Shantanu D. Rane

Shantanu D. Rane
  • Phone: 617.621.7536
  • Email: rane[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Shantanu's research interests are in the broad areas of signal processing and information theory. He is currently working on projects involving distributed source coding, secure biometrics, secure multiparty computation and visual inference.

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  • Awards

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Wang, Y., Rane, SW., Ishwar, P., Sun, W., "Unconditionally Secure Computation on Large Distributed Databases with Vanishing Cost", arXiv, February 2014.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2014-015,
      • author = {Wang, Y. and Rane, SW. and Ishwar, P. and Sun,W.},
      • title = {Unconditionally Secure Computation on Large Distributed Databases with Vanishing Cost},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2014-015},
      • month = feb,
      • year = 2014
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-015/}
      • }
    •  Wang, Y., Rane, SW., Ishwar, P., Sun, W., "Unconditionally Secure Computation on Large Distributed Databases with Vanishing Cost", arXiv, February 2014.
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      • @techreport{MERL_TR2014-015,
      • author = {Wang, Y. and Rane, SW. and Ishwar, P. and Sun,W.},
      • title = {Unconditionally Secure Computation on Large Distributed Databases with Vanishing Cost},
      • institution = {MERL - Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories},
      • address = {201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139},
      • number = {TR2014-015},
      • month = feb,
      • year = 2014
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2014-015/}
      • }
    •  Boufounos, P.T., Rane, S., "Embedding-based Representation of Signal Distances", IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), December 2013.
    •  Wang, Y., Rane, S., Ishwar, P., "On Unconditionally Secure Multiparty Computation for Realizing Correlated in Games", IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), December 2013.
    •  Rane, S., Boufounos, P., Vetro, A., "Quantized Embeddings: An Efficient and Universal Nearest Neighbor Method for Cloud-based Image Retrieval", SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing, August 2013.
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      • @inproceedings{Rane2013aug2,
      • author = {Rane, S. and Boufounos, P. and Vetro, A.},
      • title = {Quantized Embeddings: An Efficient and Universal Nearest Neighbor Method for Cloud-based Image Retrieval},
      • booktitle = {SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing},
      • journal = {SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing},
      • year = 2013,
      • month = aug,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-073}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  Shantanu Rane, Pierpaolo Baccichet and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy error protection of video signals", Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on, Vol. 18, No. 10, pp. 1347-1360, 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{rane08csvt,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Baccichet, Pierpaolo and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy error protection of video signals},
      • journal = {Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on},
      • year = 2008,
      • volume = 18,
      • number = 10,
      • pages = {1347--1360},
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Pierpaolo Baccichet, Shantanu Rane, Antonio Chimienti and Bernd Girod, "Robust low-delay video transmission using H. 264/AVC redundant slices and flexible macroblock ordering", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2007, vol. 4, pp. IV-93.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{baccichet07icip,
      • author = {Baccichet, Pierpaolo and Rane, Shantanu and Chimienti, Antonio and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Robust low-delay video transmission using H. 264/AVC redundant slices and flexible macroblock ordering},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2007,
      • volume = 4,
      • pages = {IV--93},
      • address = {San Antonio, TX},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane, David Rebollo-Monedero and Bernd Girod, "High-rate analysis of systematic lossy error protection of a predictively encoded source", Data Compression Conference (DCC), March 2007, pp. 263-272.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane07dcc,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Rebollo-Monedero, David and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {High-rate analysis of systematic lossy error protection of a predictively encoded source},
      • booktitle = {Data Compression Conference (DCC)},
      • year = 2007,
      • pages = {263--272},
      • address = {Snowbird, UT},
      • month = mar,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Pierpaolo Baccichet, Rane Shantanu and Girod Bernd, "Systematic lossy error protection based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices and flexible macroblock ordering", Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 900-909, 2006.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{baccichet06jzus,
      • author = {Baccichet, Pierpaolo and Shantanu, Rane and Bernd, Girod},
      • title = {Systematic lossy error protection based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices and flexible macroblock ordering},
      • journal = {Journal of Zhejiang University-Science A},
      • year = 2006,
      • volume = 7,
      • number = 5,
      • pages = {900--909},
      • publisher = {Springer}
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane, Pierpaolo Baccichet and Bernd Girod, "Modeling and optimization of a systematic lossy error protection system based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices", 25th Proc. Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), April 2006.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{rane06pcs,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Baccichet, Pierpaolo and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Modeling and optimization of a systematic lossy error protection system based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices},
      • journal = {25th Proc. Picture Coding Symposium (PCS)},
      • year = 2006,
      • address = {Beijing, China},
      • month = apr
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy error protection of video based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices", Proc.SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), January 2006, vol. 6077, pp. 266-274.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane06vcip,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy error protection of video based on H. 264/AVC redundant slices},
      • booktitle = {Proc.SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)},
      • year = 2006,
      • volume = 6077,
      • pages = {266--274},
      • address = {San Jose, CA},
      • month = jan
      • }
    •  David Rebollo-Monedero, Shantanu Rane, Anne Aaron and Bernd Girod, "High-rate quantization and transform coding with side information at the decoder", EURASIP Signal Processing Journal, Vol. 86, No. 11, pp. 3160-3179, 2006.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{rebollo06eurasip,
      • author = {Rebollo-Monedero, David and Rane, Shantanu and Aaron, Anne and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {High-rate quantization and transform coding with side information at the decoder},
      • journal = {EURASIP Signal Processing Journal},
      • year = 2006,
      • volume = 86,
      • number = 11,
      • pages = {3160--3179},
      • publisher = {Elsevier}
      • }
    •  Bernd Girod, Anne Margot Aaron, Shantanu Rane and David Rebollo-Monedero, "Distributed video coding", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 93, No. 1, pp. 71-83, 2005.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{girod05procieee,
      • author = {Girod, Bernd and Aaron, Anne Margot and Rane, Shantanu and Rebollo-Monedero, David},
      • title = {Distributed video coding},
      • journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
      • year = 2005,
      • volume = 93,
      • number = 1,
      • pages = {71--83},
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane, Anne Aaron and Bernd Girod, "Error-resilient video transmission using multiple embedded Wyner-Ziv descriptions", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2005, vol. 2, pp. 666-669.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane05icip,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Aaron, Anne and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Error-resilient video transmission using multiple embedded Wyner-Ziv descriptions},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2005,
      • volume = 2,
      • pages = {666--669},
      • address = {Genoa, Italy},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy error protection versus layered coding with unequal error protection", Electronic Imaging 2005, January 2005, pp. 663-671.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane05spie,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy error protection versus layered coding with unequal error protection},
      • booktitle = {Electronic Imaging 2005},
      • year = 2005,
      • pages = {663--671},
      • address = {San Jose, CA},
      • month = jan,
      • organization = {International Society for Optics and Photonics}
      • }
    •  Xiaoqing Zhu, Shantanu Rane and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy error protection for video transmission over wireless ad hoc networks", Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), July 2005, vol. 5960, pp. 1849-1860.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{zhu05vcip,
      • author = {Zhu, Xiaoqing and Rane, Shantanu and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy error protection for video transmission over wireless ad hoc networks},
      • booktitle = {Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)},
      • year = 2005,
      • volume = 5960,
      • pages = {1849--1860},
      • address = {Beijing, China},
      • month = jul
      • }
    •  Anne Aaron, Shantanu Rane and Bernd Girod, "Wyner-Ziv video coding with hash-based motion compensation at the receiver", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), October 2004, vol. 5, pp. 3097-3100.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{aaron04icip,
      • author = {Aaron, Anne and Rane, Shantanu and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Wyner-Ziv video coding with hash-based motion compensation at the receiver},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 5,
      • pages = {3097--3100},
      • address = {Singapore},
      • month = oct,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Anne Aaron, Shantanu D Rane, Eric Setton, Bernd Girod and others, "Transform-domain Wyner-Ziv codec for video", Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), January 2004, vol. 5308, pp. 520-528.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{aaron04spie,
      • author = {Aaron, Anne and Rane, Shantanu D and Setton, Eric and Girod, Bernd and others},
      • title = {Transform-domain Wyner-Ziv codec for video},
      • booktitle = {Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 5308,
      • pages = {520--528},
      • address = {San Jose, CA},
      • month = jan
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane, Anne Aaron and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy forward error protection for error-resilient digital video broadcasting-a Wyner-Ziv coding approach", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), October 2004, vol. 5, pp. 3101-3104.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane04icip,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Aaron, Anne and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy forward error protection for error-resilient digital video broadcasting-a Wyner-Ziv coding approach},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 5,
      • pages = {3101--3104},
      • address = {Singapore},
      • month = oct,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu Rane and Bernd Girod, "Analysis of error-resilient video transmission based on systematic source-channel coding", Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), December 2004.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane04pcs,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Analysis of error-resilient video transmission based on systematic source-channel coding},
      • booktitle = {Picture Coding Symposium (PCS)},
      • year = 2004,
      • address = {San Francisco, CA},
      • month = dec
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane, Anne Aaron and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy forward error protection for error-resilient digital video broadcasting", Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP), January 2004, vol. 5308, pp. 588-595.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane04spie,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Aaron, Anne and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy forward error protection for error-resilient digital video broadcasting},
      • booktitle = {Proc. SPIE Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 5308,
      • pages = {588--595},
      • address = {San Jose, CA},
      • month = jan
      • }
    •  David Rebollo-Monedero, Shantanu Rane and Bernd Girod, "Wyner-Ziv quantization and transform coding of noisy sources at high rates", Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, November 2004, vol. 2, pp. 2084-2088.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rebollo04asilomar,
      • author = {Rebollo-Monedero, David and Rane, Shantanu and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Wyner-Ziv quantization and transform coding of noisy sources at high rates},
      • booktitle = {Thirty-Eighth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers},
      • year = 2004,
      • volume = 2,
      • pages = {2084--2088},
      • address = {Pacific Grove, CA},
      • month = nov,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Anne Aaron, Shantanu Rane, Rui Zhang and Bernd Girod, "Wyner-Ziv coding for video: Applications to compression and error resilience", Data Compression Conference (DCC), March 2003, pp. 93-102.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{aaron03dcc,
      • author = {Aaron, Anne and Rane, Shantanu and Zhang, Rui and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Wyner-Ziv coding for video: Applications to compression and error resilience},
      • booktitle = {Data Compression Conference (DCC)},
      • year = 2003,
      • pages = {93--102},
      • address = {Snowbird, UT},
      • month = mar,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Anne Aaron, Shantanu Rane, David Rebollo-Monedero and Bernd Girod, "Systematic lossy forward error protection for video waveforms", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2003, vol. 1, pp. 609-612.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{aaron03icip,
      • author = {Aaron, Anne and Rane, Shantanu and Rebollo-Monedero, David and Girod, Bernd},
      • title = {Systematic lossy forward error protection for video waveforms},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2003,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {609--612},
      • address = {Barcelona, Spain},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane, Guillermo Sapiro and Marcelo Bertalmio, "Structure and texture filling-in of missing image blocks in wireless transmission and compression applications", Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 296-303, 2003.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{rane03trip,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Sapiro, Guillermo and Bertalmio, Marcelo},
      • title = {Structure and texture filling-in of missing image blocks in wireless transmission and compression applications},
      • journal = {Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on},
      • year = 2003,
      • volume = 12,
      • number = 3,
      • pages = {296--303},
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane, Guillermo Sapiro and Marcelo Bertalmio, "Structure and texture filling-in of missing image blocks in wireless transmission and compression", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2002, vol. 1, pp. 317-320.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane02icip1,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Sapiro, Guillermo and Bertalmio, Marcelo},
      • title = {Structure and texture filling-in of missing image blocks in wireless transmission and compression},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {317--320},
      • address = {Rochester, NY},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane, Jeremiah Remus and Guillermo Sapiro, "Wavelet-domain reconstruction of lost blocks in wireless image transmission and packet-switched networks", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), September 2002, vol. 1, pp. 309-312.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{rane02icip2,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Remus, Jeremiah and Sapiro, Guillermo},
      • title = {Wavelet-domain reconstruction of lost blocks in wireless image transmission and packet-switched networks},
      • booktitle = {Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)},
      • year = 2002,
      • volume = 1,
      • pages = {309--312},
      • address = {Rochester, NY},
      • month = sep,
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Shantanu D Rane and Guillermo Sapiro, "Evaluation of JPEG-LS, the new lossless and controlled-lossy still image compression standard, for compression of high-resolution elevation data", Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, Vol. 39, No. 10, pp. 2298-2306, 2001.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{rane01tgrs,
      • author = {Rane, Shantanu D and Sapiro, Guillermo},
      • title = {Evaluation of JPEG-LS, the new lossless and controlled-lossy still image compression standard, for compression of high-resolution elevation data},
      • journal = {Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on},
      • year = 2001,
      • volume = 39,
      • number = 10,
      • pages = {2298--2306},
      • publisher = {IEEE}
      • }
  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Method and System for Binarization of Biometric Data"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony; Nagar, Bbhishek
      Patent No.: 8,634,606
      Issue Date: Jan 21, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Securely Determining Manhattan Distances"
      Inventors: Sun, Wei; Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,631,053
      Issue Date: Jan 14, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Embedding Messages into Structured Shapes"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony; Das, Samarjit
      Patent No.: 8,630,444
      Issue Date: Jan 14, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Privacy-Preserving Computation of Edit Distance of Symbol Sequences"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei
      Patent No.: 8,625,782
      Issue Date: Jan 7, 2014
    • Title: "Method and System for Managing a Hierarchy of Passwords"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony; Wang, Yige; Yedidia, Jonathan S.
      Patent No.: 8,495,379
      Issue Date: Jul 23, 2013
    • Title: "Secure Multi-Party Computation of Normalized Sum-Type Functions"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei; Wang, Ye
      Patent No.: 8,473,537
      Issue Date: Jun 25, 2013
    • Title: "Method and System for Authenticating Reliable Biometric Data"
      Inventors: Wang, Yige; Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,433,920
      Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
    • Title: "Privacy-Preserving Probabilistic Inference Based on Hidden Markov Models"
      Inventors: Sun, Wei; Rane, Shantanu D.
      Patent No.: 8,433,893
      Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
    • Title: "Privacy-Preserving Probabilistic Inference Based on Hidden Markov Models"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei; Pathak, Manas A; Ramakrishnan, Bhiksha R.
      Patent No.: 8,433,892
      Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Distributed Source Coding of Wavelet Coefficients in Zerotrees"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Wang, Yige; Boufounos, Petros T.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,428,379
      Issue Date: Apr 23, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Embedding Messages into Documents Using DistanceFields"
      Inventors: Perry, Ronald N.; Rane, Shantanu D.; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,427,509
      Issue Date: Apr 23, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Determining Functions Applied to Signals"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,416,955
      Issue Date: Apr 9, 2013
    • Title: "Privacy-Preserving Probabilistic Inference Based on Hidden Markov Models"
      Inventors: Sun, Wei; Rane, Shantanu D.
      Patent No.: 8,402,263
      Issue Date: Mar 19, 2013
    • Title: "Differentially Private Aggregate Classifier for Multiple Databases"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Pathak, Manas A
      Patent No.: 8,375,030
      Issue Date: Feb 12, 2013
    • Title: "Method for Determining Functions Applied to Signals"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,311,213
      Issue Date: Nov 13, 2012
    • Title: "Secure Similarity Verification Between Encrypted Signals"
      Inventors: Rane, Shantanu D.; Sun, Wei; Vetro, Anthony
      Patent No.: 8,249,250
      Issue Date: Aug 21, 2012
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