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Chellappa named 2013 ACM Fellow

Chellappa named 2013 ACM Fellow

ECE Department Chair and Minta Martin Professor of Engineering Rama Chellappa
ECE Department Chair and Minta Martin Professor of Engineering Rama Chellappa

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chair Rama Chellappa (ECE/CS/UMIACS/CFAR) was named a 2013 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was recognized for contributions to image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition.

Chellappa’s research areas include signal and image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, multi-dimension stochastic processes, statistical interference, image analysis, robust and secure biometrics, and artificial intelligence in computer vision.

ACM has recognized 50 of its members for their contributions to computing that are driving innovations across multiple domains and disciplines.  The 2013 ACM Fellows,  from the world’s leading universities, corporations, and research labs, have achieved advances in computing research and development that are accelerating the digital revolution and impacting every dimension of how we live, work, and play…worldwide.

ACM President Vinton G. Cerf celebrated the impact of innovations achieved by this year’s ACM Fellows. "We recognize these scientists and engineers, creators and builders, theorists and practitioners who are making a difference in our lives," he said.  "They’re enabling us to listen, learn, calculate, and communicate in ways that underscore the benefits of the digital age.  Their advances have led to opportunities for improved healthcare, enhanced security, expanded interactions, and enriched lifestyles.  Some recipients have also led efforts to extend computing across continents and countries including Brazil, China, and Germany."

ACM will formally recognize the 2013 Fellows at its annual Awards Banquet on June 21, 2014, in San Francisco. Additional information about the ACM 2013 Fellows, as well as previous ACM Fellows and award winners is available on the ACM Awards site.

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December 12, 2013


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"We recognize these scientists and engineers, creators and builders, theorists and practitioners who are making a difference in our lives," he said.  "They’re enabling us to listen, learn, calculate, and communicate in ways that underscore the benefits of the digital age.  Their advances have led to opportunities for improved healthcare, enhanced security, expanded interactions, and enriched lifestyles."

Vinton G. Cerf, ACM President



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