Dr Deepayan Bhowmik received his BE degree in electronics engineering from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India, in 2003, an MSc in electronics and information technology from Sheffield Hallam in 2006, and PhD from The University of Sheffield in 2011.
Previously he worked as a research associate at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh the University of Sheffield, and was a system engineer at ABB Ltd in India. He has been awarded a prestigious UK Engineering and Physical Science Research council (EPSRC) Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award for his PhD study and a Digital Catapult - EPSRC fellowship to conduct watermarking research. His research interests include multimedia forensics and security, computer vision, and low power embedded image processing hardware development.
Dr Deepayan Bhowmik joined the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University in October 2016. His research expertise includes multimedia signal processing, digital media forensic and security, computer vision, machine learning and low-power real-time imaging hardware. He received his PhD from the department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Sheffield in 2011. During his PhD, funded by BP-EPSRC through a prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, he conducted fundamental research on multimedia security that resulted in major publications and a publicly available software framework.
After completing his PhD he joined the University of Sheffield as a research associate in a TSB-funded project that explored persistent tracking of metadata for entertainment content. From April 2013 until September 2016, he was at Heriot-Watt University as a research associate in the Rathlin project, looking at programmable embedded platforms for remote and compute intensive image processing applications (funded by EPSRC). He also lead the work package entitled ‘Novel computer vision algorithm development and deployment on FPGA-based low power imaging hardware’. Earlier, he worked as a systems engineering at ABB Ltd in India.
Dr Bhowmik received a Digital Catapult-EPSRC fellowship in 2016-2017 to conduct research on protecting entertainment contents and help Catapult projects, provide thought leadership, and drive the creation of new activities. Dr Bhowmik is active in working on recent multimedia coding standards and their applications for number years particularly on JPEG2000, H.264 and HEVC. He is a current member of British Standards Institution (BSI) IST/37 committee on coding of picture, audio, multimedia and hypermedia information.
He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals (including the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing) and premier conferences in the signal processing domain such as the IEEE flagship Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) etc. He has contributed as a technical programme committee member for leading IEEE conferences and a reviewer for leading IEEE, ACM and Elsevier journals.
Department of Computing
Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
- Communication and Computing Research Centre
- Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute
I am interested in all aspects of signal and image processing. My current research interests include
- Multimedia forensics and security,
- Signal and image processing for surveillance and security,
- Computer vision based techniques for understanding of scene and crowd dynamics, and
- Low power and accelerated signal & image processing hardware development.
BHOWMIK, Deepayan, GARCIA, Paulo, WALLACE, Andrew, STEWART, Robert and MICHAELSON, Greg (2017). Power Efficient Dataflow Design for a Heterogeneous Smart Camera Architecture. In: Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP 2017), Dresden, Germany, 27-29 September 2017. (In Press)
BHOWMIK, Deepayan and FENG, Tian (2017). The multimedia blockchain: a distributed and tamper-proof media transaction framework. In: DSP 2017 : 2017 IEEE International Conference on Digial Signal Processing (DSP), 23-25 August, 2017, London, UK. IEEE. (In Press)
BHOWMIK, Deepayan and EMAMBAKHSH, Mehryar (2017). Image processing for surveillance and security. In: SAHA, Snehanshu, MANDAL, Abhyuday, V, Sarasvathi and SANGAM, Shivappa, (eds.) Handbook of research on applied cybernetics and systems science. IGI Global, 52-81.
STEWART, Robert, BHOWMIK, Deepayan, WALLACE, Andrew and MICHAELSON, Greg (2017). Profile Guided Dataflow Transformation for FPGAs and CPUs. Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 87 (1), 3-20.
BAISA, Nathanael L., BHOWMIK, Deepayan and WALLACE, Andrew (2017). Long-term correlation tracking using multi-layer hybrid features in dense environments. In: IMAI, Francisco, TREMEAU, Alain and BRAZ, Jose, (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications. Science and Technology Publications, Lda., 192-203.
OAKES, Matthew, BHOWMIK, Deepayan and ABHAYARATNE, Charith (2016). Global motion compensated visual attention-based video watermarking. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 25 (6), 061624.
BHOWMIK, Deepayan and ABHAYARATNE, Charith (2016). Quality scalability aware watermarking for visual content. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 25 (11), 5158-5172.
STEWART, Robert, MICHAELSON, Greg, BHOWMIK, Deepayan, GARCIA, Paulo and WALLACE, Andy (2016). A dataflow IR for memory efficient RIPL compilation to FPGAs. In: CARRETERO, Jesus, GARCIA-BLAS, Javier, GERGEL, Victor, VOEVODIN, Vladimir, MEYEROV, Iosif, RICO-GALLEGO, Juan A., DIAZ-MARTIN, Juan C., ALONSO, Pedro, DURILLO, Juan, GARCIA SANCHEZ, Jose Daniel, LASTOVETSKY, Alexey L., MAROZZO, Fabrizio, LIU, Qin, BHUIYAN, Zakirul Alam, FURLINGER, Karl, WEIDENDORFER, Josef and GARCIA, Jose, (eds.) Algorithms and architectures for parallel processing : ICA3PP 2016 Collocated Workshops: SCDT, TAPEMS, BigTrust, UCER, DLMCS, Granada, Spain, December 14-16, 2016, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (10049). Springer, 174-188.
BHOWMIK, Deepayan, WALLACE, Andrew, STEWART, Robert, QIAN, Xinyuan and MICHAELSON, Greg (2015). Profile driven dataflow optimisation of mean shift visual tracking. In: Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2014 IEEE Global Conference on. IEEE, 1-5.
BHOWMIK, Deepayan and ABHAYARATNE, Charith (2014). On robustness against JPEG2000: a performance evaluation of wavelet-based watermarking techniques. Multimedia Systems, 20 (2), 239-252.
ABHAYARATNE, Charith and BHOWMIK, Deepayan (2013). Scalable watermark extraction for real-time authentication of JPEG 2000 images. Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, 8 (3), 307-325.
CARDINAUX, Fabien, BHOWMIK, Deepayan, ABHAYARATNE, Charith and HAWLEY, Mark S (2011). Video based technology for ambient assisted living: a review of the literature. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 3 (3), 253-269.
GHOSH, Subrata B., BHOWMIK, Deepayan, HAND, Russell J. and JONES, Frank R. (2010). A micromechanical model to predict mechanical durability of glass multifilament bundles in rubber composite. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 132 (1), 011014.
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