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Rangachar Kasturi

Rangachar Kasturi

Douglas W. Hood Professor

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Rangachar Kasturi
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Biography:
Rangachar Kasturi received his BE (Electrical) degree from Bangalore University, India in 1968 and MSEE and PhD 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 - 2004 and as the President of the IEEE Computer Society during 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. 

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; biometrics

Education:
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University (1982)
MS in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University (1980)
BE in Electrical Engineering, Bangalore University, India (1968)

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