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Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian

Principal, School of Computing, Coimbatore | Professor, School of Computing, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
b_vidhya@cb.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Cyber Physical Systems, Indoor Spatial Data Management, Information Retrieval, Scalable Data Architectures, Spatio-Temporal Data Management

Bio

Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian currently serves as Principal and Professor at School of Computing, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. She has experience in large scale spatial temporal data management and customized multimedia information retrieval. As a member of the Distributed Systems Middleware group in University of California, Irvine, USA, she worked on user-based multimedia content adaptation for distance learning. She has worked on building large simulation platforms for disaster response in the ITR-Rescue project, part of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). She worked on scalable multi-geography path planning algorithms in the context of designing integrated disaster response simulation test beds. Her current areas of interests are spatial and temporal data management, Pervasive Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems. Her experience working on large systems has given her rich experience in large scale data management and scalable algorithms. She recently has been developing plug and play configurable frameworks for Indoor Information Systems, and Smart Hospitals. As part of these frameworks she is developing novel indoor localization solutions, ambient intelligence for event detection in indoor spaces, real-time querying system for moving objects in indoor spaces, and distributed event detection and querying over indoor data. These projects have been funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. She is currently coordinating a multi-disciplinary effort at Amrita to develop large-scale cyber-physical systems.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2019

An Implicit Aspect Modelling Framework for Diversity Focused Query Expansion

Cite this Research Publication : R. E. Dev and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “An Implicit Aspect Modelling Framework for Diversity Focused Query Expansion”, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

Year : 2019

A Dynamic Weighted Trilateration Algorithm for Indoor Localization Using Dual-Band WiFi

Cite this Research Publication : S. Mathivannan, Srinath, S., Shashank, R., Aravindh, R., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Dynamic Weighted Trilateration Algorithm for Indoor Localization Using Dual-Band WiFi”, International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, vol. 11474 LNCS, pp. 174-187, 2019.

Publisher : International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems

Year : 2018

WALE: a Weighted Adaptive Location Estimation Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : D. Sundar, Sendil, S., Subramanian, V., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “WALE: a Weighted Adaptive Location Estimation Algorithm”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2019.

Publisher : Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

Year : 2018

A Scalable and Hybrid Location Estimation Algorithm for Long-Range RFID Systems

Cite this Research Publication : D. K. Tejaswini and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Scalable and Hybrid Location Estimation Algorithm for Long-Range RFID Systems”, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 186–199, 2018.

Publisher : International Journal of Wireless Information Networks

Year : 2017

A statistical approach for modeling inter-document semantic relationships in digital libraries

Cite this Research Publication : J. Muralikumar, Seelan, S. A., Vijayakumar, N., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Statistical Approach for Modeling Inter-document Semantic Relationships in Digital Libraries”, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, pp. 1-22, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, Springer New York LLC

Year : 2015

A Multimodal Approach for Extracting Content Descriptive Metadata from Lecture Videos

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Doraisamy, S. Gobu, and Kanakarajan, N. Kumar, “A Multimodal Approach for Extracting Content Descriptive Metadata from Lecture Videos”, Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, vol. 46, pp. 121–145, 2015.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

Year : 2014

A Robust Approach for Maintenance and Refactoring of Indoor Radio Maps

Cite this Research Publication : P. Krishnan, Krishnakumar, S., Seshadri, R., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Robust Approach for Maintenance and Refactoring of Indoor Radio Maps”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8487 LNCS, pp. 360-373, 2014.

Publisher : Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Year : 2012

Tool for Indoor Information Extraction and Representation

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Parameswaran, L., and Rekha, M. V. Smrithi, “Tool for Indoor Information Extraction and Representation”, 2012.

Publisher : 2012.

Year : 2003

Adaptation of Multimedia Data for Cross-Disability Access

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Adaptation of Multimedia Data for Cross-Disability Access”, revision, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, 2003.

Publisher : ACM Multimedia Systems Journal

Year : 2003

Server transcoding of multimedia information for cross disability access

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Server transcoding of multimedia information for cross disability access”, ACM MMCN, 2003.

Publisher : ACM MMCN

Conference Paper

Year : 2016

A Robust Approach for Improving the Accuracy of IMU based Indoor Mobile Robot Localization

Cite this Research Publication : S. D. Murthy, S, S. Krishnan, G, S., S, K. Kassyap, and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Robust Approach for Improving the Accuracy of IMU based Indoor Mobile Robot Localization”, in 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 2016.

Publisher : 13th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics.

Year : 2015

InPLaCE RFID: Indoor Path Loss Translation for Object Localization in Cluttered Environments

Cite this Research Publication : V. Chandrasekaran, Narayan, K., Vasani, R. K., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “InPLaCE RFID: Indoor Path Loss Translation for Object Localization in Cluttered Environments”, in 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2015, 2015.

Publisher : 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2015

Year : 2015

Enhancing statistical semantic networks with concept hierarchies

Cite this Research Publication : S. F. Xavier, Selvaraj, L. P., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “Enhancing Statistical Semantic Networks with Concept Hierarchies”, in 2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015, 2015, pp. 1298-1307.

Publisher : 2015 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2015

Year : 2015

Recommending Customizable Products: A Multiple Choice Knapsack Solution

Cite this Research Publication : A. Sivaramakrishnan, Krishnamachari, M., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “Recommending Customizable Products: A Multiple Choice Knapsack Solution”, in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics, New York, NY, USA, 2015.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics

Year : 2014

A Model Independent and User-friendly Querying System for Indoor Spaces

Cite this Research Publication : A. H. and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Model Independent and User-friendly Querying System for Indoor Spaces”, in Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Management of Data, Mumbai, India, India, 2014.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Management of Data

Year : 2010

Social computing in universities: An evaluation of practicality

Cite this Research Publication : V Smrithi Rekha, Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, and Adinarayanan, Vb, “Social computing in universities: An evaluation of practicality”, in Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in India, A2CWiC'10, Coimbatore, 2010.

Publisher : A2CWiC'10

Year : 2010

Efficient and Scalable Multi-geography Route Planning

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Kalashnikov, D. V., Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Efficient and Scalable Multi-geography Route Planning”, in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology, New York, NY, USA, 2010.

Publisher : ACM, New York

Year : 2006

Synthetic Humans in Emergency Response Drills

Cite this Research Publication : D. Massaguer, Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Synthetic Humans in Emergency Response Drills”, in Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2006.

Publisher : ACM, New York, NY, USA

Year : 2006

Multi-agent simulation of disaster response

Cite this Research Publication : D. Massaguer, Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Multi-agent simulation of disaster response”, in First international workshop on agent technology for disaster management, 2006.

Publisher : First international workshop on agent technology for disaster management

Year : 2004

GURU: A Multimedia Distance-learning Framework for Users with Disabilities

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Venkatasubramanian, N., “GURU: A Multimedia Distance-learning Framework for Users with Disabilities”, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia, New York, NY, USA, 2004.

Publisher : ACM, New York,

Year : 2003

Adapting a multimedia distance learning environment for vision impairments

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian and Venkatasubramanian, N., “Adapting a multimedia distance learning environment for vision impairments”, in Information Technology: Coding and Computing [Computers and Communications], 2003. Proceedings. ITCC 2003. International Conference on, 2003.

Publisher : IEEE

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2020

Fitness Function Design for Neuroevolution in Goal-Finding Game Environments

Cite this Research Publication : V. K. Kumar, Sourav, R., C. Velayutham, S., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “Fitness Function Design for Neuroevolution in Goal-Finding Game Environments”, International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence, vol. volume 1287. 2020.

Publisher : International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence

Year : 2017

An Optimization Framework for Solving RFID Reader Placement Problem Using Differential Evolution Algorithm

Cite this Research Publication : N. Rubini, Prasanthi, C. V., Subanidha, S., Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, and Dr. Jeyakumar G., “An Optimization Framework for Solving RFID Reader Placement Problem Using Differential Evolution Algorithm”, Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2017 International Conference on. IEEE, Adiparasakthi College of Engineering, 2017.

Publisher : Communication and Signal Processing

Year : 2015

A Comparative Study of Vision Based Human Detection Techniques in People Counting Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Chakravartula Raghavachari, V. Aparna, S. Chithira, and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Comparative Study of Vision Based Human Detection Techniques in People Counting Applications”, Procedia Computer Science, vol. 58. pp. 461-469, 2015.

Publisher : Procedia Computer Science

Year : 2014

Object Level Mapping of an Indoor Environment Using RFID

Cite this Research Publication : H. Malla, Purushothaman, P., Rajan, S. V., and Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “Object Level Mapping of an Indoor Environment Using RFID”, Ubiquitous Positioning Indoor Navigation and Location Based Service (UPINLBS), 2014. pp. 203-212, 2014.

Publisher : Ubiquitous Positioning Indoor Navigation and Location Based Service (UPINLBS), 2014

Year : 2014

A Robust Environment adaptive Fingerprint Based Indoor Localization System

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Krishnan, P., Krishnakumar, S., and Seshadri, R., “A Robust Environment adaptive Fingerprint Based Indoor Localization System”, In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW-2014), , vol. 8487. pp. 360 - 373, 2014.

Publisher : In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW-2014),

Year : 2014

A pragmatic approach for effective indoor localization using IEEE 802.11n

Cite this Research Publication : S. P., H., C., E., A., Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, and S. Kumar, A., “A pragmatic approach for effective indoor localization using IEEE 802.11n”, In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8629. pp. 203- 216, 2014.

Publisher : In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Year : 2013

A Generic, Plug-and-Play Architecture for Indoor Information Systems

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “A Generic, Plug-and-Play Architecture for Indoor Information Systems”, NSDI 2013. 2013.

Publisher : NSDI 2013

Year : 2012

Automatic Keyphrase Extraction and Segmentation of Video Lectures

Cite this Research Publication : A. Balagopalan, Balasubramanian, L. L., Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Chandrasekharan, N., and Damodar, A., “Automatic Keyphrase Extraction and Segmentation of Video Lectures”, Proceedings - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, ICTEE 2012. Kerala, pp. 1-10, 2012.

Publisher : Proceedings - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, ICTEE 2012

Book Chapter

Year : 2018

InGIST: A Queryable and Configurable IndoorGIS Toolkit

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, “InGIST: A Queryable and Configurable IndoorGIS Toolkit”, in Geospatial Infrastructure, Applications and Technologies: India Case Studies, N. L. Sarda, Acharya, P. S., and Sen, S., Eds. Singapore: Springer Singapore, 2018, pp. 93–105.

Publisher : Geospatial Infrastructure, Applications and Technologies: India Case Studies, Springer Singapore.

Patents

Year : 2013

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING MULTI-FACETED RELATEDNESS IN INFORMATIVE MEDIA

Cite this Research Publication : V. Balasubramanian, “METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING MULTI-FACETED RELATEDNESS IN INFORMATIVE MEDIA”, U.S. Patent 5565/CHE/20132013.

Publisher : Number 5565/CHE/2013, India

Book

Year : 2006

DrillSim: a simulation framework for emergency response drills

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Massaguer, D., Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N., DrillSim: a simulation framework for emergency response drills. Springer, 2006.

Publisher : Springer

Education
  • September 2003- December 2008: Ph. D. 
    University of California Irvine
  • September 2001- December 2003: M. S. in Computer Science
    University of California Irvine
  • August 1997-May 2001: B. E. Computer Science and Engineering
    Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, India
WORK EXPERIENCE
Year Affiliation
May 2018- Present Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore
July 2012 – April 2018 Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore
Feb 2009 – July 2012 Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore
September 2004 – September 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Rescue Project, University of California Irvine and Calit2
September 2001 – September 2004 Graduate Research Assistant, SUGA Project, University of California, Irvine
Funding
  • Principal Investigator: “A Service-Oriented Framework for Smart Hospitals”
    Department of Science and Technology, India
    Total Award: Rs. 46,10,000
    February 2017 – January 2019
  • Principal Investigator: “Indoor Information Representation and Management System”
    Department of Science and Technology, India
    Total Award: Rs. 51,88,000
    August 2012 – December 2015
Current and Prior Research Projects
Thesis
  • Vidhya Balasubramanian, “Supporting Scalable Activity Modeling in Simulators”, PhD Thesis, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 2008
Honors and Awards
  • “Excellence in Research” for 2016-17 by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – January 2018
  • Accenture Star Mentor Award – April 2016
  • UCI Living our Values, Student Honor Roll – Fall 2007
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