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Subh Bhattacharya is currently a Post Doctoral Research Scientist working with Prof. Shih-Fu Chang at the Digital Video and Multimedia Lab in Columbia University. He graduated from Center for Research in Computer Vision at the University of Central Florida with a PhD in Computer Engineering in Summer of 2013, under the joint supervision of Prof. Mubarak Shah and Dr. Rahul Sukthankar. Since 2008, he has been working on broad areas of Computer Vision such as Large Scale content based Video Analysis, Visual Surveillance and Aesthetic understanding of images and videos. He has more than 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in Computer Vision and Multimedia, some of which have been awarded or received nominations for Best papers.

In the past, he has collaborated effectively with organizations such as IBM Research, HBO, SRI Sarnoff, Lockheed Martin under several US govt. and private grants, both in capacity of small and large teams. Also, he has interned in Microsoft Research and Intel Labs working on challenging computer vision problems ranging from enhancing perceptive video quality using near infrared signals to modeling behaviors of honey-bees, during the course of his PhD curriculum. Prior to his PhD, he worked for 5 years in research and development positions in technology firms based in India such as IBM, Infosys etc., focusing on High- performance Computing and Systems Virtualization, and also interned in Indian Statistical Institute with Prof. Bhabatosh Chanda on an Image Compression project.


He likes to spend most of his non-research time, playing with his n-2011 year old son (n=current year) in the outdoors, fiddling with Open Source software such as the Linux operating system, Computer Vision Library (OpenCV), Video encoders (FFMPEG). Besides Linux and Open source, he is an outdoor adventure enthusiast and he enjoys camping, snorkeling, mountain biking, canoeing, white-water rafting and rock-climbing. At indoors, listening to Alternative Rock, Classic/Heartland Rock and some specific heavy metal bands is his favorite idea to relax.