Professor Umapada Pal: Document Image Analysis and its Recent Trends
发布时间: 2019-07-08 浏览次数: 3360

报告题目:Document Image Analysis and its Recent Trends

报告人:Professor Umapada Pal

报告时间:07月12日 10:30




    Umapada Pal received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Indian Statistical Institute. His PhD work was on the development of printed Bangla OCR system. He did his Post Doctoral research at INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), France. From January 1997, he is a Faculty member of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit (CVPRU) of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and at present he is Professor and Head of CVPRU. His fields of research interest  is different pattern recognition problems like Digital Document Processing, Optical Character Recognition, Camera/video text processing,  Biometrics, Document Retrieval, keyword spotting etc. He has published more than 360 research papers in various international journals, conference proceedings and edited volumes. Because of his significant impact in the Document Analysis research, in 2003 he received “ICDAR Outstanding Young Researcher Award” from International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). In 2005-2006 Dr. Pal has received JSPS fellowship from Japan government. In 2008, 2011 and 2012, Dr. Pal received visiting fellowship from Spain, France and Australia government, respectively. Dr. Pal has been serving as General/Program/Organizing Chair of many conferences including International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), International Conference on Frontiers of Handwritten Recognition (ICFHR), International Workshop on Document Analysis and Systems (DAS), Asian Conference on Pattern recognition (ACPR) etc. Also he has served as a program committee member of more than 60 international events. He has many international research collaborations and, at present, supervising PhD students of 5 foreign universities. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature Computer Science Journal.  He is also currently serving as an Associate Editor five journals:  ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), Pattern Recognition (PR), Pattern recognition Letters (PRL), International Journal of Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), IET Biometrics. Also he has served as a guest editor of several special issues. He is a Fellow of IAPR.


Document Image Analysis is the process that performs the overall interpretation of document images.  It is one of the most fascinating and challenging areas of Pattern Recognition with various practical applications like Reading aid for the blind, Postal mail sorting, Bank check processing, Forensic data analysis, document indexing, scene image analysis etc. In this talk, we will briefly discuss the state of the art techniques towards document analysis area and then recent trends of this area will be discussed. Finally, for better understanding of the techniques some demonstrations will be shown to the audience.