Work place: Department of Computer Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala. India.
Research Interests: Image Processing, Image Manipulation, Image Compression, 2D Computer Graphics, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer systems and computational processes
Dr. Lakhwinder Kaur is working as a Professor and Head of Computer Engineering Department, in Punjabi University, Patiala. She received her M.Tech. Degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Thapar University, Patiala in 2000 and Ph.D. degree from Punjab Technical University in 2007. She has been in teaching since Sept. 1992. She has expertise in Algorithms, Computer Graphics and Digital Image processing. She has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2017.05.05, Pub. Date: 8 May 2017
Obstacle detection is the process in which the upcoming objects in the path are detected and collision with them is avoided by some sort of signalling to the visually impaired person. In this review paper we present a comprehensive and critical survey of Image Processing techniques like vision based, ground plane detection, feature extraction, etc. for detecting the obstacles. Two types of vision based techniques namely (a) Monocular vision based approach (b) Stereo Vision based approach are discussed. Further types of above described ap-proaches are also discussed in the survey. Survey dis-cusses the analysis of the associated work reported in literature in the field of SURF and SIFTS features, mo-nocular vision based approaches, texture features and ground plane obstacle detection.[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2016.09.08, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2016
Speckle is a multiplicative noise that degrades the quality of ultrasound images and its presence makes the visual inspection difficult. In addition, it limits the professional application of image processing techniques such as automatic lesion segmentation. So speckle reduction is an essential step before further processing of ultrasonic images. Numerous techniques have been developed to preserve the edges while reducing speckle noise, but these filters avoid smoothing near the edges to preserve fine details. The objective of this work is to suggest a new technique that enhances B-Scan breast ultrasound images by increasing the speckle reduction capability of an edge sensitive filter. In the proposed technique a local statics based filter is applied in the non homogeneous regions, to the output of an edge preserving filter and an edge map is used to retain the original edges. Experiments are conducted using synthetic test image and real time ultrasound images. The effectiveness of the proposed technique is evaluated qualitatively by experts and quantitatively in terms of various quality metrics. Results indicate that proposed method can reduce more noise and simultaneously preserve important diagnostic edge information in breast ultrasound images.[...] Read more.
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