Dr. Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department Computer Science and Engineering University at Buffalo, USA. Dr. Venu Govindaraju is the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors and the Director, NSF Center for Identiification Technology Research (CITeR). 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. Dr. Govindaraju has supervised the dissertations of 35 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.
AI, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval