Malaya Kumar Nath

Work place: Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati



Research Interests: Image Compression, Image Manipulation, Image Processing


Malaya Kumar Nath received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) Rourkela, Orissa, India, in 2003, the M.Tech degree in signal processing from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India, in 2008. He is now a Ph.D student in the department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at IIT Guwahati, India. His current research work is on fundus image analysis.

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Wavelet-NARM Based Sparse Representation for Bio Medical Images

By Sushma M Malaya Kumar Nath Lokeshwari R Premalatha T Santhini J V

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2015

Sparse representation based super resolution deals with the problem of reconstructing a high resolution image from one or several of its low resolution counterparts. In this case the low resolution image is modelled as the down-sampled version of its high resolution counterpart after blurring. When the blurring kernel is the Dirac delta function, i.e. the low resolution image is directly down sampled from its high resolution counterpart without blurring and the super-resolution problem becomes an image interpolation problem. In such cases, the conventional sparse representation models become less effective, because the data fidelity term fails to constrain the image local structures. In natural images, the given image patch can be modelled as the linear combination of nonlocal similar neighbours. In this paper image nonlocal self-similarity for image interpolation is introduced. More specifically, wavelet based a nonlocal autoregressive model (NARM) is proposed and taken as the data fidelity term in sparse representation model. Our experimental results on benchmark test images clearly demonstrate that the proposed wavelet-NARM based image interpolation method outperforms the reconstruction of edge structures and suppression of jaggy/ringing artefacts, achieving the best image interpolation results so far in terms of PSNR as well as perceptual quality metrics such as structural similarity index and structural content. The proposed method is applied on bio medical images to emphasis on diagnostic information.

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Techniques of Glaucoma Detection From Color Fundus Images: A Review

By Malaya Kumar Nath Samarendra Dandapat

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2012

Glaucoma is a generic name for a group of diseases which causes progressive optic neuropathy and vision loss due to degeneration of the optic nerves. Optic nerve cells act as transducer and convert light signal entered into the eye to electrical signal for visual processing in the brain. The main risk factors of glaucoma are elevated intraocular pressure exerted by aqueous humour, family history of glaucoma (hereditary) and diabetes. It causes damages to the eye, whether intraocular pressure is high, normal or below normal. It causes the peripheral vision loss. There are different types of glaucoma. Some glaucoma occurs suddenly. So, detection of glaucoma is essential for minimizing the vision loss. Increased cup area to disc area ratio is the significant change during glaucoma. Diagnosis of glaucoma is based on measurement of intraocular pressure by tonometry, visual field examination by perimetry and measurement of cup area to disc area ratio from the color fundus images. In this paper the different signal processing techniques are discussed for detection and classification of glaucoma.

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