Faculty Profile

Dr. Nitin  Kumar 

Designation :Assistant Professor
Qualifications :PhD (JNU, New Delhi) M Tech (JNU, New Delhi), B. Tech. (KUK, Haryana)
Contact Detail :Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, NIT, Uttarakhand-246174
Email :nitin@nituk.ac.in
Phone No.:01346-257567
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Research Interests

Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Visual Attention Modeling, Machine Learning

Brief Research Profile

I joined National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand as Assistant Professor in July 2013. I have published 50 research papers in total including 25 International Journals, 11 conference proceedings and 14 book chapters. I have received Best Paper Award in International Conference ICACCT 2019 held at NIT Kurukshetra and Young Scientist Award in the field of Engineering Science and Technology from Uttarakhand Council of Science and Technology (UCOST), Dehradun.

I am Principal Investigator (PI) of a Research Project on Cancelable Biometrics worth Rs. 2.09 Lakh from UCOST, Dehradun. Besides, I have also handled TEQIP-III Project as Coordinator during Mar. - Jul. 2018 worth Rs. 15 Crore.

5 PhD scholars are currently pursuing their doctorate and 3 M. Tech. scholars have successfully completed their dissertation and under my supervision.

I have also got opportunity to serve as Head of Department (CSE) during 2014-17 and Faculty In-charge (T&P) during 2017-19 in my career. I was also the Organizing Chairman of the maiden International Conference ICACA-2018 at NIT Uttarakhand held during Feb. 26-27, 2018 and Organizing Secretary of the International Conference ICOIED 2020 held at IEI, Dehradun during Jan. 18-20, 2020.

Currently, I am working in the research area of Biometrics, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Visual Attention Modeling and Machine Learning.

Journal Publication Details [25] Vivek Kumar Singh, Nitin Kumar, Navjot Singh. A hybrid approach using color spatial variance and novel object position prior for salient object detection. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, Aug. 2020, DOI : 10.1007/s11042-020-09467-4 (SCI-E, IF - 2.313)
[24] Anita, Anupam Yadav, Nitin Kumar, Artificial Electric Field Algorithm for Engineering Optimization Problems, Expert Systems with Applications, Elsevier, Feb. 2020, ISSN No: 0957-4174, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113308, (SCI-E, IF - 5.452)
[23] Vivek Kumar Singh, Nitin Kumar, Suresh Madhavan. Saliency Boosting: a novel framework to refine salient object detection. Artificial Intelligence Review, Springer, Nov. 2019, DOI : 10.1007/s10462-019-09777-6 (SCI-E, IF - 5.747)
[22] Manisha, Nitin Kumar. Cancelable Biometrics: A Comprehensive Survey. Artificial Intelligence Review, Springer, Oct. 2019, DOI : 10.1007/s10462-019-09767-8 (SCI-E, IF - 5.747)
[21] Nitin Kumar, Manisha. RP-LPP : A Random Permutation based Locality Preserving Projection for Cancelable Biometric Recognition. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, Sep. 2019, (SCI-E, IF - 2.313)
[20] Vivek Kumar Singh, Nitin Kumar. Saliency Bagging: A Novel framework for Robust Salient Object Detection. The Visual Computer, Springer, Sep. 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s00371-019-01750-2 (SCI-E, IF - 1.456)
[19] Shiv Naresh Shivhare, Nitin Kumar, Navjot Singh. A Hybrid of Active Contour Model and Convex Hull for Automated Brain Tumor Segmentation in Multimodal MRI. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, Aug. 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-019-08048-4 (SCI-E, IF - 2.313)
[18] Suresh Madhavan, Nitin Kumar, Incremental Methods in Face Recognition: A Survey, Artificial Intelligence Review, Springer, Aug. 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s10462-019-09734-3 (SCI - IF 5.747)
[17] Neha Goyal, Kapil Gupta, Nitin Kumar, Multiclass Twin Support Vector Machine for Plant Species identification, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, June 2019, DOI : https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-019-7588-2 (SCI-E, IF - 2.313)
[16] Nitin Kumar, Vaani Garg, Single Sample Face Recognition in the Last Decade: A Survey. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, World Scientific, Apr. 2019, DOI: 10.1142/S0218001419560093, (SCI-E, IF - 1.375)
[15] Surendra Singh, Sachin Tripathi and Nitin Kumar. An enhanced security-aware dynamic packet scheduling scheme for wireless networks using intelligent time slice-based krill herd algorithm, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Taylor and Francis, Jul. 2018, DOI: 10.1080/09205071.2018.1497549, (SCI-E, IF - 1.373)
[14] Nitin Kumar, Surendra Singh, Abhimanyu Kumar, Random Permutation Principal Component Analysis for Cancelable Biometric Recognition, Applied Intelligence, Springer, Dec. 2017, DOI 10.1007/s10489-017-1117-7 (SCI, IF - 3.325)
[13] Nitin Kumar, Thresholding in Salient Object Detection: A Survey. Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, Nov. 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-017-5329-y, (SCI-E, IF - 2.313)
[12] Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal and Ajay Jaiswal. Incremental and Decremental Non-parametric Discriminant Analysis for Face Recognition. Computing and Informatics, Slovak Academy of Science and Informatics, 2016, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1231-1248, (SCI-E, IF - 0.496)
[11] Anuj Kumar, H. S. Bhadauria, Nitin Kumar.Segmentation of Periapical Dental X-Ray Images by applying Morphological Operations. International Journal of Engineering Research in Computer Science and Engineering (IJERCSE), 5(2), 371-375.
[10] Nitin Kumar, Ajay Jaiswal Effect of Varying Training Images on Performance of Face Recognition: A Study. International Journal of Engineering Research in Computer Science and Engineering (IJERCSE), 5(2), 236-239.
[9] Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal. Two-dimensional exponential discriminant analysis for small sample size in face recognition. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, 5(3), 194-208, 2016. (UGC-CARE)
[8] Nitin Kumar, Maheep Singh. A Two Stage Approach to Detect Salient Objects in Noisy Images. International Journal of Information Processing, 10(2), 1-9, 2016.
[7] Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal. Block LDA via QR-Decomposition for Face Recognition with Single Image per Person. International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 173-181, 2015 (Scopus)
[6] Ajay Jaiswal, Nitin Kumar and R. K. Agrawal. Illumination Invariant Facial Pose Classification. International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), 37(1), 14-19, January 2012.
[5] Ajay Jaiswal, Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal. Analysis and Evaluation of Regression Based Methods for Facial Pose Classification. International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition, 2(1), 24-45, 2015. (UGC-CARE)
[4] Nitin Kumar and R. K. Agrawal. Two Stage Nonparametric Discriminant Analysis for Small Sample Size Problem in Face Recognition. International Journal of Information Processing (IJIP), 8(3), 13-22, June 2014.
[3] Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal and Ajay Jaiswal.Incremental and Decremental Exponential Discriminant Analysis for Face Recognition. International Journal of Computer Vision and Image Processing (IJCVIP), 2(2), 40-55, 2014. (UGC-CARE)
[2] Nitin Kumar, Enhanced Two Dimensional Linear Discriminant Analysis for Small Sample Size Problem in Face Recognition, Accepted for Publication in International Journal of Information Processing.
[1] Ajay Jaiswal, Nitin Kumar and R. K. Agrawal. Local Linear Regression on Hybrid Eigenfaces for Pose Invariant Face Recognition. International Journal of Computer Vision and Image Processing (IJCVIP), 2(2), 48-58, 2012. (UGC-CARE)

Conference Publication Details: [11] Anita Sajwan, Anupam Yadav and Nitin Kumar, Development of Discrete Articial Electric Field Algorithm for Quadratic Assignment Problems, Accepted for Publication In 6th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications, Jul. 16-17,2020
[10] Neha Goyal, Kapil Gupta, Nitin Kumar, A Hierarchical Approach for Multi-class Classification of Leaf Images, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power And Communication Technologies 2020 (GUCON), 2-4 October 2020
[9] Manisha, Nitin Kumar , On Generating Cancelable Biometric Template using Reverse of Boolean XOR, Accepted for Publication in the proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Emerging Trends in Communication, Control and Computing (ICONC3) to be held at Mody University of Science and Technology during Feb. 21-22, 2020. (Best Paper Award)
[8] Neha Goyal, Kapil Gupta and Nitin Kumar. Plant Species Identification using Leaf Image Retrieval: A Study. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power And Communication Technologies 2018 (GUCON), 28-29 September 2018.
[7] Anuj Kumar, H S Bhadauria and Nitin Kumar. Fuzzy Clustering with Level Set Segmentation for Detection of Dental Restoration area. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communication Engineering (ICACCE 2018), 22-23 June 2018, Paris, France.
[6] Nitin Kumar , Ajay Jaiswal. Effect of Varying Training Images on Performance of Face Recognition: A Study, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computing Applications (ICACA-2018), Feb. 26 - 27, 2018.
[5] Anuj Kumar, H. S. Bhadauria, Nitin Kumar. Segmentation of Periapical Dental X-Ray Images by applying Morphological Operations, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computing Applications (ICACA-2018), Feb. 26 - 27, 2018.
[4] Nitin Kumar, Maheep Singh, Surendra Singh, Abhimanyu Kumar. A Study of Training Free Salient Object Detection in the Presence of Noise. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2017), Kuching, Malayasia, pp. 362-367, 2017
[3] Shalini Gupta, Abhimanyu Kumar and Nitin Kumar. Design of ECC based Authenticated Group Key Agreement Protocol Using Self-Certified Public Keys. Accepted for publication in 4th IEEE International Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology (RAIT 18), Dhanbad, India, 2018
[2] Nitin Kumar, Ajay Jaiswal and R. K. Agrawal. Performance Evaluation of Subspace Methods to Tackle Small Sample Size Problem in Face Recognition. In Proceedings of The First International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI) 12, ACM, USA, 938-944, 2012
[1] Ajay Jaiswal, R. K. Agrawal and Nitin Kumar. Performance evaluation of linear subspace methods for face recognition under illumination variation. In Proceedings of The Fourth International C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering (C3S2E) 11, ACM, USA, 103-110, 2011
Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ STC Organized [7] Coordinator, 5-Day Short Term Training Program on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Applications organized in collaboration with SLIET, Longowal, Sangrur during March 18-22, 2019
[6] Organizing Secretary, International Conference on Innovative Engineering Design -2020 jointly organized by Design Innovation Centre, NIT Uttarakhand, IIT Roorkee and The Institution of Engineers (India), Dehradun during Jan. 18 - 20, 2020.
[5] Coordinator, 5 Day Workshop on Article and Thesis Writing using LaTeX organized during Jan. 25 - 29, 2018
[4] Organizing Chairman, International Conference on Advances in Computing Applications (ICACA)-2018 organized during Feb. 26 - 27, 2018.
[3] Coordinator, Workshop on Cloud Computing by Robo Edutech India Pvt. Ltd. in Association with Wissenaire, IIT Bhubaneswar organized during October 17-18, 2015
[2] Chairman, 2-Day National Level NMEICT workshop on Recent Trends in Education System sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India organized during November 29-30, 2014
[1] Coordinator, Workshop on National Network Security Championship sponsored by Network Bulls organized during February 15-16, 2014
Professional Affiliation Life Member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
Life Member of Computer Society of India (CSI)
Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
Research Supervised PhD. - 05 (Ongoing)
M. Tech. - 03 (Completed)
Book/Chapter Publications [14] Shiv Naresh Shivhare and Nitin Kumar, Brain tumor segmentation using random walks from MRI images, Accepted for publication in 5th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Intelligent Engineering, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) Universite des Mascareignes (UdM), Mauritius. 25-27 June, 2020
[13] Vivek Kumar Singh and Nitin Kumar, A Novel Fusion Framework for Salient Object Detection based on Support Vector Regression, Accepted for publication in International Conference on Evolving Technologies for Computing, Communication and Smart World (ETCCS-2020), CDAC, Noida, India Jan. 31-Feb.01, 2020. (Best Paper Award)
[12] Manisha and Nitin Kumar, On Generating Cancelable Biometric Templates using Visual Secret Sharing, Accepted for publication in Computing Conference 2020 to be held at London, United Kingdom, July 16-17, 2020.
[11] Anita Sajwan, Anupam Yadav and Nitin Kumar, Application of artificial electric field algorithm for economic load dispatch problem, Accepted for Publication In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Eds. International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, SoCPaR 2019, Vardhman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, India, Dec. 13-15,2019
[10] Vivek Kumar Singh and Nitin Kumar, U-FIN: Unsupervised Feature Integration Approach for Salient Object Detection, Accepted for publication in First International Conference on Advanced Communication & Computational Technology (ICACCT-2019), Kurukshetra, India Dec. 6-7, 2019.
[9] Nitin Kumar and Suresh Madhavan, Incremental Weighted Linear Discriminant Analysis for Face Recognition, Accepted for publication in First International Conference on Advanced Communication & Computational Technology (ICACCT-2019), Kurukshetra, India Dec. 6-7, 2019. (Best Paper Award)
[8] Nitin Kumar and Suresh Madhavan, Performance Evaluation of Incremental PCA and its Variants in Face Recognition, Accepted for publication in First International Conference on Advanced Communication & Computational Technology (ICACCT-2019), Kurukshetra, India Dec. 6-7, 2019.
[7] Shiv Naresh Shivhare and Nitin Kumar, Brain Tumor Detection using Manifold Ranking in flair MRI, Accepted for publication in International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information Technology (ICETIT-2019), New Delhi, India, June 21-22, 2019
[6] Anita Sajwan, Anupam Yadav and Nitin Kumar, Artificial Electric Field Algorithm for Solving Real Parameter CEC 2017 Benchmark Problems, Accepted for Publication In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Eds. SoCPros 2019, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, Sep. 02-04,2019
[5] Nitin Kumar, A Novel Three Phase Approach for Single Sample Ear Recognition, Accepted for Publication In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, IC2IT 2019,, Bankok, Thailand, July 04-05, 2019, Publisher: Springer-Verlag
[4] Nitin Kumar, Maheep Singh, M. C. Govil, E. S. Pilli and Ajay Jaiswal. Salient Object Detection in Noisy Images. In Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Ed. Khoury R., Drummond C., Canadian AI 2016, 109-114, 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9673, Publisher: Springer Verlag, ISBN No.: 978-3-319-34110-1
[3] Ajay Jaiswal, Nitin Kumar and R. K. Agrawal, "Statistical Framework for Facial Pose Classification", In Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Ed. Batyrshin I., Gonzalez Mendoza M. MICAI 2012, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 87-96, 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7629, Publisher: Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-37806-5
[2] Ajay Jaiswal, Nitin Kumar and R. K. Agrawal, "A Hybrid of Principal Component Analysis and Partial Least Squares for Face Recognition Across Pose", In Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis, Computer Vision, and Applications. CIARP 2012, Argentina, 67-73, 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7441, Publisher: Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-33274-6
[1] Nitin Kumar, R. K. Agrawal and Ajay Jaiswal, "A Comparative Study of Linear Discriminant and Linear Regression Based Methods for Expression Invariant Face Recognition", In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Ed. Thampi, Sabu M., Springer International Publishing, 264, 23 - 32, 2014. Publisher: Springer International Publishing, ISBN No.: 978-3-319-04959-5
Administrative Responsiblities Mentor (ICT & ERP): Jun 2020 - till date
Faculty I/c, Placement July 2017 - Jun 2019
Departmental Exam Coordinator: Aug. 2015 - Jul. 2018
Head of Department: Jan. 2014 - Jan. 2017 and Mar. 2018 - June 2018
Coordinator, CSE (Parent Campus): Mar 2019 - till date
Coordinator, Industry Institute Interaction and Brand Building: Jun 2019 - May 2020
Patents/Projects Co-Principal Investigator of Research Project entitled Analysing Online Reviews of Universities and Colleges using Machine Learning Sponsored under Competitive Research, TEQIP-III of Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 2.00 Lakh, Duration Oct. 2019 - Sep. 2020
Principal Investigator of R & D Project entitled Development and Analysis of Cancelable Biometric Template Generation for Person Identification Sponsored by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST), Dehradun. Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 2.09 Lakh, Duration Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020
Awards & Honours Two Best Paper Awards received by two research scholars under my supervision in ETCCS-2020 held during Jan. 31-Feb.01, 2020 (Mr. Vivek Kumar Singh) 2020 and ICONC3 held during Feb. 21-22, 2020 (Ms. Manisha)
Young Teacher Award from Mody University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lakshmangarh in ICONC3 during Feb. 21-22, 2020
Young Scientist Award from Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun 2019
Best Paper Award in 1st International Conference on Advanced Communication and Computational Technology (ICACCT-2019) held at National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra during Dec. 06-07, 2019
International Travel Award from SERB under DST, New Delhi 2016
CSIR Junior Research Fellowship (NET)(Engineering Sciences) in 2013 with All India Rank of 50
UGC Junior Research Fellowship (NET) (Computer Science & Applications) in 2012
GATE (Computer Science & Information Technology) with 98.90 percentile in 2011
Merit Scholarship in Matric from B.S.E.H. (Haryana) in 2003