algorithms (Principal Investigator)
    • Funded by CSIR-CEERI & IIT Indore, India
    • Duration: 2017-2019
    • Budget: 6.00 Lakhs
  • Design of an Embedded Processor for Smart Camera Systems (Technical Lead)
    • Funded by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) , India
    • Duration: 2007-2011
    • Budget: 51.42 Lakhs

Student Guidance

  • Ongoing Doctoral Students: 05
  • 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

  • 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

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

Publications

  • Total Research Publications in Peer Reviewed International Journals/Conferences: ~50
  • Most Recent Journal Publications:
    • S. Saurav, A.K. Saini, R. Saini, and S. 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).
    • V. Pareek, S. Chaudhury and S. Singh, “Hybrid 3DCNN-RBM Network for Gas Mixture Concentration Estimation with Sensor Array,” IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 3.301).
    • S. Saurav, R. Saini, and S. 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).
    • V. Pareek, S. Chaudhury and S. Singh, “Handling Non-stationarity in E-nose Design : A Review,” Sensor Review, Emerald, 2021 (SCI Impact Factor – 1.583).
    • S. Saurav, R. Saini and S. 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).
    • S. Jain, A. Rustagi, S. Saurav, R. Saini, and S. 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).
    • S. Saurav, R. Saini, and S. 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).
    • S. Saurav, P. Gidde, R. Saini, and S. 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
  • Research Collaborators:
    • Prof. Santanu Chaudhury – Director IIT Jodhpur & Professor (On Lien), Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, India
    • Prof. Idaku Ishii – Professor, Robotics Laboratory, Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
    • Dr. Aruna Tiwari – Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Indore, India
  • International Research Collaboration Visits:
    • 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