Venu Govindaraju

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Venu Govindaraju
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Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University at Buffalo
Personal details
Born (1964-06-17) June 17, 1964 (age 54)
Vijayawada, India
Alma materIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science and Engineering
Pattern Recognition
Machine Learning
Hand Writing Recognition
InstitutionsUniversity at Buffalo
Doctoral students35

Venu Govindaraju (born June 17, 1964) is an Indian-American academic who has conducted research in the fields of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. He has now shifted from research to administration and presently serves as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development [1][2]. He was previously named a SUNY Distinguished Professor[3] of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.


Govindaraju received his undergraduate degree with honors (BTech) in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in 1986 and his Master's and PhD[4] degrees in Computer Science in 1988 and 1992 from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.


Govindaraju is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery,[5] the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers),[6] the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science),[7] the IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition),[8] and the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics).[9]

He is the recipient of the 2001 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition Young Investigator award,[10] the 2004 MIT Global Indus Technovator Award,[11] the 2010 IEEE Technical Achievement Award,[12] the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2014), and the 2015 IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award.[13] He was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015.[14]

Research career[edit]

Govindaraju was the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) and has remained Director of CUBS since its inception in 2003. He has edited six books, has six issued patents and numerous publications which are listed in the detailed CV in the academic homepage the link for which is in the section "External links".


  1. ^ "Venu Govindaraju - Vice President Research and Economic Development - University at Buffalo".
  2. ^ "Govindaraju named VP for research and economic development".
  3. ^ "Govindaraju named SUNY Distinguished Professor - University at Buffalo".
  4. ^ "Venugopal Govindaraju - The Mathematics Genealogy Project".
  5. ^ "Venu Govindaraju".
  6. ^ "IEEE Fellows Directory - Search Results".
  7. ^ "AAAS Fellow".
  8. ^, Conbrio Design, Buffalo, NY -. "IAPR - IAPR Fellows".
  9. ^ "SPIE Fellow".
  10. ^, Conbrio Design, Buffalo, NY -. "IAPR - IAPR Awards".
  11. ^ "Global Indus Technovator Awards".
  12. ^ "Venu Govindaraju • IEEE Computer Society".
  13. ^ "".
  14. ^ Inventors, National Academy of. "National Academy of Inventors Announces 2015 NAI Fellows".

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