Narendra Ahuja

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Narendra Ahuja
Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park
BITS Pilani
Known forFace detection, Motion planning, Pattern Recognition
AwardsIEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1999)
IEEE Fellow (1992)
ACM Fellow (1996)
Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984)
AAAI Fellow (1992)
SPIE Technology Achievement Award (1998)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science, Computer vision, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
ThesisMosaic Models for Image Analysis and Synthesis (1979)
Doctoral advisorAzriel Rosenfeld
Doctoral studentsDorothea Blostein

Narendra Ahuja is an Indian-American computer scientist and the Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. His research primarily concerns computer vision and pattern recognition.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Ahuja earned a bachelor's degree in 1972 from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India. He earned a master's degree in 1974 from the Indian Institute of Science, and completed a Ph.D. in computer science in 1979 from the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Azriel Rosenfeld.[1] In addition to his work at the University of Illinois, he was founding director of the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad from 1999 to 2002.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Ahuja was the 1998 recipient of the SPIE Technology Achievement Award,[2] and the 1999 recipient of the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award "for contributions to computer vision and image processing".[3] The professional societies in which he is a fellow include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Association for Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Association for Pattern Recognition, and International Society for Optical Engineering.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Ahuja, Narendra, "Narendra Ahuja Biography, Beckman Institute", Illinois Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory, University of Illinois, retrieved 3 March 2018
  2. ^ SPIE Technology Achievement Award, retrieved 2017-06-17
  3. ^ IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Recipients (PDF), IEEE, archived from the original (PDF) on 24 November 2010, retrieved 20 March 2021

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