Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory

Department of Engineering

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Position: PhD Student

E-mail: as2436 [@]

Office: BN3-02

Thesis Title: Deep Wavelet Architectures for Image Understanding

Supervisor: Prof Nick Kingsbury

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"I've worked in so many areas—I'm sort of a dilettante. Basically, I'm not interested in doing research and I never have been. I'm interested in understanding, which is quite a different thing. And often to understand something you have to work it out yourself because no one else has done it." — David Blackwell


Amarjot Singh is a first year Ph.D. student in Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. He is affiliated as a student at the Jesus College, Cambridge.

Before Joining the University of Cambridge, He received a MASc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Simon Fraser University, Canada in 2014. Prior to his master's degree, he worked as a research engineer at National University of Singapore (2012) focussing on developing beamforming algorithms for underwater imaging. Previous to NUS, He received his Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from NIT Warangal, India in 2011. In addition to the above-mentioned institutes, he has worked as a research intern for INRIA Sophia Antipolis, University of Bonn, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore and DRDO, India.

He regularly serves as a reviewer for the journals, IET Computer Vision and ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing.

Research Interests

Amarjot's research is focused on creating Deep Wavelet Architectures for Image Understanding that can learn efficient translation and rotation invariant image representations using hand-engineered filters, non-linear modulus and averaging operators.

Publications (Selected)

1. Amarjot Singh, Jason Au, Parvaneh Saeedi, Jon Havelock. "Automatic Trophectoderm Segmentation of Human Embryo Images by Combining Retinex and Level Sets". IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Volume. 62, 2014. [ Paper (pdf)]

2. Amarjot Singh, John Bounassisi, Parvaneh Saeedi, Jon Havelock. "Automatic Blastomere Detection in Day 1 to Day 2 Human Embryo Images using Partitioned Graphs and Ellipsoids". IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2014. [ Paper (pdf)]

3. Surya Penmetsa, Fatima Minhuj, Amarjot Singh, SN Omkar. "Autonomous UAV for Suspicious Action Detection using Pictorial Human Pose Estimation and Classification". Electronic Letter on Computer Vision and Image Analysis, Volume. 13, Number. 1, 2014. [ Paper (pdf)] [ Project website]

4. Amarjot Singh, Srikrishna Karanam, Devinder Kumar. "Constructive Learning for Human-Robot Interaction". IEEE Potentials, Volume. 32, Number. 4, 2013. [ Paper (pdf)] [ Project website] [Best Paper Award (3rd Position - Undergraduate) in IEEE Region 10 Paper Contest]

5. Srikrishna Karanam, Amarjot Singh, Devinder Kumar, Akash Choubey, Ketan Bacchuwar. "Analysis and Improvement of SNR using Time Slicing". 3rd International Conference on Digital Image Processing, SPIE, 2013. [ Paper (pdf)] [Included in NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)]