Clark School Home UMD
ECE

News Story

Chellappa Receives IBM Faculty Award

Chellappa Receives IBM Faculty Award

Professor Rama Chellappa
Professor Rama Chellappa

Professor Rama Chellappa (ECE/UMIACS) has been selected to receive a 2006 IBM Faculty Award. The award, worth $15,000, is highly competitive and is offered in recognition of the quality of faculty programs and their importance to industry.

Chellappa, who previously received an IBM Faculty Development Award, is currently conducting research in face recognition technology, and will collaborate with IBM researchers in the area of multi-modal biometrics. IBM researchers, who have done much in the area of fingerprint-based user authentication, will work with Chellappa on developing automatic human authentication systems, using both face and fingerprint recognition. This research is highly relevant to the US-VISIT program, which collects both face images and fingerprints for future passports.

IBM Faculty Awards are offered annually, and are renewable by IBM. For more information about the IBM Faculty Awards program, visit the IBM website.

July 13, 2006


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

Mayergoyz and McAvoy Publish Unique Text on Electric Power Engineering

UMD Startup Shell Kicks Off Launch Campaign for Innovation Fund

Engineering systems for mental health work by Espy-Wilson, Resnik, Vaughn-Cooke featured in Newsweek

UMD Cyber Experts Discover Lapses in Heartbleed Bug Fix

Support Engineering Student Initiatives Through Launch UMD

Liu Elected to IEEE Board of Directors

Clark School Alumnus Kub Honored for LED Material Innovation

News Resources

Return to Newsroom
Search News
Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk
Faculty Experts