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Kankana Roy

  • Department:    CVI²
  • Postal Address: CVI², Campus Kirchberg, Université du Luxembourg 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-KalergiL-1359 Luxembourg


  • Email:                    kankana.roy@uni.lu
  • Telephone:            + 352 621692972
  • LinkedIn:               Kankana Roy
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Kankana Roy received the B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India, in 2011. She was the fourth top student in her class. She completed her M.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, in 2013. She was third topper in her class. She obtained Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, in 2021. She was part of Computation vision lab led by Professor Rajiv Ranjan Sahay.  She was employed as a software engineer at the NRI Financial Technologies from 2013 to 2015. Presently, she is a research and development specialist at University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.  

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Dictionary Learning
  • Human Computer interaction
  • Cyber Security
  • Unsupervised Learning



Roy, Kankana. 2022. “Unsupervised Sparse, Nonnegative, Low Rank Dictionary Learning for Detection of Driver Cell Phone Usage.” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.


Roy, Kankana, and Rajiv Ranjan Sahay. 2021. “A Robust Multi-Scale Deep Learning Approach for Unconstrained Hand Detection Aided by Skin Segmentation.” The Visual Computer, 1–25.


Mohanty, Aparna, Kankana Roy, and Rajiv R Sahay. 2018. “Nrityamanthan: Unravelling the Intent of the Dancer Using Deep Learning.” In Heritage Preservation, 209–39. Springer, Singapore.

Roy, Kankana, and Rajiv R Sahay. 2018. “Dynamic Gesture Recognition with Pose-Based CNN Features Derived from Videos Using LSTM.” In Proceedings of the 11th Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, 1–9.


Roy, Kankana, Aparna Mohanty, and Rajiv R Sahay. 2017. “Deep Learning Based Hand Detection in Cluttered Environment Using Skin Segmentation.” In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, 640–49.