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.
August 2015 - Present
CGPA: 4.0 / 4.0
August 2009 - December 2013
Department Rank: 2 (w/ Hons.)
(i) Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence,
(ii) Data Analytics,
(iii) Mobile Computing
August, 2015 - Present
February, 2014 - August 2015
December, 2013 - February, 2014
May, 2013 - July, 2013
May, 2012 - November, 2012
Designated duties included designing and conducting lab sessions, doubt clearing sessions, office hours, checking quizzes and examinations.
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.
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.
I have witnessed my 5 minutes of fame.
K. Cao, T. Chugh, J. Zhou, E. Tabassi and A. K. Jain, Automatic Latent Value Determination, International Conference on Biometrics (ICB), Halmstad, Sweden, June 2016
T. Chugh, H.S. Bhatt, R. Singh, and M. Vatsa, Matching Age Separated Composite Sketches and Digital Face Images, International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Washington D.C., 2013 [oral presentation]
T. Chugh, K. Cao, J. Zhou, E. Tabassi and A. K. Jain, Latent Fingerprint Value Prediction: Crowd-based Learning, MSU Technical Report, MSU-CSE-16-4, 2016
This food-ordering android application provides a key-feature of “live inventory”. Gone are those days when you would need to call and ask the vendor about the availability of your relished dish. This app displays the available quantity and gives you freedom of cashless food ordering. Also a boon to vendors, now their inventory is well managed.Android Application, Website
This tool ranks law and safety events, detected on twitter, based on their veracity and impact. It uses user/event level spatio-temporal features and incremental onlineSVM for ranking. Current work includes implementing module for rumor detection. In future, this project will be included in a dashboard designed to assist law enforcement agencies.Event Detection, Machine Learning
This tool is designed to eliminate customer name discrepancies (missing/incomplete information) in IBM sales and services data. It links all name variants to a single identifier. Using "approximate text-matching" techniques, this tool scores and ranks the detected name variants.Text-Matching, Industrial Research
This project utilizes a transfer learning approach to match composite sketches and digital face images. The knowledge is transferred from information rich source domains. By using an evolutionary algorithm, the parameters are learnt in source domains and transferred using inductive transfer learning techniques. It also eliminates the need for re-training.Composite Sketches, Transfer Learning
This project aims to assist law-enforcement agencies in matching composite sketches with digital face images. A state-of-the-art algorithm, specifically designed to perform when there is an age gap between composite sketches and digital images, is presented in the work published at BTAS’13 (Oral Presentation).Face Recognition, Research
This project included designing an interface to visualize power consumption in IIIT Delhi campus. Used mango automation for designing interface and connected it to SQL server database. The interface was fed by live data from Raspberry Pi sensor systems placed at 40+ electricity meters.Mango Automation, Energy Dashboard
Designed a bridge to interconnect anonymous file sharing network “i2p” and content-rich BitTorrent network. Added features like DHT support, Cache Manager, UDP Tracker Support and Multi Bridge Protocol. Work acknowledged in the research paper.I2P, BitTorrent, P2P, INRIA
This application considers user location, budget and food preferences to recommend restaurants. The suggestions are budget friendly and located equi-distant from all members of the group. It is powered by Google App Engine, GeoLocation API and Foursquare API.MeetUp, Recommender System, Fair Policy
Landscape and portrait photography excites me.Photography, Website
I like to strum my guitar.Music, Guitar
I like to cycle on long trails. Maximum distance covered is 110km in 2 day routine in Colmar, France.Cycling
Beginner in speed cubing. Best time: 82 secondsCube