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Vishal MONGA

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

103 Electrical Engineering East

vum4@psu.edu

814-863-1267

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Signal Image Processing

Interest Areas:

Convex optimization methods in imaging, image processing and signal/image classification.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Vishal Monga, N. Damera-Venkata and B. L. Evans, 2006, Color Image Halftoning, CRC Press, pp. 157-185

Journal Articles

  • Vishal Monga and Omar Aldayel, 2017, "Tractable Transmit MIMO Beampattern Design under a Constant Modulus Constraint", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 65, (10), pp. 2588-2599
  • Vishal Monga, Yuelong Li and Chul Lee, 2017, "A Maximum a Posteriori Estimation Framework for Robust High Dynamic Range Video Synthesis", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 26, (3), pp. 1143-1157
  • Vishal Monga and Chul Lee, 2016, "Power Constrained RGB to RGBW Conversion for Emissive Displays: Optimization Based Approaches", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 26, (10), pp. 1821-1834
  • Vishal Monga, Bosung Kang, Muralidhar Rangaswamy and Yuri Abramovich, 2016, "Expected Likelihood Approach for Determining Constraints in Covariance Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 52, (5), pp. 2139-2156
  • Vishal Monga, Omar Aldayel and Muralidhar Rangaswamy, 2016, "Successive QCQP Refinement for MIMO Radar Waveform Design Under Practical Constraints", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 64, (14), pp. 3760-3774
  • Vishal Monga, Vu Huu Tiep, Hojjat Seyed Mousavi, Ganesh Rao and Arvind UK Rao, 2016, "Histopathological Image Classification Using Discriminative Feature-Oriented Dictionary Learning", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 35, (3), pp. 13
  • Vishal Monga, Hojjat Seyed Mousavi and Trac D Tran, 2015, "Iterative Convex Refinement for Sparse Recovery", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 22, (11), pp. 1903-1907
  • Vishal Monga and Mu Li, 2015, "Two fold hashing with automatic synchronization", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 10, (8), pp. 1727-1738
  • Vishal Monga, Umamahesh Srinivas, Yuanming Suo and Trac D Tran, 2015, "Structured sparse priors for image classification", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 24, (6), pp. 1763-1775
  • Vishal Monga, Hojjat Seyed Mousavi, Ganesh Rao and Arvind UK Rao, 2015, "Automated Discrimination of Lower and Higher Grade Gliomas Based on Histopathological Image Analysis", Journal of Pathology Informatics, pp. 11
  • U Srinivas, Vishal Monga and N Nasrabadi, 2015, "Graph-based Sensor Fusion for Classification of Transient Acoustic Signals", IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 45, (3), pp. 576-587
  • B Kang, Vishal Monga and M Rangaswamy, 2015, "Computationally Efficient Toeplitz Approximation of Structured Covariance Under a Rank Constraint", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 51, (1)
  • C Lee, Y Li and Vishal Monga, 2014, "Ghost-Free High Dynamic Range Imaging Via Rank Minimization", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 21, (9), pp. 1045-1049
  • U Srinivas, H Mousavi, V Monga, A Hattel and B Jayarao, 2014, "SHIRC: Simultaneous Sparsity Model for Histopathological Image Representation and Classification", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 33, (5), pp. 1-17
  • X Mo, V Monga, R Bala and Z Fan, 2014, "Adaptive Sparse Representations for Video Anomaly Detection", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 24, (4), pp. 631-645
  • B. Kang, V Monga and M Rangaswamy, 2014, "Rank Constrained ML estimation of Structured Covariance Matrices", 50, (1), pp. 501-516
  • U. Srinivas, V Monga and R Raj, 2014, "SAR Automatic Target Recognition Using Discriminative Graphical Models", 50, (1), pp. 591-606
  • A. Hattel, Vishal Monga, U. Srinivas, J. Gillepsie, J. Brooks, J. Fisher and B. Jayarao, 2013, "Development and evaluation of an automated histology classification system for veterinary pathology", Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 25, (6), pp. 765-769
  • M. Li and Vishal Monga, 2013, "Compact Video Fingerprinting Via Structural Graphical Models", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 8, (11), pp. 1709-1721
  • U. Srinivas, Y. Chen, Vishal Monga, N. M. Nasrabadi and T. D. Tran, 2013, "Exploiting sparsity in hyperspectral image classification via graphical models", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10, (3), pp. 505-509
  • P. Vemulapalli, Vishal Monga and S. Brennan, 2013, "Robust Extrema Features for Time-Series Data Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 35, (6), pp. 1464-1479
  • M. Li and Vishal Monga, 2012, "Robust Video Hashing via Multilinear Subspace Projections", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 21, (10), pp. 4397-4409
  • Vishal Monga, R. Bala and X. Mo, 2012, "Design and Optimization of color look up tables on a simplex topology", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 21, (4), pp. 1981-1996
  • O. Bulan, Vishal Monga and G. Sharma, 2012, "Capacity Analysis For Orthogonal Halftone Orientation Modulation Channels", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • O. Bulan, G. Sharma and Vishal Monga, 2010, "Orientation Modulation for Data Hiding in Clustered-Dot Halftone Prints", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 19, (8), pp. 2070-2084
  • Vishal Monga, S. Wang and R. Bala, 2008, "Channel-separable halftone independent methods for color drift correction", SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, 17, (1), pp. 013003
  • Vishal Monga and K. Mihcak, 2007, "Robust and Secure Image Hashing Via Non-negative Matrix Approximations", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2, (3), pp. 376-390
  • Vishal Monga, N. Damera-Venkata and B. L. Evans, 2007, "Design of Tone Dependent Color Error Diffusion Halftoning Systems", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 16, (1), pp. 198-211
  • Vishal Monga and B. L. Evans, 2006, "Perceptual Hashing via Image Feature Points: Performance Evaluation and Trade-offs'", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 15, (11), pp. 3452-3465
  • Vishal Monga, A. Banerjee and B. L. Evans, 2006, "A Clustering Based Approach to Perceptual Image Hashing", IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 1, (1), pp. 68-79
  • N. Damera-Venkata, J. Yen, Vishal Monga and B. L. Evans, 2005, "Hardcopy Image Barcodes Via Block Error Diffusion", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 14, (12), pp. 1977-1989
  • R. Bala, G. Sharma, Vishal Monga and J. P. V. Capelle, 2005, "Two-dimensional transforms for device color-correction and calibration", IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 14, (8), pp. 1172-1186
  • N. Damera-Venkata, B. L. Evans and Vishal Monga, 2003, "Color Error Diffusion Halftoning", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Digital Halftoning, 20, (4), pp. 51-58
  • Vishal Monga, W. S. Geisler and B. L. Evans, 2003, "Linear, Color Separable, Human Visual System Models for Vector Error Diffusion Halftoning", IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 10, (4), pp. 93-97
  • Vishal Monga and Chul Lee, , "Power Constrained RGB to RGBW Conversion for Emissive Displays: Optimization Based Approaches", IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, pp. 14

Conference Proceedings

  • Vishal Monga, Tiantong Guo and Hojjat Mousavi, 2016, "Deep learning based image super-resolution via coupled backpropogation", IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga and Yuelong Li, 2016, "SIASM: Sparsity-based image alignment and stitching method for robust image mosaicking", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga and Hojjat Mousavi, 2016, "Sparsity Based Superresolution using color channel constraints", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga and Tiep H Vu, 2016, "Learning a low-rank shared dictionary for object classification", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga, John McKay and Raghu G Raj, 2016, "Localized Dictionary Design for Geometrically Robust Sonar ATR", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 991-994
  • Vishal Monga, Omar Aldayel and Muralidhar Rangaswamy, 2016, "Tractable Transmit MIMO Beampattern Design under a Constant Modulus Constraint", IEEE Radar Conference, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga, Omar Aldayel and Muralidhar Rangaswamy, 2015, "SQR: Successive QCQP Refinement for MIMO Radar Waveform Design", IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 5
  • Vishal Monga, John McKay and Raghu G Raj, 2015, "Discriminative Sparsity for SONAR ATR", IEEE Oceans Conference, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1-6
  • Vishal Monga, Yuelong Li and Chul Lee, 2015, "A MAP Estimation Framework for HDR Video Synthesis", IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 2219 - 2223
  • Vishal Monga, Bosung Kang and Muralidhar Rangaswamy, 2015, "Automatic Rank Estimation for Practical STAP Covariance Estimation", IEEE International Radar Conference, Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1388-1393
  • M Li and Vishal Monga, 2014, "Twofold video hashing with automatic synchronization"
  • H S Mousavi, U Srinivas, Y Suo, M Dao, Vishal Monga and T Tran, 2014, "Multi-task image classification via collaborative, hierarchical spike and slab priors"
  • Y Suo, M Dao, T Tran, H S Mousavi, U Srinivas and Vishal Monga, 2014, "Group Structured Dictionary Learning for Classification"
  • X Mo, Vishal Monga and R Bala, 2014, "Simultaneous Sparsity Models for Multi-Perspective Video Anomaly Detection"
  • B Kang, Vishal Monga and M Rangaswamy, 2014, "Estimation of Structured Covariance Matrices for radar STAP under Practical Constraints"
  • C Lee and Vishal Monga, 2014, "Power-Constrained RGB-to-RGBW Conversion for Emissive Displays"
  • X Mo, Vishal Monga, R Bala and Z Fan, 2014, "Low Rank Sparsity Prior for Robust Video Anomaly Detection"
  • B. Kang, Vishal Monga and M. Rangaswamy, 2013, "Constrained ML estimation of structured covariance matrices with applications in radar STAP", IEEE 5th International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), pp. 101-104
  • B. Kang, Vishal Monga and M. Rangaswamy, 2013, "EASTR: Efficient Approximation of Structured covariance under joint Toeplitz and Rank constraints", Proc. IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
  • U. Srinivas, Y. Suo, M. Dao, Vishal Monga and T. D. Tran, 2013, "Structured sparse priors for image classification", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
  • Y. Suo, M. Dao, T. D. Tran, U. Srinivas and Vishal Monga, 2013, "Hierarchical sparse modeling using spike and slab priors", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
  • Vishal Monga, U. Srinivas and N. M. Nasarabadi, 2013, "Graph-based multi sensor fusion for acoustic signal classification", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
  • U. Srinivas, H. S. Mousavi, C. Jeon , Vishal Monga, A. Hattel and B. Jayarao, 2013, "SHIRC: A Simultaneous sparsity model for Histopathological Image Representation and Classification", Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, pp. 1106-1109
  • B. Kang, Vishal Monga and M. Rangaswamy, 2013, "On the practical merits of the rank constrained ML estimator", Proc. IEEE Radar Conference
  • X. Mo, Vishal Monga, R. Bala and Z. Fan, 2012, "A Joint Sparsity Model for Video Anomaly Detection", Proceedings IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
  • U. Srinivas, Y. Chen, Vishal Monga, N. Nasrabadi and T. Tran, 2012, "Discriminative Graphical Models for Sparsity Based Hyperspectral Target Detection'", Proc. IEEE Int. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • P. Vemulapalli, Vishal Monga and S. Brennan, 2012, "Optimally Robust Extrema filters for Time-Series Data", Proceedings of the American Control Conference
  • U. Srinivas, Vishal Monga and V. Riasati, 2012, "A comparative study of basis selection techniques for automatic target recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Radar Conference
  • Vishal Monga and M. Rangaswamy, 2012, "Rank-constrained maximum likelihood (ML) estimation of clutter covariance with applications", Proceedings of the IEEE International Radar Conference
  • M. Maltz, Vishal Monga and Z. Fan, 2012, "Tensor Decompositions for color look-up table design", Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium
  • M. Li and Vishal Monga, 2012, "Robust Video Fingerprinting Via Structural Graphical Models", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing
  • U. Srinivas, X. Mo, M. Parmar and Vishal Monga, 2011, "Image-adaptive color super-resolution", Proc. IS&T/SID 19th Color Imaging Conference
  • U. Srinivas, Vishal Monga, Y. Chen and T. D. Tran, 2011, "Sparsity-based face recognition using discriminative graphical models", Proc. IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
  • M. Li and Vishal Monga, 2011, "Desynchronization Resilient Video Fingerprinting via Randomized, Low-rank Tensor Approximations", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing
  • U. Srinivas, Vishal Monga and R. Raj, 2011, "Automatic Target Recognition Using Discriminative Graphical Models", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing
  • U. Srinivas, Vishal Monga and R. Raj, 2011, "Meta-classifiers for exploiting feature dependencies in automatic target recognition", Proc. IEEE Int. Radar Conference
  • D. Vats, Vishal Monga, U. Srinivas and J. Moura, 2011, "Scalable Robust Hypothesis Tests Using Graphical Models", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing
  • C. Fillion, Z. Fan and Vishal Monga, 2011, "Adaptive removal of background and white space from document images using seam categorization", Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging
  • Vishal Monga and U. Srinivas, 2010, "A constrained optimization perspective on joint spatial resolution and dynamic range enhancement", IEEE Asilomar Conference, invited paper in the Image and Video Enhancement session
  • Kamil Senel, M. Kivanc Mihcak and Vishal Monga, 2010, "A learning framework for robust hashing of face images", Proc. IEEE Int. Conference on Image Processing
  • Vishal Monga, R. Bala and C. Fillion, 2010, "The use of spatially based complexity measures towards color gamut mapping and image resizing", Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, Color Imaging and Hardcopy Session
  • Vishal Monga and R. Bala, 2009, "Shaped local regression with application in approximating color transforms", Proc. IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference
  • S. Chen, Vishal Monga and P. Moulin, 2009, "Meta-classifiers for multi-modal document classification", IEEE Int. Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, pp. 1-6
  • O. Bulan, Vishal Monga and G. Sharma, 2009, "High capacity color barcodes via dot orientation and color separability", Proc. SPIE: Media Forensics and Security XI, 7254, pp. 725417-1-7
  • Vishal Monga and R. Bala, 2008, "Sort-Select-Damp (SSD): An efficient strategy for look-up table (LUT) lattice design", Proc. 16th IS&T/SID Color Imaging Conference, pp. 247-253
  • O. Bulan, G. Sharma and Vishal Monga, 2008, "Image Adaptive Decoding for Halftone Orientation Modulation Data Hiding", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 1280-1283
  • O. Bulan, G. Sharma and Vishal Monga, 2008, "Application of high capacity data hiding in halftone images", Proc. IS&T Non Impact Printing Conference 24: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, pp. 787-791
  • O. Bulan, G. Sharma and Vishal Monga, 2008, "On the Capacity of Orientation Modulation Halftone Channels", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, pp. 1685-1688
  • O. Bulan, Vishal Monga, G. Sharma and B. Oztan, 2008, "Data Hiding in Hardcopy Images Via Halftone Dot Orientation Modulation", Proc. SPIE: Security, Forensics, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents X, 6819, pp. 68 190C-1-12
  • J. McElvain, Vishal Monga, M. Parmar and C. Hains, 2008, "Estimating Printer Misregistration from Color Shifts: A New Paradigm", Proceedings of the SPIE, Color Imaging XII: Displaying, Hardcopy, Processing, and Applications, 6807, pp. 680715
  • Vishal Monga and R. Bala, 2007, "Two-dimensional color correction: Recent Advances", Proc. IS&T/SID 15th Color Imaging Conference, pp. 48-53
  • Vishal Monga, S. Wang and R. Bala, 2007, "Halftone Independent Methods for Color Drift Correction", Proc. SPIE Color Imaging XII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, pp. 649315
  • O. Harmanci, Vishal Monga and K. Mihcak, 2006, "Geometrically Invariant Watermarking via Robust Perceptual Hashes", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, pp. 1397-1400
  • Vishal Monga and K. Mihcak, 2006, "Robust Image Hashing Via Non-negative Matrix Factorizations", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Proc., pp. 225-228
  • Vishal Monga, D. Vats and B. L. Evans, 2005, "Image Authentication Under Geometric Attacks Via Structure Matching", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Multimedia and Expo, pp. 200-203
  • Vishal Monga and B. L. Evans, 2004, "Robust Perceptual Image Hashing Using Feature Points", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Processing, 1, pp. 677-680
  • Vishal Monga, A. Banerjee and B. L. Evans, 2004, "Clustering Algorithms for Perceptual Image Hashing", Proc. 11th IEEE Int. Digital Signal Processing Workshop, pp. 283-287
  • Vishal Monga and B. L. Evans, 2004, "Tone Dependent Color Error Diffusion", Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 3, pp. 101-104
  • Vishal Monga, N. Damera-Venkata and B. L. Evans, 2004, "An Input-Level Dependent Approach to Color Error Diffusion", Proc. IS&T/SPIE Conf. on Color Imaging: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications IX, 5293, pp. 333-343
  • Vishal Monga, R. Bala, G. Sharma and Jean-Pierre R. Van de Capelle, 2003, "Two-dimensional transforms for device color calibration", Proc. SPIE Color Imaging IX: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, pp. 250-261
  • B. L. Evans, Vishal Monga and N. Damera-Venkata, 2003, "Variations on Error Diffusion: Retrospectives and Future Trends", Proc. SPIE Color Imaging VIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, pp. 371-389

Research Projects

  • May 2015 - May 2020, "Optimization Based Methods for Robust Pattern Recognition in Time Series Data," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2015 - May 2018, "Networked Cognitive Radar: Architectures and System Otimization," (Sponsor: Air Force Research Lab).
  • September 2015 - September 2018, "Constrained Optimization for Cognitive, Adaptive Radar," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research).
  • October 2016 - December 2017, "Automatic Target Recognition Using Sparsity Based Optimization Techniques," (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin).
  • August 2014 - January 2017, "Bio-inspired Graphical Priors for Inference and Fusion," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • July 2016 - June 2017, "Neurocognitive Outcomes and Changes in Brain and CSF Volume After Treatment of Post-infectious Hydrocephalus in Ugandan Infants by Shunting or ETV/CPC: A Randomized Prospective Trial," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).
  • October 2015 - October 2016, "Sonar Datasets," (Sponsor: US Navy Research Lab).
  • July 2015 - June 2016, "Neurocognitive Outcomes and Changes in Brain and CSF Volume After Treatment of Post-infectious Hydrocephalus in Ugandan Infants by Shunting or ETV/CPC: A Randomized Prospective Trial," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, May 2015 - May 2020
  • Monkowski CAREER Development Professorship, July 2011 - June 2014
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE, May 2014
  • IEEE Mikio Takagi Prize, IEEE, July 2012
  • Automatic Target Recognition Best Student Paper Award, SPIE, April 2012
  • Top 10 percent paper award, IEEE, October 2011
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), June 2011 - August 2011
  • Top 10 percent paper award, IEEE, October 2009
  • Young Engineer of the Year, Rochester Engineering Society, April 2007

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, COE Research Computing Committee, April 2015 - September 2016
  • Member, EE Faculty Search Committee, January 2015 - May 2015
  • Chairperson, Committee Chair, Department Colloquium Committee, August 2015
  • Member, Signals and Systems Area Committee, August 2009
  • Member, Department Graduate Committee, January 2014
  • Member, Academic Integrity Committee, November 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Committee Member, IEEE Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, December 2016 - December 2019
  • Committee Member, Technical Review Committee, November 2016 - January 2017
  • Committee Member, Technical Review Committee, September 2016 - December 2016
  • Committee Member, Technical Review Committee, February 2016 - April 2016
  • , Technical Review Committee, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, January 2015 - April 2015
  • Reviewer, Technical Review Committee, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, November 2014 - March 2015
  • Reviewer, Special Session Organizer and Review Co-ordinator, IEEE International Radar Conference, December 2014 - April 2015
 


 

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