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CUBS Reaches 30 PhD Graduates

Dr. Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is the founding director of the Center for Unied Biometrics and Sensors. His research focus is on machine learning and pattern recognition applied to the the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. He has co-authored over 400 refereed scientic papers and his seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. This work has been recognized as one of the most successful applications of Machine Learning in the development of a real-time engineered system. He is a recipient of numerous peer honors and has been elevated to the Fellow grade of prestigious societies such as ACM, IEEE, AAAS, IAPR, and SPIE.

Dr. Govindaraju has been able to consistently attract and fund the brightest and most talented students and provide them with the opportunity of working on exciting research topics in document recognition and other language technologies as well as biometrics. His students have moved on to academic tenure-track positions as well as positions at top technological companies such as Google, Yahoo Research, eBay Fujitsu, Siemens and Raytheon BBN Technologies. His keen desire to mentor and nurture motivated students has resulted in his graduating 30 doctoral students over the last 15 years, a remarkable record that we are proud to celebrate.