Manu BN is the author of 14 files on File Exchange including some popular submissions. Please enjoy this virtual interview with Manu BN
Hi, I am Manu BN, 28 years old, from Bangalore, India. I work on Image Processing & Computer Vision as a Senior Image Processing Developer at Cocoslab Innovations which is also in Bangalore. MATLAB is my most preferred computing language for my work.
Let’s say I come up with a new concept to solve a problem in Image Processing. I would like to quickly validate it to check if it works or not. MATLAB has an outstanding toolbox to make the implementation quicker.
I have contributed the highest rated codes in the world to the Open Source Community. All those codes are written in MATLAB. The two papers which I published in IEEE are implemented using MATLAB. Facial features monitoring for real time drowsiness detection is about detection drowsiness of a driver to prevent accidents. Rain removal from still images using L0 gradient minimization technique is about removing rain while preserving the background details.
I had used MATLAB earlier in my Engineering days. But an in depth use started in my first job, which was at an academic training institute. I was looking at some benchmark codes to teach my students. That is when I started to use File Exchange.
This is my favorite submission. Plant Leaf Disease Detection deals with a semi automatic approach to detect disease affected leaves and classify them into the type of disease. The most awesome thing is I wrote it in just two days !!!
Automatic crop disease detection using Machine Learning is the latest and the hottest research thing in AI based solutions. My code provides a detailed insight into it.
Academic researchers, students and industry researchers are all into AI based disease identification as manual observations can be tedious and prone to errors. So my code servers to provide an insight into it.
When you have a large number of samples of brain tumors it becomes very difficult for a pathologist to examine each and every sample and classify them into the type of tumor. Hence a machine learning algorithm can be used to classify them. The code provides an insight into how a machine learning algorithm can be used, what set of features to choose and how to measure the accuracies.
It’s all about learning, sharing knowledge and helping others to learn. In the long run it benefits everyone.
Yes. I will. Hopefully I will become as knowledgeable as Mr. Image Analyst.
I watch a lot of action movies in my free time.
Rambo: First Blood Part 2. Stallone is my favorite childhood action hero and South East Asia is my most preferred travel destination. This makes Rambo 2 which is shot in Vietnam my all time favorite movie. I am of the strong opinion that 80s action flicks had a lot of innovative action, plot and limited CGI. Which sets them apart from the present day cheesy, CGI filled movies.
Alien Covenant. An average alien action flick. I prefer Alien 2 (1986) . Like I always say 80s had much better movies than now.
Thank you to Manu BN for taking the time to participate in this Q&A Blog.
Also be sure to check out my colleague Steve Eddins new Blog on MATLAB Central about Deep Learning.