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Dr. Sahana D Gowda

Designation : Professor and Head 

Area of specialization : Document Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Video Analytics

Date of Joining BNMIT : 2/11/2009

Nature of Association (Regular/Contractual/Adjunct) : Regular

E-mail Id : sahanadgowda@bnmit.in

No. of years of Experience : 20 yrs (teaching) 1yr (Industry)

Department : Computer Science & Engineeering


DegreeInstitutionMonth & Year of Passing% of marks obtained
Ph.DUniversity of Mysore, Mysore, India.2009 Awarded
M.E (CSE)Bangalore University, Bangalore, India200474.25%
B.E (CSE)Kuvempu University199976.83%


SI. No.DesignationInstitutionDuration
1Professor and HeadBNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore, IndiaJuly 2015 – Till date
2ProfessorBNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore, IndiaNov 2009 – June 2015
3LecturerBangalore Institute of TechnologyMay 2001 – Oct 2009
4Software ProgrammerRed Wood CommunicationsMay 2000 – May 2001
5LecturerVidhya Vikas Institute of TechnologyOct 1999 – Feb 2000

 Awards and Achievements

  1. Accenture Star Achiever Award – 2019 from Accenture, Bengaluru.
  2. Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National Award for remarkable achievements in the field of Teaching, Research & Publications, International Institute for Social and Economic Reforms (R), 2017.
  3. Best Teacher award, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering , B N M Institute of Technology, 2017.
  4. Best Teacher award, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering , B N M Institute of Technology, 2016.
  5. Letter of Appreciation , “Academic Performance” – BNMIT for the year 2015-16.
  6. Letter of Appreciation , “Academic Performance” – BNMIT for the year 2017-18.
  7. Letter of Appreciation , “Academic Performance” – BNMIT for the year 2019-20.

Roles and Responsibilities as a Researcher

  1. Technical Advisory Committee Member for 5th National Conference on Multimedia Technology and Communication System (NCMTCS-2019) at Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan on 10th and 11th May 2019.
  2. Session Chair for International Conference on Information and Computing Systems, AMC Engineering College on 3rd and 4th May 2019.
  3. Reviewer for 3rd International Conference on Emerging Research in Electronics, Computer Science and Technology on 23rd and 24th August 2018.
  4. Reviewer for 5th International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, information, communication and applications- ERCICA 2018.
  5. Honorary Chair at 6th International Conference on Signal & Image Processing, 2017
  6. Reviewer for International Journal on Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, 2017
  7. D Thesis Evaluation – Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 2017
  8. Reviewer for ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing Global Impact Factor, 2016
  9. Doctoral Committee Member for progress evaluation of Research Scholars at P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya, 2016
  10. D Thesis Evaluator, Griffith University, Australia, 2015
  11. D Thesis Evaluator, University of Mysore, 2014
  12. Program Chair, International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (ICSIP-2014) at B N M Institute of Technology, Bangalore during 8th-10th Jan 2014. Conference Proceedings has been published by IEEE through CPS.
  13. Session Chair at 7th National Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science & Engineering for faculties & PG Students and Workshop on RTI, SJB Institute of Technology, 2012
  14. Reviewer for International conference on Information Processing (ICIP), 2012
  15. Invited as Subject Expert to deliver online course on Digital Image Processing, VTU Edusat Programme 17, 2012
  16. Reviewer for International Conference on Computer Vision, graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP), 2011
  17. Invited as Subject Expert to deliver online course on Logic Design, VTU Edusat Programme 15, 2011
  18. Reviewer for International Conference on Signal and Image Processing(ICSIP), 2010 19. Reviewer for IET Image processing Journal, The Institution of Engineering and technology, England & Wales and Scotland.

Academic Positions and other Responsibilities (University Level):

  1. Editorial Board member , VTU News Letter
  2. LIC Committee Member, VTU
  3. BOE Member, VTU
  4. BOS Member, Malnad Engineering College, Hassan
  5. Board of Studies (Computer Science & Engineering), Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru from 2019 to 2021 (Nominee of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi)

Invited Talks

  1. Delivered lecture on Document Image Processing and Pattern Generation for Canilvalence in FDP on Digital Image Processing & its Application at Navodaya institute of Technology, Raichur, January 2015 2.
  2. International Document Image Processing Summer School 2015(IDIPS-2015), Kefalonia Island, Greece, 2015.
  3. Delivered lecture on Pattern Matching in FDP on Research Trends in Image Processing and Hands-On using MATLAB, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, January 2015
  4. Delivered lecture on Digital Image Processing in Edusat education at VTU Centre, 2014.
  5. Delivered lecture on Logic design in Edusat education at VTU Centre, 2013.
  6. Delivered lecture on Document Image Processing in Faculty Development Program at SJBIT, Bangalore, 2012.
  7. Invited as Subject Expert to deliver online course on Logic Design, VTU Edusat Programme 15, August to November 2011
  8. Delivered lecture on Document Image Processing in Faculty Development Program at PES, Mandya, 2010.
  9. Delivered a lecture on Intelligent System for Anomaly Detection in Webinar Series on Research Frontiers in Intelligent Computing, BNMIT, 2020.
  10. Delivered lecture on Document Image Processing –Data Science in Faculty Development Programme at AMC Engineering Collage Bangalore, 2020
  11. Panel coordinator in a Five days Faculty Development Programme on Exemplary Practices in Teaching-Learning and Evaluation of Courses in Computer Science & Information Technology, VTU-IIIT Allabhad, 2020.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  1. Life time member of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  2. Member of Computer Society of India (CSI).

Expertise / list of Subjects handled

  • Logic Design
  • Data Structure
  • Computer organization
  • Microprocessors
  • Advanced computer architecture
  • Cloud Computing
  • Operational Research
  • Operating Systems
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Computer System Performance Analysis

Research Interest

  • Dr. Surabhi Narayan Ph.D. VTU, Belgaum 2017 Finger Print Generation for Document Images
  • Bhargavi M S Ph.D. VTU, Belgaum 2018 Anomaly Detection in Moving Objects Through Spatio-Tempral Pattern Mining
  • Smt. Kavita V Horadi Ph.D. VTU, Belgaum Pursuing Equivalence Detection amongst Compressed Document Images
  • Jebah Jayakumar Ph.D. VTU, Belgaum Registered Drone Surveillance System for Activity Detection

Funding received: 

Title: Code Generation for Document Images based on Handwritten Components

Funding Agency: VTU, Belgaum, Karnataka, INDIA

Amount: 9.92 Lakhs

Duration: 03 years (2011 – 2014)

Title: Cognitive Machine Intelligence and Data Mining

Funding Agency: VTU-VGST

Amount: Rs. 1, 94,500/-

Duration: 2012


  • Jebah Jayakumar, Sahana D Gowda, “Drone Types and its applications – A survey”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol 7 Issue 6, EISSN 2395-0056, June 2020.
  • D S Deepti, Sahana D Gowda, “Crop yield estimation using deep architectures”, International journal of Innovative Research in Science Engineering and Technology, Vol 9 isuue 6, EISSN 2319-8753, June 2020.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, Chew Lim Tan, OCR-Less Procedure for Equivalence between Two Document Images Through Spatio-Entropy Quantifier, International Journal of Computing and Mathematical Applications, Vol 2. No1-2, January –December 2008.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, Equivalence between Two Document Images through Iterative Histo Analysis of The Conventional Entropy Values, International Journal of Systemic, Cybernetics And Informatics, pp 23-33, October-2009.
  • Nagabhushan, Sahana D.Gowda, Spotting A Target Advertisement in Source Document Image, Journal of Computer Science, Volume -6 Sept-Oct 2010.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Bhargavi M S, “A novel validity index with dynamic cut-off for determining true clusters” published in Journal Pattern Recognition, Volume 48 Issue 11, Pages 3673-3687, Elsevier Science Inc. New York, USA, November 2015
  • Sahana D Gowda, Surabhi Narayan, “Fingerprints for Imposed Layers in Document Images Based on Huffman Code and Logical Layout Analysis”, Journal of Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, Vol 4, Issue 1, Pages 14-26, Malaysia, August 2016.
  • Sahana D. Gowda , Surabhi Narayan, “Document Image Registration for Imposed Layer Extraction” ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing, ISSN: 0976-9102(Online), DOI:10.21917/ijivp.2017.0205, Volume: 07, Issue:03, February 2017.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Hemanth Chandra, “ Secure and Efficient Client and Server Side Data Deduplication to Reduce Storage in Remote cloud Computing Systems”, International e-Journal for Technology and Research-2017, IDL-International Digital Library of Technology & Research, Volume 1, Issue 5, May 2017.
  • Sahana D. Gowda, Chandrakala H T, Thippeswamy, “Enhancement of Degraded Document Images using Retinex and Morphological Operations”, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS), Vol. 16, No. 4 ISSN 1947-5500, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, April 2018


  • Jebah Jayakumar, Sahana D Gowda, “Trajectory path planning in indoor surveillance to assist blind”, Internal conference on future Engineering”, Ayodhya, 26-27 June 2020.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Page Segmentation and Rule Based Identification Method for Technical Journal Pages”, International Conference on Cognition and Recognition (ICCR-05), PES College of Engineering, Mandya 22nd -23rd Dec 2005.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Unconstrained Tight Structure Extraction using Vornoi Tessellation on Document Images”, MLMTA’06, Las’ Vegas, Navada, USA (IC), Jun-2006.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Extraction of Structural Attributes using Improved Area Vornoi Diagrams on Document Images” , National Conference on ImagePprocessing and Information System, Mar-2007
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Equivalence Between Two Document Images In Terms of Geometry and Entropy”, International Conference on Advances in Computer Vision and Information Technology (ACVIT) Aurangabad India, Nov-2007.
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Equivalence between Two Layout-Variant Document Images without Reading”, International Conference on Modeling and simulation (MS’07), Kolkota,India, 3rd – 5th Dec-2007
  • D.Gowda, P.Nagabhushan, “Entropy Quantifiers useful for establishing equivalence between text document images”, International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Multimedia Applications (ICCIMA’07) 07, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India, 13th – 15th Dec-2007.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Surabhi Narayan, International Conference “Discrimination of Hand written and machine printed word components using Rough set theory” World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2012) , Trivandrum, 2012.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Surabhi Narayan, “Discrimination of Handwritten and Machine Printed Text in Scanned Document Images” VCASAN 2013, BNMIT, Bangalore, 17-19 July 2013.
  • D. Gowda, P Nagabhushan, Muralidhara, “ Establishing the equivalence between two scale variant text components”, Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications(ERCICA-2014), Elsevier Publications, ISBN: 9789351072621, PP: 226-233, 2014.
  • Sahana D Gowda, P Nagabhushan, Syed Imtiaz “Rule Line Detection and Removal in handwritten text images” International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, 2014(ICSIP2014), BNMIT Bangalore,[Publisher: IEEE, ISBN No:978-0-7695-5100-5/13]. (IF: 3.735), Jan 2014.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Bhargavi M S, “An hybrid validity index for dynamic cut-off in hierarchical agglomerative clustering”, Third International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2014), Greater Noida, India, September 24-27 2014.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Ashwini Kumari.M, Bhargavi M.S,“Detection of Outliers in an Unsupervised Environment“ , International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Data Mining (ICCIDM), Sambalpur, Odisha, Dec 20th & 21st, 2014.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Muralidhara, P Nagabhushan “Establishment of Equivalence Between Two Degraded Document Images”, IEEE, International Advance Computing Conference 2015, Bangalore, India.[IEEE, ISBN No. 978-1-4799-8047-5/15/$31.00©2015], 2015.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Anupama D.S, “Clustering of Web User Sessions to maintain Occurrence of Sequence in Navigation Pattern”, Second International Symposium on Computer Vision and the Internet (VisionNet’15), Procedia Computer Science, ELSEVIER, 2015.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Surabhi Narayan, “ Alignment Estimation of Document Images for Registration”, 6th IEEE International Advance Computing Conference (IACC-2016), Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India, February 27th & 28th , 2016.
  • Sahana D Gowda, Nirmala Y, “Classification of Mammogram Images Using Pattern Classifiers”, 6th International Conference on Signal & Image Processing (ICSIP-2017), Maharaja Institute of Technology Mysore (MITM), 18th – 19th Aug 2017.
  • Sahana D. Gowda, M.S. Bhargavi, “Cluster Representation and Discrimination based on Regression Line”, Third International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Information Processing, Springer publication, JSSATE, Bengaluru, 15 & 16 Dec 2017.


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