Dr.  Sharath Pankanti Digital Library

Based in Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
Sharath Pankanti


Sharath Pankanti IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (sharat@us.ibm.com). Dr. Pankanti is a Research Staff Member in the Software Research Department at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center.  He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering Pune in 1984,  M.Tech in Computer Science from  Hyderabad Central University in 1988 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Michigan State University in 1995. He joined IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 1995 as a postdoctoral fellow  and later in 1996 became Research Staff Member. He is manager of Exploratory Computer Vision Group at T J Watson Research Center since 2008.  He has led a number of safety, productivity, and security focused projects involving biometrics-, multi-sensor surveillance, rail-safety, driver assistance technologies that entail object/event modeling, detection and recognition from information provided by static and moving sensors/cameras. He is an author or co-author of more than 50 patents and more than 70 technical papers.  Dr. Pankanti  is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and  a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Pankanti has co-edited the first comprehensive book on biometrics, “Biometrics: Personal Identification” Kluwer, 1999 and co-authored, “A Guide to Biometrics”, Springer 2004. For more information:  http://www.research.ibm.com/ecvg.

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  • Actionable Video Content Summarization: Lessons from Practical Case Studies
    For the first time in the history of universe, the video data generated by humans has exceeds all other forms of the data. While no one denies the utility of the information hidden within...
  • Biometrics
    The determination of identity can be accomplished by three generic means. Conventionally, an exclusive possession (either a physical, e.g., key or electronic, e.g., cookie), knowledge (e.g.,...
  • Multi-media Compliance: A practical paradigm for managing business integrity
    In virtually every business context there is a need to establish some form of monitoring system to ensure that employees comply with business processes and policies. Compliance failures range from...
  • Public Sector Surveillance
    Situation awareness is the key to security. Awareness requires information that spans multiple scales of space and time. The increasing need for sophisticated surveillance systems and the move to...
  • Retail video analytics
    The retail industry grosses trillions of USD revenue annually worldwide and provides numerous opportunities for innovation to facilitate real-world business operations. Applications include: loss...

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