Baba C. Vemuri
received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the
University of Texas at Austin. Currently, he is a Distinguished
University Professor in the Department of Computer and Information
Sciences and Engineering and holds the Wilson and Marie Collins
professorship of Engineering at the University of Florida. He holds
affiliate appointments in the Department of Statistics, ECE and BME at
the University of Florida. His research interests include Geometric
Deep Learning, Geometric Statistics, Medical Image Computing, Computer
Vision, Machine Learning and Information Geometry.
For the last several years, his research work has primarily focused on statistical analysis of manifold-valued data with applications to Medical Image Computing and Computer Vision. Along this theme, he has been developing algorithms for the recursive computation of statistics on Riemannian manifolds pertinent to manifold-valued data sets e.g., diffusion magnetic resonance images (dMRI), manifold of linear subspaces (Grassmann manifold) etc. His research team has developed novel methods for 3D image segmentation, unimodal and multimodal image (rigid+nonrigid) registration, nonrigid registration of 3D point sets, metric learning, dictionary learning and large margin classifiers. He has published over 200 fully refereed articles in journals and conference proceedings on: Geometric Statistics, Medical Image Computing, Computer Vision, Graphics, and Applied Mathematics. He received the US National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (NSF RIA) in 1988 and the Whitaker Foundation Award in 1994. He has received, several best paper awards at various International Conferences (including 3 times best poster presentation award at the biennial International Conf. on Information Processing in Medical Imaging - IPMI'01,'05 and '21), the IEEE Edward J McCluskey Technical Achievement Award (2017) for, "pioneering and sustaining contributions to Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis." He is a Fellow of the IEEE (2001) and the ACM (2009). In 2015, he was awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Mentorship Award from the Herbert Wertheim College of Enginnering at UFL.
He served as a program chair for several conferences including the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2007). He served as an area chair and a program committee member of several IEEE conferences. He was an associate editor for several journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence --TPAMI, (from 1992 to 1996), the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging -- TMI, (from 1997 to 2003) and the journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (from 2000-2010). He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Information Geometry, Medical Image Analysis (MedIA) and is an honororay board member of the Intl. Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).