About Me

I am a researcher in Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning and related fields. Currently, I am a PhD. student, under the supervision of Dr. Josep Lladós and Prof. Dr. Umapada Pal. My main research interest includes computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing. In particular, I work with multi-modal data embedding in common sub space, structural pattern recognition, and apply them for various applications such as natural language processing, sketch based image retrieval, object detection, recognition etc.

Contact Details

Sounak Dey
Edifici O, Campus UAB
  08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona

(+34)93 581 18 28
(+34)93 581 16 70



[1] Sounak Dey, Anguelos Nicolaou, Josep Llados, Umapada Pal, “Evaluation of Word Spotting under Improper Segmentation Scenario,” Under revision IJDAR,.
[2] Sounak Dey, Palaiahnakote Shivakumara, KS Raghunandan, Umapada Pal, Tong Lu, G Hemantha Kumar, Chee Seng Chan, “Script independent approach for multi-oriented text detection in scene image,” Neurocomputing, Elsevier, 96-112. [Latest Impact Factor: 3.317]
[3] Nilangshu K. Das, Sounak Dey, Sarbajit Pal, Parthasarathi Barat, “Innovative Instrumentation to Measure Magnetic Susceptibility,” Transactions on Magnetics, IEEE, 4965-4969. [Latest Impact Factor: 1.277]
[4] Nilangshu K. Das, Parthasarathi Barat, Sounak Dey, Tammana Jayakumar, “Design of miniature coil to generate uniform magnetic field,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, EMW, 99-105. [Latest Impact Factor: 5.298]
[5] Nilangshu K. Das, Parthasarathi Barat, Sounak Dey, Tammana Jayakumar, “Frequency-adapted crossover from para-to-dia magnetization in an Ising-like dipole-dipole model,” Journal of Nanoscience Letters, Cognizure, 5:8.


[1] Sounak Dey, Anjan Dutta, Suman K. Ghosh, Ernest Valveny, Josep Llados, “Learning Cross-Modal Deep Embeddings for Multi-Object Image Retrieval using Text and Sketch,” accepted for ICPR 2018 .
[2] Sounak Dey, Anjan Dutta, J. Ignacio Toledo, Suman K. Ghosh, Josep Llados, Umapada Pal “SigNet: Convolutional Siamese Network for Writer Independent Offline Signature Verification,” arXiv 2017 .
[3] Pau Riba, Anjan Dutta, Sounak Dey, Alicia Fornes, Josep Llados, “Improving Information Retrieval in Multiwriter Scenario by Exploiting the Similarity Graph of Document Terms,” 14th IAPR International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition 2017, IEEE, Kyoto,Japan.
[4] J Ignacio Toledo, Sounak Dey, Alicia Fornes, Josep Llados, “Handwriting Recognition by Attribute Embedding and Recurrent Neural Networks,” Proc. of ICDAR 2017, IEEE, Kyoto,Japan.
[5] Sounak Dey, Anguelos Nicolaou, Josep Llados, Umapada Pal, “Local binary pattern for word spotting in handwritten historical document,” Joint IAPR International Workshops on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR) 2016, 574-583, Springer, Merida, Mexico.
[6] N. C. Deb, S. Dey, S. Pal, T. K. Mandal, S.K. Sharma, S. K. Sarkar and H. N. Dutta, “Estimation of OC & EC from WSIC of PM10 Samples using Neural Network,” In International Conference on Emerging Trends in Physics for Environmental Monitoring & Management (ETPEMM-12).


My background on Electronics, Instrumentation, Control Systems and Computer Vision provides a good knowledge to understand novel research papers and mathematical content. Moreover, I am interested to keep learning new programming languages..

  • C, C++
  • Embedded C
  • Shell Script
  • Python
  • Matlab
  • VHDL

Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Learning gives creativity
    Creativity leads to thinking
    Thinking provides knowledge
    Knowledge makes you great.

    A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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I teach "Enginyeria del Software II" in the Fall semester in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.