Koustav Ghosal

V-Sense Group
School of Computer Science and Statistics
Trinity College, Dublin

Hi ! I am a PhD student in the V-Sense group, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin. I am working in the area of computational modelling of aesthetics of photographic images with Professor Aljosa Smolic.

I did my master's in Computer Vision from Centre for Visual Information Technology , IIIT Hyderabad under the supervision of Professor. Anoop Namboodiri .

Research Interests

I am interested in the area of Computational Photography, Tracking, Video Summarization, Action Recognition and Multimedia Retrieval and Classification.

During master's, my area of research was sketch based multimedia retrieval. A simple hand-drawn sketch is an effective way to summarize the content of an image or a video where the right keywords are imprecise and difficult to articulate. It was a multimodal retrieval problem. In my work, I proposed solutions for sketch based video and image retrieval. We tried to build retrieval systems using a combination of zero-shot and deep learning techniques.

The area of image and video analysis is quite interesting and active. Apart from retrieval and classification, it has a wide range of application areas like surveillance, traffic analysis, autonomous navigation and many more.