About the Director
Dr. Venu Govindaraju
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors. He received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1986, and his Ph.D. from UB in 1992. His research focus is on machine learning and pattern recognition in the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics.
Dr. Govindaraju has co-authored about 400 refereed scientific papers. His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. He was also the prime technical lead responsible for technology transfer to the Postal Services in US, Australia, and UK. He has been a Principal or Co-Investigator of sponsored projects funded for about 65 million dollars. He has supervised the dissertations of 30 doctoral students. He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium.
IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award WinnerFriday, 04 March 2016 11:05
Dr. Govindaraju named NAI FellowTuesday, 15 December 2015 08:35
Computing Research that Changed the WorldTuesday, 15 December 2015 16:25
Multilingual OCRTuesday, 15 December 2015 16:18
Deceit DetectionTuesday, 15 December 2015 15:48
CUBS Reaches 30 PhD GraduatesSunday, 15 November 2015 00:00
Recent News Highlights
- [May 2016] Congratulations to Devansh Arpit, Yingbo Zhou, Bhargava U. Kota, and Hung Ngo for their publications in the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning.
- Dr. Govindaraju Named NAI Fellow
- Dr. Govindaraju Named IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award Winner
- Milestone: 30 PhD Graduates as Major Advisor - Dr. Govindaraju