U. B. Desai

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Research Interests

  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless Communication (Multiuser Detection)
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Image and Video Processing
  • Wavelets
  • Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
  • Artificial Neural Networks

Courses Offered

  • EE— Statistical Signal Analysis
  • EE— Adaptive Signal Processing
  • EE— Computer Vision
  • EE— Image Processing
  • EE— Neural Networks
  • EE— Estimation and Identification
  • EE— Advanced Linear Systems
  • EE— Optimal Control Theory
  • EE— Digital Signal Processing
  • EE— Adaptive Control
  • EE— New Course: Information and Communication Technology for Socioeconomic Development. Jointly with Krithi Ramamritham in Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology
  • EE— Signals and Systems
  • EE— Digital Signal Processing
  • EE— Communication Systems
  • EE— Digital Control Systems
  • EE— Introduction to Control Systems
  • EE— Circuits and Systems

Academic Background

  • B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, May 1974.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, The State University of New York, Buffalo, N. Y., U.S.A., June 1976.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. September 1979.

Work Experience

  • Dean, Student Affairs, August 2000 –
  • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Powai, July 1987 to present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A., August 1984 to June 1987; also Assistant Professor at the same university from Sept. 79 to July 84.
  • Held short time Visiting Associate Professor’s position at Arizona State University (1984); Purdue University and Stanford University (1986).

Awards and Honours

  • Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineers
  • Ramlal Wadhwa Award from IETE (2001)

Other Responsibilities

  • Dean Student Affairs
  • In Charge: SPANN Lab.

Contact Information

Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Bombay, Powai
Mumbai 400 076, India
Email : ubdesai@ee.iitb.ac.in
Phone (Internal(O)) : (0091 22) - 2576 7414
Phone (Internal(R)) : 8414
Office room no: 333©
Fax: (0091 22) - 25723707
Personal Homepage

Books Written

  • U. B. Desai (Edt.) Modelling and Appplications of Stochastic Processes, Kluwer Academic Proess, 1984
  • K. Sunil Kumar and U. B. Desai, A Bayesian Approach to Image Interpretation, Kluwer Academic Press, 2001.

List of Publications

Journal Publications
  1. P. Vaidya, K. Venkateswarlu, U. B. Desai and R. Manchanda, “Analysis of synaptic depolarization in smooth muscle using the wavelet transform”, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engrg., Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 701-708, June 2000.
  2. A. N. Rajagopalan, K. Sunil Kumar, J. Karlekar, R. Manivasakan, M. Patil, U. B. Desai, P. G. Poonacha, and S. Chaudhuri, “Locating human faces in a cluttered scene” Graphical Models and Image Processing, Vol. 62, pp. 323-342, July 2000.
  3. O. Dabeer and U. B. Desai, “MRA of processes synthesized by fractional integration” IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, Vol. 48, No.4, April 2000, pp. 1023-1026.
  4. N. Kaulgud and U. B. Desai, “Robust multichannel image restoration using Markov random field”, J. of the Indian Institute of Sci., Vol. 79, No. 2, March-April, 1999, pp. 65-73.
  5. R. Manivasakan, U. B. Desai, A. Karandikar, ``Broadband teletraffic characterization using correlated interarrival time Poisson process (CIPP)”, J. of the Indian Institute of Sci., Vol. 79, No. 3, March-April, 1999, pp. 233-249.
  6. N. Maiti, U. B. Desai, A. K. Ray, ``Application of mathematical morphology in measurement of droplet size distribution in dropwise condensation”, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 376, Nov. 2000.
  7. S. K. Kopparapu, U. B. Desai and P. I. Corke, ``Behaviour of Image Degradation Model in Multiresolution”, Signal Processing, Vol. 80, pp. 2407-2420, 2000.
  8. M. V. Inamdar, P. P. Date and U. B. Desai, ``Studies on the Prediction of Springback in Air Vee Bending of Metallic Sheets using an Artificial Neural Network”, J. Materials Processing Technology, March 2000.
  9. R. Manivasakan, A. Karandikar and U. B. Desai, ``CIPP - A Versatile Analytical Model for VBR Traffic”, Performance Evaluation, Vol. 43/4, pp. 269-291, Mar. 2001.
  10. P. Muralikrishna, V. M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, ``Modelling and control of broadband traffic using multiplicative cascades”, Sadhana, Vol. 27, Part 6, Dec. 2002, pp. 699-723.
  11. Anshul Sehgal and U. B. Desai, “3D Object Recognition using Bayesian Geometric Hashing and Pose Clustering”, Pattern Recognition, vol. 36, number 3, pp. 765-780. 2003.
  12. A. Dua, U. B. Desai and R. Mallik, ``Minimum Probability of Error Based Methods for Adaptive Multiuser Detection in Multipath DS-CDMA Channels, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, Vol.3, No.3, pp. 939-948, May 2004.
  13. N. N. S. S. R. K. Prasad, U. B. Desai and S. N. Merchant, “Improvement in Target Detection Performance in Pulse Coded Doppler Radar based on Multicarier Modulation and with Fast Fourier Transform”, IEE, Vol. 151, No. 1, pp. 11-18, Feb. 2004.
  14. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, ”Interacting Multiple Model Based Tracking of Multiple Point Targets using Expectation Maximization Algorithm in Infrared Image Sequence” OpticalEngineering, vol. 44, no. 1, Jan. 2005.
International Conferences
  1. Jayashree Karlekar and U. B. Desai, ``Face finding in wavelet domain for content based coding of color images” in Proc. of Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP-2000), Istanbul, Turkey, June 5-9, 2000.
  2. T. Bhangale and U. B. Desai, ``An Unsupervised Scheme for Detection of Microcalcifications on Mammograms”, Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP-2000), Sept. 10 - 13, 2000, Vancover B.C., Canada.
  3. V. V. Kohir and U. B. Desai, ``Face recognition”, in Proc. IEEE Int.Symp. on Ckts. and Sys. (ISCAS-2000), May 28-31, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000.
  4. R. Manivasakan, U. B. Desai and Abhay Karandikar, ``The CIPP and the Performance Modeling of VBR Video Traffic by CIPP/M/1/K Queue”, Proceedings of International Zurich Seminar on Broadband Communications, (IZS2000), Zurich, 2000.
  5. N. Kaulgud and U. B. Desai, ``Multiresolution Approach for Video Zooming” International Conf. on Multimedia Processing and Systems (ICMPS-2000), IIT Madras, Chennai, India, pp. 107-110, Aug. 13-15, 2000.
  6. A. Das, U. B. Desai and P. P. Vaidya, “Design of M-band optimal orthonormal wavelets of compact support for signal de-noising by using the principle of complexity regularization”, Proc. 8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Malta, September 2-5, 2001.
  7. A. Das, U. B. Desai and P. P. Vaidya, “Search for optimal basis for signal de-noising in the space of N-tap wavelets”, Proc. 6th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Its Applications, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, August 13-16, 2001.
  8. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, “Multifractal Analysis of LAN Traffic Generated Using OPNET”, OPNETWORK - 2001, Washington D.C, August 2001.
  9. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, ``Multiplicative Multifractal Process based Modeling of Broadband Traffic Processes: Variable Bit Rate Video Traffic”, International Zurich Seminar on Broadband Communications, IZS 2002, ETH Zurich, February 2002.
  10. Murali Krishna P, V. M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, ``Kalman Filter Based Prediction of Broadband Traffic Burstiness”, Int. Conf. on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 13-17, 2002.
  11. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, “Identification of Multifractal Characteristics using Entropy”, IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Bangalore October 2002.
  12. Aditya Dua and U. B. Desai, ``MPOE Based Adaptive Space-Time Multiuser Detector for Multipath Channels” Int. Conf. on Acoustic Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 13-17, 2002.
  13. Aman Kansal and U. B. Desai, ``Mobility Support for Bluetooth Public Access” International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 26-29, 2002.
  14. Akshay Mishra, Sumitra Ganesh and U. B. Desai, ``Blind Space-Time Multiuser Detector”, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 26-29, 2002.
  15. S. Vekateswaran and U. B. Desai, ``DWT Based Hierarchical Video Segmentation” International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2002, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May 26-29, 2002.
  16. A. Kansal and U. B. Desai, “A Rapid Handoff Protocol for Mobility in Bluetooth Public Access Networks”, Proc. Fifteenth International Conference on Computer Communication (ICCC), August 2002, Bombay.
  17. A. Kansal and U. B. Desai, “Handoff Protocol for Bluetooth Public Access”, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Personal Wireless Communications (ICPWC), December 2002, New Delhi.
  18. A. Das, U. B. Desai and P. P. Vaidya, “A new scale adaptive wavelet thresholding method for denoising using chi-square test statistic”, Proc. 9th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 15-18, 2002.
  19. A. Kansal and U. B. Desai, “Motion Constraint Based Handoff Protocol for Mobile Internet”, Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 2003, New Orleans, USA.
  20. Aravind Iyer and U. B. Desai, “A Comparative Study of Video Transfer over Bluetooth and 802.11 Wireless MAC”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), March 2003 New Orleans, USA.
  21. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai and S.N. Merchant, “Tracking Multiple Point Targets using IMM-PMHT in Infrared Image Sequence}”, GSPx and International Signal Processing Conference (ISPC - 2003)}, Dallas, Texas, March 2003.
  22. A. Dua, U.B. Desai and R. K. Mallik, “Minimum joint probability of error based adaptive multiuser detection for multipath DS-CDMA channels”, IEEE VTC 2003, S. Korea, April 2003
  23. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai and S.N. Merchant, “Tracking Multiple Maneuvering Point Targets using Multiple Filter Bank in InfraRed Image Sequence”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP - 2003), Hongkong, April 2003.
  24. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S.N. Merchant, U. B. Desai, “Multiple Single Pixel Dim Target Detection in InfraRed Image Sequence”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS - 2003)}, Bangkok, Thailand, May 2003.
  25. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai, S. N. Merchant, “Tracking Multiple Maneuvering Point Targets using Multiple Filter Bank in InfraRed Image Sequence}”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME - 2003)}, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003.
  26. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai, S. N. Merchant, “PMHT Based Multiple Point Targets Tracking Using Multiple Models in Infrared Image Sequence”, Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance (AVSS - 2003), Miami, Florida, July 2003.
  27. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai, S. N. Merchant, “Interacting Multiple Model Based Tracking of Multiple Point Targets using Expectation Maximization Algorithm in Infrared image sequence”, Proceedings of SPIE: Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP - 2003)}, Lugano, Switzerland, July 2003.
  28. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, U. B. Desai, “Temporal Filter Based Target Detection and Tracking Using Multiple Filter Bank}”, Proceedings of 7th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI - 2003), Orlando, Florida, July 2003.
  29. Mukesh A. Zaveri, Uday B. Desai, S.N. Merchant, “Automated Model Selection based Tracking of Multiple Targets using Particle Filtering”, Proceedings of IEEE Region 10 Technical Conference on Convergent Technologies For The Asia-Pacific (TENCON - 2003), Banglore, India, Oct 2003.
  30. Mukesh A. Zaveri, Uday B. Desai, S.N. Merchant, “Automated Model Selection Based Algorithm for Tracking Multiple Nonlinear Trajectories”, Proceedings of SPIE: Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, California, USA, Jan 2004.
  31. Mukesh A. Zaveri, Uday B. Desai, S.N. Merchant, “Robust Neural Net Based Data Association and Multiple Model Based Tracking of Multiple Point Targets”, Proceedings of SPIE: Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, California, USA, Jan 2004.
  32. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, “”Tracking Multiple Point Targets using Genetic Interacting Multiple Model Based Algorithm”, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS - 2004), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 23-26, 2004.
  33. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, “Arbitrary Trajectories Tracking using Multiple Model Based Particle Filtering in Infrared Image Sequence”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology (IEEE ITCC - 2004) , Las Vegas, NV, USA, April 5-7, 2004.
  34. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, “Tracking of point target in IR image sequence using multiple model based particle filtering and MRF based data association, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on on Pattern Recognition,Volume: 4 , Aug. 23-26, 2004, Pages:729 - 732
  35. Ritesh Sood and U. B. Desai, “Minimum Probability of Error Demodulation for Multipath OFDM-SDMA Systems”, IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference, Atlanta, Marh 22-25, 2004
  36. P. M. Dayal, A. Mahanta and U. B. Desai, “Minimum Probability of Error Demodulation for MC-CDMA”, Emerging Technologies: Frontiers of Mobile and Wireless Communication, 2004. Proceedings of the IEEE 6th Circuits and Systems Symposium, Volume: 1 , May 31-June 2, 2004, pp. 349 – 352
  37. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, Air-borne Approaching Target Detection and Tracking in Infrared Image Sequence, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Singapore (ICIP), Oct. 24-27, 2004.
  38. U. B Desai, Balachander Nrasimhan, Venugopal A, “Predictions for Web Prefetching using Recursive Least Squares Filter” 16th International Conf. on Computer Communication, Beijing, China, Sept. 15-17, 2004.
  39. U. B. Desai, Akshay Mishra, Ashutosh Agrawal, Balchander N. andSesha Narayanan, “A Software based Reconfigurable 802.11b Platform”, 16th International Conf. on Computer Communication, Beijing, China, Sept. 15-17, 2004.
  40. U. B. Desai, Balachander Narasimhan, Madhavan Vasudevan, P. Dinakar,“VOBA – A Voice Based Newsgroup” Asian Applied Computing Conference, October 29-31, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  41. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant and U. B. Desai, “Genetic IMM_NN Based Tracking of Multiple Point Targets in Infrared Image Sequence”, Asian Applied Computing Conference, October 29-31, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  42. Mohit Garg, Umesh Nimbhorkar, U. B. Desai, S. N. Merchant, “Efficient Minimum Probability of Demodulation for DS-CDMA Systems”, IEEE Wireless and Communication Networking Conf., March 13-17, 2005, New Orleans, U.S.A.
  43. Randeep Singh, B. Seth, U. B. Desai, “Aframeswork for Real Time Gesture Recognition for Mobile Robots”, IEEE Int. Symp. on Ckts. And Sys., May -26, Kobe Japan, 2005.
  44. Deepak Nayak, Dipan Mehta, U. B. Desai, ‘A Novel Algorithm for Reducing Computational Complexity of MC-DCT in Frequency Domain Video Transcoders”, IEEE Int. Symp. on Ckts. And Sys., May 23-26, Kobe Japan, 2005
National Conferences
  1. N. Kaulgud and U. B. Desai, ``Joint MRA and MRF based image interpolation”, Proc. of National Conference on Communications, (NCC2000), Jan. 2000, pp. 33-36.
  2. Z. Ghadialy and U. B. Desai, ``Adaptive equalization of non-linear channel using radial basis functions”, Proc. of National Conference on Communications, (NCC2000), Jan. 2000, pp. 61-64.
  3. R. Manivasakan, U.B. Desai and Abhay Karandikar, Performance Modeling of Statistical Multiplexer with Composite Traffic Input by CIPP/M/1 Queue, Proc. of National Conference on Communications, (NCC2000), Jan. 2000, pp. 157-160.
  4. B. Sibi Raj and U. B. Desai, ``Space-time constant modulus algorithm using wavelet transform for single-user detection”, Proc. of National Conference on Communications, (NCC2000), Jan. 2000, pp. 360-362.
  5. U. B. Desai, `` Communication System for Health Care”, COMMSPHERE 2000: International Millennium Conference on Affordable Telecom and IT Solutions for Developing Countries, IIT-Madras, Chennai, Feb. 28 - March 2, 2000.
  6. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre, Uday B. Desai, ``DSPs for Broadband Network Traffic Control”, Texas Instruments DSPS Fest, Bangalore, December 2000.
  7. Sunder V., Ankur Mohan and U. B. Desai, “Monochrome Video Segmentation”, Indian Conference on Vision, Graphics and Image processing (ICVGIP 2000), pp. 59-64, Bangalore, Dec. 2000.
  8. N. Kaulgud and U. B. Desai, ``Video magnification in compressed Domain” Seventh National Conf. on Communication (NCC-2001), IIT Kanpur, pp. 93-97, Jan 27-28, 2001.
  9. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, ``Synthesis of Multifractal Processes Using Variable Variance Gaussian Multiplier (VVGM)”, Seventh National Conf. on Communication (NCC 2001), IIT - Kanpur, January 27-28, 2001.
  10. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, “Global Scaling Exponent For Variable Variance Gaussian Multiplicative (V.V.G.M) Multifractal Cascades”, Sixth Biennial Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM’01), IISc-Bangalore July 2001.
  11. A. Das, U. B. Desai and P. P. Vaidya, “2-band optimal wavelet for signal de-noising”, Proc. Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India July 17-18, 2001.
  12. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, “Analysis of Multiplexing and Aggregation of Multifractal Traffic”, National Conference in Communications, NCC 2002, IIT Bombay, January 2002.
  13. Murali Krishna. P, Vikram M. Gadre and U. B. Desai, “On the Effective Bandwidth of V.V.G.M Cascade Process”, National Conference in Communications, NCC 2003, IIT Madras, February 2003.
  14. Mukesh A. Zaveri, Ananat Malewar, S. N. Merchant, U. B. Desai, “Wavelet Based Detection and Modified Pipeline Algorithm for Multiple Point Targets Tracking in InfraRed image sequences”, Proceedings of 3rd Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP - 2002), Ahmedabad, India, Dec 2002, pp. 67–72.
  15. Mukesh A. Zaveri, U. B. Desai, S.N. Merchant}, “Multiple Maneuvering Point-Target Tracking using Filter Bank in an IR image sequence”, Proceedings of 9th National Conference on Communications (NCC - 2003), Chennai, India, Jan 2003, pp. 448–452.
  16. Uday B. Desai, S. N. Merchant, Mukesh A. Zaveri, “’Detection and Tracking of Point Targets”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR - 2003 Invited Paper), pages 31-36, Calcutta, India, December 10-13, 2003.
  17. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, “Neural Network and Expectation Maximization Based Tracking of Point Targets in Infrared Image Sequence”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition (ICAPR - 2003), pages 427-430, Calcutta, India, December 10-13, 2003.
  18. Mukesh A. Zaveri, S. N. Merchant, Uday B. Desai, P.K. Nanda, “Genetic Algorithm Based Data Association and Tracking of Multiple Point Targets”, Proceedings of 10th National Conference on Communications (NCC - 2004), pages 414-418, Banglore, India, January 31 - February 1, 2004.
 
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