• Jun 8, 1949
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

A scientist and entrepreneur whose decades-long career has spanned several universities and startup companies, he is best known for founding the company Virage and working on some of the early visual information retrieval systems. In addition, he was the founder of IEEE Multimedia. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India and has a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India. A researcher, entrepreneur, and teacher, he founded and directed Artificial Intelligence and Visual Information Systems Labs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, San Diego. Also, as Chairman of ACM SIG Multimedia, he was the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Multimedia magazine and at present serves on the editorial boards of several magazines. He has been elected Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR, AAAI, and SPIE. He has published over 250 research papers in scientific journals and conferences. Currently, he is a Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine. His latest research is focused on "Experiential Computing" - see Communications of ACM, July, 2003, pp. 48–55. Other companies he founded are: PRAJA Inc., ImageWare Inc., solutions for surface modeling and reverse engineering; and SEraja Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Among the List of Publications he has authored or co-authored are: “Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia”, MUM 2011, Beijing, China, December 7-9, 2011 ACM 2011, with Qionghai Dai, Xiangyang Ji and Matthias Kranz; “Managing Event Information: Modeling, Retrieval, and Applications”, Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2011, with Amarnath Gupta; “Modeling and Representing Events In Multimedia”, ACM Multimedia 2011: 613-614, with Vasileios Mezaris, Ansgar Scherp, Mohan S. Kankanhalli, Huiyu Zhou, Jianguo Zhang, Liang Wang and Zhengyou Zhang; and “Collaborative Online Learning Of User Generated Content”, CIKM 2011: 285-290, with Guangxia Li, Kuiyu Chang, Steven C. H. Hoi and Wenting Liu.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jun 8, 1949
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Developer of some of the early visual information retrieval systems; as well as Founder and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Visual Information Systems Labs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, San Diego
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