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Mehul S. Raval, Ph.D.

Mehul Raval


Ph.D. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering), University of Pune, India
M.E. (Digital Systems), College of Engineering Pune (COEP), India
B.E. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering), College of Engineering Pune (COEP), India

Select Courses Taught

Quantitative Engineering Analysis

Areas Of Interest

Image processing, Reversible watermarking, Soft biometrics


Fellowship under Sakura Exchange Program in Science for Collaborative Research Activity Course B at Okayama University, Japan, July - August 2016.
Appreciation Award as guide to CheckIT: A Low cost mobile OMR system under Gandhian Young Technological Award (GYTI) - 2016
Distinguished Speaker Computer Society of India, Region III, 2015
Appreciation Certificate for "Dedicated leadership and support of the activities for SPS Chapter", IEEE Signal Processing society (SPS), 2014
Elected as Senior Member (SM), IEEE, 2013


Dr. Mehul S. Raval joins Olin as an Argosy Visiting Associate Professor for the 2016-16 academic year. He comes to Olin from Ahmedabad University in Ahmedabad, India where he is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). Prior to joining Ahmedabad University in 2008, Dr. Raval was an assistant professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT).
He is an alumnus of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering department, College of Engineering Pune (COEP), one of the oldest engineering institutes in Asia (established in 1854). His current research interests are Image and Signal Processing, Reversible watermarking techniques, Soft biometrics, Soft computing, Machine learning, Remote sensing, Inverse ill posed problems in image processing.
This past summer, Dr. Raval visited the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan under the Sakura science exchange program sponsored by Japan Science and Technology (JST), Govt. of Japan. He has coauthored a book on Image and Video Compression: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications, CRC press, Nov. 2014. Dr. Raval has number of book chapters to his credit and he has published extensively in journals, magazines, conferences, workshops at national and international level. He is an active member of the research community by serving as a member of the technical program committees for leading national and international conferences and workshops. He also reviews articles for IEEE, ACM, Springer, Elsevier and SEAS.

Select Publications

Mehul S Raval, Digital Video Forensics: Description Based Person Identification , CSI Communications, Vol. 39, No. 12, pp. 9 - 11, March 2016.
Aditya Parikh, Mehul S Raval, Chandrasinh Parmar, Sanjay Chaudhary, "Disease Detection and Severity Estimation in Cotton Plant from Unconstrained Images", Special Session on Data Science for Agricultural Decision Support Systems at 3rd IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2016) , 17 - 19th Oct. 2016, Montreal, Canada.
Jaladhi Vyas, M V Joshi, Mehul S Raval, " Automatic Target Image Detection for Morphing ", Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Vol. 27, pp:28-43, Feb. 2015, DOI: 2014.12.005
Vaibhav B Joshi, Mehul S Raval, Dhruv Gupta, Priti P Rege, S K Parulkar, "A Multiple Reversible Watermarking Technique for Fingerprint Authentication ", Springer Multimedia Systems, Published online 18th April 2015, ISSN: 0942-4962 (print version), DOI: 10.1007/s00530-015-0465-6