• Dr. A. Ramanan

    Senior Lecturer Gr.I
    B.Sc. [Hons] (Jaffna), Ph.D. (Southampton)
  • a.ramanan@jfn.ac.lk
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  • Research Interests: Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Southampton, UK) [2010]
  • MPhil to PhD Transfer in Computer Science (Sheffield, UK) [2007]
  • B.Sc. Special in Computer Science, First Class (Jaffna, Sri Lanka) [2002]
Postgraduate Supervision
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
Resource person
Institutional Development
  • Head - Department of Computer Science, June 2017 to date
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Computing, UGC, June 2017 to date
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Jaffna, June 2017 to date
  • Representative of the Faculty of Science to the Township Project at Jaffna Main Campus, 2016 to date.
  • Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the purchase of IT Equipment at the Faculty of Science, 2015–2016.
  • Member Science Faculty Building Committee (SFBC), University of Jaffna, 2015 to 2017.
  • Member of the Science Faculty Research Committee (SFRC), University of Jaffna, 2014 to 2017.
  • Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the purchase of IT Equipment at the University, 2014–2015.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-Committee on IT, 2014 to date.
  • Activity Coordinator for Improving Career Prospects in Physical Science Study Programme – HETC QIG Project, 2013–2016.
  • e-Learning Coordinator for the Staff Development Centre (SDC), University of Jaffna, 2013–2015.
  • Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the HETC Project Implemented at the University for the Study Programmes: Agriculture, BBA, Bio Science, Management Studies, and Physical Science, 2013–2015.
  • Member of the Sub-Committee of Internal Quality Assurance & Accreditation (QAA) Cell, 2011–2012.
  • Member of the Science Faculty Board, University of Jaffna, 2005 to date.
Scholarly Work
Presentations
Attended Conferences/Workshops
Reviewer
Session Chair / Technical Program Committee Member at International Conferences
Visiting Researcher
Creative Work (Websites / Book covers / Posters)
Undergraduate Teaching
Inter-Faculty Teaching
Teaching to other HEIs
  • Vinoharan, V. and Ramanan, A.: "Keypoints and Codewords Selection for Efficient Bag-of-Features Representation", In IEEE International Conference on Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC), Singapore, 5-6 April, 2018. [Accepted]
  • Shajini, M. and Ramanan, A.: "A Feature-Driven Hierarchical Classification Approach to Emotions in Speeches Using SVMs", In 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 15-16 December, 2017. [Accepted]
  • Janani, T. and Ramanan, A.: "Feature Fusion for Efficient Object Classification Using Deep and Shallow Learning", In Asia Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ACMLC), Singapore, 8-10 December, 2017. [Accepted]
  • Kokul, T., Fookes, C., Sridharan, S., Ramanan, A. and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: “Gate Connected Convolutional Neural Network for Object Tracking”, In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Beijing, China, 17-20 September, 2017. [Accepted]
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: “A Coarse-To-Fine Strategy for Vehicle Logo Recognition from Frontal-view Car Images”, Journal of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Springer, 2016. [Under Review]
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A Novel Approach for Recognising Printed Tamil Text”, Pattern Analysis and Applications (PAA), Springer, 2016. [Under Review]
  • Sriashalya, S. and Ramanan, A.: "Human Action Detection Using Space Time Interest Points", Engineering Research Unit Symposium, University of Moratuwa, p. 134, 5-6 April 2016. [Abstract]
  • Gajapathy, K., Ramanan, A., Goodacre, S.L., Ramasamy, R. and Surendran, S.N.: "Bioinformatics for discriminating sibling species in insect vectors", In Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis: Methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Editors: E. Anno et al., CRC Press, 250 pages, February 2016. [Book Chapter]
  • Vinoharan, V. and Ramanan, A.: "Are Large Scale Training Images or Discriminative Features Important for Codebook Construction?", In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2016), pp. 193-198, Rome, Italy, 24-26 February 2016.
  • Kokul, T., Ramanan, A. and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: "Online Multi-Person Tracking-by-Detection Method Using ACF and Particle Filter", Seventh IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, pp. 529-536, Cairo, Egypt, 12-14 December 2015.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: "A Preprocessing Method for Printed Tamil Documents: Skew Correction and Textual Classification", Seventh IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, pp. 495-500, Cairo, Egypt, 12-14 December 2015.
  • Kirishanthy, T. and Ramanan, A.: "Creating Compact and Discriminative Visual Vocabularies using Visual Bits", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), pp. 258-263, Adelaide, Australia, 23-25 November 2015.
  • Kobikrishna, P. and Ramanan, A.: "A Morphological and Gradient based Approach to Classify Plant Leaves Using Support Vector Machines", In Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), p.280, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 5-6 November 2015. [Abstract]
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: "Front-view Car Detection using Vocabulary Voting and Mean-Shift Search", In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 16-20, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 24-25 August 2015.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: "A Hybrid Decision Tree for Printed Tamil Character Recognition using SVMs", In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 176-181, Sri Lanka, August 2015.
  • Thulasika, V. and Ramanan, A.: "Single Image Fog Removal based on Fusion Strategy", In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (DPPR), pp. 115-123, Chennai, India, 25-26 July 2015.
  • Kesavan, Y. and Ramanan, A.: "One-Pass Clustering Superpixels", In Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS'14), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-24 December, 2014.
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: "A Classifier-Free Codebook-based Image Classification of Vehicle Logos", In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’14), Gwalior, India, 15-17 December 2014.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: "A Performance Comparison and Post-processing Error Correction Technique to OCRs for Printed Tamil Texts", In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’14), Gwalior, India, 15-17 December 2014.
  • Venugoban, K. and Ramanan, A.: "Image Classification of Paddy Field Insect Pests using Gradient-based Features", International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-5, 2014.
  • Mayurathan, B., Ramanan, A., Mahesan, S., and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: "Speeded-up and Compact Visual Codebook for Object Recognition", International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP), Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 31-50, 2013.
  • Vinoharan, V., Ramanan, A. and Kodituwakku, S. R.: "A Wheel-based Side-view Car Detection using Snake Algorithm", In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS'12), pp. 185-189, Beijing, China, 27-29 September, 2012.
  • Paheerathy, R., Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: "An Efficient and Speeded-Up Tree for Multi-class Classification", In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS'12), pp. 190-194, Beijing, China, 27-29 September, 2012.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: "A Review of Codebook Models in Patch-based Visual Object Recognition", Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer New York, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 333-352, 2011.
  • Ramanan, A., Paheerathy, R., and Niranjan, M.: “Speeding Up Multi-Class Texture Classification by One-Pass Vocabulary Design and Decision Tree”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’11), pp. 255-260, 16-19 August, 2011.
  • Gunn, S., Jung, S., Mahmoodi, S., Markovsky, I., Ramanan, A., and Szedmak, S.: “User Modelling for Search Personalisation”, Deliverables D5.2, University of Southampton, UK, January 2011.
  • Gunn, S., Jung, S., Mahmoodi, S., Markovsky, I., Ramanan, A., and Szedmak, S.: “Global and User-oriented Feature Selection”, Deliverables D5.3, University of Southampton, UK, January 2011.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: "A One-Pass Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Visual Object Recognition", In proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP'10), pp. 35 – 40, August 29 – September 1, 2010, Kittilä, Finland.
  • Ramanan, A.: "Designing a Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Visual Object Recognition", University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis, 130pp. June 2010.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: "Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Face Recognition", In proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS'09), pp. 268-271, 2009.
  • Farran, B., Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: "Sequential Hierarchical Pattern Clustering", In proceedings of the Fourth IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB'09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 5780, pp. 79-88, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2009.
  • Ramanan, A., Suppharangsan, S., and Niranjan, M.: "Unbalanced Decision Trees for Multi-class Classification", In proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS'07), pp. 291-294, 2007.
  • Ramanan, A. and Suthakar, S.: "Data Compression in Image processing by using 2-Dimensional Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation in Java", In proceedings of the 12th Annual Session of the Jaffna Science Association, Section B, pp. 18, 2004.
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