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Dr. Uttam M. Chaskar


Associate Professor


Instrumentation & Control


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PhD - University of Pune

PhD Thesis Title: Study and Implementation of Iris Recognition Algorithms and Applications with Special Reference to Industrial and Clinical Predictions

ME(Electronics & Telecommunication - Instrumentation) - University of Pune

BE(Instrumentation)- University of Pune

Prior to joining COEP Industrial Experience (Years): 


Courses Taught: 

For B. Tech
Medical Instrumentation
Clinical Engineering
Digital Techniques
Digital Signal Processing

For M. Tech
Advanced Medical Instrumentation
Medical Imaging Techniques

Responsibilities Shouldered: 

Incharge Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory

BMESI related activities

Training and Placement Related activities

Reviewer of IET Computer Vision Journal, Elsevier Publication.

Reviewer 2nd International Conference on Electronics and Optoelectronics (ICEOE 2012) Shenyang, China, July 27 - 29, 2012

Reviewer 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IEEE ICCSIT 2011), Chengdu, China, June 10 - 12, 2011

Research Project & Publication Details: 

A. Book(s) / Monograms:
1. Modern Digital Electronics, U. M. Chaskar and S. L. Patil, Everest Publication, Pune, 2010 - ISBN 81 9660 1497

2. Editor, National Symposium on Medical Instrumentation (Symedin 2009)

3. Workbook for Medical Instrumentation Lab Course published during INCON 2004

B.Peer Reviewed National / International Conferences / Journals: (Select)
1. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, N. S. Shah, Jaison.T, “Iris Image Quality Assessment for Biometric Application,” International Journal of Computer Science Issues, vol. 9, issue 3, no. 3, pp. 474-478, May 2012.

2. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, “On a Methodology for Detecting Diabetic Presence from Iris Image Analysis, ” In Proceedings of International Conference on Power, Signals, Control and Computations (EPSCION 2012), pp. 1-6, Thrissur, Kerala, India, January 3 ~ 6, 2012.

3. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, “Learning to Predict Diabetics from Iris Image Analysis,” International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 88-99, 2012.

4. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, “A Novel Approach for Iris Recognition,” In Proceeding of 2nd IEEE International conference on Computer Technology and Development (ICCCTD 2010), pp. 495 – 500, Cairo, Egypt, November 2 ~ 4, 2010.

5. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, “Implementation of Iris Recognition on FPGA,” CiiT International Journal of Programmable Device Circuits and Systems, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 82 – 88, August 2009.

6.U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, S. Panwar, “Iris Image Analysis for Biometric System,” In Proceeding of IET sponsored National Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Pune, IET digest, vol. 2009, issue 1, paper 18.

7. Uttam Chaskar, Mukul Sutaone, Prashant Bartakke, Yogita Parikh, Harshal Khakole, “Fast Effective and Robust Approach for Iris Recognition Using Phasebased Image Matching,” Communicated to Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier.

8. U. M. Chaskar, M. S. Sutaone, “Quality Assessment of Iris Images Acquired under Visible Wavelength,” Communicated to International Journal Computers and Applications, ACTA Press Journal.
9. S. L. Patil, Madhuri Thatte, U. M. Chaskar, “Development of Plantar Foot Pressure Measurement System using Flexi Force Sensor”, Sensors & Transducer Journal, Vol. 108, Issue 9 , September 2009, pp. 73-79, ISSN 1726-5479.

10. S. L. Patil, Sachine Negi, U. M. Chaskar, “ Wireless Sensor Network for Process Automation using ZigBee Protocol”, CiiT International Journal of Wireless Communication, Vol. 2, No 2, February 2010, pp.1-6,ISSN 0974-9756.

11. U.M. Chaskar, Shital V. Bhole and S. L. Patil, “Comparative Performance Study of Different Algorithm Sequence of Thresholding and Filtering Applied on Characters for Noise Reduction”, International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Applications, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2009, pp- 11-20, ISSN 0973-9424.

12. U. M. Chaskar, S. R. Koli, S. L. Patil, “A Novel Approach for Non-Invasive Measurement of Blood Hemoglobin”, International Journal on Health Care Technology Management IJHTM, Special issue on Biomedical Engineering, Inderscience Journal, Volume 11, No. 3 ,July 2010, pp. 193-201.

13. U. M. Chaskar, A. Paralikar, S. L. Patil, “Measurement of Blood Glucose using Near Infrared Spectrophotometry, International Journal on Engineering Research and Industrial Applications, Vol. No.3, August 2010, pp. 237-246, ISSN 0974-1518.

14. U. M. Chaskar, S. Koli, S. D. Agashe, S. L. Patil, “Non Invasive measurement of blood hemoglobin using multi-wavelength spectrophotometry” Journal of The Instrument Society of India, Vol. 40, September 2010 No.3, pp. 172-174.

15. S. L. Patil, A. K. Agarwala, U. M. Chaskar, “Zero Voltage Transition Isolated PWM Push Pull Boost Converter for Single Stage Power Factor Correction Application”, International Journal of Power Electronics, Vol.3, No.6, October 2011, pp. 652-664.

16. U.M. Chaskar, R.H. Garibe, S. L. Patil,” FPGA Implementation of PLC Modules” International Journal of Programmable Devices Circuits and Systems, September 2011, pp.12-15, ISSN 0974-973X.

Conferences / Symposia / Workshop Organized:
 Joint Secretary, International Clinical Engineering Workshop 2011 (ICEW 2011), Jointly organized by College of Engineering Pune and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology Trivandrum, February 20 ~ February 25, 2011, College of Engineering Pune

 Convener, National Symposium on Medical Instrumentation ( Symedin 2009), January 31 ~ February 1, 2009, College of Engineering Pune

 Coordinator, A series of four one day workshop on Operation and Maintenance of Various Medical Instruments / Systems / Devices, November 2005 ~ February 2006, College of Engineering Pune

 Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Instrumentation 2004 (INCON 2004), December 20 ~ December 22, 2004, College of Engineering Pune

Short Term Training Program/Continuing Education Programme (CEP) organized:
 AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “A Graphical Programming Language LabVIEW and Its Industrial Applications” during May 14 ~ 25, 2012 at COE, Pune

 Continuing Education Programme (CEP) on “LabVIEW and Data Acquisition” for Engineers of Haliburton Technology Centre Pune December 1 ~ 27 , 2011 at COE, Pune

 Continuing Education Programme (CEP) on “Embedded System Design using Programmable Logic Devices” for Air Force personnel during December 6 ~ 20 , 2010 at COE, Pune

 AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “FPGA and Its Industrial Applications” during June 7 ~ 18, 2010 at COE, Pune.

 University of Pune Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on “A Graphical Programming Language LabVIEW and Its Real Life Applications” during February 8 ~ 12, 2012 at College of Engineering Pune

 Continuing Education Programme (CEP) on “Organizational Management” for Air Force personnel during January 11 ~ 20, 2010 at COE, Pune


Memberships and Affiliations: 

1. Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
2. Instrument Society of India (ISOI)
3. Biomedical Engineering Society of India (BMESI)
4. International Association of Computer
Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)

Current Projects : 

A. Current Projects
1. “Modernization of Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory” MODROB Project Funded by AICTE of Rs. 12.00 Lakhs, March, 2012 ~ March 2013 - Coordinator

2. “Design and Development of Iris Recognition System - A Biometric Application”, Funded by Board of Research in Nucleus Science (October 2010 ~ September 2013), Amount Rs. 19.94 Lakhs –Principal Investigator

3. "Design and Development of Wireless Sensor Network for Greenhouse Agriculture” funded by University Grant Commission under Major Research Project Scheme (February 2011 ~ January 2014), Amount sanctioned - Rs. 9.60 Lakhs, Co-Principal Investigator

4. "DC-DC Converter Power Management for Low Power Embedded Systems” Funded by Board of Research in Nucleus Science (2011 ~ 2014), Amount Rs. 24.37 Lakhs – Co-Principal Investigator

5. COEP is part of National Level Project Entitled “ Development of Web enabled Laboratory (Virtual Laboratory)” supported by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi under National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology Scheme. COEP has got approval for development of ten web enabled Laboratories (Virtual Laboratories) and eight faculties are associated with this project. Grant-in-aid sanctioned for this project is Rs. 4.50 Crores for three years. I am involved as a one of the faculty in this project. I am Coordinator of the “Biomedical and Signal Processing” Laboratory and developed the same Laboratory.

B. Completed
1.“Study, Design and Implementation of Iris Recognition Algorithms and Applications with special reference to Industrial and Clinical Predictions”, Funded by AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme (April 2009 ~ March 2012), Amount Sanctioned – Rs. 8.80 Lakhs, Principal Investigator

2.“Design and Implementation of Digital Current Mode Controller for DC-DC Converter using FPGA”, funded by University Grant Commission under Major Research Project Scheme (February 2009 ~ January 2012), Amount sanctioned - Rs. 11.05 Lakhs, Co-Principal Investigator

3.“Indigenous Braille Printer” funded by Funded by AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme (April 2003 ~ March 2006), Amount Sanctioned – Rs. 5.07 Lakhs, Principal Investigator

Area of Research:
Biomedical Instrumentation / Devices / Equipment
Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
Clinical Engineering
Signal and Image Processing 

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