Baba Vemuri, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Florida Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has received the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award. Vemuri is 1 of 4 recipients of this year’s the award.
“Just as for all researchers, it is also satisfying for me to be recognized by my peer community and this provides the necessary impetus to forge forward with my research program,” Vemuri said.
Vemuri is the director of the laboratory for Computer Vision, Graphics and Medical Imaging (CVGMI) at UF which focuses on researching key disciplines that support these areas. He joined CISE in 1987 after receiving his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also an affiliate professor in the UF Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
His research interests include medical image computing, computer vision, machine learning, information geometry and applied mathematics. For the last several years, his research work has primarily focused on information geometric methods.
Vemuri received the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1988 and the Whitaker Foundation Award in 1994. He has received several best paper awards at various International Conferences and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Association for Computing Machinery.