Ramani Duraiswami

Professor
3361 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-6710
Education: 
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (Mechanical Engineering)
Biography: 

Ramani Duraiswami is a professor in the Department of Computer Science.

He is the director of the Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory and has broad research interests in a number of areas, including scientific computing, spatial audio, and machine learning and computer vision.

Duraiswami's work in computer audition is inspired by the way humans effortlessly use spatial sound for making sense of the environment. The focus is on understanding the physical mechanisms, and providing machines with the same capabilities, and the use of computing, mathematical physics and experiments have characterized this work. In scientific computing, the focus is on solving very large problems using approximation algorithms and parallel computing. This work has been driven by applications in audio, speaker ID, computer vision, physics, and machine learning. A particular focus here has been in developing and improving algorithms based on the fast-multipole method, and in the use of heterogeneous multicore architectures to achieve orders of magnitude speed-ups.

Duraiswami received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1991.

Publications

2003


Zotkin DN, Hwang J, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  HRTF personalization using anthropometric measurements. Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 2003 IEEE Workshop on..
:157-160.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Davis LS.  2003.  Improved fast gauss transform and efficient kernel density estimation. Computer Vision, 2003. Proceedings. Ninth IEEE International Conference on.
:664-671vol.1-664-671vol.1.

Yang C, Duraiswami R, DeMenthon D, Davis LS.  2003.  Mean-shift analysis using quasiNewton methods. Image Processing, 2003. ICIP 2003. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 2:II-447-50vol.3-II-447-50vol.3.

Seydou F, Seppanen T, Duraiswami R.  2003.  A simplified Newton method for the inverse orthotropic problem. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE. 1:535-538vol.1-535-538vol.1.

Mohan A, Duraiswami R, Zotkin DN, DeMenthon D, Davis LS.  2003.  Using computer vision to generate customized spatial audio. Multimedia and Expo, IEEE International Conference on. 3:57-60.

Elgammal A, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  Probabilistic tracking in joint feature-spatial spaces. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:I-781-I-788vol.1-I-781-I-788vol.1.

Seydou F, Duraiswami R, Seppanen T.  2003.  Electromagnetic scattering from a multilayered cylindrical waveguide. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE. 3:332-335vol.3-332-335vol.3.

Seydou F, Duraiswami R, Seppanen T.  2003.  Three dimensional acoustic scattering from an M multilayered domain via an integral equation approach. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE. 1:669-672vol.1-669-672vol.1.

Zotkin DN, Shamma SA, Ru P, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2003.  AUDIO-P2. 1: PITCH AND TIMBRE MANIPULATIONS USING CORTICAL REPRESENTATION OF SOUND. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING. 5

Seydou F, Duraiswami R, Seppanen T.  2003.  Integral equation solution of electromagnetic scattering from a multilayered cylindrical waveguide. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE. 3:524-527vol.3-524-527vol.3.

Raykar VC, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Yegnanarayana B.  2003.  Extracting significant features from the hrtf. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Auditory Display.

Seydou F, Duraiswami R, Seppanen T.  2003.  A boundary element method for electromagnetic scattering by multiple cylinders. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE. 3:516-519vol.3-516-519vol.3.

2002


Gumerov NA, Duraiswami R, Tang Z.  2002.  Numerical study of the influence of the torso on the HRTF. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 1993. ICASSP-93., 1993 IEEE International Conference on. 2:II–II-II–II.

Algazi VR, Duda RO, Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Tang Z.  2002.  Approximating the head-related transfer function using simple geometric models of the head and torso. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 112:2053-2053.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Joint audio-visual tracking using particle filters. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2002(1):1154-1164.

David P, DeMenthon D, Duraiswami R, Samet H.  2002.  Evaluation of the SoftPOSIT Model-to-Image Registration Algorithm. Technical Reports from UMIACS, UMIACS-TR-2002-22.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Mohan A, Raykar V.  2002.  Virtual audio system customization using visual matching of ear parameters. 16th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2002. Proceedings. 3:1003-1006vol.3-1003-1006vol.3.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Creation of virtual auditory spaces. 2002 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2002.  Customizable auditory displays. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Display.
:167-176.

Gumerov NA, Duraiswami R.  2002.  Multiple scattering from N spheres. Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2002. IEEE. 2:90-93.

Gumerov NA, Duraiswami R.  2002.  Computation of scattering from N spheres using multipole reexpansion. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 112:2688-2688.

2001


Duraiswami R, Gumerov NA, Zotkin DN, Davis LS.  2001.  Efficient evaluation of reverberant sound fields. Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, 2001 IEEE Workshop on the.
:203-206.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Nanda H, Davis LS.  2001.  Multimodal tracking for smart videoconferencing. Second International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Tokyo, Japan.

Ghose K, Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Moss CF.  2001.  Multimodal localization of a flying bat. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on. 5:3057-3060.

Duraiswami R, Zotkin DN, Davis LS.  2001.  Active speech source localization by a dual coarse-to-fine search. 2001 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2001. Proceedings. (ICASSP '01). 5:3309-3312vol.5-3309-3312vol.5.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS.  2001.  Multimodal 3-D tracking and event detection via the particle filter. IEEE Workshop on Detection and Recognition of Events in Video, 2001. Proceedings.
:20-27.

Gumerov NA, Duraiswami R.  2001.  Modeling the effect of a nearby boundary on the HRTF. 2001 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2001. Proceedings. (ICASSP '01). 5:3337-3340vol.5-3337-3340vol.5.

2000


Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Davis LS, Haritaoglu I.  2000.  An audio-video front-end for multimedia applications. 2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. 2:786-791vol.2-786-791vol.2.

Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Philomin V, Davis LS.  2000.  Smart videoconferencing. 2000 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2000. ICME 2000. 3:1597-1600vol.3-1597-1600vol.3.

Duraiswami R, Zotkin DN, Borovikov EA, Davis LS.  2000.  Active source location and beamforming. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 107:2790-2790.

1999


Zotkin DN, Duraiswami R, Hariatoglu I, Davis LS, Otsuka T.  1999.  A real-time audio–video front-end for multimedia applications. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 106:2271-2271.

1998

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