Dr. Vinu Thomas

Principal ( in charge )

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Qualification


Bachelors Degree

Electronics and Communication Engineering from Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam

Masters Degree

Electronics with specialization in Digital Electronics (First Rank and Gold Medallist) from Department of Electronics, CUSAT

Doctor Of Philosophy

Microwave Engineering ( Development of algorithms for inverse scattering in Microwave Tomography) from CUSAT

Teaching Experience


Working in IHRD since 1995

Subjects Handled


Digital Signal Processing
Signals and System

Areas of interest


Multil Resolution Signal Processing
Microwave Imaging
AI and Machine Learning
Computational Electro Dynamics

Achievements


  1. 1st rank holder for M. Tech
  2. Guided one scholar to her Ph.D( First Research Scholar to graduate from the Research Centre at MEC )

Other Responsibilities


  1. Research supervisor CUSAT and APJAKTU
  2. Member, Academic Council, APJAKTU
  3. Former member, Faculty of applied sciences, Kerala University

Publications


International Journals

  1. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, Anil Lonappan, G.Bindu, V Hamsakutty, K.T Mathew “ Microwave Imaging of Two-Dimensional Dielectric Cylinders with a Multiscaled Frequency Hopping Approach” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) , Vol. 43, No. 4, pp 353-355, 20th November 2004
  2. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, A. V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Anil Lonappan, G. Bindu, K. T. Mathew “A novel technique for reducing the imaging domain in microwave imaging of two dimensional circularly symmetric scatterers” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 44, No. 5, pp 423-427, 5th March 2005
  3. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, Jaimon Yohannan, Anil Lonappan, G. Bindu, A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, K. T. Mathew “A Novel Technique for Localizing the Scatterer in Inverse Profiling of Two Dimensional Circularly Symmetric Dielectric Scatterers Using Degree of Symmetry and Neural Networks” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications(USA) Vol. 19, No.15, pp 2113-2121, 2005
  4. Vinu Thomas, J. Yohannan, A. Lonappan, B. Bindu and K.T.Mathew, “Localization of the investigation domain in inverse profiling of buried 2-D Dielectric pipelines with circular cross section using electromagnetic scattered data”, Progress in Electromagnetic research, PIER 61, 111-131, 2006
  5. V Hamsakutty, Anil Lonappan, Joe Jacob, Jaimon Yohannan, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindu, K.T Mathew “ A Novel Coupling medium for Microwave Medical Imaging” , IEE Electronic Letters, Vol. 39, No. 21, pp 1498-1499, 16th October 2003
  6. G.Bindu , Anil Lonappan,V Hamsakutty, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “ Microwave Characterisation of Breast Phantom Materials” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 43, No.6, pp 506-508, 20th December 2004
  7. G.Bindu , Vinu Thomas, Anil Lonappan, A. V. Praveen Kumar, V Hamsakutty, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “ Two Dimensional Microwave Tomographic Imaging of Low Water Content Tissues” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 46, No.6, pp 599-601, 20th September 2005
  8. G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “A pulsed confocal microwave technique for the detection of dielectric contrast of breast tissue” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 47, No.3, pp 209-212, 5th November 2005
  9. G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “Effects of reduced contrast coupling medium in microwave breast imaging” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 47, No.5, pp 443-446, 5th December 2005
  10. G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew, "Active microwave imaging for breast cancer detection", Progress in Electromagnetics Research (USA), PIERS 58, pp.149-169, 2006
  11. G.Bindu, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “Dielectric studies of corn syrup for application microwave breast imaging", Progress in Electromagnetics Research (USA), PIER 59, pp.175- 186,2006
  12. G.Bindu, Vinu Thomas, Anil Lonappan, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “Microwave studies of a Poly Vinyl Acetate (PVA)- Based Phantom for Applications in Medical Imaging” , Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 48, No.1, pp 180-183, January 2006
  13. Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, G.Bindu, C. Rajasekharan, K.T Mathew “Analysis of Human Cerebro Spinal Fluid at the ISM Band of Frequencies” , Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications(USA) Vol. 20, No.6, pp 773-779, 2006
  14. G.Bindu, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew, "Dielectric studies of polyvinyl acetate based phantom for application in medical imaging", Journal of Material Science, Vol. 41, No. 22, pp 7419-7424, November 2006.
  15. G. Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C K Aanandan and K. T. Mathew, “ Two dimensional microwave tomogaraphic imaging of breast tissues”, International Journal of Cancer Research 2(1), 57-68, 2006.
  16. G.Bindu, Santhosh John Abraham, Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew, "Detection of dielectric contrast of breast tissues using confocal microwave technique", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (USA) Vol. 48, No.6, pp 1187-1190, June 2006
  17. Rekha Lakshmanan, Rahila Ramesh, Vinu Thomas, “Enhancement of Microcalcification Features in Mammograms using Zero-Crossings of the Contourlet Transform”, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 2 (6), pp:1009-1014, 2011
  18. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Mammographic Feature Enhancement using Morphology and Spatial Filter”, International Journal of Computer Application, pages: 29-33, 2012.
  19. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Microcalcification Detection by Morphology, Singularitiesof Contourlet Transform and Neural Network”, Bonfring International Journal of Networking Technologies and Applications, Volume: 1, Issue1: Pages: 14-19, Issue Date: December 2012.
  20. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Mammographic Feature Enhancement using Singularities of Contourlet Transform”, Int. J. on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 2, by ACEEE, USA, Jan 2013.
  21. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “Detection of Architectural Distortion in mammogram”, Journal of Image and Graphics, 2014.
  22. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “Detection of Architectural Distortion in mammogram”, Accepted for publication in : Journal of Image and Graphics, 2014.

International Conference Papers

  1. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, Jaimon Yohannan, Anil Lonappan, G. Bindu, A.V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, K. T. Mathew “A Novel Technique for Localizing the Scatterer in Inverse Profiling of Two Dimensional Circularly Symmetric Dielectric Scatterers Using Degree of Symmetry and Neural Networks” Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2005, August 22-26, 2005, Hangzhou, China
  2. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, A. V. Praveen Kumar, V. Hamsakutty, Jaimon Yohannan, K. T. Mathew, “ Imaging Domain reduction in Microwave Imaging of two dimensional circularly symmetric dielectric scatterers using degree of symmetry vector”, 2004 December, Seventh International Conference on Optoelectronics, Fiber optics and Photonics, Cochin, India.
  3. V Hamsakutty, Anil Lonappan, Joe Jacob, G.Bindu , Vinu Thomas, A. V. Praveen Kumar, K.T Mathew “ Biomedical Applications of Sodium Meta Silicate Gel as Coupling medium for Microwave Medical Imaging” , 2004 IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2004, June 20-26, 2004, Monterey, California, USA
  4. Jaimon Yohannan, A. V. Praveen Kumar, Vinu Thomas, V. Hamsakutty, Anil Lonappan, K. T. Mathew “Half- Split Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna” , 5th Conference on Ferroelectrics, Ferroelectrics UK 2005, April 26- 27, 2005, University of Paisley, Scotland, UK
  5. A. V. Praveen Kumar, Jaimon Yohannan, Anil Lonappan, G. Bindu, Vinu Thomas, V. Hamsakkutty, K. T. Mathew, “Microstripline Fed Circular Sector Dielectric Resonator Antenna”, IEEE AP-S International Symposium and USNC / URSI National Radio Science meeting, APS/URSI 2005, July 3-8, 2005, Washington DC, USA
  6. Anil Lonappan, Vinu Thomas, G. Bindu, C. Rajasekharan, K. T. Mathew,“ Human Colostrum at S-band of Microwave Frequencies” Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2007, March 26 – 30, 2007, Beijing, China
  7. Jaimon Yohannan, A. V. Praveen Kumar, Vinu Thomas, V. Hamsakutty and K. T. Mathew, “Synthesis of Dielectric Resonators for Microwave Filter Designing”, Progress in Electromagnetics research symposium PIERS 2005, August 2005, Hangzhou, China.
  8. Vinu Thomas, C. Gopakumar, C K Rmachandran and Tessamma Thomas, “Detection of microcalcifications in mammograms using wavelet transforms”, Proceedings of International Workshop on LinearAlgebra, Numerical Functional Analysis and wavelet Analysis, Dept. of Mathematics, CUSAT, August 2001.
  9. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Mammographic Feature Enhancement using Morphology and Spatial Filter”, International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends in Advanced Engineering Research (ICETT 2012), February 20-21, 2012.
  10. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Investigation of Modulus maxima of Contourlet Transforms for enhancing mammographic features”, Second International Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Mobile Communication – AIM 2012, April 27-28, Banglore, India. Published in springer,pp:293-296,2012.
  11. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Enhancement of microcalcification features using morphology and contourlet transform”, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ICACC 2012, published in IEEE Explore 2012.
  12. Rekha Lakshmanan, Vinu Thomas, “Mammographic Feature Enhancement using Singularities of Contourlet Transform”, Fourth International Joint Journal Conference in Computer, Electronics and Electrical, CEE 2012.
  13. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “Pectoral Muscle Boundary detection - A preprocessing method for early breast cancer detection”, 9th International Forum on Multimedia and Image Processing, August 3-7, World Automation Congress, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 2014.
  14. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “A preprocessing method for reducing search area for Architectural Distortion in mammographic images”, Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communications, ICACC 2014, published in ieexplore 2014.
  15. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “A novel method to detect Architectural Distortion in Mammogram”, International Conference on Information Science, ICIS-2014, July 4-5 2014.
  16. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P, Vinu Thomas, Suma M.Jacob and Thara Pratab, “Detection of Architectural Distortion in mammogram”, International Conference on Advances in Image Processing , ICAIP-2014,Bangkok, Thailand, October 10-12, 2014.
  17. Rekha Lakshmanan, Shiji T P and Vinu Thomas, Pectoral Muscle Boundary Detection in Mammograms, National Conference on Emerging Vistas of Engineering and Management(NCEVEM’14), Nov.24-24,Kerala, India
  18. Shiji T P , Rekha Lakshmanan and Vinu Thomas, Denoising of breast Ultrasound Images using multiwavelet transform, National Conference on Emerging Vistas of Engineering and Management(NCEVEM’14), Nov.24-24,Kerala, India
  19. T P Shiji, , Rekha Lakshmanan and Vinu Thomas, “Despeckling of Breast Ultrasound Images Using Level Adaptive Thresholding of Discrete Shearlet Transform Coefficients”, International Conference on Information Science, ICIS-2014, July 4-5 2014.

National Conference Papers

  1. C. Gopakumar, Vinu Thomas and K. T. Mathew, “A Reduction Technique for imaging domain in microwave imaging of two dimensional circularly symmetric scatterers”, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Information, Communication and Intelligent Systems, February 2008, pp 86-91, Cochin.
  2. C. Gopakumar, Vinu Thomas and K. T. Mathew, “A Multiscaled frequency hopping approach in the microwave imaging of two dimensional dielectric cylinders”, Proceedings of the National Seminar on Information, Communication and Intelligent Systems, February 2008, pp 92-97, Cochin.
  3. G.Bindu , Anil Lonappan,V Hamsakutty, A. V. Praveen Kumar, Vinu Thomas, C.K. Aanandan, K.T Mathew “Microwave imaging of wax cylinders”, December 2004, APSYM 2004, Antennas and Propagation Symposium, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India
  4. Vinu Thomas, S Unnikrishnan, V R Praveen and K Ramachandran, “Mammographic Image Compression”, Proceedings of NCACA, Dept. of Computer Science, NGM College, Pollachi, October 2002.
  5. Vinu Thomas, C Gopakumar, K Ramchandran and Tessamma Thomas, “Zero crossings of wavelet transforms to detect early breast cancer”, Proceedings of NCACA, Dept. of Computer Science, NGM College, Pollachi, October 2002.