|Born||1960 (age 58–59)|
|Nationality|| Indian |
|Alma mater||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (1980, B.Tech)|
Stanford University (1985, PhD)
|Known for||Computer vision|
|Awards||Allen Newell Award (2016)|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
|Doctoral advisor||Thomas Binford|
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. He is also on the faculty of the department of Bioengineering, and the Cognitive Science and Vision Science groups. During 2002-2004 he served as the Chair of the Computer Science Division and during 2004-2006 as the Department Chair of EECS. He serves on the advisory board of Microsoft Research India, and on the Governing Body of IIIT Bangalore.
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. 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, and he is one of ISI's Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering.
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. At UC Berkeley, he was selected for the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000, a Miller Research Professorship in 2001, and appointed to be the Arthur J. Chick Professor in 2002. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur in 2008. 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, the ACM, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In 2013 he received the PAMI-TC Distinguished Researcher Award and in 2016 the ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2015.
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