Jitendra Malik

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Jitendra Malik
Born1960 (age 58–59)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityIndia Indian
United States American
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur (1980, B.Tech)
Stanford University (1985, PhD)
Known forComputer vision
AwardsAllen Newell Award (2016)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Doctoral advisorThomas Binford
Doctoral students

Jitendra Malik is the Arthur J. Chick Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the[1] University of California, Berkeley.[2] He is known for his research in computer vision.

Academic Biography[edit]

Malik was born in Mathura, India in 1960. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 1980 and the PhD degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1985. In January 1986, he joined the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently the Arthur J. Chuck Professor in the Computer Science Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.[2] He is also on the faculty of the department of Bioengineering, and the Cognitive Science and Vision Science groups.[2] During 2002-2004 he served as the Chair of the Computer Science Division and during 2004-2006 as the Department Chair of EECS.[2] He serves on the advisory board of Microsoft Research India, and on the Governing Body of IIIT Bangalore.[3]


Prof. Malik's research group has worked on many different topics in computer vision, computational modeling of human vision, computer graphics and the analysis of biological images, resulting in more than 400 research papers and 40 PhD dissertations.[4] Several well-known concepts and algorithms arose in this research, such as anisotropic diffusion, normalized cuts, high dynamic range imaging, and shape context. According to Google Scholar, the number of citations is over 125,000 with h-index of 107 and i10-index of 231, over 15 of his papers have received more than a thousand citations each,[5] and he is one of ISI's Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering.[6]

He received the gold medal for the best graduating student in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1980 and a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989.[2] At UC Berkeley, he was selected for the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000,[7] a Miller Research Professorship in 2001,[8] and appointed to be the Arthur J. Chick Professor in 2002.[2] He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur in 2008.[2] He was awarded the Longuet-Higgins Prize for a contribution that has stood the test of time twice, in 2007 and in 2008. He is a fellow of the IEEE,[9] the ACM,[10] the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[11] and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.[12] In 2013 he received the PAMI-TC Distinguished Researcher Award[13] and in 2016 the ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award.[14] He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.[15]


  1. ^ "Here is a non-comprehensive list of the best co... - computer science information - Quora". news-computer-science.quora.com. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Biography from UC Berkeley EECS Faculty Homepages, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  3. ^ IIIT-B Governing Body, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  4. ^ Jitendra Malik’s Home Page, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  5. ^ Google Scholar citations for Jitendra Malik, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  6. ^ ISI Highly Cited Researchers, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  7. ^ UC Berkeley EECS Teaching Awards, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  8. ^ Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine, past and present Miller professors, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  9. ^ IEEE Fellows Directory, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  10. ^ ACM Fellows, United States, 2008
  11. ^ 2013 AAAS Fellows
  12. ^ NAE Elects 68 Members and Nine Foreign Associates, Release Date: 8 February 2011.
  13. ^ ICCV 2013 Awards, retrieved 2014-03-22.
  14. ^ "ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award". ACM Awards. ACM. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  15. ^ 15 UC scholars elected to National Academy of Sciences, University of California Newsroom, April 28, 2015, accessed 2018-09-03.

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