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Doctor of Philosophy - Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai - 1995
Master of Science - Computer Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai - 1990
Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics and Communication Madurai-Kamaraj University - 1986
Dr B. Prabhakaran works in the area of multimedia systems. Currently, he is focusing on research topics such as: (i) video and health-care data analytics;
(ii) streaming of 3D video, animations, and deformable 3D models;
(iii) content protection and authentication of multimedia objects;
(iv) Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees for streaming multimedia data in wireless adhoc and mesh networks;
(v) collaborative virtual environments.
In the past, he has worked on multimedia databases, authoring & presentation, resource management, and scalable web-based multimedia presentation servers.
Hui Li, Ming Li, and B. Prabhakaran, " On Supporting High-Quality 3D Geometry Multicasting over IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS , VOL. 58, NO. 5, pp1-14 , MAY 2009 2009 - Publication
Ming Li and B. Prabhakaran, " On Supporting Reliable QoS in Multi-hop Multi-rate Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," ACM/Springer/URSI Wireless Networks(WINET) , March 2009 pdf 2009 - Publication
Gaurav N. Pradhan and Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, " Indexing 3D Human Motion Repositories For Content-based Retrieval," IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE , VOL. 13, NO. 5, , SEPTEMBER 2009 pdf 2009 - Publication
Ming Li, Hua Zhu, Yang Xiao, Imrich Chlamtac, and B. Prabhakaran, " Adaptive Frame Concatenation Mechanism for QoS in Multi-rate Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," in Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2008 , Phenix , Arizona , April 2008 2008 - Publication
Parag Agarwal and B. Prabhakaran, " Reliable Transmission of Audio Streams in Lossy Channels Using Application Level Data Hiding," JOURNAL OF MULTIMEDIA , VOL. 3, NO. 5, pp1-8 , DECEMBER 2008 2008 - Publication
Ming Li, Yang Xiao, Hua Zhu, Imrich Chlamtac, and B. Prabhakaran, " QOAR: Adaptive QoS Scheme in Multi-rate Wireless LANs," in Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2008 , Bei-jing , China , May 19-23 2008 2008 - Publication
Yohan Jin and B. Prabhakaran, " Semantic Quantization of 3D Human Motion Capture Data Through Spatial-Temporal Feature Extraction," in Proceedings of 14th International Multimedia Modeling Conference (MMM'08) , Kyoto , Japan , Jan. 9-11 2008 , pp. 318-328 2008 - Publication
Gaurav Pradhan, Navzer Engineer, Mihai Nadin, and B. Prabhakaran, " Analyzing motoric and physiological data in describing upper extremity movement in the aged," in Proceedings of International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2008) , Athens , Greece , July 16-19 2008 2008 - Publication
Professor The University of Texss at Dallas [2010–Present]
Associate Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2004–2010]
Faculty The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Faculty The University of Texas at Dallas [2002–Present]
Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering
Assistant Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2001–2004]
Consultant NEC USA C&C Research Labs [2001–2001]
Visiting Assistant Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2000]
Assistant Professor National University of Singapore [1997–2001]
Research Associate University of Maryland [1995–1997]
Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Technology [1989–1996]
Contextual and Social Aspects of Multimedia
2008–2008Invited Speaker and Participant, Dagstuhl Seminar on Contextual and Social Aspects of Multimedia, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, June 2008.
School of Engineering and Computer Science Scholars Day
2007–2007Speaker, School of Engineering and Computer Science Scholars Day, University of Texas at Dallas, March 17, 2007.
2007–2007Speaker, AVID Program, Franford Middle School, Plano ISD, March 30, 2007.
2018–2018Invited Speaker, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Arlington.
US Army Research Office (ARO) Proposals Review
2018–2018Panel Member, US Army Research Office (ARO) Proposals Review.
Professional Recognition and Honors
Recipient, US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, 2003. Funding: $400,000 from September 1, 2003 - August 31, 2008.
2007 School of Engineering Service Award for Computer Science Department, 2007: $20,000 grant.
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Computer Engineering Program, University of Texas at Dallas.
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Computer Science Department, University of Texas at Dallas.
Director, PhD Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, 2010-present.
The Association for Computing Machinery recently named UT Dallas computer science professor Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran a Distinguished Scientist. The process includes nomination by another association fellow and several professional references. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society aimed at advancing computing as a science and a profession. Prabhakaran’s research interests include content-based retrieval of 3D models and motion sequences; streaming of 3D animations and deformable 3D models; content protection and authentication of 3D objects; quality-of-service guarantees for streaming in wireless ad-hoc and mesh networks;
The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Multimedia has named UT Dallas computer scientist Balakrishnan Prabhakaran to its executive council and appointed him editor-in-chief of the organization’s online magazine. An associate professor of computer science at the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Dr. Prabhakaran hopes he’ll be able to make a greater impact than ever on the development of multimedia research in these new roles. “This is a great honor and certainly shows Dr. Prabhakaran’s leadership in his field,” said D.T. Huynh, head of the Jonsson School’s Computer Science Dept.
A researcher at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has won a grant from the United States Army to develop a tool that could detect and correct errors in 3-D animation models. Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, an associate professor of computer science in UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, said the $240,000 grant would help him to create technology that could, among other things, be used to aid in sophisticated, troubleshooting training exercises for the armed forces. Prabhakaran explained that such a tool could be crucial to military and other surveillance operations.
The award, worth approximately $400,000 over the next five years, is part of the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development program. The Career Award is the NSF's most prestigious honor for junior faculty members and recognizes and supports the activities of teachers and scholars deemed most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. Recipients are selected on the basis of creative early career development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their respective institutions. Prabhakaran's research goal is to develop content-based retrieval and related techniques for animation databases. He also is working to integrate these techniques in an animation "authoring toolkit" - a graphic user interface designed to aid in generating new animation sequences by reusing existing models...