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Experience: Machine Vision Scientist, Research and Development Group Sept. 2008 – Present Yotta Ltd., Leamington Spa, U.K. Oxford Metrics Group PLC. • Developed and implemented photometric correction algorithm for panoramic mosaic. • Designed and implemented a unified application for location aware survey on vehicles and handheld Windows mobile devices. • Improved efficiency of geo-located asset extraction pre-processing tool suite by 67%. Software Engineer, Applied Vision Group Aug. 2006 - Sept. 2008 Sarnoff Innovative Tech. Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India Sarnoff Corporation • Developed and implemented a real-time algorithm to perform automated cinematography and view rendering for live sports event offered through Pajama Channels (pajamachannels.com) in a 2 person team. • Developed and implemented a robust blob tracking algorithm in a scalable framework for generic videos in a 2 person team. An interactive video annotation product based on the above is under Beta testing. • Worked on ego-motion estimation of camera, real time car license plate detection and tracking.
Education: M. Technology in Communication Engineering Electrical Engineering Dept. Cumulative Percentile Index : 9.74/10
2003 – 2006 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
B. Engineering in Computer Science Computer Science and Engineering Cumulative Percentile Index : 9.66/10
1999 – 2006 Sardar Patel University, India
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Basic skills : Computer vision and graphics, Image processing, Optimization, Matrix Computations Languages : C, C++, Matlab, Shell scripting, Python, Latex OS Platforms : Windows, Unix, Linux Acquainted with : Win 32 API/MFC, OpenGL, DirectShow, Intel IPP, OpenCV, OpenMP, C#
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Recipient of Sarnoff Corporation's internal award for outstanding performance and contribution in algorithm development for Pajama Channel's prototype release, March 2007. Recipient of Medal and membership from “The Institution of Engineers, India” at Annual Function 2003, for securing all state (Gujarat) First position in Computer Science discipline. Recipient of the University Gold Medal, Computer Science discipline, from Sardar Patel University at the Annual Convocation 2003.
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Hitesh Shah and Subhasis Chaudhuri, “Device and method for advertising through video display system”, Indian patent application No. 1338/MUM/2006. Hitesh Shah and Arvind Lakshmikumar, “System and Method for Providing Image Restoration and Enhancement as a Value Added Service for Mobile Phone Camera Users”, U.S. Provisional Patent filed. Hitesh Shah and et. al, “Apparatus for intelligent and autonomous video content generation and streaming”, U.S. Provisional Patent filed.
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Hitesh Shah and Subhasis Chaudhuri, “Novel view synthesis using locally adaptive depth regularization”, Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2006. Hitesh Shah and Subhasis Chaudhuri, “Automated billboard insertion in video”, Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2007. Hitesh Shah and Arvind Lakshmikumar, “Probabilistic egomotion from a statistical framework”, British Machine Vision Conference, 2007. Hitesh Shah, Prakash Chokalingam, Balamanohar Paluri, Nalin Pradeep and Balasubramanian Raman, “Automated Stroke Classification in Tennis”, International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, 2007. Balamanohar Paluri, Prakash Chokalingam, Nalin Pradeep and Hitesh Shah, “Sports classification using crossratio histograms”, Asian Conference on Computer Vision , 2007. Prakash Chokalingam, Balamanohar Paluri, Nalin Pradeep and Hitesh Shah, “Fragments based Parametric tracking”, Asian Conference on Computer Vision, 2007.
Academic Projects: Master’s Thesis: Rendering of Virtual Views and Contents in Video. Advisor: Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri • Proposed a novel approach for image based rendering based on depth regularization. • Developed an automated system to augment planar content in existing videos with application to virtual advertising. Master’s Seminar: Pitch Estimation in Noisy Audio Signal. Advisor: Dr. Sumantra Dutta Roy • Studied content based audio retrieval systems and proposed a classification for error in pitch-contour. Bachelor’s Project: Embedded web server. • Developed a low cost add on embedded system capable of exchanging data over the Ethernet. • Designed the hardware platform using 8051 micro-controller and implemented software drivers, TCP/IP stack, file system, and web server on it.
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Invited lecture: “Image Processing: Spatial transforms and its applications” in a training program organized by Indian Society for Technical Education. Mentorship: Guided five interns at Sarnoff Corporation, for developing an automated mobile image enhancement tool and Blob tracking. Also, guided two students under “Undergraduate Research Opportunity" (UROP) program during Master's. Reviewer: Served as a reviewer for Meccanica Journal and the National Conference on Communications, India. Matrix Computation and Image processing Library: Developed a C++ library with support for 2D/1D Fourier transform, filtering, feature detection, mosaicing, morphing, matrix operation & decompositions and conjugate gradient based optimization routines. Computer Vision demos: Developed teaching aid for shape from shading and depth from defocus in Matlab. Miscellaneous: Was awarded Research Assistantship during my Master's studies. My duties also involved system administration of the computing facilities of Electrical Dept. at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Thus, I have proficiency in system administration of Windows/ Linux/ UNIX, cluster deployment and management.