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Umapada Pal received his Ph.D. in 1997 from Indian Statistical Institute. He did his Post-Doctoral research at INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique), France. From January 1997, he is a Faculty member of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and at present he is a Professor. His fields of research interest include Digital Document Processing, Optical Character Recognition, Biometrics, Word spotting etc. He has published 263 research papers in various international journals, conference proceedings and edited volumes. Because of his significant impact in the Document Analysis research, in 2003 he received ICDAR Outstanding Young Researcher Award from International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). In 2005-2006 Dr. Pal has received JSPS fellowship from Japan government. In 2008, 2011 and 2012, Dr. Pal received Visiting fellowship from Spain, France and Australia government, respectively. Dr. Pal has been serving as General/Program/Organizing Chair of many conferences including International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), International Conference on Frontiers of Handwritten Recognition (ICFHR), International Workshop on Document Analysis and Systems (DAS), Asian Conference on Pattern recognition (ACPR) etc. He is an associate Editor of the journal of ACM Transactions of Asian Language Information Processing (ACM-TALIP), Pattern recognition Letters (PRL), Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis (ELCVIA) etc. In addition, he has served as a guest editor of several special issues. He is a Fellow of IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition). publication 262. Ranju Mandal, Partha Pratim Roy, Umapada Pal and Michael Blumenstein, "Multi-lingual Date Field Extraction for Automatic Document Retrieval by Machine" Information Sciences, 2014 (Accepted). 261. Partha Pratim Roy, Umapada Pal and Josep Llados, "Word Searching in Unconstrained Layout using Character Pair Coding", International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), 17(4): 343-358, 2014. 260. P. Shivakumar, Trung Quy Phan, Souvik Bhowmick, Shimiao Li, Chew Lim Tan and Umapada Pal, "Semi-Automatic Ground Truth Generation for Text Detection and Recognition in Video Images", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol.24. No.8 pp.1277-1287, 2014. 259. P. Shivakumara, Anjan Dutta, Chew Lim Tan and Umapada Pal, "Multi-Oriented Scene Text Detection in Video based on Wavelet and Angle Projection Boundary Growing", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol.72, No.1, pp.515-539, 2014. 258. Abhijit Das, Umapada Pal, Miguel Ferrer Ballaster and Michael Blumenstein, "A New Efficient and Adaptive Sclera Recognition System", IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, December 9-12, 2014, Orlando, USA (accepted). 257. Abhijit Das, Umapada Pal, Miguel Ferrer Ballaster and Michael Blumenstein, "A New Wrist Vein Biometric System", IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, December 9-12, 2014, Orlando, USA (accepted). 256. Abhijit Das, Umapada Pal, Miguel Ferrer Ballaster and Michael Blumenstein, "Multi-angle Based Lively Sclera Biometrics at a Distance", IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2014, December 9-12, 2014, Orlando, USA (accepted). 255. Sukalpa Chanda, Guoping Bu, Hong Guan, Jun Jo, Umapada Pal, Yew-Chaye Loo and Michael Blumenstein, "Automatic Bridge Crack Detection - A Texture Analysis-Based Approach", Artificial Neural Networks in Pattern Recognition, LNAI, Vol. 8774, Neatmat El Gayar, F, Schwenker and C. Y. Suen (Eds.), 2014. 254. Partha Pratim Roy, Sangheeta Roy and Umapada Pal, "Multi-Oriented Text Recognition in Graphical Documents using HMM" 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis and Systems, pp.136-140,2014. 253. Volkmar Frinken, Nilanjana Bhattacharya and Umapada Pal, "Design of Unsupervised Feature Extraction System for On-Line Handwriting Recognition", 11th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis and Systems, pp.355-359, 2014. 252. Anirban Jyoti Hati, Partha Pratim Roy and Umapada Pal "Writer Identification in Music Score Documents without Staff-Line Removal", In. Proc. 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2014), Crete, pp. 595-600, 2014. 251. Hemmaphan Suwanwiwat, Vu Nguyen, Michael Blumenstein and Umapada pal, "Off-line Handwritten Bilingual Name Recognition for Student Identification in an Automated Assessment System", In. Proc. 14th International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2014), Crete, pp. 271-276, 2014.