Dr. Ram Kumar Karsh

Dr. Ram Kumar Karsh_30-08-20-19-19-44

Assistant Professor, Grade-I

National Institute of Technology Silchar

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Silchar, Assam, 788010, India

Email: ram@ece.nits.ac.in

Phone: +91-9706924826


Date of Joining: 14/05/2013

Academic Experience: 11+ years

Personal Webpage: http://ec.nits.ac.in/ram/


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D.:     NIT Silchar, Silchar, India, 2018
  • M.Tech.: NIT Patna, Patna, India, 2012
  • B.Tech.: Govt. Engg. College Bilaspur, CSVTU, India, 2009

EXPERIENCE

  • May 2013 – till todayAssistant Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, Assam, 788010, India
  • Sep 2010 – May 2013Junior Teaching Cum Research Fellow, BIT Mesra (Patna Campus), Bihar, 800014, India

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND SPECIALIZATION

  • Digital Image Processing
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition
  • Sign Language Recognition
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning for different applications

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Dr. R. K. Karsh was born in Chhattisgarh, India. He received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, from Government Engineering College Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Chhattisgarh, India, M.Tech. degree in Control System from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Patna, Bihar, India, and the Ph.D. degree from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, Assam, India. He worked as Junior Teaching-Cum-Research Fellow, in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra, Ranchi (Patna Campus), Bihar from 28th September 2010 to 10th May 2013. He is working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar, Assam, India since 14th May 2013. He published a more than 45 research articles in various international journals and conferences as on date. He is an active member of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, and IET.

He received the best paper award from various flagship International Conferences. He is the Invited reviewer of many journals which includes IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Journal of IEEE Access, IET Image Processing, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Visual Computer, and Journal of Supercomputing etc. He is the recipient of scholarship from the government of Chhattisgarh for excellence in schooling.

He published more than 35 journal and conference publications, 10 book chapters, and 2 patents in his credit. His area of interest which includes Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition, Sign Language Recognition, Image hashing for image authentication, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and deep learning.

Patents

S. No.          Patent file No./Name                                            Title of Patent                                                                                            Role                        Date of Publication

1.            202022104363                        LWT-DCT Based Image Hashing for Image                                   Inventor             16/09/2022

                German Innovation patent                  Authentication via Blind Geometric Correction

2.           202022104365                              Robust Color Image Hashing using Convolutional                         Inventor            19/09/2022    

                 German Innovation patent                 Stacked De-noising Auto-encoders for Image authentication


PUBLICATIONS (JOURNALS/CONFERENCES)

International Journals

  1. A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, and R. Jain, “ASL hand gesture classification and localization using deep ensemble neural network,”Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, (Accepted) Nov. 2022.
  2. S. Sheikh and R. K. Karsh, “A secure and robust autoencoder based perceptual image hashing for image authentication,” Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing, Oct. 2022. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/1645658)
  3. A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, and R. Jain, “Gesture recognition from RGB images using CNN-attention based system,” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 26 Jul. 2022. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.7230)
  4. R. K. Karsh, “LWT-DCT Based Image Hashing for Image Authentication via Blind Geometric Correction,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, Jun. 2022.(Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-022-13349-2)
  5. A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, and R. Jain, “A Convolution Neural Network and Classical Moments Based Feature Fusion model for Gesture Recognition,” Multimedia Systems, pp. 1-14, May 2022. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00530-022-00951-5)
  6. R. Jain, R. K. Karsh, and A. A. Barbhuiya, “Literature Review of Vision-Based Dynamic Gesture Recognition using Deep Learning Techniques,” Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 26 Jul. 2022. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.7159)
  7. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, R. Jain, “A Deep Neural Network Based Architecture for Automated Detection of COVID 19 from Chest X-Ray Images,” Int. J. of Medical Engineering and Informatics, (Accepted) Jan. 2022.
  8. S. Sheik and R. K. Karsh, “A Review of Hashing based Image Authentications Techniques,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 2489–2516, Jan. 2022.(Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-021-11649-7)
  9. Jain, R. K. Karsh, and A. A. Barbhuiya, “Encoded Motion Image based Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition,” The visual Computer, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1-18,Aug. 2021. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00371-021-02259-3)
  10. M. Paul, A. Thakuria, R. K. Karsh, and F. A. Talukdar, “Robust Color Image Hashing using Convolutional Stacked De-noising Auto-encoders for Image authentication,” Neural Computing and Applications, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1-15, Apr. 2021. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-021-05956-1)
  11. A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, and R. Jain, “CNN Based Feature Extraction and Classification for Sign Language” Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 3051-69, Jan. 2021 (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-020-09829-y)
  12. R. K. Karsh, A. Saikia, and R. H. Laskar, “Image Authentication Based on Robust Image Hashing with Geometric Correction,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 77, no. 19, pp. 25409–25429, Oct. 2018. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-5799-6)
  13. R. K. Karsh, R. H. Laskar, and Aditi, “Robust image hashing through DWT-SVD and spectral residual method,” EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol. 2017, no. 1, pp. 31, Dec. 2017. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13640-017-0179-0)
  14. R. K. Karsh, R. H. Laskar, and B. B. Richhariya, “Robust image hashing using ring partition-PGNMF and local features,” SpringerPlus, vol. 5, no. , Dec. 2016. (Available online: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3639-6)
  15. R. K. Karsh, N. Soren, and R. Kumar, “An Overview-Protection of Transmission Line using Artificial Intelligence techniques,” International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, vol. 2, no.1, Jan. 2013.
  16. R. K. Karsh, G. K. Choudhary, and C. Kumar, “Speed Control of Separately Excited DC Motor using Fuzzy Technique,” International Journal on Electrical and Power Engineering, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 31-35, Nov. 2011.

International Conferences

  1. M. Paul, R. K. Karsh, and F. A. Talukdar, “Image Authentication Using Radon Transform and Local Features,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Signal Processing, Dec. 2020, pp. 1-6 (available online: 10.1109/ACTS49415.2020.9350401).
  2. D. Mahapatra, C. Choudhury, R. K. Karsh, “Generator Based Methods for Off-Line Handwritten Character Recognition,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies and Signal Processing, Dec. 2020, pp. 1-6  (available online: 10.1109/ACTS49415.2020.9350491).
  3. A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, R. Jain, and H. Phukan,“Medical Image Retrieval Using Modified Directional Extrema Based Pattern,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology, Nov. 2020, pp. 270-274 (available online: 10.1109/ICECA49313.2020.9297653).
  4. R. K. Karsh,“Image Authentication System using Ring Partition and GLCM,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology, Nov. 2020, pp. 931-936 (available online: 10.1109/ICECA49313.2020.9297557).
  5. R. Jain, R. K. Karsh, and A. A. Barbhuiya, “Face Recognition Using Computational Efficient Algorithms,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering & Nano-Technology, Oct. 2020, pp. 1-5 (available online: 10.1109/IEMENTech51367.2020.9270115).
  6. R. K. Karsh, “Image Authentication Based on Q-FMT via Blind Geometric Correction,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering & Nano-Technology, Oct. 2020, pp. 1-6 (available online: 10.1109/IEMENTech51367.2020.9270087).
  7. R. K. Karsh, “Geometric Invariant Image Authentication System using Hashing,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, Jul. 2020, pp. 1143-1149 (available online: 10.1109/ICCSP48568.2020.9182340).
  8. S. Singh, P. Baruah, S. Rai, R. K. Karsh, “Solar Powered IoT based Garbage Collection System,”  in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, Jul. 2020, pp. 153-156 (available online: 10.1109/ICCSP48568.2020.9182257).
  9. M. Paul, R. K. Karsh, and F. A. Talukdar, “Image hashing based on shape context and speeded up robust features (SURF),” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, Apr. 2019, pp. 464-468 (available online: 10.1109/ICACTM.2019.8776713).
  10. M. Ahmed, R. K. Karsh, and R. H. Laskar, “Analyzing the effect of Eye center localization on accurate landmark localization in a facial image,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, Apr. 2019, pp. 544-549 (available online: 10.1109/ICACTM.2019.8776719).
  11. R. K. Karsh, R. Debnath, N. Soren et al., “Optimal economic analysis and performance assessment of wind biomass hybrid energy system,” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Automation, Computational and Technology Management, Apr. 2019, pp. 473-478 (available online: 10.1109/ICACTM.2019.8776854).
  12. R. K. Karsh, H. Mishra, Tejveer Vashist, and R. H. Laskar, “Image Authentication using Image Hashing based on Ring Partition with Corner Inclusion,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, Apr. 2018, pp. 0557-05623.
  13. S. Saha and R. K. Karsh, “Encryption and Decryption of Images using Secure Linear Feedback Shift Registers,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing,  Apr. 2018, pp. 0295-0298.
  14. S. Maity and R. K. Karsh, “Image Hash Minimization for Tamper Detection,” in Proc. IEEE 9th International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition, Dec. 2017, pp. 1-6.
  15. S. Hoque, R. K. Karsh, S. Baishya, and W. Arif, “Spectrum handoff performance in opportunistic and negotiated situations for cognitive radio networks,” in Proc. TENCON 2017-2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2017, pp. 1834 – 1838.
  16. R. Debnath, N. Soren, S. Bhakta, R. K. Karsh, and A. Roy, “Feasibility study of an off-grid hybrid renewable energy system,” in Proc. TENCON 2017-2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2017, pp. 2488 – 2493.
  17. A. Saikia, R. K. Karsh, and R. H. Laskar, “Image authentication under geometric attacks via concentric square partition based image hashing” in Proc. TENCON 2017-2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2017, pp. 2214 – 2219.
  18. K. Guha, M. Kumar, R. K. Karsh, R. Rabha, A. Dutta, S. Nath, and S. Baishya. “Static and electromagnetic analysis of RF MEMS shunt capacitive switch.” in Proc. TENCON 2015-2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Nov. 2015, pp. 1-6.
  19. R. K. Karsh, A. Das, G. L. Swetha, A. Medhi, and R. H. Laskar,” Copy-move forgery detection using ASIFT,” in Proc. IEEE India International Conference on Information Processing, Aug. 2016, pp. 1-5.
  20. A. Das, A. Medhi, R. K. Karsh, and R. H. Laskar, “Image splicing detection using Gaussian or defocus blur,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, 2016,  pp. 1237-1241.
  21. R. K. Karsh, R. H. Laskar, and B. B. Richhariya, “Robust and secure hashing using Gabor filter and Markov absorption probability,” in Proc. International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing, 2016, pp. 1197-1202.
  22. R. K. Karsh and R. H. Laskar, “Perceptual robust and secure image hashing using ring partition-PGNMF,” in Proc. TENCON 2015-2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference, 2015, pp. 1-6.
  23. R. K. Karsh and R. H. Laskar, “Modified fastICA algorithm for the separation of mixed images,” in Proc. International Conference on Computer and Communication Technology, Sept. 2014, pp. 1-6.

BOOKS/CHAPTERS

[1]      K. Pavani, H. Mishra, and R. Karsh, “Multi-attached Network Topology with Different Routing Protocols and Stub Network Resolution in OSPF Routing,” Lect. Notes Electr. Eng., vol. 556, pp. 129–141, 2019, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7091-5_12/TABLES/6.

[2]      H. Mishra, R. K. Karsh, and K. Pavani, “Anomaly-Based Detection of System-Level Threats and Statistical Analysis,” Adv. Intell. Syst. Comput., vol. 767, pp. 271–279, 2020, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-9680-9_23.

[3]      U. Reddy, U. Arya, R. K. Karsh, and R. H. Laskar, “Hash Code Based Image Authentication Using Rotation Invariant Local Phase Quantization,” Adv. Intell. Syst. Comput., vol. 766, pp. 97–107, 2020, doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-9683-0_11.

[4]      D. Mahapatra, C. Choudhury, and R. K. Karsh, “Handwritten Character Recognition Using KNN and SVM Based Classifier over Feature Vector from Autoencoder,” Commun. Comput. Inf. Sci., vol. 1240 CCIS, pp. 304–317, 2020, doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-6315-7_25/FIGURES/8.

[5]      A. S. Shaik, R. K. Karsh, and M. Islam, “Robust Image Hashing Using Chromatic Channel,” Lect. Notes Electr. Eng., vol. 748, pp. 55–67, 2021, doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-0275-7_5.

[6]      M. Paul, R. K. Karsh, and F. A. Talukdar, “Image Authentication Using Tensor Decomposition and Local Features with Geometric Correction,” Commun. Comput. Inf. Sci., vol. 1240 CCIS, pp. 397–411, 2020, doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-6315-7_33/TABLES/3.

[7]      A. A. Barbhuiya, R. K. Karsh, and S. Dutta, “AlexNet-CNN Based Feature Extraction and Classification of Multiclass ASL Hand Gestures,” Lect. Notes Electr. Eng., vol. 748, pp. 77–89, 2021, doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-0275-7_7.

[8]      V. Jetti and R. K. Karsh, “Image Compression Based on DCT and Adaptive Grid Scanning,” Lect. Notes Electr. Eng., vol. 748, pp. 91–102, 2021, doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-0275-7_8.

[9]      V. Jetti and R. K. Karsh, “Hybrid Transform-Based Image Compression Using Adaptive Grid Scanning,” pp. 225–237, 2021, doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-8443-5_18.

[10] R.K. Karsh, “Image Authentication System Using Image Hashing with Color Filter Array,” Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 887, 2023. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1906-0_22


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, IEEE
  • IEEE Signal Processing, Member
  • IET

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Best paper award in IEMENTech, Kolkata, 2020.
  • Recipient of scholarship from the government of Chhattisgarh for excellence in schooling during 2005-2009.
  • Invited reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Invited reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE)
  • Invited reviewer: Journal of Electronic Imaging (SPIE)
  • Invited reviewer: The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
  • Invited reviewer: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (SPIE)
  • Invited reviewer: Software: Practice and Experience (Wiley)
  • Invited reviewer: Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi)………..
  • Resource Person in A Five Day online Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Recent Trends in Signal Processing and Communications (RTSPC-20)”, Start Date: 10/09/2020, End Date: 14/09/2020 organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering NIT Silchar.
  • Resource Person in One Week National Level virtual High-End workshop (Karyashala) On “Role of Artificial Intelligence in Bio-Medical and Health Informatics (RAIBHI-2022)” during 05 – 11 April 2022organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering NIT Silchar.
  • Resource Person in One-week Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Emerging trends in communication and signal processing for next generation applications on 12 September 2022” organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering BBIT Kolkata.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

Sl. No. Name of Departmental Committee/Activity Responsibility/Assigned Duty Period
From To
1.        Hostel-2 Warden Warden 2018 2020
2.        Departmental Undergraduate Program Committee (DUPC) of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department Member Secretary 13-04-2018 16-06-2020
3.        Faculty advisor second year Faculty advisor 21-01-2015 Till Date
4.        NBA cell Member 13-06-2018 16-06-2020
5.        Department Library in-charge Department Library in-charge 13-04-2018 17-07-2020
6.        Department Library in-charge Department Library in-charge 13-02-2022 Till Date
7.        Departmental Postgraduate Program Committee (DPPC) of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department Member 16-06-2020 Till Date
8.        Faculty-In-Charge, Gymkhana Sports Faculty-In-Charge July-2018 May-2019
9.        Lab in-charge, Digital Signal Processing Lab Lab in-charge 21-01-2015 22-01-2016

Ph.D. Scholars Guided

Sl. No. Name of Scholar Month & Year of Completion Area Role
1.         Mr. Abul Abbas Barbhuiya Synopsis completed Sign Language Recognition using Deep Learning Supervisor
2.         Mr. Rahul Jain Ongoing Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition using Deep Learning Supervisor
3.         Mrs. Madhumita Paul Synopsis completed Image Authentication using Image Hashing Supervisor
4.         Mr. Abdul Saikh Subhani Ongoing Image Authentication using Image Hashing Supervisor
5.         Ms. Keerthana DN Ongoing Early Detection of Lung Cancer using Deep Learning Supervisor

M.Tech. Scholars Guided

Sl. No. Name of Scholar Month & Year of Completion Title of Thesis Status Role
1 MS. P. Stoila Cindy ongoing Early Detection of Lung Cancer using Deep Learning Ongoing Co-supervisor
2 Mr. Abhishek Singh May-2022 Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition Ongoing Supervisor
3 MS. Phidakordor Sahshong May-2021 Static Two-Hand Indian Sign Language Recognition Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Completed Supervisor
4 Mr. Sagar Manohar Wankhade May-2019 Robust Image Hashing Techniques for Tampering Localization Completed Co-supervisor
5 Mr. Dibyakanti Mahapatra May-2020 Hand written character and word recognition using deep learning Completed Co-supervisor

B.Tech. Projects

Sl. No Month & Year of Completion Title of Thesis Status Role
 21 May-2022 Spam ham detection using machine learning Completed Supervisor
 20 May-2022 Detection of Brain tumor Using Deep Learning Completed Supervisor
 19  May-2022 Early Detection of Breast Cancer using Deep Learning  Completed  Supervisor
18    May-2021 Indian Sign Language Recognition Completed Supervisor
17    May-2021 Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition Completed Supervisor
16    May-2020 Image compression using hybrid transform and adaptive scanning Completed Supervisor
15    May-2020  GUI Based MP3 Downloader Completed Supervisor
14    May-2019 A Medical Expert System to Manage Disease using Oversampling and Decision Tree Completed Supervisor
13    May-2019 Multi Focus Image Fusion Completed Supervisor
12    May-2019 Recommender System Completed Supervisor
11    May-2018 Identification of Medical Herbs by Image Processing of Their Leaves Completed Supervisor
10    May-2018 Real-Time Object Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Network Completed Supervisor
9    May-2018 Disease Diagnosis Using Decision Tree Completed Supervisor
8   May-2018 Development of Chat Messenger Software Using Java Completed Supervisor
7    May-2018 Music Player Application Using Java and Android Completed Supervisor
8    May-2017 Image Authentication and Tamper Localization Using Robust Image Hashing Completed Supervisor
5    May-2016 Copy-Move Forgery Detection Using Affine Scale Invariant Feature Transform Completed Supervisor
4    May-2016 Hash Code Based Image Authentication Using Local Phase Quantization Completed Supervisor
3    May-2015 Data Security Using Secure Hash Algorithm Completed Supervisor
2     May-2015 Magnetic Levitation and Digital Filter in Microcontrollers Completed Supervisor
1    May-2014 Facial Expression Recognition Using Local Binary Pattern and Support Vector Machines Completed Supervisor

Workshops Organized

  1. “Prototype/Process Design and Development Prototyping”, Funding Agency:  IIC 4.0 NIT Silchar, Start Date: 14/02/2022, End Date: 18/02/2022, Coordinator.
  2. “Deep Learning for Visual Computing and Communication (DeLViCCo-20)”, Funding Agency: Electronics and ICT Academy NIT Patna, NIT Silchar, Start Date: 15/10/2020, End Date: 21/10/2020, Coordinator.
  3. “Recent Trends in Signal Processing and Communications (RTSPC-20)”, Funding Agency: TEQIP-III, NIT Silchar, Start Date: 10/09/2020, End Date: 14/09/2020, Coordinator.
  4. “Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition using Machine Learning 2019 (CVPRML-19)”, Funding Agency: TEQIP-III, NIT Silchar, Start Date: 22/07/2019, End Date: 26/07/2019, Coordinator.
  5. “Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, Funding Agency: TEQIP-III, NIT Silchar, Start Date: 28/07/2018, End Date: 01/08/2018, Coordinator.