Puneet Kumar

I am a Ph.D. student at Machine Intelligence Lab, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, advised by Prof. R. Balasubramanian. My research interest includes Multimodal Emotion Analysis using Image, Text and Speech data.

I studied B.E. (Computer Science) from Manipal University, Karnataka, India and M.E. (Computer Science) from Thapar University, Punjab, India. I have worked at Oracle IDC Hyderabad as Software Engineer, Samsung R&D as Visiting Researcher and Osaka Prefecture University as Visiting Researcher. My detailed resume can be found below. Personal info about me: puneetkumar.com

News



  1. Jul 2020: Got a paper titled 'Fast Griffin Lim based Waveform Generation Strategy for TTS Synthesis' accepted in Springer MTAP Journal.
  2. May 2020: Became a reviewer of Springer Nature Computer Science (SNCS) Journal .
  3. Dec 2019: Visited Osaka Prefecture University, Japan for 3 weeks under Japan Science and Technology Sakura Science Plan.
  4. Aug 2019: Got two papers titled 'A Segment Level Approach to Speech Emotion Recognition using Transfer Learning' and 'A Generative Adversarial Network based Ensemble Technique for Automatic Evaluation of Machine Synthesized Speech' accepted in ACPR 2019.
  5. May 2019: Became a reviewer of IEEE Communication Letters Journal.
  6. Nov 2018: Received M.E. (Computer Science) degree along with Institute Gold Medal from Thapar University, India.
  7. Jul 2018: Started pursuing Ph.D. at Machine Intelligence Lab, IIT Roorkee advised by Prof. R. Balasubramanian.
  8. Jan 2018: Got a paper titled 'MVO-Based 2-D Path Planning Scheme in UAV Environment' accepted in IEEE IoT Journal.

Education

Ph.D. (Computer Science)*

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India

• *Pursuing, from Jul 2018 • CGPA: 9.00/10
Thesis Area: Multi-modal Emotion Analysis.
Supervisor: Prof. R. Balasubramanian

M.E. (Computer Science)

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India.

• Jul 2016 - Jun 2018 • CGPA: 9.38/10
Thesis Topic: Meta-heuristic based Optimization of Deep Neural Networks
Supervisor: Dr. Shalini Batra

B.E. (Computer Science)

Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

• June 2010 - May 2014 • CGPA: 7.47/10
Mentor: Prof. Harish SV

Work Experience

Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Osaka, Japan

Visiting Researcher Dec 2019

Worked at the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, OPU, Osaka, Japan, under Japan Science and Technology Sakura Science Plan.

Samsung R&D, New Delhi, India

Visiting Researcher July 2018 - June 2019

Worked on ‘End to End Emotional Speech Synthesis’ project, sponsored by Samsung R&D, in the investigation of Prof. R. Balasubramanian, IIT Roorkee.

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India

Software Engineer May 2014 - May 2016

Worked with the Software Development team for the sustenance of a project management tool 'Oracle Primavera P6 Professional'.

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India

Project Intern Jan 2014 - May 2014

Worked with the Software Testing team for the quality assurance of 'Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Web'.

Research Interests

  • Multimodal Emotion Analysis & Affective Computing
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Image-Text-Speech Processing
  • Metaheuristic Optimization Techniques

Publications



1    Ankit Sharma, Puneet Kumar, Vikas M, Nagasai M, Kishore K, Sriram K, Balasubramanian Raman and Partha Pratim Roy. "Fast Griffin Lim based Waveform Generation Strategy for Text-to-Speech Synthesis." Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP) Journal.

2    Sourav Sahoo, Puneet Kumar, Balasubramanian Raman and Partha Pratim Roy. "A Segment Level Approach to Speech Emotion Recognition using Transfer Learning." The 5th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2019).

3    J. Jaiswal, A. Chaubey, B. Reddy, S. Kashyap, Puneet Kumar, Balasubramanian Raman and Partha Pratim Roy. "A Generative Adversarial Network based Ensemble Technique for Automatic Evaluation of Machine Synthesized Speech." The 5th Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR 2019).

4    Puneet Kumar, Sahil Garg, Amritpal Singh, Shalini Batra, Neeraj Kumar and Ilsun You. "MVO-Based 2-D Path Planning Scheme for Providing Quality of Service in UAV Environment." IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Journal 5, no. 3 (2018): 1698-1707.

5    Puneet Kumar and Shalini Batra. "Meta-heuristic based Optimized Deep Neural Network for Streaming Data Prediction." International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication Control and Networking (ICACCCN 2018).

Awards

  • Institute Gold Medal in M.E. (CSE).
  • MHRD Scholarships during M.E. and PhD.
  • Qualified GATE Computer Science (Rank 2205, percentile 97.91).
  • Qualified CBSE UGC NET Computer Science, Nov 2017.

Lectures/Talks

  • Conducted a training session on 'Sequence-to-sequence learning' during the course 'Deep Learning and Applications' at E&ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee. Aug 2019.
  • Two days workshop on ‘Deep Learning 101’ during Thapar Summer School 2018 at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab. Jun 2018.