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Dr. Dvijesh J. Shastri, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2007.
M.S. in Computer Science from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2001.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, 1997.
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, University of Houston Downtown
Houston, TX 2010 through present.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX 2007 through 2010.
Internship, GE-Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 2006.
Research Assistant, Computational Physiology Lab. University of Houston, TX 2004 through 2007.
Research Assistant, Eye Department, University of Houston, Houston, TX 2003 through 2006.
Computational Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Image Processing, Signal
Processing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Classification.
B1. D. Shastri, A. Wesley, and I. Pavlidis, “Contact-free stress monitoring for user’s divided attention”, in Human Computer Interaction, Aleksandar Lazinica, editor, ch. 09, pp. 127-134, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, EU, October 2008, ISBN 978-953-7619-19-0.
New! D. Shastri, M. Papadakis, P. Tsiamyrtzis, B. Bass, and I. Pavlidis. " Perinasal imaging of physiological stress and its affective potential" IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, October, under Major Revision
J1.D. Shastri, A. Merla, P. Tsiamyrtzis, and I. Pavlidis " Imaging facial signs of neurophysiological responses", IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 477-84, February 2009. [Journal Impact Factor: 1.622]
J2. P. Tsiamyrtzis, J. Dowdall, D. Shastri, I. Pavlidis, and M.G. Frank. “maging facial physiology for the detection of deceit,” International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 197-214, October 2006. [Journal Impact Factor: 3.381] Note: Journal impact factors were retrieved from 2007 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Papers and Videos at Refereed Conferences
C1 D. Shastri, M. Papadakis, P. Tsiamyrtzis, B. Bass, and I. Pavlidis, “ Perinasal Imaging of Physiological Stress and Its Affective Potential”, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (TOAC), vol. 3, 2012.
C2. D. Duong, D. Shastri, P. Tsiamyrtzis, I. Pavlidis, “Spatiotemporal Reconstruction of the Breathing Function”, Proceedings of the 15th International Society and Conference Series on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Nice, France, October 1-5, 2012. [ Acceptance rate: 32%]
C3. I. Pavlidis, P. Tsiamyrtzis, D. Shastri, A. Wesley, Y. Zhou, P. Lindner, P. Buddharaju, R. Joseph, A. Mandapati, B. Dunkin, B. Bass, “Fast by Nature – How StressPatterns Define Human Experience and Performance in Dexterous Tasks” Nature-Scientific Reports, March 6, 2012.
C4 P. Buddharaju, D. Shastri, A. Mandapati, S. Vaidya, and I. Pavlidis. "Who said monitoring is boring?", Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Vancouver, British Columbia, May, 2011
C5. A. Wesley, D. Shastri, and I. Pavlidis. " A novel method to monitor driver’s distractions", in Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2010, Acceptance Rate: 57%
C6 D. Shastri, Y. Fujiki, R. Buffington, P. Tsiamyrtzis, and I. Pavlidis. "O job, can you return my mojo? Improving human engagement and enjoyment in routine activities", in Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2010, Acceptance Rate: 22%
C7. D. Shastri, and I. Pavlidis, " Automatic initiation of the periorbital signal extraction in thermal imagery", to appear in Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, Genoa, Italy, September 2-4, 2009.
C8. D. Shastri, I. Pavlidis, and A. Wesley "Method for monitoring operator overloading", Proceedings of HCI International, pp. 169-175, San Diego, California, July 19-24, 2009.
C9. C. Yun, D. Shastri, I. Pavlidis, and Z. Deng, “ "O, game, can you feel my frustration?: improving user’s gaming experience via StressCam", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI, pp. 2195-2204, Boston, MA, April 4-9, 2009. [2009 Acceptance Rate 24.5%]
C10. D. Shastri, P. Tsiamyrtzis, and I. Pavlidis, “Periorbital thermal signature extraction and applications”, in Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 102- 105, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 20-24, 2008.
C11. D. Shastri, A. Merla, P. Tsiamyrtzis and I. Pavlidis, " Imaging facial signs of neuro-physiology responses", Proceedings of the 10th International Society and Conference Series on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, Brisbane, Australia, October 28-November 2, 2007.
C12. P. Buddharaju, J. Dowdall, P. Tsiamyrtzis, D. Shastri, I. Pavlidis and M.G. Frank. “Automatic Thermal Monitoring System (ATHEMOS) for deception detection”, in Video Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition , San Diego, CA, June 20-26, 2005. Press Coverage
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