Prathap Nair

Contact information

Address: School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom)
Office: room CS438
Tel: +44 20 7882 3601
Fax: +44 20 7882 7997
Email: prathap.nair@eecs.qmul.ac.uk


I received my Bachelors degree (B.E) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology in 2004 and my MSc degree in Digital Signal Processing from Queen Mary University of London in 2005. During my MSc thesis I worked in liaison with the Institute of Dentistry, at Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, in designing an intuitive approach for the registration of 3D face scans with deformations. In 2009 I completed my PhD research at Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Cavallaro. During my PhD I worked on the analysis of 3D face scans, primarily focusing on registration, deformation analysis and automatic detection of facial landmarks. An algorithm was developed for the detection of landmarks and the segmentation of regions on 3D facial scans that, unlike previous approaches, is independent of texture, pose or orientation information. This was used to develop further algorithms for face segmentation (detection) in 3D scenes and expression-invariant face recognition. I am currently working as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.


Winner of the QM Electronic Engineering Showcase Event 2005.


Journal Paper

P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "3D face detection, landmark localization and registration using a Point Distribution Model", IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 11(4), June 2009.

Conference Papers

F. Daniyal, P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "Compact signatures for 3D face recognition under varying expressions", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance (AVSS), Genoa, Italy, September, 2009.

P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "Matching 3D faces with partial data", In Proc. of British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), Leeds (UK), 1-4 September, 2008.

P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "Region segmentation and feature point extraction on 3D faces using a point distribution model," Proc. of IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), San Antonio, Texas (USA), 16-19 September, 2007.

P. Nair, L. Zou, A. Cavallaro, "Facial scan change detection", in 2nd European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantic and Digital Media Technologies (EWIMT), London, UK, 30 Nov. - 1 Dec., 2005.


P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "SHREC'08 Entry: Registration and retrieval of 3D faces using a point distribution model", In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI), Stony Brook, NY, USA, June 2008.

P. Nair, A. Cavallaro, "Landmark detection in 2.5 D facial scans", BMVA symposium on Vision-based Biometrics, London, UK, 14 Feb., 2007.
















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