Bio: Gaurav Sharma is a professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics and Computational Biology, and a Distinguished Researcher in Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the Goergen Institute for Data Science at the University of Rochester. He received the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh in 1996. From 1993 through 2003, he was with the Xerox Innovation group in Webster, NY, most recently in the position of Principal Scientist and Project Leader. His research interests include data analytics, cyber physical systems, signal and image processing, computer vision, and media security; areas in which he has 54 patents and has authored over 220 journal and conference publications. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. From 2011 through 2015, he served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Electronic Imaging and, in the past, has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Imaging, the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. He is a member of the IEEE Publications, Products, and Services Board (PSPB) and chaired the IEEE Conference Publications Committee in 2017-18. He is the editor of the Digital Color Imaging Handbook published by CRC press in 2003. Dr. Sharma is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of SPIE, a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and has been elected to Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Mu Epsilon. In recognition of his research contributions, he received an IEEE Region I technical innovation award in 2008. Dr. Sharma is a 2020-2021 Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Abstract: Publishing a research paper is usually an exciting experience for most researchers, particularly for students and early stage researchers. This presentation, intended for authors that are new to the process of publishing a technical paper, provides a guide to some of the key considerations that authors need to keep in mind when writing technical papers. Topics covered will include: selection of a venue for publishing your work, paper structure and organization, best practices for abstracts and conclusions, and important considerations for following established etiquette and ethics in scholarly publishing. To provide context and motivation for the discussion the presentation will also provide an overview of: (a) the typical peer review process for an archival journal, (b) conventional subscription and emerging open access models for scholarly publications/data, and (c) publication metrics. Examples will be used to concretely illustrate the ideas being discussed and audience participation and questions are encouraged to allow individual concerns to be addressed in an interactive setting.