FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes

Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes

  • Department: Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • Phone: +91-9844760875
  • Email: steven.ec@sahyadri.edu.in
  • Teaching Experience: 4.0 Years
  • Industry Experience: 5.0 Years
  • Research Experience: 4.0 Years
COURSES SPECIALIZATION INSTITUTION UNIVERSITY
BE Electronics and Communicatio Engineering Canara Engineering College, Mangalore V T U
M.Tech Microelectronics Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Manipal University, Manipal
Ph.D Machine Learning, Computer Vision Karunya University, Coimbatore Karunya University, Coimbatore
Post Doctorate Deep Learning, Medical Image Processing University of Alabama, Birmingham,USA University of Alabama, Birmingham,USA

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE)
  • Institute of Engineers  (IE)

Current Research

  • Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes has Postdoctoral Research experience working in the area of Deep Learning at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.  His Ph.D. work Match Composite Sketch with Drone Images has received patent notification (Patent Application Number: 2983/CHE/2015)Dr. Fernandes has 05 years of industry experience working at STMicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd and Perform Group Pvt. Ltd. He has authored the book Raspberry Pi 3 Cookbook for Python Programmers – Third Edition, published by Packt, UK. His  Udemy online course Image Processing Applications on Raspberry Pi – For Beginners has more than 1000 students enrolled from 70 different countries.  He has received a verified certificate of achievement from Microsoft. He has jointly published research articles in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) Journals, Emerging Sources Citation Indexed (ESCI) Journals, Scopus (Elsevier) Indexed Journals. He has also contributed chapters for Springer Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) book series and presented articles at various IEEE, ACM, Springer and Elsevier International Conferences.

Awards

·         Service award from Society for Design and Process Science, USA for his outstanding service contributions in the year 2017.

·         Patent Notification for “Match Composite Sketch with Drone Images” (2983/CHE/2015), Government of India.

·         Research Grant from “The Institution of Engineers” (INDIA), for Ph.D. Research.

·         “Young Scientist Award” by Vision Group on Science and Technology in the year 2014, Government of Karnataka and Seed Money of 04 lakhs to initiate Research.

·      Research Grant from “Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology” (KSCST), at Indian Institute of Science Campus, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka.

·        “Star Employee Award” from Perform Group Pvt. Ltd., UK for exceptional performance in Quality Assurance of Goal.com applications in 36 languages.

·         Rated 5/5 “Outstanding” Quality Assurance Engineer for improving quality of software.

·         “First Class with Distinction” (9.23 CGPA) in M.Tech, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

·         “10/10 GPA” for M.Tech Project carried out at STMicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd, Greater Noida.

·         “M.Tech Topper” Second Semester (9.40 GPA), Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

·         5th rank in All India Entrance Exam for PG courses conducted by Manipal University

·         “First Class with Distinction” in B.E, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

Grants Received Research/Projects Guided (Beyond Academic)

·  Seed Grant from University of Houston Downtown (USA), “Infant Detection in Vehicle and Esleep System” ($1000) - iChart2016007, Period: June 2016 - August 2016, Role: Principal Investigator

·    Vision Group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka (India), “ Development of New Technology For Identification of Most Wanted Criminals Across Age Groups And Age Progression Using Composite Sketches On A Digital Signal Processor” (INR 4,00,000) - VGST/SMYSR/GRD-402/2014-15, Period: April 2015 - March 2016, Role: Principal Investigator

·   The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, “Developing a Novel Technique for Identification of victims/criminals of sexual exploitation on women and children” (INR 80,000) - DR2016002, Period: May 2015 - February 2017, Role: Principal Investigator

·    Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka (India) “A Novel Technique For Early Brain Cancer Detection Using Computer Aided Diagnosis And Artificial Neural Network Implemented On Portable And Cost Effective Next Unit Computing Device For Rural India - A Make In India Initiative” (INR 7,000) - 39S_BE_1611, Period: January 2016 - June 2016,  Role: Mentor

·   Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka  (India) “Rover for Pruning in Precision Agriculture” (INR 5,000) - 39S_BE_1243, Period: January 2016 - June 2016, Role: Mentor

International Journals:

No. of International Journals Publications:2

·      Steven Lawrence Fernandes, Varadraj Prabhu Gurupur, Nayak Ramesh Sunder, Seifedine Kadry.,(2017). A Novel Nonintrusive Decision Support Approach for Heart Rate Measurement, Pattern Recognition Letters (Impact Factor: 1.955) 

·    Steven Lawrence Fernandes, G. Josemin Bala.,(2017). A Novel Decision Support for Composite Sketch Matching using Fusion of Probabilistic Neural Network and Dictionary Matching, Current Medical Imaging Reviews, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 176-184 (Impact Factor: 0.308)

National Journals:

No. of National Journals Publications:2

·      Steven Lawrence Fernandes, Varadraj Prabhu Gurupur, Hong Lin, Roshan Joy Martis., (2017). A Novel Fusion Approach for Early Lung Cancer Detection using Computer Aided Diagnosis Techniques, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Vol. 7, No. 8, pp. 1841-1850 (Impact Factor: 0.621)

·   Steven Lawrence Fernandes, G. Josemin Bala.,(2016). Fusion of Sparse Representation and Dictionary Matching for Identifications of Humans in Uncontrolled Environment, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 76, pp. 215-237 (Impact Factor:1.836)

International Conferences:

No. of International Journals Conferences:1

  • Hong Lin, Steven Lawrence Fernandes, V. Rajinikanth, “Empirical Study On The Measurability Of Meditation” Proceeding of 22nd International Conference Emerging Emerging trends and technologies in Convergence Solutions (SDPS 2017), Birmingham, Alabama, USA, November 5-9, 2017

     

National Conferences:

No. of National Conferences :1

  • Steven Lawrence Fernandes, G. Josemin Bala, “Robust Human Skin Detection using OpenCV on ARM based ODROID XU4 Heterogeneous Multi-Processing Device” ACM Digital Library, Article No. 86, August (2016), DOI:10.1145/2905055.2905297

Workshop / Seminars

Workshop conducted on "Developing Basic Computer Vision Applications on Raspberry Pi 3" at Springer International Conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA 2016), Amity University, Jaipur.

Projects and Exhibitions

Sahyadri Project Support Scheme (SPSS) “C6 Integra DSP + ARM Processor Based Low Resolution and Illumination Insensitive Recognition” (INR 50,000), Period: September 2015 - June 2016, Role: Mentor

Other Activities

Reviewer for International Journal Submissions

·   Future Generation Computer Systems, ISSN: 0167-739X, Impact: 3.799, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.

·  Pattern Recognition Letters, ISSN: 0167-8655, Impact: 1.995, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, Scopus.

·  Computers in Biology and Medicine, ISSN: 0010-4825, Impact: 1.836, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, Scopus.

·   Journal of Computational Science, ISSN: 1877-7503, Impact Factor: 1.748, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, Scopus.

·   Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, ISSN: 0219-5194, Impact Factor of 0.934, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, Scopus.

·  Journal of Electronic imaging, ISSN: 1017-9909, E-ISSN: 1560-229X, Impact: 0.754, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, Scopus.

·  Remote SensingISSN 2072-4292, Impact Factor: 3.180, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus

·  Current Medical Imaging Reviews, ISSN: 1573-4056, E-ISSN: 1875-6603, Impact: 0.816, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.

·  Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, ISSN: 2156-7018: E-ISSN: 2156-7026,  Impact Factor: 0.621, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.

·   Remote SensingISSN 2072-4292, Impact Factor: 3.180, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.

· Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, ISSN: 1064-1246, E-ISSN: 1875-8967, Impact Factor: 0.936, Indexed by: Science Citation Index-Expanded, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.

·  Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science, ISSN: 1092-0617, Indexed by: Emerging Source Citation, EI Compendex, EBSCO database, Scopus.