Dr Vishnu Monn

Senior Lecturer
Course Coordinator, Data Science
School of IT

Vishnu.Monn@monash.edu
+603 5515 9733
Room 2-4-16
ORCID

Personal statement

Vishnu Monn Baskaran is a Senior Lecturer with the School of IT, Monash University Malaysia. He received his B.Eng. (1st class Hons.) and M.Eng. Degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In 2016, he obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from Multimedia University, Malaysia. He was with Multimedia University from 2009 to 2017, and prior to that, a R&D engineer with Panasonic R&D Centre Malaysia from 2005 to 2009. His research interests include multidisciplinary parallel computing research, predictive analytics and statistics with special interest in Markov model. He has successfully solicited research grants worth RM 1.25 million as principal/co-principal investigator and he has published various research papers in the area of network and video processing. He is also well experienced in academic teaching for programming courses. These courses include C/C++ programming and Parallel Processing & Programming. He is a recipient of an excellent teaching award from Multimedia University. He has also published a book chapter specifically for parallel programming using the C programming language.

In addition, Vishnu regularly provides technical consultancy to the industry. Notable consultancies include Motorola, Robert Bosch, Sony Electronics, MIMOS, Texas Instruments, Keysight, Contraves, and Cyber Security Malaysia.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia, 2016
  • Master in Electrical Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, 2007
  • Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (1st class Honours), Universiti Tenaga Naional, 2004

Professional affiliations

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member

Member of National Professional Bodies

  • Institute Engineers of Malaysia (IEM), Corporate Member

Research Interests

  • High performance computing.
  • Predictive analytics.
  • Machine learning.
  • Image and video communication

Research Projects

Active Surveillance using Deep Neural Networks

Architectural overview of the cluster based deep neural networks platform

Conventional video surveillance for urban security are quintessentially passive driven systems, whereby the recorded or archived content is used primarily as evidence of a criminal activity that has taken place. To improve deterrence against criminal intent, active based surveillance represents a viable alternative to passive based systems. An active surveillance system analyses the content of the video feed in real-time to identify potential suspicious behaviours leading to criminal intent. Techniques including pattern analysis, foreground and background extraction are typically deployed to identify these behaviours. However, environmental changes in term of luminance level and object occlusions may occur, thereby causing degradation in detection accuracy in classifying potential suspicious behaviours.

Nevertheless, the rapid evolution of deep neural network algorithms coupled with significant advancements in high performance computing technology have created new opportunities for a reliable active surveillance framework. As such, our research applies a recurrent neural network framework with dynamic temporal behaviour to learn representations of existing criminal video data activities with multiple levels of abstraction. The aim here is to substantially improve the state-of-the-art in suspicious human activity behaviour, specifically in the context of a real time active surveillance platform for theft classification and notification.

Education

Units taught

FIT5148 - Distributed databases and big data

FIT3143 - Parallel computing

ECE4075 - Real time embedded systems

Local grants

  • Novel Analytics for Real-time Snatch Theft Classification in a Multifarious Setting, Vishnu Monn, 2018 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, RM174,000

Current supervision

Lee Shan Neng
Novel analytics for remaining useful LED light predication in a multifarious setting
2018 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Adamu Muhammad Buhari
Accelerated Classification for Real-Time Systems
2016 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Completed supervision

Koay Jun Ming
Performance Optimisation of Multi-camera Video Analytics
2018
Monash University Malaysia

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • ITEX 2018 (Silver) – ITEX, 2011

Journal

Ooi, Chee Pun; Tan, Wooi Haw; Cheong, Soon Nyean; Lee, Yee Lien; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Low, Yeong Liang (2019) FPGA-based embedded architecture for iot home automation application, Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, (646-652), Volume: 14, Issue Number: 25024752, 10.11591/ijeecs.v14.i2.pp646-652

Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chang, Yoong Choon; Loo, Jonathan; Wong, Kok Sheik; Gan, Ming Tao (2018) Dominant speaker detection in multipoint video communication using Markov chain with non-linear weights and dynamic transition window, Information Sciences, (344-362), Volume: 463-464, Issue Number: 00200255, 10.1016/j.ins.2018.06.057

Oh, Yee Hui; See, John; Le Ngo, Anh Cat; Phan, Raphael C.W.; Baskaran, Vishnu M. (2018) A survey of automatic facial micro-expression analysis: Databases, methods, and challenges, Frontiers in Psychology, Volume: 9, 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01128

Poh, Geong Sen; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chin, Ji Jian; Mohamad, Moesfa Soeheila; Lee, Kay Win; Maniam, Dharmadharshni; Z'aba, Muhammad Reza (2017) Searchable data vault: Encrypted queries in secure distributed cloud storage, Algorithms, Volume: 10, 10.3390/a10020052

Buhari, Adamu Muhammad; Ling, Huo Chong; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Wong, Koksheik (2016) Fast watermarking scheme for real-time spatial scalable video coding, Signal Processing: Image Communication, (86-95), Volume: 47, Issue Number: 09235965, 10.1016/j.image.2016.06.003

Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chang, Yoong Choon; Loo, Jonathan; Wong, Kok Sheik (2015) Design and implementation of parallel video combiner architecture for multi-user video conferencing at ultra-high definition resolution, Multimedia Tools and Applications, (6589-6622), Volume: 74, Issue Number: 13807501, 10.1007/s11042-014-1907-4

Buhari, Adamu Muhammad; Ling, Huo Chong; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Wong, Koksheik (2015) Real-time high-resolution downsampling algorithm on many-core processor for spatially scalable video coding, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Volume: 24, Issue Number: 10179909, 10.1117/1.JEI.24.1.013025

Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chang, Yoong Choon; Loo, Jonathan; Wong, Koksheik (2013) Software-based serverless endpoint video combiner architecture for high-definition multiparty video conferencing, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, (336-352), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 10848045, 10.1016/j.jnca.2012.05.008

Book

Soh, Xin Rong; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Buhari, Adamu Muhammad; Phan, Raphael C.W. (2018) A real time micro-expression detection system with LBP-TOP on a many-core processor, Proceedings - 9th Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2017, (309-315), Volume: 2018-February, 10.1109/APSIPA.2017.8282041

Chua, Jun Chieh; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn (2016) Active surveillance using depth sensing technology-Part III: Real-time intrusion mapping with remote notification, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2016, 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2016.7520903

Yap, Boon Leng; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn (2016) Active surveillance using depth sensing technology-Part I: Intrusion detection, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2016, 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2016.7520901

Chung, Wei Qi; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn (2016) Active surveillance using depth sensing technology-Part II: Extending tracking range via cascaded depth sensors, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2016, 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2016.7520902

Buhari, Adamu Muhammad; Ling, Huo Chong; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Wong, Koksheik (2016) Low complexity watermarking scheme for scalable video coding, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2016, 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2016.7520710

Tew, Yiqi; Wong, Koksheik; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn (2015) Dual layer video stream in HEVC through information hiding, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2015, (15-16), 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2015.7216826,

Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chang, Yoong Choon; Loo, Jonathan; Wong, Koksheik; Gan, Ming Tao (2015) Dominant speaker detection using discrete Markov chain for multi-user video conferencing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Taiwan, ICCE-TW 2015, (492-493), 10.1109/ICCE-TW.2015.7217016

Oh, Yeehui; Tan, Chengyew; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn (2013) Active participant identification and tracking using depth sensing technology for video conferencing, 2013 IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2013, (7-12), 10.1109/ICOS.2013.6735038

Ong, Wenmei; Baskaran, Vishnu Monn; Chong, Poh Kit; Ettikan, K. K.; Yong, Keh Kok (2013) A parallel bloom filter string searching algorithm on a many-core processor, 2013 IEEE Conference on Open Systems, ICOS 2013, (1-6), 10.1109/ICOS.2013.6735037

Baskaran, V. M.; Wong, Kok Sheik (2010) Audio mixer with automatic gain controller for software based multipoint control unit, IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Proceedings, APCCAS, (164-167), 10.1109/APCCAS.2010.5774867

Baskaran, V. M.; Low, Yeong Sheng; Wong, Kok Sheik (2010) Building a real-time multiple H.264 video streaming system based on intel IPP, IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems, Proceedings, APCCAS, (156-159), 10.1109/APCCAS.2010.5774918

Baskaran, V. M.; Tiong, S. K.; Jamaludin, M. Z. (2005) Scalable real-time video encryption technique via wireless LAN 5.8 GHz for intelligent traffic management system, 2005 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks jointly held with the 2005 7th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, Proceedings, (369-373), Volume: 1, 10.1109/ICON.2005.1635505

Baskaran, V. M.; Tiong, S. K.; Jamaludin, M. Z. (2005) Analysis of real-time multiple source video streaming via wireless 5.8 GHz for intelligent traffic management system, 2005 13th IEEE International Conference on Networks jointly held with the 2005 7th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, Proceedings, (156-160), Volume: 1, 10.1109/ICON.2005.1635459

Baskaran, V. M.; Tiong, S. K.; Jamaludin, M. Z. (2005) Performance study of multiple source video streaming via wireless 5.8 GHz for intelligent traffic management system, 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, (92-96), Volume: 2005, 10.1109/APCC.2005.1554025

Baskaran, V. M.; Tiong, S. K.; Jamaludin, M. Z. (2005) Analysis of real-time multiple source video streaming via wireless 5.8 GHz for intelligent traffic management system, IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, Volume: 2007, Issue Number: 21593442, 10.1109/TENCON.2005.301082