Ritendra Datta

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I currently work at Google, hoping to make your search experience better.

Before that, in February 2009, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State. I was advised by Prof. James Z. Wang and Prof. Jia Li. Even earlier, I finished a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur in July 2004, which at 150 years is one of the first technical schools built in India. I was a recipient of the Glenn Singley Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Engineering for the incoming academic year 2004-05 at Penn State.

My research interests lie in statistical modeling and machine learning based analysis, interpretation, inferencing, and organization of data for a range of applications, e.g., image content analysis, content-based image search, aesthetic quality inference, bioinformatics, business analytics, and social networks. More recently, I have been interested in machine learning approaches to Web and text analysis.

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2005
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2008
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Datta, Ritendra, Li, Jia, Wang, J. Z. (2008): Algorithmic inferencing of aesthetics and emotion in natural images: An exposition. In: Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on , 2008, . pp. 105-108.

Datta, Ritendra, Li, Jia, Wang, James Ze (2007): Learning the consensus on visual quality for next-generation image management. In: Lienhart, Rainer, Prasad, Anand R., Hanjalic, Alan, Choi, Sunghyun, Bailey, Brian P., Sebe, Nicu (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Multimedia 2007 September 24-29, 2007, Augsburg, Germany. pp. 533-536. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1291233.1291364

Datta, Ritendra, Joshi, Dhiraj, Li, Jia, Wang, James Ze (2007): Tagging over time: real-world image annotation by lightweight meta-learning. In: Lienhart, Rainer, Prasad, Anand R., Hanjalic, Alan, Choi, Sunghyun, Bailey, Brian P., Sebe, Nicu (eds.) Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Multimedia 2007 September 24-29, 2007, Augsburg, Germany. pp. 393-402. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1291233.1291328

Datta, Ritendra, Ge, Weina, Li, Jia, Wang, James Ze (2006): Toward bridging the annotation-retrieval gap in image search by a generative modeling appr. In: Nahrstedt, Klara, Turk, Matthew, Rui, Yong, Klas, Wolfgang, Mayer-Patel, Ketan (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimedia October 23-27, 2006, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. pp. 977-986. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180639.1180856

Datta, Ritendra, Joshi, D., Li, J., Wang, James Z. (2006): Studying aesthetics in photographic images using a computational approach. In Distribution, 3953 (0) pp. 288-301.

Datta, Ritendra, Li, Jia, Wang, James Ze (2005): IMAGINATION: a robust image-based CAPTCHA generation system. In: Zhang, Hongjiang, Chua, Tat-Seng, Steinmetz, Ralf, Kankanhalli, Mohan S., Wilcox, Lynn (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Multimedia November 6-11, 2005, Singapore. pp. 331-334. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1101149.1101218