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Those quintessential pieces of events that shaped me up since 1999.

Feb 23, 2011 Travelling to Washington DC for ALADDIN kickoff. Would be leading the UCF efforts as a subcontractor to Sarnoff.
Feb 13, 2011 My first CVPR paper titled "A Probabilistic Representation for Efficient Large Scale Visual Recognition Tasks" is Accepted as Poster. Will soon make the details available.
Jan 01, 2011 Swamantak Bhattacharya is born. Boy he's got my eyes and Bipasha's frown. Fantastic start for the year.
Dec 21, 2010 Ma comes to visit us in Orlando. More family to come to celebrate the birth of our first baby.
Oct 27, 2010 Florence happened. Delivered the 15-minute best paper nomimination talk to a 500+ ACM Multimedia audience. A video of the presentation is submitted to videolectures series and is available here. Following this, the regular 25min one also went well. Received great feedback from the audience and an instant internship offer from Nokia Research, CA. Celebrated my 29th birthday with an interesting fellow conference attendee from Graz(Austria), and a backpacker from Austin, TX.
Oct 11, 2010 A collaboration with Columbia University's Prof. Shih-Fu Chang's group yielded in the **best** performance in NIST's MED (Multimedia Event Detection) 2010 challenge. A report is here.
Sep 28, 2010 Demonstrated the Bee monitoring project and the Photographic quality assessment/enhancement project at the Intel Labs Openhouse event in Pittsburgh. For the first time, got interviewed by press reporters. A video of my poster presentation is available here.
Sep 17, 2010 ACM MM 2010 paper got the best paper nomination. One of the four selected. Also, got a $1000 travel grant.
Sep 02, 2010 Heading off to Pittsburgh, final talk of summer fellowship project at Intel Labs.
Aug 24, 2010 Passport gets a schengen VISA stamp for the upcoming conference at Florence in Italy. Hope to deliver an excellent talk.
Aug 11, 2010 Pulled a drowning friend from the bottom of our neighborhood pool. That saved his life. Feels great!
Jul 07, 2010 Gave a summer research proposal talk in Intel labs. Mentors are happy with it. Went around to see the steel city of the US.
Jul 05, 2010 ACM MM 2010 paper on photographic quality got great reviews. It's been an outstanding team effort both the advisors helped shape the content, while the unsung hero is Bipasha who helped me build the dataset.
Jan 18, 2010 Flying back to India to attend sister's wedding. Odd date in the middle of the Spring Semester - but can't afford to miss this event. Would care about the grades later!
Sep 23, 2009 Celebrated third anniversary in Washington D.C., visiting museums, monuments and finally heading off to Delaware to meet buddies from college.
Sep 13, 2009 submitted ICRA 2010 paper, indeed a rush 11th hour job, chances of acceptance are bleak.
Jun 25, 2009 Cocoalight - alignment, detection and tracking software written by three of us, goes production capable. A relevant publication is here.
May 24, 2009 Off to NYC, Syracuse, Thousand Island and Niagara for a leisure 4-day trip.
May 27, 2008 Wrapped up Bangalore household. Sold off car, bike, most stuffs, rented off apartment. It would have never been possible without Bipasha, my industrious wife.
Mar 11, 2009 First paper in computer vision submitted to ICCV 2009.
Aug 18, 2008 Officially joined Computer Vision Lab at the University of Central Florida as a PhD student. Computer Vision - lets see how far I can get!
Aug 14, 2008 On board - Emirates flight XXX CCU-DXB-JFK. All set to take a plunge into academia.
Aug 04, 2008 Officially quit IBM, India Software Labs. Leaving a company had never been this difficult!
May 27, 2008 Wrapped up Bangalore household. Sold off car, bike, most stuffs, rented off apartment. It would have never been possible without Bipasha, my industrious wife.
May 16, 2008 Bipasha chucks her much well settled career to set sail on our new venture.
Mar 22, 2008 Got admission to UCF for PhD studies in Computer Engineering with full financial support. Yay!
Oct 21, 2007 Promoted to Staff Software Engineer. Not much difference in job profile, decent pay hike though.
Jul 26, 2007 House-warming ceremony - moving into our own apartment in Sriven Towers, Marathahalli (Bangalore).
Apr 07, 2006 Gave a talk on Systems Virtualization at IBM Software Labs technology forum. Fair amount of audience. Got good feedback.
Mar 05, 2007 Got married socially.
Oct 28, 2006 Bought our first car - a brand new Black Maruti Suzuki Alto Lxi. What a nice way to mark the birthday!
Sep 27, 2006 Big day - got engaged to Bipasha.
Aug 04, 2006 Bipasha got her first break into core human resources operations, joins IPSoft India Pvt. Ltd.
Jun 01, 2006 First day at IBM (Systems and Technology Group). Dream job that I had aspired for since long. Would be doing Supercomputing/High Performance Computing stuff.
May 26, 2006 Last day at Infosys Technologies. The campus and the brand name were a huge motivation, all these years.
Jan 08, 2006 Bought first motorbike - Suzuki Fiero 150. Amazing pickup, clocked at 113kmph, fun to ride.
Sep 02, 2005 First time presented before International Open Source developers on "Open source virtualization technolgies" at Free and Open Source software Symposium, FOSS.in 2005, Bangalore. Met many open source software founders from all over the world.
Sep 26, 2004 Presented a talk on "Dynamic web based animation through PHP and libSWF" at an academic institution - Kongu Arts and Science College, Erode(TN), India. Five grands for a 3 hour workshop. Neat!
Jul 14, 2004 Presented a talk on "Debugging memory leaks in user space" at Infosys' open source symposium (OSS2004).First public appearance, though only to fellow Infoscions.
May 18, 2004 Article on "Genrating on-the-fly animation using PHP and libSWF" gets published in Developer IQ's may issue.
Feb 23, 2004 Anirban Chakrabarti and Shubhashis Sengupta offer me a position in Software Engineering and Technology Labs (SETLABS) - research focussing group at Infosys. I would work on Grid computing.
Feb 23, 2004 First day at a Multi-national company, bringing back memoirs of an old city(Bangalore).
Jan 29, 2004 Infosys makes an offer to hire. Its about time too. Peer pressure, corporate exposure, blah blah!
Jan 05, 2004 Off to Ranchi, Jharkhand. E-governance project for Jharkhand Government (JCMIS).
Dec 16, 2003 Article titled "Of Windows and Messages" gets published in Developer IQ, December issue. Some windows hacking tips.
Dec 08, 2003 Joined CMC Ltd.(mid-size company), Visual Basic Programmer, some extensive training from Bhaskar Bhattacharya. Good Learning experience, slightly better salary.
Jun 16, 2003 First day at work, Softnet Solutions - small start-up, 5 employees, Visual Basic programmer.
May 11, 2003 Wrote off the last semester exam. Four years of blood and sweat, finally a respite. Sigh!
Mar 09, 2003 First article, titled "Segmentation fault - A programmer's nightmare" gets published in Developer IQ, March issue. Thrilling, indeed!
Aug 22, 2002 Prof. Bhabatosh Chanda agrees to be my undergraduate thesis advisor. Would work on an image compression algorithm.
Jul 08, 2001 Baba gives me the most expensive gift, a Pentium III, 933 MHz, 128MB physical memory, 20GB Hard Drive.
Jan 16, 2001 First small scale software project, written in Turbo C. A 16-bit DOS based image editing program. Can save images in BMP format too!
Apr 10, 2000 First email account, subh[dot]arya[at]hotmail[dot]com
Sep 5, 1999 Joined Asansol Engineering college, to pursue Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering.