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Dr. Sambit Bhattacharya

Professor in Computer Science

Office: Science & Technology 214

Phone: (910) 672-1156

Email: sbhattac@uncfsu.edu

Personal Homepage: http://faculty.uncfsu.edu/sbhattac/

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sambit Bhattacharya has taught Computer Science in Fayetteville State University since 2005. His research interests are in machine learning, computer vision and their applications in robotics and geospatial data analysis. He teaches in these same areas, including introductory programming and computer systems. His research, and education program development efforts have been supported over the years by grants from the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Dr. Bhattacharya collaborates with scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. He also collaborates with industry on research projects. Current industry collaborators include Millennium Integration and Engineering Company and STEMBoard.

TEACHING
  • Introductory programming. Languages used or currently in use: Python, Java, C++, MATLAB.
  • Programming for Geographic Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics
  • Geospatial Big Data
PUBLICATIONS
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Bogdan Czejdo, Shubo Han, and Mohammad Siddique. "Behavior based approach for robot navigation and chemical anomaly tracking." In Intelligent Robotics and Applications, pp. 317-327. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Czejdo, Bogdan, Sambit Bhattacharya, and Mikolaj Baszun. "Use of Multi-Level State Diagrams for Robot Cooperation in an Indoor Environment." In Digital Information Processing and Communications, pp. 411-425. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Flowers, Lawrence O., Erin N. White, James E. Raynor, and Sambit Bhattacharya. "African American students' participation in online distance education in STEM disciplines." SAGE Open 2, no. 2 (2012): 2158244012443544.
  • Czejdo, Bogdan, Sambit Bhattacharya, and Erik Ferragut. "Query Processing for Probabilistic State Diagrams Describing Multiple Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment." International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC) 1, no. 2 (2011): 516-535.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, and Bogdan Denny Czejdo. "A state diagram creation and code generation tool for robot programming." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 25, no. 3 (2010): 120-127.
  • Czejdo, Bogdan Denny, and Sambit Bhattacharya. "Programming robots with state diagrams." Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 24, no. 5 (2009): 19-26.
  • Anu, Jeffrey, Rajeev Agrawal, and Sambit Bhattacharya. "Ranking tourist attractions using time series GPS data of cabs." In SOUTHEASTCON 2014, IEEE, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2014.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B., Malholtra, R. (2014). Infusing geospatial computing in computer science education. 52nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference 2014. Retrieved from: acmse14.kennesaw.edu/index.php.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Czejdo, B., Malholtra, R., Agrawal, R. (2014). Research modules in geospatial computing. 52nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference 2014. Retrieved from: acmse14.kennesaw.edu/index.php.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, and Anil M. Cheriyadat. "Integrated Analysis of Ground Level and Aerial Image Data." Online http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S05/AISB50-S5-Bhattacharya-paper.pdf
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Bogdan Czejdo, Rakesh Malhotra, Nicolas Perez, and Rajeev Agrawal. "Agent Based Modeling of Moving Point Objects in Geospatial Data." In Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (COM. Geo), 2013 Fourth International Conference on, pp. 132-133. IEEE, 2013.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Bogdan Czejdo, Rakesh Malhotra, Nicolas Perez, and Rajeev Agrawal. "Characterization of Moving Point Objects in Geospatial Data." In Computing for Geospatial Research and Application (COM. Geo), 2013 Fourth International Conference on, pp. 151-151. IEEE, 2013.
  • Baker, Yolanda S., Rajeev Agrawal, and Sambit Bhattacharya. "Analyzing security threats as reported by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)." In Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 10-12. IEEE, 2013.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Bogdan Czejdo, and Rakesh Malhotra. "Geospatial intelligence as a context for computing education." In Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education, pp. 741-741. ACM, 2013.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Bogdan Czejdo, and Nicolas Perez. "Gesture classification with machine learning using kinect sensor data." In Emerging Applications of Information Technology (EAIT), 2012 Third International Conference on, pp. 348-351. IEEE, 2012.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, Denny Bogdan Czejdo, and Nicolas Perez. "Research Modules for Undergraduates in Machine Learning for Automatic Gesture Classification." In Twenty-Fifth International FLAIRS Conference, pp. 318 - 321. 2012.
  • Bhattacharya, Sambit, B. D. Czejdo, and Sean Mobley. "An Integrated Computer Vision and Infrared Sensor Based Approach to Autonomous Robot Navigation in an Indoor Environment." In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies. 2009, pp. 42 - 47.
GRANTS
  • PI, "Tracking Crowd Dynamics from Multiple Camera Systems", Millennium Integration and Engineering Company, $50,000. Funded from December 2014 to January 2016.
  • Co-PI, "Strengthening Computer and Information Sciences Engagement and Learning (SCISEL)", American Association of Colleges and University (AAC&U), $299,729. Funded from August, 2014 to August, 2017.
  • Co-PI, "Developing the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate at FSU", National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), $443,463 with Rakesh Malhotra (PI) and Bogdan Czejdo (Co-PI). Funded from August, 2012 to August, 2017. Award Id: HM01771210002.
  • PI, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of Robots and Robot Accessories for Interdisciplinary Faculty and Student Research at Fayetteville State University", NSF, Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R²) Recovery and Reinvestment, $175,092 with Michael Almeida, Bogdan Czejdo and Daniel Montoya as Co-PIs. Funded from May 1st, 2010 to April 30th, 2013. Award Id: 0959958.
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