Tarang Chugh

PhD Student
Graduate Research Assistant

I am a PhD student at Dept. of Computer Science Engineering, Michigan State University. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Anil K. Jain in the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP) Lab. My research interests are fingerprint recognition and machine learning.

Antecedent to joining PRIP Lab, I worked at IBM Research Lab, India, where my work focused on automating the process of capturing customer name variants in IBM sales and services data using data mining and approximate text matching techniques.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Technology (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIIT Delhi. At undergraduate level, my research work at Image Anlaysis and Biometrics Lab, IIIT Delhi has been focused towards the domain of face recognition, where I tackled the problem of matching composite sketches and digital face images. This work is published at BTAS, 2013.

For a detailed view of my work, please download my resume or refer my profile and projects section.

Profile

Education

  • August 2015 - Present

    Michigan State University

    PhD

    Computer Science & Engineering

    CGPA: 4.0 / 4.0 (Till 2nd Semester)

    August 2009 - December 2013

    IIIT - Delhi

    Bachelor of Technology (Hons.)

    Computer Science & Engineering

    CGPA: 9.42/10.0
    Department Rank: 2 (w/ Hons.)
    Streams Completed:
    (i) Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
    (ii) Data Analytics,
    (iii) Mobile Computing
    (iv) Finance

Work Experience

Teaching

  • Fall 2013

    Introduction to Programming, IIIT Delhi

    Teaching Assistant

    Designated duties included designing and conducting lab sessions, doubt clearing sessions, office hours, checking quizzes and examinations.

  • Summer 2013

    Refresher Module on C Language, IIIT Delhi

    Head Teaching Assistant

    Designed an 8-week long online refresher module on C Language majorly for incoming UnderGrad and Grad students. Designed the course work, homework assignments, quizzes and a programming competition in conjunction with a team of 3 junior TAs.

  • Fall 2011

    System Management Course, IIIT Delhi

    Teaching Assistant

    Responsible for designing the content of weekly lab sessions and mentoring students to conduct lab sessions for fellow students under my supervision. This rotational activity gave every student a chance to prepare content as a teacher resulting in better understanding.

Skills

  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Face Recognition
  • Java
  • C
  • HTML/CSS

Recognition

I have witnessed my 5 minutes of fame.

  • CodeWars'13 : Programming Competition

    Winner, #Teams: 40+

    IIIT Delhi

  • Best Course Project Awards

    Multimedia Security, Image Analysis, Research Methods

    IIIT Delhi

  • Chairman's Award of Excellence

    Indraprastha International School

    New Delhi, India

  • Pride of Indraprastha

    Indraprastha International School

    New Delhi, India

  • Certificate of Excellence, CBSE

    Awarded to top 0.1% students, All India Level

    New Delhi, India

  • International Informatics Olympiad

    All India Rank - 1 [Std. XI]

    New Delhi, India

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Rank - 1, State Level [Std. VIII], #Participant Schools = 85+

    New Delhi, India

Research

Conference Proceedings

Technical Reports