Sudeep Sarkar awarded William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award

September 30, 2017 

Sudeep Sarkar

Dr. Sudeep Sarkar, Department Head and Professor at the USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was recently selected as a recipient of the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award by the Florida Education Fund. After reviewing a nomination made by Earnest E. Hansley, the committee for the award unanimously agreed on the award.

As an honoree, Dr. Sarkar will receive a plaque and a monetary award for his outstanding contribution to the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program at an Awards and Induction Ceremony on October 15, 2017.

Dr. Sudeep Sarkar is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, on a University Presidential Fellowship, from the Ohio State University. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 1994, the USF Teaching Incentive Program Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence in 1997, the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1998, and the Theodore and Venette Askounes-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR); and a charter member and member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He has 25 year expertise in computer vision and pattern recognition algorithms and systems, holds three U.S. patents and has published high-impact journal and conference papers.