Institute of Technology

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah

Total Experience 13 Year
Educational Qualification M.Tech. CSE
Research Area Satellite image processing, SAR Polarimetry, Oceanography, Microscopic Image processing, Image Forensics, Cyber Forensics
General information
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone 07930642554
Cabin No PG-312

Prof. Pooja Shah is working as a Faculty with CE Department and teaches courses related to Image Processing, Data Communication and networking and Cyber Crime at both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Level. She has been working on several interdisciplinary research projects with Electronics and communication department, chemical engineering department and Institute of Science at Nirma University. She is also pursuing her Ph.D in the domain of satellite image processing and SAR polarimetry for Oeanographic applications guided by Dr. Tanish Zaveri (EC,IT-NU) and Dr R K Sharma (Deputy Director, EPSA, SAC-ISRO). She is involved in collaborative teaching of Cyber Security across the Institutes under Nirma University.

Current Activities : Researching in the domain of satellite oceanography - Working as Co-PI of three funded research projects under ISRO Extension activity "Cyber Security Awareness"
Teaching 13 Year 3 Month
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Membership ISTE Life member, IEEE Senior member, IEEE GRSS, IEEE WiE, CSI Life member

Specialization Areas SAR Polarimetry, Image Processing, Cyber Security, Networking, AI
Subject Taught UG Image Processing, Computer Networks, Object Oriented Programming (MFC), Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, C programming , C++ programming, Carrier Orientation, Data Communication, Distributed Operating System
Subject Taught PG Wireless Networks, Advanced Data Communication and Networking (Practicals), Cyber Security and Laws, Research Methodology, Information and Network Security

Writing, Exploring new things, Sketching, Painting

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Achievements

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Experience

Institute / OrganizationDesignationDuration
Institute of Technology Nirma UniversityAssistant Professor November 2009 To till date
Institute of Technology Nirma UniversityLecturer October 2007 To November 2009
C.U.Shah College of Engineering and TechnologyLecturer July 2005 To October 2007

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Publication



TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
VANET- An illustrative Introduction to vehicular ad-hoc networks and its applications 3848441306  2012

International Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Research oriented foss solution for automatic oil spill detection using risat-1 sar data 2153-700337th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2017
One dimensional ocean waves displacement prediction system expanding mathematical string equation 978-1-4799-9991-0IEEE 2015

International Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Enhancing the Capabilities of ImageJ by incorporating feature extraction from SAR images for oil spill detection. 0976 - 6499International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET)62015
Performance Evaluation of Ad-Hoc on-Demand Distance Vector Routing Protocol and its Multi-Path Variant AOMDV 0973-7391Serial Publication52014
A Digital Image Processing Algorithm for Automation of Human Karyotyping 0973-7391International Journal of Computer Science and Communications52014
Benchmarking Niblack’s Binarization Algorithm Using OpenCV Library Integrated in C++ and FPGA Simulation 2250-2459International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering42014
Automatic Karyotyping of Human Chromosomes Using Band Patterns 2277-8179International Journal of Scientific Research22013
Image Creation Using Coordinate Information 2229-4333International Journal of Computer Science and Technology32012
Enhancing Routing Strategy to Optimize Architecture of Vehicle to Infrastructure Communication 0975 - 8887International Journal of Computer Applications532012
comparative study of MANET routing protocols 0976-8491 (Online) 32012
Handling Fuzzy SQL on Crisp databases using Lex-YACC 0975 - 8887International Journal of Computer Applications42010

National Conference

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
Gesture based soft interfaces and augmented reality- A promising duo.  ISTE National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Information Communication Technology”. C.U. Shah Col 2009
Internet 2  ISTE National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Information Communication Technology”. C.U. Shah Col 2008
E-learning – Putting a word-class education at the fingertips.  11th Annual ISTE Gujarat State Convention on challenges og General Agreement on Trade in Services be 2006

National Journal

TitleISSN / ISBN No PublisherVolumeYear
A comprehensive survey on oceanography parameters for developing ocean wave displacement prediction system 0974-2115SPB Pharma society82015

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Qualification

QualificationSpecializationUniversityPassing Year%Class
M.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering Nirma University Institute of Technology, Nirma University May 2012 75.00First
B.E. Computer Engineering Saurashtra University C. U. Shah College of Engineering and Technology June 2005 88.00First

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Activity

Activity TypeActivity TitlePlaceDateFaculty Role
Expert/Guest Lecture IT Act2000 through Case Studies PG30822/03/2018Coordinator
Expert/Guest Lecture Basics of Law and IT Act2000 PG30822/02/2018Coordinator
Foundation Day Certificate Committee ITNU03/10/2017Coordinator
Symposium Workshop on Cyber Mannerism IT-NU18/03/2017Coordinator
Student Activity Conclave on Placement Readiness IT-NU17/03/2017Coordinator
Expert/Guest Lecture Introduction to law terminology and IT act 2000 IT-NU03/03/2017Coordinator
Student Activity Seminar on Publish a paper with IEEE IT-NU22/02/2017Coordinator
Other Non-technical Events Paytm Preach Sector 3D Saibaba Temple Gandhinagar26/01/2017Coordinator
National Workshop Polarimetric SAR data processing and analysis SAC ISRO21/12/2016Student
Other Technical Events Technoddesy 2016 IT-NU14/10/2016Coordinator
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP ISTE MHRD Sponsored main workshop on Cyber Security Institute of Technology Nirma University10/07/2014 
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP ISTE MHRD Sponsored main workshop on Computer Networking Institute of Technology Nirma University30/06/2014Subject Coordinator
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP ISTE MHRD Sponsored main workshop on Computer Programming Institute of Technology Nirma University16/06/2014Participant
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP ISTE MHRD Sponsored coordinator workshop on Computer Networking IIT-Bombay05/05/2014Participant
Other Technical Events ISTE Lecture on 3D Holographic Projection and its research applications Institute of Technology Nirma University03/04/2014Speaker
Other Non-technical Events Allumni Meet - Pune Pune23/03/2014Coordinator
International Workshop Workshop on Cyber Security IIT-Delhi07/02/2014Participant
Other Non-technical Events Adventure Camp Jaisalmer Jaisalmer24/01/2014Coordinator
Other Technical Events Image and video processing: From Mars to Hollywood with a stop at the hospital Online20/01/2014Student
STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP Research Avenues in Sensor Networks Institute of Technology Nirma University26/06/2011Coordinator
Other Technical Events ISTE Lecture on Cyber Security Awareness Nirma Institute of Technology03/03/2011Speaker
Other Technical Events IEEE Student Branch Nirma University Activities Institute of Technology Nirma University01/07/2010Faculty Adviser/Branch Counselor

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Research Projects

TitleFund TypeAgencyStart DateDurationPrincipal Investigator
Oceanic Pollution and other ocean phenomenon monitoring using feature extraction from multi-polarized SAR dataExternal FundingRESPOND,ISRO Bengaluru01/09/20152 yearsPI - Dr. Tanish Hemalbhai Zaveri,CO PI - Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah
Development of Blind Hyper Spectral Unmixing (BSU) algorithm for water pollutant Identification due to sewage and industry disposals for south karnataka Coast, Manglore regionExternal FundingAVIRIS-AO(ISRO)08/05/2017 - PI - Dr. Tanish Hemalbhai Zaveri, Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah
Study and Development of Domain Adaptive Classification Algorithm for Advanced Earth Observation and Annotation SystemExternal FundingNISAR AO, ISRO01/08/20172 yearsPI - Dr. Tanish Hemalbhai Zaveri, Dr. Priyank B Thakkar,CO PI - Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - Project Guided

Project TitleDescriptionDuration
Automating Face Recognition in Surveillance Videos for Forensic Investigation Face recognition is evolving into forensic science like other investigation methods. As we know how the evidence are collected using fingerprint matching or blood stains analysis for which more often DNA matching is carried from the information available at the crime scene. For all these proceedings human interaction is required, and here is where face recognition takes advantage. Mainly in a face recognition process the input given is a face image or a video. Therefore there is no need for the person to be present for the identification and veri cation process. Moreover its useful and accurate when for instance fingerprint data is unavailable. This master thesis deals with real time algorithms and techniques for face detection and face tracking in videos. Image based face recognition using eigen faces is discussed. The Eigenface approach uses Principle Component Analysis for dimensionality reduction of the dataset. Eigenface approach is computationally simple and gave good results in con- straint environment. The sole purpose for the image based face recognition was for the understanding of face detection and tracking in videos. For Video based face recognition, two methods are discussed CAMShift Algorithm which uses the skin tone for the detection of face in the videos and Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi tracker which uses the spatial intensity information for tracking face in the videos. Both the algorithms are implemented and results are shown presenting KLT to be better than CAMShift. A new approach is presented where object segmentation is performed, to identify the re- gion of interests i.e face in the videos. Also Cascade object detector is incorporated into the face detection algorithm which allows the algorithm to update the expected position of the detected faces in the next frame. This continuity between the videos frames was not exploited by the CAMShift and KLT algorithms. Thus, in contrast to CAMShift algorithm and also to the Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi tracker, the proposed face tracker pre- serves information about the near positive and gives better results. 2015
Automatic Karyotyping of Human Chromosomes Project with Institute of Science. Also guided by Dr. Sonal Bakshi of Institute of Science June 2014
Copy move forgery detection Related to cyber forensic image processing for validation of evidence June 2014
Security over Android Devices Message encryption using Blowfish for Android based communication June 2014
Image tempering detection based on blur amount analysis   June 2014
Optimizing Forensic Image Processing   2014

Prof. Pooja Prakashbhai Shah - PhD Students