Venu Govindaraju

Venu Govindaraju

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 Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His research focus is on machine learning and pattern recognition in the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. Prof. Govindaraju has co-authored over 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 has been a Principal or Co-Investigator of sponsored projects funded for about $65 million dollars. Prof. Govindaraju has supervised the dissertations of 30 doctoral students. He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals. Prof. Govindaraju is a Fellow of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), the IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition), and the SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics). He is recipient of the 2004 MIT Global Indus Technovator award and the 2010 IEEE Technical Achievement award.

Affiliations and Expertise

University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY, USA