Dr. Chandranath Adak

Dr. Chandranath Adak, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Centre for Data Science

email: chandra@jisiasr.org

Web: https://sites.google.com/site/chandranathadak1989

Post-PhD Researcher: FIET, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

PhD: University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Research Topics:
Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Document Image Analysis, Computer Vision, Data Science, Deep
Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Machine Learning-related subjects.

Projects:
Principal Investigator, Researcher (Mar. 2019 – Jul. 2019)

— Project: “Adversarial Autonomous Cyber Operations based on Hierarchical Multi-agent Deep
Reinforcement Learning”.

— Grant Amount: AU $ 46952

— Government Partner : DSTG, Dept. of Defence, Edinburgh-5111, Australia.

— Advisor : Prof. Chin-Teng Lin, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Researcher (Jan. 2019 – Mar. 2019)

— Project: “DistressSpotter”.

— Initial Grant: AU $ 4000

— Industry Partner : The Ripper Group, Sydney-2000, Australia.

— Advisor : Prof. Michael Blumenstein, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Researcher (Jul. 2017 – Sep. 2017)

— Project: “Adaptive Metaheuristic Deep Learning for Study towards Human Cognition using Complex
Handwriting Pattern”.

— Grant Provider: IEEE CIS (Computational Intelligence Society) Graduate Student Research Grants,
2017.

— Grant Amount: US $ 4000

— Advisor : A/Prof. Simone Marinai, University of Florence, Italy.

Grants :
Centre for AI and School of Software, FEIT, Publication Grant, University of Technology Sydney, Australia,
2019.

School of Software, FEIT, Higher level of Funding Support; and Centre for AI, Conference Travel Grant,
University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2018.

IEEE CIS (Computational Intelligence Society) Graduate Student Research Grants, 2017.

GGRS-IEIS (Griffith Graduate Research School and International Experience Incentive Scheme)
Conference Travel Grants, Australia, 2017.

School of ICT (Information and Communication Technology), Griffith University, Conference Funding,
Australia, 2017.

IIIS (Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems), Griffith University, Conference Travel Grant,
Australia, 2016.

Gold Coast Association of Postgraduates (GCAP) Professional Development and Conference (PDAC)
Funding, Australia, 2015.

Competitions :
1st in the signature and name component recognition task of ICFHR-2018 Competition on Thai Student
Signature and Name Component Recognition and Verification – TSNCRV2018 (conjunction with IAPR
International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2018)), USA, Aug. 2018. (link)

1st runner-up in ICFHR 2018 Competition on Handwritten Document Image Binarization (H-DIBCO 2018),
USA, Aug. 2018.

1st runner-up in ICDAR2017 Competition on Recognition of Early Indian Printed Documents – REID2017
(conjunction with IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR-2017)),
Japan, Nov. 2017.

Entrepreneur’s Award and Best of Gold Coast Award, GovHack-2016, Australia. (link)

Top-10 finalist in ISTAS (Invitational Symposium on Trusted Autonomous Systems) Student Poster
Competition, organized by Defence Science and Technology Group, Dept. of Defence, Australian
Government, 2016.

1st in the recognition task, and 1st runner-up in segmentation task of ICB-2016 Sclera Segmentation and
Recognition Benchmarking Competition: SSRBC-2016 (conjunction with IAPR International Conference
on Biometrics (ICB-2016)), Sweden, Jun. 2016. (link)

1st in Challenge on Coding (ChoCo 2013): Intra-University coding competition, organized by Dept. of
CSE, University of Kalyani, India, Apr. 2013.

Best Paper Award (1st): Ethical Hacking – Issues & Challenges (EHIC-2012), Students’ Paper Contest held
at Dr. B. C. Roy Engg. College, Durgapur, under the technical sponsorship of IEEE Communication
Society, Kolkata Chapter, and Internet Society, India, Kolkata Chapter, Nov. 2012.

Scholarships :
HDR Post-Thesis Industry Scholarship, FEIT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2019. (link)
Dr. Kalam Doctoral Scholarship and International Research Scholarship (IRS), University of Technology
Sydney, Australia, 2018.

Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS) and Postgraduate Research
Scholarship (GUPRS), Australia, 2015-2018.

National Scholarship for qualifying in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2012 in CS), India,
2012-2014.

National Merit Scholarship from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), India, on the basis
of Higher-Secondary level exam, 2008-2012.

National Merit Scholarship from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), India, on the basis
of Secondary level exam, 2006-2008.

Publications:

Journals :
[2] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “An Empirical Study on Writer Identification & Verification
from Intra-variable Individual Handwriting”, IEEE Access Journal, vol. 7, no. 1, pp.

24738-24758, 2019.

[1] B. B. Chaudhuri†, C. Adak†, “An Approach for Detecting and Cleaning of Struck-out Handwritten
Text”, Pattern Recognition, vol.61, pp.282-294, January 2017. †Joint first author.

Conferences :
[23] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, C. T. Lin, M. Blumenstein, “Detecting Named Entities in Unstructured
Bengali Manuscript Images”, Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR),
Sydney, Australia, 20-25 Sep., 2019. (Accepted)

[22] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “A Study on Idiosyncratic Handwriting with Impact on
Writer Identification”, Proc. 16th Int. Conf. on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), pp. 193-
198, Niagara Falls, USA, 5-8 Aug., 2018.

[21] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Cognitive Analysis for Reading and Writing of Bengali
Conjuncts”, Proc. 31st Int. Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), pp. 1-7, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
8-13 July, 2018.

[20] C. Adak, S. Marinai, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Offline Bengali Writer Verification by PDFCNN
and Siamese Net”, Proc. 13th Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS), pp. 381-386,
Vienna, Austria, 24-27 Apr., 2018.

[19] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Legibility and Aesthetic Analysis of Handwriting”, Proc.
14th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), pp. 175-182, Kyoto, Japan, 9-15 Nov.,
2017.

[18] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Impact of Struck-out Text on Writer Identification”, Proc.
30th Int. Joint Conf. on Neural Networks (IJCNN), pp. 1465-1471, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 14-19 May,
2017.

[17] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Writer Identification by Training on One Script but
Testing on Another”, Proc. 23rd Int. Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 1148-1153, Cancun,
Mexico, 4-8 Dec., 2016.

[16] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Offline Cursive Bengali Word Recognition using CNNs
with a Recurrent Model”, Proc. 15th Int. Conf. on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), pp. 429-
434, Shenzhen, China, 23-26 Oct., 2016.

[15] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Named Entity Recognition from Unstructured
Handwritten Document Images”, 12th Int. Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS), pp.375-380,
Santorini, Greece, 11-14 Apr., 2016.

[14] C. Adak, P. Maitra, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Binarization of Old Halftone Text Documents”,
Proc. IEEE TENCON, IEEE Conf. #35439, pp.1-5, Macau, China, 1-4 Nov., 2015.

[13] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, “Writer Identification from Offline Isolated Bangla Characters and
Numerals”, Proc. 13th Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), pp.486-490, Nancy,
France, 23-26 Aug., 2015.

[12] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, “An Approach of Strike-through Text Identification from Handwritten
Documents”, Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR), pp.643-648,
Heraklion, Greece, 1-4 Sep., 2014.

[11] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, “Text Line Identification in Tagore’s Manuscript”, Proc. IEEE TechSym, IEEE
Conf. #32812, pp.210-213, Kharagpur, India, 28 Feb.-2 Mar., 2014.

[10] C. Adak, “A Bilingual Machine Translation System: English & Bengali”, Proc. Int. Conf. on
Automation, Control, Energy and Systems (ACES) – IEEE Conf. #32377, India, 1-2 Feb., 2014.

[9] C. Adak, “An Approach for Printed Document Labeling”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Automation, Control,
Energy and Systems (ACES) – IEEE Conf. #32377, Hooghly, India, 1-2 Feb., 2014.

[8] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, “Extraction of Doodles and Drawings from Manuscripts”, Proc. 5th Int. Conf.
on Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence (PReMI), LNCS #8251, Springer-Heidelberg, pp.515-
520, Kolkata, India, 10-14 Dec., 2013.

[7] C. Adak, “OPTICS Based Coverage in Wireless Sensor Network”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Facets of
Uncertainties and Applications (ICFUA), Kolkata, India, 05-07 Dec., 2013.

[6] C. Adak, “Gabor Filter and Rough Clustering Based Edge Detection”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Human Comp.
Interactions (ICHCI) – IEEE Conf. #30853, Chennai, India, 23-24 Aug., 2013.

[5] C. Adak, “Unsupervised Text Extraction from G-Maps”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Human Comp. Interactions
(ICHCI) – IEEE Conf. #30853, Chennai, India, 23-24 Aug., 2013.

[4] C. Adak, “Rough Clustering Based Unsupervised Image Change Detection”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Human
Comp. Interactions (ICHCI) – IEEE Conf. #30853, Chennai, India, 23-24 Aug., 2013.

[3] C. Adak, “An Advanced Approach for Rule Based English to Bengali Machine Translation”, Proc. Nat.
Conf. on Adv. of Comp. in Engg. Research (ACER), AIRCC Pub. Co., ISBN:978-1-921987-11-3, vol.3, no.2,
pp.1-9, 2013.

[2] C. Adak, “Robust Steganography Using LSB-XOR and Image Sharing”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Comp. and
Comm. Advancement (IC3A), ISBN (13): 978-1-25-906393-0, McGraw Hill, pp.97-102,2013.

[1] C. Adak, “Dual Layer Textual Message Cryptosystem with Randomized Sequence of Symmetric Key”,
Proc. Ethical Hacking – Issues & Challenges (EHIC), The Bulletin of Engg. & Science, ISSN:0974-7176, vol.4, no.2, pp.1-3, 2012.

Technical Reports/Non-refereedPublications/Posters :
[3] C. Adak, S. Marinai, M. Blumenstein, B. B. Chaudhuri, “Adaptive Metaheuristic Deep Learning for
Study towards Human Cognition using Complex Handwriting Pattern”, Report of the IEEE CIS
(Computational Intelligence Society) Graduate Student Research Grants, 2017.

[2] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “Automated Handwriting Analysis on Unconventional
Documents”, ICDAR (Int. Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition) Doctoral Consortium, Kyoto,
Japan, 12 Nov., 2017.

[1] C. Adak, B. B. Chaudhuri, M. Blumenstein, “An Autonomous Cognitive System for Content Analysis of
Questioned Handwritten Documents”, Invitational Symposium on Trusted Autonomous Systems (ISTAS)
Student Poster Competition, org. by Defence Science and Technology Group, Australian Government,
2016. [Top-10 finalist].”