Dr. Rameswar Debnath
Professor

Dr. Rameswar Debnath is working as a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Discipline of Khulna University, Bangladesh. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Khulna University of Bangladesh in 1997 and obtained first merit position in his class. He completed his master of engineering degree in communication and systems and Ph.D. degree under the Japanese Government scholarship from the University of Electro-Communications situated in Tokyo in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher under JSPS fellowship in the Department of Informatics of The University of Electro-Communications and Neuroscience Research Inst., National Inst. of Adv. Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba during the period 2008-2010. He was the organizing chair of 16th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) in 2014. He also organized several workshops and seminars. He served as a head of the CSE Discipline of Khulna University during the period 2012-2015. He was the director of Post Graduate Diploma in Information and Technology (PGDIT) under CSE discipline during the period 2012-2015. He published more than 50 journals, book chapters, and peer-reviewed conference papers. He presented papers in many conferences in home and abroad. His research interests include image data analysis, deep learning, bioinformatics, support vector machine, artificial neural network, statistical pattern recognition, and medical image processing, etc. He is involved in many professional activities. He is the chairman of Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), Khulna branch, divisional coordinator of IEEE Computer Society Bangladesh Chapter, vice president of Bangladesh Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Association ( BBCBA ) and secretary general of Khulna University bdSTEM Foundation.

      My research interests are statistical machine learning (in particular supervised learning; support vector machines and kernel methods; deep learning), and its applications to pattern recognition, image processing, bioinformatics and natural language analysis. Major studies include improving the performances of support vector machines (SVMs) such as a fast learning method for low-rank kernel (applying second-order cone programming technique and its fast implementation), fast and effective learning method for large-scale multiclass support vector machine, investigating the best kernel for practical use, a method of tuning the parameter of Gaussian kernel. An efficient evolutionary model has been developed for gene selection and classification for microarray data based on SVM-based criteria. I also conduct research on detection and recognition of objects from incomplete representation. Currently I am working to develop unbiased deep learning models for imbalanced feature distribution problems.



      Research Experiences

          • Visiting Researcher, Department of Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan (September 2011 December 2011)
          •  Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan (August 2010 - January 2011)
          • Postdoctoral Researcher, Neuroscience Research Inst., National Inst. of Adv. Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan (Nov. 2008 - July 2010)
          • Visiting Research Scholar, Dept. of Information and Communication Engg., The Univ. of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan (April 2005 - July 2005) 

      Current Research Project/Collaboration

      SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
      1 Development of Software Related to AI and Pattern Recognition Co-Principal Investigator February, 2005 August, 2005 International
      2 Develop a Fully-Automated Computerized System for High-Quality Cancer Diagnostic Models from Human Gene Expression Datasets Co-Principal Investigator February, 2011 December, 2011 International
      3 Human Computer Interaction for Illiterate People of Bangladesh using Bangla Speech Principal Investigator January, 2013 December, 2013 National
      4 Protein-Fold Recognition using Machine Learning Techniques from Amino Acid Sequence Principal Investigator May, 2017 April, 2018 National
      5 Detection, Classification and Analysis of Text and Image Objects in Scene Image Principal Investigator November, 2019 December, 2021 National

          • Professor (2011), Associate Professor (2006), Assistant Professor (2001), Lecturer( 1997), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Discipline, Khulna University
          • Head, CSE Discipline, Khulna University (2012 - 2015
          • Director, Post Graduate Diploma in Information and Technology (PGDIT) under CSE Discipline, Khulna University (2012 - 2015)
          • Organizing Chair, Workshop on Smart City and Smart Village: Perspective Digital Bangladesh, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2020
          • Organizing Chair, 16th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Khulna, Bangladesh, 2014
          • Organizer, Workshop on ICT in Agriculture: Possibilities, Perspectives & Measures, Khulna University, Bangladesh, 2014 


      Other Experiences

          • Internship Program for Masters Studies in the Wonderware Corporation in Japan (2011)
          • Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Elector-Communications, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan (2011) 


      Training Programs

          • Training on Teaching-Learning, Curriculum & Quality Assurance, 06-10 September, 2015
          • Training Workshop on Outcome Based Education (OBE) Curriculum and Course File, 06 December 2021
          • Training Workshop on BNQF and Accreditation Standards & Criteria, 27 December 2021
          • Training Workshop on National Integrity Strategy and Annual Performance Agreement: Formulation and Implementation, 08 January, 2022
          • Training Workshop on Orientation of OBE curriculum Template, 22 February, 2022
          • Training Workshop on BAETE Accreditation: Criteria and Requirements, 20 June 2022
          • Training Workshop on National Integrity Strategy (NIS), 09 January, 2023
          • Training on Questioning and Assessment under OBE Framework, 14 September, 2023 

      Developed Projects (under my supervision)

          • Bangla Handwritten Calculator on Android Platform
          • Low Cost Home Appliance Control System using Smart Phone
          • Web Based Heart Disease Diagnosis System from ECG Data
          • Inventory Management System with Point of Sale System (pos)
          • Farmers Page: A Direct Marketing System of Farmers' Products and Information Distribution Systems for Farmers
          • An Intelligent Chatbot for Patient in Bengali


      Bangla Handwritten Database

          • Bangla Digit - 25000
          • Bangla Letter - 17700


      Awards

          • Research fund from Khulna University Research Cell in 2013, 2017 and 2019
          • Research fund from Marubun Research Promotion Foundation in 2011 and 2005 (1.5 million yen in each year)
          • JSPS Fellowship for Postdoctoral Fellows for 2 years
          • Monbusho Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan for Masters and Ph. D. studies
          • Sessions best paper award in the IMCIC 2010 International Conference
          • Student paper award in the 2005 RISP International Conference
          • Travel and Hotel costs from 9th ICCNS & 10th ICCNS Conferences, Boston University, USA
          • Travel grant for IJCNN 2005 from IEEE Neural Network Society


      Activities

          • Vice President, Khulna University Teachers' Association-2023
          • Senate Member, Khulna University (2022-
          • President, Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), Khulna Division (2019-2023)
          • Vice President, Bangladesh Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Association (BBCBA)(2016-2023)
          • Secretary, bdSTEM Foundation, Khulna University (2019-2023)
          • Divisional Coordinator, IEEE Computer Society, Bangladesh Chapter (2022-2023)
          • Member, Board of Advanced Studies, Khulna University (2012-2014, 2021-)
          • Member, Executive Committee of School of Studies; Science, Engineering and Technology School, Khulna University (2012-2017, 2020-)
          • Member, Managing Committee, Khulna University School (2013-2014, 2016-2022)
          • Member, Governing Body, Khulna University Research Cell (2013-2015)
          • Member, Academic committee, graduate and postgraduate level, CSE Discipline, KUET (2019 - )
          • Member, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, Islamic University (2018-2020)
          • Member, Selection Committee of Associate Professor for the ETE Discipline, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University
          • Member, Selection Committee of Associate Professor and Professor for the CSE Discipline, Khulna Engineering University of Technology (KUET) (2014-2016)
          • Member, Selection Committee of Lecturer and Assistant Professor for the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, KUET (2014-2016)
          • Member, Selection Committee of Lecturer and Assistant Professor for the CSE Discipline, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (2011-2015)
          • Member, Advisory Committee, 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2016
          • Member, Program Committee, The 1st Information Access Research Evaluation Initiative (IAREI) Workshop, Chittagong, Bangladesh, December 2016
          • Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Information Technology, Computational Intelligence and Data Analysis (ICITCIDA), India, August 2016
          • Member, Advisory Committee, 18th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Military Institute of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2015
          • Member, Organizing Committee, 17th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2014
          • Reviewer of many reputed journals and international conferences

      Professional Memberships

          • Senior Member of IEEE 
          • Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh ( IEB)
          • Fellow of Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS)
          • Member of Bangladesh STEM Foundation (bdSTEM)
          • Life Member of Bangladesh Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Association (BBCBA)
          • Member of Internet Society (ISOC)

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                                                                                                    PUBLICATON LIST:

                                                                                                    1.   Smritikana Mondal, Manishankar Mondal and Rameswar Debnath, Granularity-based comparison of the bug-proneness of code clones, in Proceedings of the 17 International Workshop on Software Clones (IWSC 2023), Bogota, Columbia, October, 2023.

                                                                                                    2.    Swajan Golder and Rameswar DebnathPerformance analysis of multiple deep learning models for image retrieval problems, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Big Data, IoT and Machine Learning (BIM 2023), Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2023.

                                                                                                    3.    Mrityunjoy Gain and Rameswar Debnath, “A novel unbiased deep learning approach (DL-Net) in feature space for converting gray to color image,” IEEE Accessvol.11, PP. 78918-78933, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3263948, 2023.f

                                                                                                    4.    Mrityunjoy Gain, Md Arifur Rahman, Rameswar Debnath, Mrim M. Alnfiai, Abdullah Sheikh, Mehedi Masud and Anupam Kumar Bairagi, “An improved encoder-decoder CNN with region-based filtering for vibrant colorization,” Computer Systems Science & Engineering, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 1059-1077, 2023.

                                                                                                    5.    Aysha Akther and Rameswar Debnath, “Automated speech-to-text conversion systems in Bangla language: a systematic literature review,” Khulna University Studies Special Issue ICSTEM4IR, pp. 566-583, November 2022.

                                                                                                    6.    Aysha Akther, Md. Shymon Islam, Hafsa Sultana, A.K.Z Rasel Rahman, Sujana Saha, Kazi Masudul Alam and Rameswar Debnath, “Compilation, analysis and application of a comprehensive Bangla corpus KUMono,” IEEE Access, 2022. vol.10, PP. 79999-80014, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3195236.

                                                                                                    7.    Rafflesia Khan and Rameswar Debnath, “Morphology preserving segmentation method for occluded cell nuclei from medical microscopy image,” International Journal of Image and Graphics, vol. 22, no 2, 2022. 

                                                                                                    8.    S.M. Mohidul Islam and Rameswar Debnath, “A comparative evaluation of feature extraction and similarity measurement methods for content-based image retrieval,” International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 19-32, 2020

                                                                                                    9.   Rafflesia Khan and Rameswar Debnath, “Human distraction detection from video stream using artificial emotional intelligence,” International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 19-29, 2020.

                                                                                                    10.   Ashrafi Akram and Rameswar Debnath, “An automated eye disease recognition system from visual content of facial images using machine learning techniques,” Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 917-932, 2020.

                                                                                                    11.   Ashrafi Akram and Rameswar Debnath, “An efficient automated corneal ulcer detection method using convolutional neural network,” in Proceedings of the 2019 22nd International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2019.

                                                                                                    12.   Rafflesia Khan and Rameswar Debnath, “Leaf classification by combining hand-crafted and deep features,” BCS Journal of Computer and Information Technology, vol. 1, 50-60, 2019.

                                                                                                    13.   Rafflesia Khan and Rameswar Debnath, “Segmentation of single and overlapping leaves by extracting appropriate contours,” in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Signal, Image Processing and Multimedia (SPM 2019), Zurich, Switzerland , November 2019, pp. 287 - 300.

                                                                                                    14.   Rafflesia Khan and Rameswar Debnath, “Multi class fruit classification using efficient object detection and recognition techniques,” International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1-18, 2019.

                                                                                                    15.   Rafflesia Khan, Tarannum Fariha Raisa and Rameswar Debnath, “An efficient contour based fine-grained algorithm for multi category object detection,” Journal of Image and Graphics, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 127-136, 2018.

                                                                                                    16.   Rafflesia Khan, Tarannum Fariha Raisa and Rameswar Debnath, “An efficient contour based fine-grained algorithm for object detection,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Image Processing (ICDIP 2018), Shanghai, China, December 2018. (Poster)

                                                                                                    17.   Juthuka Majumder, Razia Sultana and Rameswar Debnath, “Bangla handwritten digit and basic letter recognition using machine learning techniques,” Journal of Image Processing & Pattern Recognition Progress, vol. 3, issue 3, pp. 1-15, 2016.

                                                                                                    18.   Saikat Mondal, Rameswar Debnath and Barun Kumar Mondal, “An improved color image steganography technique in spatial domain,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE 2016), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2016, pp. 582-585.

                                                                                                    19.   S.M. Mohidul Islam and Rameswar Debnath, “An RST invariant image retrieval approach using color moment and wavelet packet entropy,” in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Informatics, Elerctronics and Vision (ICIEV), Dhaka, Bangladesh, May, 2016, pp. 747-751.

                                                                                                    20.   Anupam K. Bairagi, Saikat Mondal and Rameswar Debnath, “A robust RGB channel based image steganography technique using a secret key,” in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh, March, 2014, pp. 81-87.

                                                                                                    21.   Rameswar Debnath, Haruhisa Takahashi and Takio Kurita, “A comparison of SVM-based evolutionary methods for multicategory cancer diagnosis using microarray gene expression data,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 63-68, 2011.

                                                                                                    22.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa takahashi, “A new ensemble learning with support vector machine,” in Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Computer and Information Application, Tianjin, China, December, 2010, pp 33-35.

                                                                                                    23.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa takahashi, “A comparison of SVM-based criteria in evolutionary method for gene selection and classification of microarray data,” International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering, vol. 4, no. 10, pp.737-741, 2010.

                                                                                                    24.   Rameswar Debnath and Takio Kurita, “An evolutionary approach for gene selection and classification of microarray data based on SVM error-bound theories,” BioSystems, vol. 100, issue 1, pp. 39-46, 2010.

                                                                                                    25.   Rameswar Debnath and Takio Kurita, “A comparison of evolutionary methods based on SVM error-bound theories for multicategory microarray gene expression data,” in Proceedings of the International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernatics, Orlando, Florida, USA, April, 2010, pp. 295-299 (Session's Best Paper Award).

                                                                                                    26.   Rameswar Debnath and Takio Kurita, “An evolutionary gene selection method for microarray data based on SVM error bound theories,” in Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Las Vegas, USA, July, 2009, pp. 153-158.

                                                                                                    27.   Rameswar Debnath, Masakazu Muramatsu and Haruhiha Takahashi, “Implementation issues of second-order cone programming approaches for support vector machine learning problems,” IEICE Trans. Fundamentals, vol. E92-A, no.43. pp. 1209-1222, 2009.

                                                                                                    28.   Ripon K. Saha, Noresh C. Biswas and Rameswar Debnath, “A new approach for adding facial expression to neutral face,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality, Las Vegas, USA, July, 2008, pp. 87-92.

                                                                                                    29.   F. M. Nazmul Alam, Md. Imran Ali, Rameswar Debnath and G. M. Atiqur Rahman, “Efficient fingerprint identification and verification system using minutiae matching technique,” in Proceedings of International Conference on Electronics, Computer and Communication, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, June, 2008, pp. 364-367.

                                                                                                    30.   S. M. Mohidul Islam, Rameswar Debnath and S. K. Alamgir Hossain, “DWT based digital watermarking technique and its robustness on image rotation, scaling, JPEG compression, cropping and multiple watermarking,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh, March 2007, pp. 246-249.

                                                                                                    31.   Kashif Nizam Khan, Jinat Rehna, and Rameswar Debnath, “An improved interleaver design for turbo codes,” in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh, March 2007, pp. 131-134.

                                                                                                    32.   S. K. Alamgir Hossain, S. M. Mohidul Islam and Rameswar Debnath, “Improvement of the performance of DCT based digital image watermarking technique,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT-2006), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2006.

                                                                                                    33.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “SVM training: second-order cone programming versus quadratic programming,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2006, pp. 2141-2147.

                                                                                                    34.   Rameswar Debnath, “Support vector machine learning: second-order cone programming versus quadratic programming,” in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, USA, May 2006 (abstract).

                                                                                                    35.   Rameswar Debnath, Masakazu Muramatsu and Haruhiha Takahashi, “An efficient support vector machine learning method with second-order cone programming for large scale problems,” Applied Intelligence, vol. 23, issue 3. pp. 219-240, 2005.

                                                                                                    36.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “Tuning multiple parameters for the support vector machines with Gaussian kernel,” Journal of Signal Processing, vol. 9, no.6, pp. 447-456, 2005.

                                                                                                    37.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “Efficient support vector regression training using the second-order cone programming technique,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2005, pp. 596-601.

                                                                                                    38.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “A fast and efficient learning algorithm for the support vector regression problem,” in Proceedings of the Workshop on Mathematical Programming in Data Mining and Machine Learning, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, June 2005 (abstract).

                                                                                                    39.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “A model selection method for support vector machines with Gaussian kernel,” in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, USA, May 2005 (abstract).

                                                                                                    40.   Rameswar Debnath, Masakazu Muramatsu and Haruhiha Takahashi, “An efficient method for large-scale SVM training,” in Proceedings of the 2005 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing, Hawaii, USA, March 2005, pp. 135-138 (Student Paper Award).

                                                                                                    41.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa Takahashi, “Kernel selection for the support vector machine,” IEICE Trans. on Information and Systems, vol. E87-D, no. 12, pp. 2903-2904, 2004.

                                                                                                    42.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “Analyzing the behavior of distribution of data in the feature space of SVM with Gaussian kernel,” Neural Information Processing : Letters and Reviews, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 41-48, 2004.

                                                                                                    43.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa Takahashi, “An efficient method for tuning kernel parameter of the support vector machine,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies 2004 (ISCIT 2004), Sapporo, Japan, October 2004, pp. 1023-1028.

                                                                                                    44.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa Takahashi, “Performance evaluation of multiclass support vector machines in the normalized feature space,” in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modern Science and Technology, Kitami, Japan, September 2004, pp. 314-317.

                                                                                                    45.   Rameswar Debnath, Nogayama Takahide and Haruhiha Takahashi, “A decision based one-against-one method form multi-class support vector machine,” Pattern Analysis and Applications, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 164-175, 2004.

                                                                                                    46.   Rameswar Debnath, Masakazu Muramatsu and Haruhiha Takahashi, “The support vector machine learning using second order cone programming,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Budapest, Hungary, July, 2004, pp. 2991-2996.

                                                                                                    47.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “A new approach to the structural learning of neural networks,” IEICE Trans. on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Science, vol. E87-A, no. 6, pp. 1655-1658, 2004.

                                                                                                    48.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhiha Takahashi, “An improved working set selection method for SVM decomposition method,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference Intelligence Systems, Varna, Bulgaria, June 2004, pp.520-523.

                                                                                                    49.   Rameswar Debnath, Masakazu Muramatsu and Haruhiha Takahashi, “A new model for large margin classifiers by second order cone programming,” in Proceeding of the International Conference on Machine Learning: Models, Technologies & Applications, Las Vegas, USA, June 2004, pp. 877-882.

                                                                                                    50.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa Takahasi, “Enlarging the marginal space of support vector machine,” in Proceedings of the International Conference of Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence, Minsk, Belarus, November 2003, pp. 78-81.

                                                                                                    51.   Rameswar Debnath, Nogaya Takahide and Haruhisa Takahashi, “A fast learning decision-based SVM for multi-class problems,” in Proceeding of the International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Los Angeles, USA, June 2003, pp. 128-134.

                                                                                                    52.   Rameswar Debnath and Haruhisa Takahashi, “Learning capability: classical RBF network vs. SVM with Gaussian kernel,”  in Developments in Applied Artificial Intelligence (Proc. Int. Conf. IEA/AIE 2002), Tim Hendtlass and Moonis Ali eds., LNAI 2358, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2002, pp. 293-302.

                                                                                                    53.   Rameswar Debnath, Md. Mahbubur Rahman and Md. Mehedi masud, “A DCT approximation for lossy image compression,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics, Vision and Parallel processing for Automation, Ipoh, Malaysia, July 1999, pp. 409-414.


                                                                                                    OTHER PUBLICATONS:

                                                                                                    ·        Efficient Learning Algorithms for Support Vector Machines and Multi-Class Support Vector Machines, Ph. D. Thesis, 2005.

                                                                                                    ·        Lagrangian Differential Gradient Method for Training and Pruning Neural Network, Masters Thesis, 2002.

                                                                                                    ·        Study on Image Processing and Compression Algorithm for Image, B.Sc. Thesis, 1997.