| Venu Govindaraju|| University at Buffalo|
| June 17, 1964
Vijayawada, India (1964-06-17) |
USA (Naturalized: 2000)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
33 (Graduation year in parentheses) Y. Zhou, A. Shivram, C. Ramaiah, G. Kumar (2015); U. Porwal (2014); M. Malgireddy (2013); X. Cheng, S. Wshah (2012); R. Rodriguez, D. You (2011); X. Peng, A. Bhardwaj, A. O. Thomas (2010); J. Li, I. Nwogu (2009); Z. Zhang, H. Cao, F. Farooq, P. Mansukhani, R. Yampolisky, A. Rusu (2008); C. Wu, S. Kompalli, R. Milewski (2007); S. Tulyakov (2006); T. Jea, H. Lei (2005); A. Teredesai (2003); H. Xue (2002); I. Krassimir (2000); J. Park* (2000); S. Madhvanath* (1997); G. Kim* (1996) (*=co-advised)
Handwriting Recognition, Biometrics
Fellow National Academy of Inventors (2015), IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award (2015), Fellow ACM, Fellow IEEE, Fellow AAAS, Fellow IAPR, Fellow SPIE, IIT Distinguished Alumnus Awardee (2014), IEEE Technical Achievement Award (2010), MIT Global Indus Technovator Award (2004), ICDAR Young Investigator Award (2001).
Computer Science, Engineering, Pattern recognition, Machine learning
University at Buffalo
Venu Govindaraju Wikipedia
Venu Govindaraju (born June 17, 1964) is an Indian-American computer scientist and educator whose primary contributions have been to the fields of machine learning and pattern recognition as applied to the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. He is the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.
Govindaraju received his undergraduate degree with honors (BTech) in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in 1986 and his Master's and PhD degrees in Computer Science in 1988 and 1992 from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.
Govindaraju is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), the IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition), and the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics).
He is the recipient of the 2001 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition Young Investigator award, the 2004 MIT Global Indus Technovator Award, the 2010 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2014), and the 2015 IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award. He was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015.
Govindaraju is the Associate Director of the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) since 1995 and the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) since its inception in 2003. He has edited six books, has six issued patents and numerous publications which are listed in the detailed CV in the academic homepage the link for which is in the section "External links".
Govindaraju has served on the editorial board of 10 journals including 3 IEEE transactions (IEEE-T-PAMI IEEE-T-SMC, IEEE-T-IFS) and IEEE Access. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium and has been the General (Co)Chair at 12 conferences/workshops including International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), Program (Co) Chair in 14 conferences/workshops including Biometrics: Theory, Algorithms and Systems (BTAS). Govindaraju was an invited speaker at the NRC Intelligence Committee Workshop on Science & Tech Investments where he presented on the topic of “Accelerated Discovery in the Era of Scientific Information Overload”. He has been on the advisory board of the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, EngageClick Inc., Copanion Inc., and the International Graphonomics Society. He has served as President of the IEEE Biometrics Council (2015–2017).