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Semester: Fall 2011
|January 2006 - May 2008||Post-doctoral Research Associate, Information Sciences Institute (ISI), University of Southern California|
|September 2005 - December 2005||Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Statistics and CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University|
|December 2005||Visiting Research Scientist, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India|
|Ph.D.||Carnegie Mellon University (Area : Statistics)|
|M.Stat.||Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India|
|B.Sc. (Hons)||Presidency College, Kolkata, India|
|Data mining and Business Analytics|
Statistical modeling and inference
Time series analysis and forecasting
Data mining and statistical applications in Education research
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
The Use of Statistical Tools for Understanding the Role of Facial Asymmetry in Human face identification (2007). S. Mitra, N. Lazar, Y. Liu, Statistics and Computing, Vol 17, pages 57-70.
Statistical Performance Evaluation of Biometric Authentication Systems using Random Effects Models (2007). S. Mitra, M. Savvides, A. Brockwell, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol 29, no. 4, pages 517-530.
Face Identification using Novel Frequency Domain Representation of Facial Asymmetry (2006). S. Mitra, M. Savvides, B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol 1, no. 3, pages 350-359.
Facial Asymmetry Quantification for Expression Invariant Human Identification (2003). Y. Liu, J. F. Cohn, K. L. Schmidt, S. Mitra. Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal (CVIU), Vol. 9, no. 1/2, pp. 138-159.
Polynomial Covariance Functions on Intervals (2003). S. Mitra, T. Gneiting, Z. Sasvari, Bernoulli, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 229-241.
Exact Minimum Disparity Inference in Complex Multinomial Models (2000). S. Mitra, S. Basu, A.N. Basu, Metron, Vol. LVIII (58), No. 1-2, pp. 167-185.
Invited Book Chapter
Towards Statistically Rigorous Biometric Authentication Using Facial Images. S.Mitra. A Monograph on Statistical Methods in Counter Terrorism, Springer Series in Statistics (Eds. A. Wilson, G. Wilson, D. Olwell), pages 47-79.
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings (Selected)
The Role of Statistical Models in Biometric Authentication. S.Mitra, M. Savvides, A. Brockwell. Proceedings of IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3832 pages 581-588, Springer-Verlag, New York, January 2006 (Nominated for best student paper award).
Human Face Identification from Video based on frequency domain Asymmetry representation using Hidden Markov Models. S.Mitra, M. Savvides, B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar. Proceedings of International Workshop on Multimedia Content Representation, Classification and Security (IWMRCS), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4105 pages 26-33, Springer-Verlag, New York, September 2006.
Gaussian Mixture Models based on the phase spectra for illumination-invariant face identification on the Yale Database. S.Mitra, M. Savvides, B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Biometrics - Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS-07), Washington DC, September 2007.
Detecting and Tracking hostile plans in the Hats world. A. Galstyan, S.Mitra, P. R. Cohen. Proceedings of the AAAI workshop on Plan, Intent and Activity recognition (held in conjunction with AAAI-07), Vancouver, Canada, July 2007.
Modeling learning patterns of students with a tutoring system using Hidden Markov Models. C. Beal, S.Mitra, P. R. Cohen. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in education (AIED), Marina del Rey, July 2007 (Nominated for best paper award).
Improved human identification and expression classification using frequency domain representation of facial asymmetry. S.Mitra, M. Savvides. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse (France) May 2006.
Using feature combination and statistical resampling for accurate face recognition based on frequency domain representation of facial asymmetry. S.Mitra, M. Savvides. Proceedings of 7th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FGR'06), pages 31-36, Southampton (UK), April 2006.
Selected Talks and Conference Presentations
Biometrics - a gold standard? A "Statistical" Perspective. 2012 Conference on Contemporary Issues and Applications of Statistics, Kolkata, India, January 2012.
Biometrics - a gold standard? A "Statistical" Perspective. International Conference on Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Modern World, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2011.
Studying learning patterns of students with mathematical tutoring systems via statistical analyses and models. Department of Mathematics, California State University at Fullerton, February 2009.
Studying learning patterns of students with tutoring systems via statistical analyses and models. RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, July 2008.
Statistical Issues in Biometric Authentication. Methods in Defense and National Security, Durham, May 2008 (declined).
Statistical Issues in Biometric Authentication. Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Salt Lake City, August 2007.
Improved Face Authentication based on Statistical Models: A Frequency Domain Approach. Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), Minneapolis, August 2005.
Improved Facial Biometric Authentication Systems based on Statistical Models. Meeting of Interface and Classification Society of North America, St. Louis, June 2005.
Statistical Approaches to Efficient Biometric Authentication based on Facial Images. Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, May 2005.
Improving Biometric Authentication Using Statistical Models. AT & T Research, Florham Park, New Jersey, March 2005.
Improved Biometric Authentication Using Statistical Models. National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, March 2005.
Refereed and Contributed
Facial Asymmetry in the Frequency Domain: The "Phase" Connection. International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI '05), Kolkata, India, December 2005.
Modeling Phase Spectra Using Gaussian Mixture Models for Human Face Identification. International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR), Bath, UK, August 2005.
Biometric Identification based on Novel Frequency Domain Facial Asymmetry Measures. Defense and Security Symposium on Biometric Technology for Human Identification, Orlando, March 2005. (Poster)
|Member||American Statistical Association (ASA) and its Section on Statistical Learning and Data Mining, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)|
|Reviewer (Journal)||Journal of American Statistical Association (JASA), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (T-PAMI), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), Springer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Series B|
|Reviewer (Conference)||IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2006), MRCS 2006 Special session in Biometrics, Workshop on Video Processing for Security (2006)|
|Reviewer (Grants)||Hong Kong Research Grants Council (ad-hoc)|
|Organizer||Invited Sessions at the
Joint Statistical Meetings
(JSM), Salt Lake City,
July-August 2007 and
International Conference on
Recent Advances and Reconciliations (ICSPRAR-2008), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, January 2008.
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