Dr. Pradeep Atrey

Multimedia, Security and Privacy Research Group

- led by Prof. Pradeep K. Atrey

"Multimedia systems and applications such as surveillance, social media and networks, and cloud computing have conflicting goals. How do you balance increasing system capabilities and preserve privacy of users? We seek to achieve this balance by building models and algorithms in the area of multimedia analysis."

"The solution of a problem lies in understanding it."


[Research Projects] [Presentations]
Current Collaborators

- Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa
- Prof. Wei Tsang Ooi, National University of Singapore
- Prof. Sharad Mehrotra, University of California @ Irvine
- Prof. Balasubramanian Raman, Indian Institute of Technology @ Roorkee
- Prof. Majid Khabbazian, University of Alberta
- Dr. Vivek K Singh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Dr. Mukesh Saini, University of Ottawa
- Dr. Namunu Maddage, University of Melbourne, Australia

Former Collaborators

- Prof. Ramesh Jain, University of California @ Irvine
- Prof. John Oommen, Carleton University, Ottawa
- Prof. K R Ramakrishnan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Prof. Sheela Ramanna, University of Winnipeg
- Prof. Jonathan Wu, University of Windsor
- Prof. Weiqi Yan, Auckland University, New Zealand
- Prof. Shervin Shirmohamadi, University of Ottawa
- Prof. Md. Anwar Hossain, King Saud University
- Dr. Gaurav Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
- Dr. Xiangu Wang, National University of Singapore


Current Students


Former Students

PhD Students:
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Chidansh Bhatt, (Visiting PhD student from NUS, Singapore, November, 2010 - April, 2011) (Multimedia data mining) (Presently - a Research Fellow at IDIAP Research Institute, Switzerland).

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Mukesh Saini, (Visiting PhD student from NUS, Singapore, September, 2009 - February, 2010)(Privay-aware video surveillance) (Presently - a Research Fellow at University of Ottawa, Canada).

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Manoranjan Mohanty (Visiting PhD Student from National University of Singapore, January-June 2012) (Secure medical data visualization over cloud) (Presently - Postdoctoral Researcher at SICS, Sweden)

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Himanshu Agarwal (Visiting PhD Student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, September 2012 - February 2013) [Digital watermarking]

MS Students:

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Robert Bisewski (Graduated, 2012) [Thesis topic: Modeling, simulation and analysis of a weaponry-equipped camera surveillance system] (Presently - a Software Engineer for FuseMail, a subsidiary of J2 Global, in Vancouver, Canada)

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Khaled Amriki (Graduated, 2012) [Thesis topic: A scientific approach for the placement of surveillance cameras on a bus] (Presently - a IT Developer at ICAD (the Innovative Contractors for Advanced Dimensions) in Saudi Arabia.)

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Shreelatha B.S. (Graduated, 2014)(Co-supervised with Dr. M. Khabbazian) [Thesis topic: Scalable secret sharing of multimedia] (Presently - a Software Developer at Protegra | Business.Technology. Solutions, Winnipeg, MB, Canada )

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Saeed Alharthi, (Graduated, 2011) [Thesis topic: Improved methods for secret image and video sharing) (Presently - a Lecturer at Branch Badr of Taibah University Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia].

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Ankita Lathey (Graduated, 2014) [Thesis topic: Secure image enhancement over cloud]

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Kasun Senevirathna (MS, Sep 2011-Aug 2014) [A secure and privacy-aware cloud-based architecture for online social networks]

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Qianjia Huang (MS, Jan 2013-Apr 2015) [Cyber bullying detection using social netwroks analysis]

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Nishant Joshi (Visiting MS Student from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India, September 2012 - February 2013) (Secruity in wireless sensor networks) (Presently - a Lecturer at the NIEIT college in Mysore, India)

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Ashish Tripathi (MS, Sep 2013-present)[Personality assessment and its role in persuasion in social networks]

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Bakul Trehan (MS, Sep 2013-present)[A framework for anonymous surveillance]

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Abukari M. Yakubu (MS, Jan 2014-present) [Secure Cloud-based audio storage and processing]

Undergraduate Students:

- James Colp (2014)
- Taylor Budzan (2013-14)
- Adam Rehill (2012)
- Kevin Hildebrand (2011)
- Michael Saull (2010)
- Laura Horosko (2010)
- Yizhe Zeng (2010)
- Spencer Guest (2009)
- Weiguo Zhang (2009)
- Vitali Unke (2009)


Last updated: January 20, 2016.