Achint Oommen Thomas

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Unlabeled samples can be intelligently selected for labeling to minimize classification error. In many real-world applications, a large number of unlabeled samples arrive in a streaming manner, making it impossible to maintain all the data in a candidate pool. In this work, we focus on binary classification problems and study selective labeling in data(More)
CAPTCHAs (completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart) are in common use today as a method for performing automated human verification online. The most popular type of CAPTCHA is the text recognition variety. However, many of the existing printed text CAPTCHAs have been broken by web-bots and are hence vulnerable to attack. We(More)
Many large Internet websites are accessed by users anonymously, without requiring registration or logging-in. However, to provide personalized service these sites build anonymous, yet persistent, user models based on repeated user visits. Cookies, issued when a web browser first visits a site, are typically employed to anonymously associate a website visit(More)
Cancelable biometric systems are gaining in popularity for use in person authentication for applications where the privacy and security of biometric templates are important considerations. A variety of approaches have been proposed in the literature. In this work, we have chosen two (a registration based and a registration free) techniques and performed a(More)
Interactive websites use text-based Captchas to prevent unauthorized automated interactions. These Captchas must be easy for humans to decipher while being difficult to crack by automated means. In this work we present a framework for the systematic study of Captchas along these two competing objectives. We begin by abstracting a set of distortions that(More)