Rangachar Kasturi

R. Kasturi

Douglas W. Hood Professor

ENC 3501
(813) 974-3561
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Rangachar Kasturi received his BE (Electrical) degree from Bangalore University, India in 1968 and MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Tech University in 1980 and 1982, respectively. He was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University during 1982-2003 and was a Fulbright Scholar during 1999. Dr. Kasturi served as the President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) during 2002-04 and as the President of the IEEE Computer Society during 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. He was a Fulbright scholar during 1999.

Research Interests:
His research interests are in computer vision and pattern recognition. He is an author of the textbook, Machine Vision, and has published numerous papers and research reference books. He has directed many research projects in document image analysis, video sequence analysis and biometrics. In particular, he is directed a project that evaluates research progress in detection and tracking of faces, people, text, and vehicles in video sequences.

Teaching Interests:
Logic Design
Computer Vision
Pattern Recognition

PhD in Texas Tech University, Electrical Engineering (1982)
MS in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University (1980)
B.E. in Electrical, Bangalore University, India (1968)

Honors and Awards: 
• Fellow, IEEE, 1996
• Fellow, IAPR, 1996
• Fulbright Scholar, 1999
• Penn State Engineering Society Premier Research Award, 2002
• Commencement Speaker, International Institute of Information Technology, India, 2009
• IEEE Computer Society's Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award, 2015

Key Activities:
• Editor-in-Chief, Machine Vision and Applications Journal, 1993-94
• Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 1995-98
• General Co-Chair, International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, 1999
• General Co-Chair, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2001
• Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2002
• President, IAPR, 2002-04
• Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, 2003-07
• President, IEEE Computer Society, 2008
• General Co-Chair, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, 2008
• Member, Board of Governors, Computing Research Association, 2009-12