Qualification: 
Ph.D, M.Tech
v_sowmya@cb.amrita.edu

Dr. Sowmya V. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr) at Amrita Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Coimbatore Campus.

Professional Achievements

  • Recipient of Best Session Award for organizing the Special Session on “Artificial Intelligence for Smart Healthcare” in the World Conference in Virtual Format on “Congress on Intelligent Systems (CIS-2020) conducted by Soft Computing Research Society in association with Springer Publications during September 05 - 06, 2020.
  • Received "Women In AI Leadership Awards 2019 (Only Academician among the winners)" sponsored by Jigsaw Academy, during the one day Conference, "The Rising 2019" on Women in Analytics and AI, organized by the Analytics India on March 8, 2019 at Taj Hotel, Bangalore.
  • Awarded with Deep Learning Instructor Ambassadorship Grant by NVIDIA (December 2018).
  • Invited Speaker by Premier National Institutes to deliver lectures on “Deep Learning and its Applications in Image Processing”.
  • Organizer of the “Special Session on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications (AIML)”, in the Scopus Indexed Springer International Conferences.
  • Recipient of several National Awards for Teaching and Research.
  • Author of more than 100 Scopus Indexed Publications in the area of Machine Learning and Deep Learning applied to Signal and Image Analysis, attained through M.Tech Projects Guidance.
  • International Level Collaborator with University of Wyoming in the research area of “Image Analysis and Drones”.

Webinars Delivered during COVID 2020

  • Session on “Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare” in the Short Term Training Program (STTP) on “Biomedical Systems Design using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning” sponsored by AICTE, Delhi and organized by Biomedical Engineering and Technology Incubation Center, Nagpur and Department of Artificial Intelligence, G.H.Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur on September 9, 2020.
  • Session on “Efficacy of Artificial Intelligence” hosted by the Department of Computer Science, and Engineering, KMEA engineering College, Kerala in association with Computer Society of India on June 8, 2020.
  • Session on “Expert View on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (Courses after 12th exam)” hosted by Shiksha.com belongs to Info Edge (India) Ltd, the owner of established brands like Naukri.com, 99acres.com, Jeevansathi.com on May 15, 2020.
  • Session on “Efficacy of Artificial Intelligence” hosted by the Department of Mathematics with Computer Applications, Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College of arts and Sciences and Institute of Management, affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on May 6, 2020.

Outcome of Internal Seed Funding

Received the internal seed fund (IFRP_4) which paved the way for International Collaboration with University of Wyoming. This progressed to the joint International Conference Publication in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote sensing (ASPRS) held at Denver, 2019. [Link]

Professional Experience

  • Programmer Analyst Trainee at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai (August 2010 -June 2011).
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, (July 2011-till date).
  • Successfully defended her Ph. D. Thesis titled, "Significance of Incorporating Chrominance Information for Scene Classification" on July 2018 under the supervision of Dr. D. Govind, Assistant Professor (SG), CEN, and Dr. K. P. Soman, Professor & Head, CEN, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  • Promoted as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) on November 2015.

Research Area

  • Artificial Intelligence for HealthCare Analytics
  • Smart Agriculture Applications Using Drones
  • Color Image Processing
  • Hyperspectral Image Processing
  • Pattern Classification
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Bio-Medical Signal Processing
  • Bio-Medical Image Processing
  • Image Analysis using Drones

Active Reviewer in the following SCI Indexed Journals

  1. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (Elsevier).
  2. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture (Elsevier).
  3. Computer and Information Sciences (Elsevier).
  4. Neural Networks (Elsevier).
  5. Remote Sensing Letters (Taylor & Francis).
  6. Signal, Image and Video Processing (Springer).
  7. Digital Signal Processing (Elsevier).
  8. International Journal of Image and Data Fusion.
  9. Applied Soft Computing (ASOC).
  10. Information Sciences.
  11. Journal of King Saud University, Computer and Information Sciences (JKSUCI).

Invited Talks

  • Rendered one-day invited lecture on "Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) for Computer Vision" as a part of the TEQIP-III sponsored Workshop on "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications in the Emerging Areas of Computer Science and Information Technology " held at NIT-Suratkal on December 13, 2019.
  • Rendered one-day invited lecture on "Applications of Deep Learning in Image Processing Applications" as a part of the FDP program on "Deep Learning and Machine Learning Approaches and its Applications" held at NIT - Calicut on December 12, 2019.
  • Rendered a session on "Basic theory of Deep Neural and Convolutional Network" during "Two days workshop on Machine Learning - Hands on with Matlab and Python" , organized by Center for Development Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Trivandrum during 5-6 July, 2019.
  • Rendered a session on "Fundamentals of Computer Vision using NVIDIA DIGITS " (as a part of NVIDIA DLI University Ambassador Grant) during "CSIR sponsored National Level Seminar on Deep Learning" , organized by P.A.College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on June 26, 2019.
  • Rendered a session on "Fundamentals of Computer Vision using NVIDIA DIGITS " (as a part of NVIDIA DLI University Ambassador Grant) during "FDP on Deep Learning for Object Detection", organized by Sona College of Technology, Salem on June 21, 2019.
  • Rendered a session on "Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN)", along with the hands on in python at a National Level Faculty Development Program on "Deep Learning Unfolded", conducted by Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam on May 31, 2019.
  • Rendered a session on "Drones for Forestry Applications" at a monthly seminar conducted by the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Coimbatore, India on May 30, 2019.
  • Delivered one day workshop on “Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision – Hands-on using NVIDIA DIGITS” at KMEA College of Engineering, Aluva on May 14, 2019. This was certified and sponsored by NVIDIA as a part of “NVIDIA Deep Learning Instructor University Ambassadorship Award”.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on “Opportunities in Remote Sensing” at Avinashilingam Institute of Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on March 6, 2019.

@ NIT-Suratkal, Karnataka Invitation

@ NIT - Calicut Momento

@ CDAC-Trivandrum

  • Delivered one-day workshop on "Computational Tools Needed for Data Science (with hands-on in Matlab and Python)" during the 9th National Level Tech fest - Anokha 2019 organized by Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore during February 14-16, 2019.
  • Delivered a guest lecture on “Machine Learning” at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore on January 24, 2019.
  • Invited talk on "Deep Learning" in Two days IEEE workshop on Machine Learning held at Kalasalingam University on 2-3 Feb, 2018.
  • Invited talk on "Deep Learning for Bio-medical Application" in ICMR Sponsored Seminar on Deep Learning Techniqies and Tools for Medical Application organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi on 17/01/2018.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Deep Learning for Medical Image Processing” in “TEQIP Sponsored Artificial Intelligence for Biomedical Applications” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, on 14th Dec, 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Drone based Hyperspectral Imaging for Precision Agriculture” in “Refresher Course for Computer Science” organized by Bharathiar University, on 21st Nov, 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Data Mining” for MBA students of Avinashilingam University on 18th March 2017.
  • Delivered a session on “Least square based image processing” as a part of short term training programme on Digital Signal Processing and its Applications held at Govt.Engineering College, Thrissur on 5th Dec, 2016.
  • Rendered hands on training in “Support Vector Machines using Libsvm and Weka” for M.Tech students of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam on 18-12-2015.
  • Delivered one day session on ‘PDE and Image Processing” in two days “National Level Workshop on Signal and Image Processing” conducted by Department of Information Technology, Sona College of technology, Salem during 4-5 Dec, 2015.
  • Rendered a lecture on “PDE based Image Processing” in “A training workshop on Advanced Optimization, Deep Learning Applications (AODA)” organized by organized by the Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), Coimbatore, during January 30 – February 2, 2014.
  • Rendered Invited Guest Lecture on “Remote Sensing and Applications of GIS” at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, 2012.
  • Rendered a talk on “Hyperspectral Image Processing” at “First National Workshop on “Sparse Image and Signal Processing (SISP-2011)”, organized by the Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), Coimbatore.

Awards

  • Awarded "Bharat Excellence" and "Best Indian Global Personalities"  by Friendship Forum of India at Delhi on July 28, 2019.
  • Awarded "Best Engineering College Teacher" by Society for Engineering Education Enrichment (SEEE) at Dr.N.G.P Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on July 20, 2019.
  • Awarded with "Excellence in Research for the academic year 2016-2017" by Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on 23rd Institution day held on 10th January 2018.
  • Awarded with "Best Young Researcher Award" rendered by Integrated Intelligent Research Groups on the occasion of Republic Day Achievers award 2018, celebrated at Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology (LICET), Chennai.
  • Awarded with PG Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders - Rs.40000 by University Grants Commission (UGC), New-Delhi in the year 2008.
  • Awarded with “Young Women Educator and Researcher” by National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED), Coimbatore on 4th Women’s Day Awards celebrated on 8th March 2017 at Grand Reagent Coimbatore.
  • Awarded with “Young Women Achiever (in recognition of Your Role, Outstanding Contributions, Significant Achievements and Sustained Excellence in the field of Engineering) of the Women Awards - VIWA 2016” celebrated on 5 March 2016 at Radha Regent Chennai.
  • Received third prize in Essay Competition conducted by Amrita nature club on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2014.
  • Awarded with title “Associate of the month of January 2011” for project excellence by Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Chennai.
  • Awarded with shield for securing University First Rank in M.TECH (Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Networks) (2008-2010) by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Awarded with Gold Medal for University First Rank in B.Sc., (Physics) (2003-2006) by Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore.
  • Awarded with cash award of Rs.5000 for securing First Place in the paper presented in National Level Seminar on Signal Processing held at Sree NarayanaGuru Institute of Science and technology, Kochi.
  • Awarded with “Swami Vivekananda Award” for Excellence in Education by Yuva Kendra Association, Madurai.

Professional Activities

  • Chaired the technical session titled, “Artificial Intelligence”, in the World Conference in Virtual Format on “Congress on Intelligent Systems (CIS-2020)" conducted by Soft Computing Research Society in association with Springer Publications during September  05 - 06, 2020.
  • Program Committee Member and Reviewer in the World Conference in Virtual Format on “Congress on Intelligent Systems (CIS-2020) "conducted by Soft Computing Research Society in association with Springer Publications during September 05 - 06, 2020.
  • Chaired a Technical Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications as a part of Main Track in "8th International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA 2020)" held at NIT-K, Surathkal on 4-5 Jan 2020.
  • One of the organizers of "Special Session on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications (AIML)" as a part of SCOPUS INDEXED SPRINGER International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications (FICTA), January 4-5, 2020 at NIT Suratkal, Karnataka.
  • Participated in the hands-on ZOYC workshop on "Automation of Image Processing & Analysis using Cloud Infrastructure", organized by AIMS, Cochin and Carl Zeiss India (Bangalore) Pvt.Ltd on 22 April, 2019.
  • Actively Participated in the "Accenture Learning Symposium workshops on Deep Learning and DevOps", conducted on March 13-14, 2018 at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  • Successfully cleared the assessment test and completed a hands on workshop on "Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning," held at Kongu Engineering College, Erode from July 28 - 30, 2018, conducted by leadingIndia.ai, a nation wide initiative by Bennett University, Greater Noida, India. (Listed as one of the toppers in the assessment)
  • Presented a paper tiled, "Inspiring stories from Indian Freedom Movement" in SADGAMAYA 5119, Cultural Camp organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore on 29-30 June 2017.
  • Event Coordinator - ‘Cook without Fire or Wire’ of Amrita Cultural Fest “Amritotsavam-2015’.
  • Participated in one day Seminar on “Projects in Signal & Image Processing, Communication, embedded, Robotics, Networks and VLSI”, organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore on 20th July, 2013.
  • Participated in Faculty Development programme on “Linear Algebra and Applications” organized by the department of Mathematics and Centre for Continuing Education held at National Institute of Technology, Calicut during 07-13 July 2013.
  • Participated in National Workshop on “Computer Vision and Image Processing Techniques” organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore on 15-16 March 2013.
  • Participated in two days workshop on “Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Resources Management”, organized by Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram on 19-20 May 2012.
  • Participated in two days workshop on “Machine Vision and Image Processing using Labview”, organized by Department of Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering, PSG College of Technology, in association with NI Systems (India) Pvt.Ltd, Bangalore on 18-19 May 2012.
  • Participated in “Second Edition of Amrita International Conference of Women in Computing” organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore on 9-11 January 2012.
  • Co-ordinator of the “First National Workshop on “Sparse Image and Signal Processing (SISP-2011)”, organized by the Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore during 23rd Dec-26th Dec,2011.

Presentations

  • Presented two papers entitled “Significance of Contrast and Structure Features for an Improved Color Image Classification System”, Improved Color Scene Classification System using Deep Belief Networks and Support vector Machines”, in 2017 International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, ICSIPA-2017, Kuching, Malaysia, 12-14 Sep.2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled ““Edge Detection Using Sparse Banded Filter Matrices” – Second International Symposium on Computer Vision and the Internet (VisionNet’15) held at SCMS School of Engineering, Aluva, Kochi on Aug 10-13, 2015. Publisher: Elsevier Procedia Computer Science Journal. (Published)
  • Presented a paper entitled “Role of Teachers in Nation Building” in the seminar for College Faculty on Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts in the modern context organized by Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee, Coimbatore Region in association with Hindusthan Arts and Science, Coimbatore on September 7, 2013.
  • Rendered a lecture on “Signal and Image Processing Application” on two days workshop on Sparse Image and Signal Processing-2013 organized by organized by the Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Rendered a talk on “Hyperspectral Image Processing” at “First National Workshop on Sparse Image and Signal Processing (SISP-2011), organized by the Centre for Excellence in Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Presented a paper entitled “A Decision Tree Based Land Cover Image Classification Using Color Space and Texture” in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research, at Cape Institute of Technology, Levengipuram, Kanyakumari, India.
  • Presented a paper entitled “An Effective pre-processing algorithm for detecting noisy spectral bands in hyperspectral imagery” in International Symposium on Ocean Electronics, SYMPOL 2011 at Cochin university of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi.
  • Presented a paper entitled “A Decision Tree Based Land Cover Image Classification Using Color Space and Texture” in National Level Seminar on Signal Processing held at Sree Narayana Guru Institute of Science and technology, Kochi.
  • Rendered Invited Guest Lecture on “Remote Sensing and Applications of GIS” at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore.

Achievements

  • Awarded with Cash Prize of Rs.2000 (each for a Semester) for securing First Rank in M. Tech. (I- IV Semester) Examination by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
  • Proficiency Holder in M.Sc (2006- 2008)
  • Short listed for the National level presentation in “Einstein’s Year of Physics - 2005” conducted by the members of “Indian Association of Physics-Mumbai”.
  • Published an article in Tamil in Amrita University Magazine, Amritadhwani 2013.

Social Activities

  • Active National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteer during the period 2003- 2006.
  • Actively participated in ten day Special Camping Programme organized at a village by Avinashilingam University Coimbatore.
  • Actively participated in three days Residential Youth Camp on Achieving Human Excellence organized by Ramakrishna Mission Vidhyalaya, Coimbatore.
  • Actively participated in Resources Mobilization for Leprosy eradication.
  • Actively served as volunteer on the occasion of the 59th and 60th birthday celebrations of Sri Mata Amnritanandamayi Devi during 26-27 September, 2012,2013.