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Assistant
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Barton 211
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD  21218

Tel: 848-445-5250
Email: vpatel36@jhu.edu

 

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, I was an A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University and a
member of the research faculty
at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
(UMIACS).  I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2010.  I received the
B.S.
degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (with honors)
and the
M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State
University
,
Raleigh, NC, in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

Research Interests
Security and privacy: Active authentication, biometrics template protection, biometrics recognition
Computer vision: Deep learning, domain adaptation, dictionary learning, object recognition, activity recognition, shape representation
Machine learning: Dimensionality reduction, clustering, kernel methods, weakly-supervised learning
Signal/Image processing: Sparse representation, compressive sampling, image restoration, synthetic aperture radar imaging, millimeter wave imaging

News
08/2018: Two Best Student Paper Awards at ICPR 2018. Congratulations Xing, Vishwa, Pramuditha and Mahdi!

07/2018: We won the 1st prize at the 2018 IEEE ICME Grand Challenge on Heterogeneous Face Recognition. Congratulations He! 
 
06/2018: We won the 1st prize at the NTIRE2018 challenge on image dehazing.
Congratulations He and Vishwa!
02/2018:
Our paper “Person recognition beyond the visible spectrum: combining
body shape and texture from mmW images” received the Honorable Mention
Paper Award at ICB 2018. Congratulations Ester! 

09/2017: Gave a keynote speech on Active Authentication at the 2017 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece.

09/2017:
Our paper “CNN-based cascaded multi-task learning of high-level prior
and density estimation for crowd counting” received the Best Paper
Award at AVSS 2017. Congratulations Vishwanath!


07/2017: Our work on Active Authentication was featured in CBS This Morning Saturday program (link)


12/2016: I have been elected as a member of the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2017-2019)
09/2016: Associate Editor of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium

09/2016: I have been selected for the A. Walter Tyson Assistant Professorship Award at Rutgers
07/2016: Program Co-Chair for
IEEE ISBA 2017
07/2016: Co-organizer of tutorial on “Deep Learning for Biometrics” at IEEE BTAS 2016
07/2016: Co-organizer of Special Session on “Biometrics on Mobile and Wearable Devices” at IEEE BTAS 2016
06/2016: Program Co-Chair for IEEE/IAPR IJCB 2017
06/2016: Awarded NSF 1618677

05/2016: Invention of the Year Award at UMD
(news, HyperFace)

03/2016: I received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award
(all recipients, press release)

 

 

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