Dr. Ramalingam Chellappa

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland

Dr. Rama Chellappa
"I am fortunate to have studied computer vision and pattern recognition under outstanding professors such as Profs. Kashyap (my advisor), Huang, Fu, and Fukunaga. I also learned how to be a scholar, a teacher and a mentor by observing their work ethic and commitment. The Purdue ECE department continues the tradition of exceptional engineering research and education and I am deeply honored and humbled by the OECE recognition accorded to me by the ECE faculty."
Rama Chellappa is a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland. He received his MSEE and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1978 and 1981 respectively.

During the last 29 years, he has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has co-authored and edited books on MRFs, face and gait recognition and collected works on image processing and analysis. His current research interests are face and gait analysis, markerless motion capture, 3D modeling from video, image and video-based recognition and exploitation, compressive sensing, and hyper spectral processing. Chellappa served as the associate editor of four IEEE Transactions and as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He is serving a two-year term as the President of IEEE Biometrics Council.

Chellappa has received several research and teaching awards and recognition from IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Computer Society, the International Association of Pattern Recognition and the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the International Association for Pattern Recognition and the Optical Society of America.