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Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian

Professor

Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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

Bio

Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. 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.

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
Publications

Book Chapter

Conference Paper

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, S. D. Murthy, S, S. Krishnan, G, S., and S, K. Kassyap

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

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, V. Chandrasekaran, Narayan, K., and Vasani, R. K.

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

Enhancing statistical semantic networks with concept hierarchies

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, S. F. Xavier,and Selvaraj, L. P.

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

Recommending Customizable Products: A Multiple Choice Knapsack Solution

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, A. Sivaramakrishnan, and Krishnamachari, M.

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

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, A. H.

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

Efficient and Scalable Multi-geography Route Planning

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Kalashnikov, D. V., Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology

Adapting a multimedia distance learning environment for vision impairments

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : Information Technology: Coding and Computing [Computers and Communications], 2003. Proceedings. ITCC 2003. International Conference on

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 12th Annual ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Synthetic Humans in Emergency Response Drills

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, D. Massaguer, Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N

Publisher : Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems

Multi-agent simulation of disaster response

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, D. Massaguer, Mehrotra, S., and Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : First international workshop on agent technology for disaster management

Social computing in universities: An evaluation of practicality

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, V Smrithi Rekha, and Adinarayanan, Vb

Publisher : Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing in India, A2CWiC'10

Conference Proceedings

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian

Publisher : NSDI 2013

Automatic Keyphrase Extraction and Segmentation of Video Lectures

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, A. Balagopalan, Balasubramanian, L. L., Chandrasekharan, N., and Damodar, A.

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

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Dr. Jeyakumar G., N. Rubini, Prasanthi, C. V.,and Subanidha, S.

Publisher : Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP), 2017 International Conference on

Object Level Mapping of an Indoor Environment Using RFID

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, H. Malla, Purushothaman, P. and Rajan, S. V.

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

A Robust Environment adaptive Fingerprint Based Indoor Localization System

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Krishnan, P., Krishnakumar, S., and Seshadri, R.

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

A pragmatic approach for effective indoor localization using IEEE 802.11n

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, S. P., H., C., E., A., and S. Kumar, A.

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

Journal Article

Tool for Indoor Information Extraction and Representation

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Parameswaran, L., and Rekha, M. V. Smrithi

A Multimodal Approach for Extracting Content Descriptive Metadata from Lecture Videos

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Doraisamy, S. Gobu, and Kanakarajan, N. Kumar

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, C. Raghavachari, Aparna, V., and Chithira, S.

Publisher : Procedia Computer Science

WALE: a Weighted Adaptive Location Estimation Algorithm

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, D. Sundar, Sendil, S., and Subramanian, V.

Publisher : Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

A Robust Approach for Maintenance and Refactoring of Indoor Radio Maps

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, P. Krishnan, Krishnakumar, S., and Seshadri, R.

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

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, D. K. Tejaswini

Publisher : International Journal of Wireless Information Networks

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Mathivannan, S.; Srinath, S.; Shashank, R.; Aravindh, R.

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

Server transcoding of multimedia information for cross disability access

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : ACM MMCN

An Implicit Aspect Modelling Framework for Diversity Focused Query Expansion

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, R. E. Dev

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

Adaptation of Multimedia Data for Cross-Disability Access

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, Venkatasubramanian, N.

Publisher : revision, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal

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

Authors : Dr. Vidhya Balasubramanian, J. Muralikumar, Seelan, S. A., and Vijayakumar, N.

Publisher : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

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