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Distinguished Lecture Series 2015/16 - Prof. Vijayakumar Bhagavatula
Prof. Vijayakumar Bhagavatula from Carnegie Mellon University visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “New Correlation Filter Designs and Applications” on 22 June 2016. Prof. Bhagavatula provided an overview of correlation filter designs and applications, with particular emphasis on these more recent advances. The lecture was well received. Prof. Bhagavatula also shared his research experience and insights with research postgraduate students.
Prof. Vijayakumar (“Kumar”) Bhagavatula received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh and since 1982, he has been a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at CMU where he is now the U.A. & Helen Whitaker Professor of ECE and the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering. He served as the Associate Head of the ECE Department and also as its Acting Department Head. Professor Kumar's research interests include Pattern Recognition and Coding and Signal Processing for Data Storage Systems and for Digital Communications. He has authored or co-authored over 600 technical papers, twenty book chapters and one book entitled Correlation Pattern Recognition. He served as a Topical Editor for Applied Optics and as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security. Professor Kumar is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SPIE, a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA) and a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).