Rama Chellappa is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Minta Martin Professor of Engineering.
Since 1991, he has been a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliate professor of computer science. He is also affiliated with the Center for Automation Research and previously served as its director. In 2005, he was named a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was an assistant (1981-1986), an associate professor (1986-1991) and director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (1988-1990) at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.
Over the last 29 years, he has published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has co-authored and edited books on MRFs, face and gait recognition and collected works on image processing and analysis. His current research interests are face and gait analysis, markerless motion capture, 3-D modeling from video, image and video-based recognition and exploitation and hyper spectral processing.
He has received several awards, including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, four IBM Faculty Development Awards, an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering at USC, two paper awards from the International Association of Pattern Recognition, Society, Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Computer Society. At the University of Maryland, he was elected as a Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow, a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering, an Outstanding Innovator Award from the Office of Technology Commercialization and an Outstanding GEMSTONE Mentor Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the International Association for Pattern Recognition, and Optical Society of America.
Chellappa served as the associate editor for four IEEE Transactions, as a co-editor-in-chief of Graphical Models and Image Processing, and as an editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has also served as a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and as its Vice President of Awards and Membership. He has been the technical program chair for several IEEE international and national conferences and workshops. He is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society and served a two-year term as a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
He received his B.E. (Hons.) degree from the University of Madras, India, in 1975 and M.E. (Distinction) degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1977. He also holds M.S.E.E. (1978) and doctorate degrees (1981) in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
2012. Dictionary-based Face Recognition Under Variable Lighting and Pose. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. PP(99):1-1.
2012. A Blur-robust Descriptor with Applications to Face Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. PP(99):1-1.
2012. Gradient-based Image Recovery Methods from Incomplete Fourier Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. PP(99):1-1.
2011. Illumination robust dictionary-based face recognition. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). :777-780.
2011. Silhouette-based gesture and action recognition via modeling trajectories on Riemannian shape manifolds. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 115(3):439-455.
2011. Component-based restoration of speckled images. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). :2797-2800.
2011. ON THE ESTIMATION OF 3D HUMAN BODY MODELS AND POSE FROM MULTIPLE CAMERAS. EMERGING TOPICS IN COMPUTER VISION AND ITS APPLICATIONS. :3-25.
2011. P2C2: Programmable pixel compressive camera for high speed imaging. 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). :329-336.
2011. Remote identification of faces: Problems, prospects, and progress. Pattern Recognition Letters.
2011. Entropy rate superpixel segmentation. 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). :2097-2104.
2011. Blurring-invariant Riemannian metrics for comparing signals and images. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). :1770-1775.
2011. Towards view-invariant expression analysis using analytic shape manifolds. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops (FG 2011). :306-313.
2011. Sparse dictionary-based representation and recognition of action attributes. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). :707-714.
2011. Recent advances in age and height estimation from still images and video. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops (FG 2011). :91-96.
2011. Domain adaptation for object recognition: An unsupervised approach. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV). :999-1006.
2011. A Fast Bilinear Structure from Motion Algorithm Using a Video Sequence and Inertial Sensors. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 33(1):186-193.
2011. The evolution of stochastic grammars for representation and recognition of activities in videos. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCV Workshops). :688-688.
2011. Distributed Sensing and Processing for Multi-Camera Networks. Distributed Video Sensor NetworksDistributed Video Sensor Networks. :85-101.
2011. Statistical Computations on Grassmann and Stiefel Manifolds for Image and Video-Based Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 33(11):2273-2286.
2011. Image and Video-Based Biometrics. Visual Analysis of HumansVisual Analysis of Humans. :437-454.
2011. Example-Driven Manifold Priors for Image Deconvolution. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 20(11):3086-3096.
2011. Tracking and Identification via Object Reflectance Using a Hyperspectral Video Camera. Machine Vision Beyond Visible SpectrumMachine Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum. 1:201-219.
2011. Sparsity-motivated automatic target recognition. Applied OpticsAppl. Opt.. 50(10):1425-1433.
2011. Synthesis-based recognition of low resolution faces. 2011 International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB). :1-6.
2011. Face Detection. Visual Analysis of HumansVisual Analysis of Humans. :71-90.
2011. Special Issue on Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 21(10):1349-1352.
2011. Face Tracking and Recognition in Video. Handbook of Face RecognitionHandbook of Face Recognition. :323-351.
2011. Method and system for markerless motion capture using multiple cameras. 11/937,834(8023726)
2011. Advances in Video-Based Biometrics. Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics. 83:183-203.
2011. Face tracking in low resolution videos under illumination variations. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). :781-784.
2011. Variable remapping of images from very different sources. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). :1501-1504.
2010. Sparse representations and Random Projections for robust and cancelable biometrics. Control Automation Robotics Vision (ICARCV), 2010 11th International Conference on. :1-6.
2010. PADS: A Probabilistic Activity Detection Framework for Video Data. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 32(12):2246-2261.
2010. Robust RVM regression using sparse outlier model. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on. :1887-1894.
2010. Secure and robust iris recognition using random projections and sparse representations. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. (99):1-1.
2010. Fast directional chamfer matching. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on. :1696-1703.
2010. Large-scale matrix factorization with missing data under additional constraints. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 23:1642-1650.
2010. Special Section on Distributed Camera Networks: Sensing, Processing, Communication, and Implementation. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 19(10):2513-2515.
2010. Group motion segmentation using a Spatio-Temporal Driving Force Model. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on. :2038-2045.
2010. Aligning Spatio-Temporal Signals on a Special Manifold. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6315:547-560.
2010. Pose-robust albedo estimation from a single image. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on. :2683-2690.
2010. Articulation-Invariant Representation of Non-planar Shapes. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6313:286-299.
2010. Pose estimation in heavy clutter using a multi-flash camera. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on. :2028-2035.
2010. Automatic target recognition based on simultaneous sparse representation. Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on. :1377-1380.
2010. Sparsity inspired automatic target recognition. Proceedings of SPIE. 7696(1):76960Q-76960Q-8-76960Q-76960Q-8.
2010. Comment-Gait-Based Human Recognition by Classification of Cyclostationary Processes on Nonlinear Shape Manifolds. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 102(480):1126-1126.
2010. Evaluation of state-of-the-art algorithms for remote face recognition. Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on. :1581-1584.
2010. Multiscale directional filtering of noisy InSAR phase images. Proceedings of SPIE. 7703(1):770308-770308-9-770308-770308-9.
2010. Semantic Video Content Analysis. Video Search and MiningVideo Search and Mining. 287:147-176.
2010. Recognizing offensive strategies from football videos. Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on. :4585-4588.
2010. The role of geometry in age estimation. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). :946-949.
2010. Applications of a Simple Characterization of Human Gait in Surveillance. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on. 40(4):1009-1020.
2010. Robust regression using sparse learning for high dimensional parameter estimation problems. Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010 IEEE International Conference on. :3846-3849.
2010. Robust Height Estimation of Moving Objects From Uncalibrated Videos. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 19(8):2221-2232.
2010. A Learning Approach Towards Detection and Tracking of Lane Markings. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. PP(99):1-12.
2010. Online Empirical Evaluation of Tracking Algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 32(8):1443-1458.
2010. Face Recognition by Computers and Humans. Computer. 43(2):46-55.
2010. An Efficient and Robust Algorithm for Shape Indexing and Retrieval. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 12(5):372-385.
2010. Adaptive Threshold Estimation via Extreme Value Theory. Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 58(2):490-500.
2010. Video Metrology Using a Single Camera. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 32(7):1329-1335.
2010. Statistical Analysis on Manifolds and Its Applications to Video Analysis. Video Search and MiningVideo Search and Mining. 287:115-144.
2010. Compressed Synthetic Aperture Radar. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 4(2):244-254.
2010. Moving vistas: Exploiting motion for describing scenes. 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). :1911-1918.
2010. Advances in Video-Based Human Activity Analysis: Challenges and Approaches. Advances in ComputersAdvances in Computers. Volume 80:237-290.
2010. Tracking via object reflectance using a hyperspectral video camera. 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW). :44-51.