ashok rao



Dr.Ashok Rao

Former Head, Network Project, CEDT, IISc,

Dr.Ashok Rao , ME & Ph.D all in EE from Mysore University (1982), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1985) and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1991) respectively. He specializes in Digital Signal Processing area and is known to be one of the leading figures in this area in India. In addition he teaches Image Processing, Multimedia, Linear Algebra, Renewable Energy, BioMetrics and ICT. He has over 25 years of Teaching & Research Experience which Includes 6 years in IIT Bombay and 7 years in IISc Bangalore, the rest in various places in India. He has successfully guided Ph.D’s both in E & C and Computer Science areas and has over 80 publications. He is also a Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) specialist having been trained by Siemens Solar California during 1996-1997. Earlier he was Head, Network Project at CEDT, IISc Bangalore from 1999-2005. It was a project funded by Swiss Government and covered E & C Engineering education in whole of South India, this is among the very few successful higher education projects in India. From 1999, he has been a Training consultant on Design of DSP & Multimedia systems to Philips, NXP, Techtronic’s, Honeywell, Toshiba, SONY, Infineon, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, etc. He has been awarded Texas Instruments (TI) International DSP Design & Education Award for promoting Excellence in Under Graduate DSP education in India during 1996-98. He is also a Entrepreneur having successfully started several ICT & Renewable Energy companies during 1998 to 2009. He is one of the very few to be invited to make a presentation in PAN-IIT-2006 global meet. He has been a Guest professor at IIM Bangalore from 2007 teaching PGPP and PGSEM programs and executive MBA programs there.

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Dr. Noushath Shaffi

AP & Principal Investigator (TRC),
CAS, Sultanate of Oman.

Dr. Noushath Shaffi has a Ph.D in computer science from the Univeristy of Mysore. Noushath is working as an Assistant Professor at the College of Applied Sciences (CAS), Sultanate of Oman. Prior to joining CAS, Sohar in 2009, he was working as a Research Consultant to Hewlett Packard Laboratories, India from 2007. He joined HP Labs soon after the completion of Ph.D which was in the area of Image Processing. Face recognition was the topic of research. His area of research interest includes biometrics, document analysis and application of subspace algorithms for image recognition. He has over 15 (reputed) publications in all areas of interest and three US patents are successfully published. Noushath worked predominantly on document image processing at HP Labs, India. I was part of a team which successfully developed and implemented an algorithm in the hardware platform to automatically skew correct the document. In addition, He is also serving as reviewer for reputed journals such as Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters and IEEE transactions on Image Processing etc.


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