Anil Cheriyadat

Anil Cheriyadat

Research Scientist

Phone: (865) 574-1837
Fax: (865) 241-6261


PhD, Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2009).
MS, Electrical Engineering, Mississippi State University (2003).
B.Tech, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India (1997).


Computer Vision,
Machine Learning,
Image and Video analysis,
Signal processing,
Remote Sensing

Professional Experience

2009 – Present, Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
2004 – 2009, Research Associate (ORAU), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
2003 – 2004, Research Associate, Geosystems Research Institute, Starkville, Mississippi
2000– 2001 , Senior Systems Engineer, Wipro Technologies, India
1999 – 2000, Systems Engineer, Xansa (formerly IIS Infotech), India
1998 – 1999, Asst Systems Executive, Pentafour Group, India.

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Significant Event Award (2013) for the Development of the Settlement Mapping Tool
  • Engineering Research and Development Award (2011) at ORNL
  • Significant Event Award (2011) for the Roadside Tracker technology demonstration
  • Barrier Fellowship (2002) for academic excellence from Mississippi State University.

Professional Interests

  • Computer vision, Machine learning, Signal Processing, and Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

J. Yuan, S. Gleason, and A. Cheriyadat, Systematic Benchmark for Aerial Image Segmentation, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2013

A. Cheriyadat, Unsupervised Feature Learning for Aerial Scene Classification, IEEE Transactions on GeoScience and Remote Sensing, 2013

K. P. Ziock, E. C. Bradley, A. M. Cheriyadat, M. Cunningham, L. Fabris,C. L. Fitzgerald, J. S. Goddard, D. E. Hornback, R. A. Kerekes, T. P. Karnowski, T. W. Marchant, and J. R. Newby, Performance of the Roadside Tracker portalless portal monitor, IEEE Tran. on Nuclear Sciences, Vol. 60, Issue 3, June 2013

J. Graesser, A. Cheriyadat, R. R. Vatsavai, V. Chandola, J. Long and E. Bright, Image Based Characterization of Formal and Informal Neighborhoods in an Urban Landscape , IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5(4):1164-1176, 2012

D. Patlolla, J. Weaver, E. Bright and A. Cheriyadat, Accelerating Satellite Image Based Large-Scale Settlement Detection with GPU, ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data, 2012

A.M. Cheriyadat & R.J. Radke (2009). Non-negative Matrix Factorization of Partial Track Data for Motion Segmentation, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2009.

A. Cheriyadat & R. J. Radke (2008). Detection Dominant Motions in Dense Crowds, IEEE Journal of Special Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Distributed Processing in Vision Networks, 2(4):568-581.

A.M. Cheriyadat, B.L. Bhaduri, & R.J. Radke (2008). Detecting Multiple Moving Objects in Crowded Environments with Coherent Motion Regions, Proceedings of the IEEE CVPR Workshop ’08, 1:8.

V. Vijayaraj, A. M. Cheriyadat, P. Sallee, B. Colder, R. R. Vatsavai, E. A. Bright, & B.L. Bhaduri (2008). Overhead Image Statistics, Proceedings of the IEEE Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition workshop.

K.W. Tobin, B.L. Bhaduri, E.A. Bright, A. Cheriyadat, T. P. Karnowski, P. J. Palathingal, T. E. Potok & J. R. Price (2006), Automated Feature Generation in Large-Scale Geospatial Libraries for Content-Based Indexing, Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 72(5).

A. Cheriyadat, E. A. Bright, B. L. Bhaduri & D. Potere (2007). Mapping of Settlements in High Resolution Satellite Imagery using High Performance Computing, GeoJournal 10(1-2):119-129.

A.Cheriyadat & L. Bruce (2003). Decision Level Fusion with Best Bases for Hyperspectral Classification, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advances in Techniques for Analysis of Remotely Sensed Data, 399:406.