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Dr Soumyabrata Dev


Soumyabrata Dev

Bdic Lecturer/Assistant Professor In Computer Science
School of Computer Science
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Comp Science and Informatics Belfield Dublin 4


My research interests are in the area of computer vision, image processing, and remote sensing. I use techniques from statistical machine learning and deep learning, to solve interdisciplinary computational problems in various fields of digital multimedia, atmospheric research, and solar and renewable energy. I am currently working on the following research themes: 1) Solar Analytics In this theme, we use a multi-modal data integration approach, in using various sensors (camera images + weather station recordings) to provide useful insights about solar energy. We use image- and weather-station- data for accurate solar energy estimation and forecasting. This is useful in the field of photovoltaic (PV) generation and integration. More details here: 2) Cloud Imaging In this theme, we develop low-cost, high resolution, ground-based sky cameras for imaging the sky scene. These cameras capture continuous stream of images, which are essential to learn cloud dynamics and understand various atmospheric events. This is essential for automated cloud coverage data, recognizing cloud types for automated weather reporting and estimates the cloud-base height for satellite communication study. More details here: 3) Multimedia In this theme, we analyze multimedia videos for next-generation online publicity (viz. product placement and embedded marketing). We use deep-learning based techniques for determining if a video frame contains an existing advert, and for accurate localization of adverts in the selected video frame. Subsequently, new adverts are seamlessly implanted into the original video creating a new augmented video. More details here:


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Kaggle Open Data Research Grant
23 Jan 2020
OBRSS Research Support Scheme
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Oct 2022