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Sambit Bhattacharya, PhD

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RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

·         Bioimage informatics

·         Machine Learning Applications in Geospatial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Robotics

·         Computer Science education

REFEREED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

Book chapters:

1.    Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B., Han, S. and Siddique, M.
"Behavior Based Approach for Robot Navigation and Chemical Anomaly Tracking".
In Sabina Jeschke, Honghai Liu and Daniel Schilberg (Ed.), Intelligent Robotics and Applications, Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (vol. 7102, pp. 317-327, 2011). Publisher: Springer.

2.    Czejdo, B. D., Bhattacharya, S., and Baszun, M.
"Use of Multi-level State Diagrams for Robot Cooperation in an Indoor Environment".
In Vaclav Snasel and Jan Platos and Eyas El-Qawasmeh (Ed.), Digital Information Processing and Communications (vol. 189, pp. 411-425, 2011). Publisher: Springer.

3.    What the robot sees, what the human feels: Robotic face detection and the human emotional response. Studies in brain, face, and emotion.

Montoya, Daniel; Baker-Oglesbee, Alissa; Bhattacharya, Sambit

Emotional expression: The brain and the face (Vol 3).Studies in brain, face, and emotion.(pp. 43-71)Porto, Portugal: Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa Freitas-Magalhães , A. (Ed), (2011). xxv, 265 pp.

Journal articles:

4.    Pliss A, Malyavantham K, Bhattacharya S, and Berezney R.
"Chromatin dynamics in living cells: Identification of oscillatory motion."
Journal of Cellular Physiology vol. 228(3): 609-616. (2013)

5.    Czejdo, B., Bhattacharya, S and Ferragut, E.
"Query Processing for Probabilistic State Diagrams Describing Multiple Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment".
International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC), Vol. 1(2): 554-572 (2012)

6.    Malyavantham K.S., Bhattacharya S. and Berezney, R.
“The architecture of functional neighborhoods within the mammalian cell nucleus”.
Advances in Enzyme Regulation, vol. 50, issue 1, pp. 126-134 (2010)

7.    Bhattacharya, S. and Czejdo, B. D.
"A State Diagram Creation and Code Generation Tool for Robot Programming".
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 25,  Issue 3, pp. 120-127  (2010).

8.    Zeitz M.J., Mukherjee L., Bhattacharya S., Xu J. and Berezney R.
"A probabilistic model for the arrangement of a subset of human chromosome territories in WI38 Human fibroblasts".
Journal of Cellular Physiology, vol. 221(1), pp. 120-9 (2009)

9.    Marella N.V., Bhattacharya S., Mukherjee L., Xu J., Berezney R.
"
Cell type specific chromosome territory organization in the interphase nucleus of normal and cancer cells".
Journal of Cellular Physiology, vol. 221(1), pp. 130-8 (2009)

10.  Czejdo, B. D. and Bhattacharya, S.
"Programming robots with state diagrams".
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, Volume 24 ,  Issue 5, pp. 19-26  (2009).

11.  Pliss A, Malyavantham K, Bhattacharya S, Zeitz M, Berezney R.
"Chromatin dynamics is correlated with replication timing".
Chromosoma, vol. 118(4), pp.459-70 (2009)

12.  Kishore S. Malyavantham, Sambit Bhattacharya, Marcos Barbeitos, Lopamudra Mukherjee, Jinhui Xu, Frank O. Fackelmayer, Ronald Berezney.
“Identifying Functional Neighborhoods within the Cell Nucleus: Proximity Analysis of Early S-Phase Replicating Chromatin Domains to Sites of Transcription, RNA Polymerase II, HP1', Matrin 3 and SAF-A”.
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, vol. 105(2), pp. 391-403 (2008)

13.  Kishore S. Malyavantham, Sambit Bhattacharya, William D. Alonso, Raj Acharya, Ronald Berezney.
“Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Replication and Transcription Sites in the Mammalian Cell Nucleus”.
Chromosoma, vol. 117(6), pp. 553-567 (2008)

14.  R. Berezney, K.S. Malyavantham, A. Pliss, S. Bhattacharya and R. Acharya.
“Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Genomic Organization and Function in the Mammalian Cell Nucleus”.
Advances in Enzyme Regulation, vol. 45, pp. 17-26 (2005)

Conference Proceedings:

15.  “Agent Based Modeling of Moving Point Objects in Geospatial Data,” Sambit Bhattacharya, Bogdan Czejdo, Rakesh Malhotra, Nicolas Perez, Rajeev Agrawal, 4th International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Application, July 22-24, 2013, San Jose, CA.

16.  “Characterization of Moving Point Objects in Geospatial Data,” Sambit Bhattacharya, Bogdan Czejdo, Rakesh Malhotra, Nicolas Perez, Rajeev Agrawal, 4th International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research & Application, July 22-24, 2013, San Jose, CA.

17.  “Analyzing Security Threats as Reported by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT),” Yolanda Baker, Rajeev Agrawal, Sambit Bhattacharya, IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), June 4-7, 2013, Seattle Washington.

18.  Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. and Malhotra, R.
"Geospatial Intelligence as a Context for Computing Education", (abstract only). Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education. Denver, Colorado, USA, ACM: 741-741.

19.  Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. D. and Perez, N.
“Gesture Classification with Machine Learning using Kinect Sensor Data”. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Emerging Applications of Information Technology (EAIT 2012), pp. 348 – 351.

20.  Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. D. and Perez, N.
“Research Modules for Undergraduates in Machine Learning for Automatic Gesture Classification”. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society conference (FLAIRS-25, 2012), pp. 318 – 321.

21.  Czejdo, B. D., Bhattacharya, S., and Czejdo, J.
"Use of Probabilistic State Diagrams for Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment".
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence (ATAI 2010), pp. A-97 to A-102.

22.  Bhattacharya, S. and Czejdo, B. D.
"Using Robot Soccer Game To Teach Advanced Computer Science Concepts".
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology (CSEIT 2010), pp. I-205 to I-210.

23.  Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. D. and Mobley, S.
"An Integrated Computer Vision and Infrared Sensor Based Approach to Autonomous Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment".
Proceedings of the 2nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation, 2009, Volume III, pp. 42 – 47.

24.  S. Bhattacharya, R. Acharya, A. Pliss, K.S. Malyavantham and R. Berezney.
“A Hybrid Registration Approach for Matching Genomic Structures in Multimodal Microscopic Images of Living Cells”.
Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Pattern Recognition (IPCV’08), 2008, Volume II, pp. 217-221.

25.  S. Bhattacharya, R. Acharya, A. Pliss, K.S. Malyavantham and R. Berezney.
“Comparison of Intensity Based Similarity Measures for Matching Genomic Structures in Microscopic Images of Living Cells”.
Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2006, pp. 3057-3061.

26.  S. Bhattacharya, R. Acharya, A. Pliss, K. S. Malyavantham, and R. Berezney.
“Automated Matching of Genomic Structures in Microscopic Images of Living Cells Using an Information Theoretic Approach”.
Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2005, pp. 6425-6428.

27.  S. Bhattacharya, K. S. Malyavantham, R. Acharya and R. Berezney.
“Fractal Analysis of Replication Site Images of the Human Cell Nucleus”.
Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), 2004, pp. 1443-1446.

28.  M. Lin, J. Xu, S. Bhattacharya and R. Berezney.
“Surface Approximation Based Image Simplification and Applications”.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2004, pp. 2988-2993.

OTHER RESEARCH ARTICLES:

Internal FSU Whitepapers:

1.    Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. and Han, S.
"Construction of Portable Explosives Nano-Biosensor System with Software Analysis and Wireless Networking Capabilities".
In-house whitepaper written for the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) of Fayetteville State University. July 2011.

2.    Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B. and Han, S.
"Indoor Mobile Robot System for Chemical Anomaly Tracking".
In-house whitepaper written for the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS) of Fayetteville State University. July 2011.

AWARDED GRANTS:

1.    PI, “Probabilistic Framework for Modeling Interactions of Dynamic Geospatial Objects with Static Landmarks”, Department of Energy (DOE) grant for stipend and other allowances (around $16,000) under the Visiting Faculty Program for 10 weeks of summer, 2013 hosted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). With Anil Cheriyadat (ORNL) and Raju Vatsavai (ORNL) as Co-PIs.

2.    Co-PI, “Developing the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate at FSU”, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), $443,463 with Rakesh Malhotra (PI) and Bogdan Czejdo (Co-PI). Funded from August, 2012 to August, 2017. Award Id: HM01771210002.

3.    PI, “MRI-R2: Acquisition of Robots and Robot Accessories for Interdisciplinary Faculty and Student Research at Fayetteville State University”, NSF, Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R²) Recovery and Reinvestment, $175,092 with Michael Almeida, Bogdan Czejdo and Daniel Montoya as Co-PIs. Funded from May 1st, 2010 to April 30th, 2013. Award Id: 0959958.

4.    Co-PI, “Pre-College and Undergraduate Freshman Research Mentoring Opportunities in Mathematics and Science (UROMS)”, U. S. Department of Education grant, $583,263 with Daniel Okunbor (PI) and Muhammad Lodhi (Co-PI). Funded from September 1st, 2010 to August 31st, 2013. Award number: P120A100094.

5.    Co-PI, “Improving Minority Participation in NASA Workforce and STEM Educational Pipeline”, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Curriculum Improvement Partnership Award for the Integration of Research into the Undergraduate Curriculum (CIPAIR), 2010. Funded from October 1st, 2010 to May 1st, 2011 for partial amount of $50,000 as a planning grant with full proposal to be re-submitted in 2011. Written with Daniel Okunbor (PI), Yufang Bao, John Bianchini, Bogdan Czejdo and Muhammad Lodhi (Co-PIs). Proposal number: 10-CIPAIR2010-0004.

6.    PI, "FSU Robotics Summer Program Proposal", submitted to the Youth Growth Stock Trust administered by United Way of Cumberland County, $13,000 with Kimberly Smith-Burton and Bogdan Czejdo as Co-PIs. Funded for August 2009.

7.    PI, “Proposal to Use Robots in Teaching an Introductory Programming Class and a Computer Science Topics Class”, Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE), $10,000 with Michael Almeida (Co-PI). Funded from June 12th, 2008 to June 12th, 2009.

CONFERENCE, SEMINAR AND WORSKHOP PARTICIPATION:

  1. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Academic Research Program (NARP)Symposium and Workshops. Poster titled “Integration of Ground and Aerial Imagery for Geospatial Analysis”. National Academy of Sciences Keck Center, Washington DC. Dates: 09/10/2013 – 09/12/2013.
  2. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Workshop on Imaging in Geospatial Applications. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 09/23/2013 – 09/26/2013. Attended.
  3. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Workshop on Identification of Key Knowledge Gaps in Social Media Use During Disasters. NGA Headquarters, Springfield. Virginia. Dates: 07/22/2013-07/23/2013. Attended.
  4. SC (Super Computing) 2012. The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. Given an equipment grant of a portable cluster computer (the LittleFe) for curriculum development. Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 11/10/2012 to 11/16/2012.
  5. Talk titled “Human Gesture and Action Classification with Open Source Machine Learning Tools” given at the International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics (AISC) in UNC Greensboro. Date: 10/07/2012.
  6. Talk titled “Recognition & Segmentation of Human Gestures with Machine Learning Algorithms” given at the US Coast Guard (USCG) Workshop on Human Performance Technology (HPT) in Hampton, VA. Date: 09/14/2012.
  7. Seminar talk titled “Robot Program Design on the Gisac Platform and Vision Based Robot Localization” given to faculty and students of the Electronics, Computer & Information Technology Department in the School of Technology of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NC A&T). Date: 04/07/2011.
  8. Technology Training Corporation’s Military Robotics Conference, November 3-4, 2010, San Diego, California. Attended.
  9. CVPR 2010. The 23rd IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, June 13-18, 2010, San Francisco, California. Attended.
  10. SIGCSE 2010. The 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    March 10
    -13, 2010, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Presented as panelist in the “Introducing Computing with Personal Robots” workshop. Topic of presentation: “Robotics in the Computer Science Curriculum at FSU – from Introductory Courses to Capstone Projects”.
  11. 25th Annual CCSC Eastern Conference, October 30 – 31, 2009, Villanova, Pennsylvania. Presented paper titled “A State Diagram Creation and Code Generation Tool for Robot Programming ".
  12. Grants Resource Center's External Funding Conference, "Thriving on Change," August 23rd - 26th, 2009, Washington, DC. Attended.
  13. Seventh International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies, July 10 – 13, 2009, Orlando, Florida. Presented paper titled "An Integrated Computer Vision and Infrared Sensor Based Approach to Autonomous Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment".
  14. Faculty and Student Symposium in celebration of the installation of Dr. James A. Anderson as FSU Chancellor titled "The Future is Calling: Promoting Scholarship and Excellence at FSU", April 2nd, 2009, Fayetteville, NC. Talk title: "Teaching Undergraduate Programming Course Using Graphical Specifications for Robots".
  15. Seventh Annual CCSC Mid-South Conference, April 3 – 4, 2009, Martin, Tennessee. Presented paper titled "Programming robots with state diagrams" and attended.
  16. SIGCSE 2009. The 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
    March 4
    -7, 2009, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Attended.
  17. SPIE Medical Imaging, February 7 – 12, 2009, Orlando, Florida. Attended.
  18. The 2008 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing, July 14th to 17th, Las Vegas, Nevada. Presented paper titled A Hybrid Registration Approach for Matching Genomic Structures in Multimodal Microscopic Images of Living Cells” in IPCV 2008 and Attended.
  19. Computer Science and Information Technology Symposium, June 28th, 2008, San Antonio, Texas. Attended.
  20. Minority Serving Institutions' Research Partnership (MSIRP) Conference, May 12th to 15th, 2008, New Orleans, LA. Attended.
  21. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Faculty Workshop on Assessing Program Outcomes, April 12th, 2008, Linthicum, MD. Attended.
  22. S. Bhattacharya. “Using Visual Objects to Create Case Studied in Operating Systems”. Talk and poster presentation at 8th Annual Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science, October 5th to 6th, 2007, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.
  23. DoD Minority Serving Institutions Computational Science and Engineering – High Performance Computing Faculty Training Workshop, July 23rd to 27th, 2007, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC. Attended.
  24. UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, March 21st to 23rd, 2007, Raleigh, NC. Attended.
  25. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Faculty Workshop on Assessing Program Outcomes, March 31st, 2007, Linthicum, MD. Attended.
  26. 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), August 30th to September 3rd, 2006, New York City, NY. Presented paper titled “Comparison of Intensity Based Similarity Measures for Matching Genomic Structures in Microscopic Images of Living Cells”.
  27. UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, March 15th to 17th, 2006, Raleigh, NC. Attended.
  28. S. Bhattacharya. “Automated tracking of genomic structures in time-lapse microscopy using a variant of the iterative closest point algorithm”. Talk and poster presentation at the FASEB 2005 Summer Research Conferences.
  29. S. Bhattacharya, A. Pliss, K.S. Malyavantham, R. Acharya and R. Berezney. “Automated tracking of genomic structures in time-lapse microscopy using a variant of the iterative closest point algorithm”. Poster presented at the Ninth Annual Buffalo DNA Replication and Repair Symposium, University at Buffalo, 2005.
  30. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), September 1st to 5th, 2004, San Francisco, CA. Presented paper titled “Fractal Analysis of Replication Site Images of the Human Cell Nucleus”.
  31. S. Bhattacharya, A. Pliss, K.S. Malyavantham, R. Acharya and R. Berezney. “Image Processing and Computational Algorithms for the Analysis of Images of Chromatin Domains in the Mammalian Cell Nucleus”. Poster presented at the Eighth Annual Buffalo DNA Replication and Repair Symposium, University at Buffalo, 2004.
  32. S. Bhattacharya and R. Berezney. “Application of Image Processing Algorithms to the Analysis of the Dynamics of Chromatin Domains in Living Cells”. Talk and poster presentation at the FASEB 2003 Summer Research Conferences.

 

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