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Ramalingam Chellappa Receives IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
IEEE Life Fellow Ramalingam Chellappa has received this year’s IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal “for contributions to image and video processing, especially applications to face recognition.” A pioneer in developing image, video, and multidimensional signal processing theory and methods for solving image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition problems, Chellappa has profoundly affected the development of systems for face recognition and verification, image and video synthesis and analytics, real-time action detection, and active authentication. He developed groundbreaking parameter estimation and neighborhood selection rules for Markov random field (MRF) models and developed algorithms for image restoration, texture analysis, and segmentation using MRFs. His linear discriminant analysis-based algorithm pioneered discriminative methods for training face recognition systems.
Chellappa is a Distinguished University Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
The IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal was established in 1995 and is sponsored by Texas Instruments, Inc.
This year, in light of the global health emergency and pervasive travel restrictions, IEEE made the difficult decision not to hold the in-person IEEE Honors Ceremony. Instead, Chellappa and the other 22 diverse 2020 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients will be honored in a series of online promotions.
Plans are being made to recognize the 2020 recipients at the 2021 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & Honors Ceremony.
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