Rama Chellappa

Professor
4411 A. V. Williams Building
(301) 405-3656
(301) 314-9115
Education: 
Ph.D., Purdue University (Electrical Engineering)
Special Awards/Honors: 
IAPR Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, University Maryland Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow, University Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Society Award
Biography: 

Rama Chellappa is the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Minta Martin Professor of Engineering.

Since 1991, he has been a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliate professor of computer science. He is also affiliated with the Center for Automation Research and previously served as its director. In 2005, he was named a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was an assistant (1981-1986), an associate professor (1986-1991) and director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute (1988-1990) at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles.

Over the last 29 years, he has published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He has co-authored and edited books on MRFs, face and gait recognition and collected works on image processing and analysis. His current research interests are face and gait analysis, markerless motion capture, 3-D modeling from video, image and video-based recognition and exploitation and hyper spectral processing.

He has received several awards, including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, four IBM Faculty Development Awards, an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Engineering at USC, two paper awards from the International Association of Pattern Recognition, Society, Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Technical Achievement and Meritorious Service Awards from the IEEE Computer Society. At the University of Maryland, he was elected as a Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow, a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering, an Outstanding Innovator Award from the Office of Technology Commercialization and an Outstanding GEMSTONE Mentor Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the International Association for Pattern Recognition, and Optical Society of America.

Chellappa served as the associate editor for four IEEE Transactions, as a co-editor-in-chief of Graphical Models and Image Processing, and as an editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has also served as a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors and as its Vice President of Awards and Membership. He has been the technical program chair for several IEEE international and national conferences and workshops. He is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society and served a two-year term as a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

He received his B.E. (Hons.) degree from the University of Madras, India, in 1975 and M.E. (Distinction) degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1977. He also holds M.S.E.E. (1978) and doctorate degrees (1981) in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Publications

2012


Patel VM, Maleh R, Gilbert AC, Chellappa R.  2012.  Gradient-based Image Recovery Methods from Incomplete Fourier Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. PP(99):1-1.

Patel VM, Wu T, Biswas S, Phillips P, Chellappa R.  2012.  Dictionary-based Face Recognition Under Variable Lighting and Pose. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. PP(99):1-1.

Gopalan R, Taheri S, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2012.  A Blur-robust Descriptor with Applications to Face Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. PP(99):1-1.

2011


Turaga P, Veeraraghavan A, Srivastava A, Chellappa R.  2011.  Statistical Computations on Grassmann and Stiefel Manifolds for Image and Video-Based Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 33(11):2273-2286.

Patel VM, Pillai JK, Chellappa R.  2011.  Image and Video-Based Biometrics. Visual Analysis of HumansVisual Analysis of Humans.
:437-454.

Ni J, Turaga P, Patel VM, Chellappa R.  2011.  Example-Driven Manifold Priors for Image Deconvolution. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 20(11):3086-3096.

Nguyen H V, Banerjee A, Burlina P, Broadwater J, Chellappa R.  2011.  Tracking and Identification via Object Reflectance Using a Hyperspectral Video Camera. Machine Vision Beyond Visible SpectrumMachine Vision Beyond Visible Spectrum. 1:201-219.

Shekhar S, Patel VM, Chellappa R.  2011.  Synthesis-based recognition of low resolution faces. 2011 International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB).
:1-6.

Gopalan R, Schwartz WR, Chellappa R, Srivastava A.  2011.  Face Detection. Visual Analysis of HumansVisual Analysis of Humans.
:71-90.

Patel VM, Nasrabadi NM, Chellappa R.  2011.  Sparsity-motivated automatic target recognition. Applied OpticsAppl. Opt.. 50(10):1425-1433.

Chellappa R, Cavallaro A, Wu Y, Shan C, Fu Y, Pulli K.  2011.  Special Issue on Video Analysis on Resource-Limited Systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. 21(10):1349-1352.

Chellappa R, Du M, Turaga P, Zhou S K.  2011.  Face Tracking and Recognition in Video. Handbook of Face RecognitionHandbook of Face Recognition.
:323-351.

Chellappa R, Turaga P.  2011.  Advances in Video-Based Biometrics. Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics. 83:183-203.

Zou WWW, Chellappa R, Yuen PC.  2011.  Face tracking in low resolution videos under illumination variations. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).
:781-784.

Zhang W, Guo Y, Meth R, Sokoloff H, Pope A, Strat T, Chellappa R.  2011.  Variable remapping of images from very different sources. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).
:1501-1504.

Patel VM, Wu T, Biswas S, Phillips PJ, Chellappa R.  2011.  Illumination robust dictionary-based face recognition. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).
:777-780.

Patel VM, Easley GR, Chellappa R.  2011.  Component-based restoration of speckled images. 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).
:2797-2800.

Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2011.  ON THE ESTIMATION OF 3D HUMAN BODY MODELS AND POSE FROM MULTIPLE CAMERAS. EMERGING TOPICS IN COMPUTER VISION AND ITS APPLICATIONS.
:3-25.

Reddy D, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2011.  P2C2: Programmable pixel compressive camera for high speed imaging. 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
:329-336.

Liu M-Y, Tuzel O, Ramalingam S, Chellappa R.  2011.  Entropy rate superpixel segmentation. 2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
:2097-2104.

Zhang Z, Klassen E, Srivastava A, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2011.  Blurring-invariant Riemannian metrics for comparing signals and images. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).
:1770-1775.

Taheri S, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2011.  Towards view-invariant expression analysis using analytic shape manifolds. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops (FG 2011).
:306-313.

Qiu Q, Zhuolin Jiang, Chellappa R.  2011.  Sparse dictionary-based representation and recognition of action attributes. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).
:707-714.

Chellappa R, Turaga P.  2011.  Recent advances in age and height estimation from still images and video. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition and Workshops (FG 2011).
:91-96.

Gopalan R, Li R, Chellappa R.  2011.  Domain adaptation for object recognition: An unsupervised approach. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).
:999-1006.

Ramachandran M, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2011.  A Fast Bilinear Structure from Motion Algorithm Using a Video Sequence and Inertial Sensors. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 33(1):186-193.

Chellappa R.  2011.  The evolution of stochastic grammars for representation and recognition of activities in videos. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops (ICCV Workshops).
:688-688.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R, Baraniuk RG.  2011.  Distributed Sensing and Processing for Multi-Camera Networks. Distributed Video Sensor NetworksDistributed Video Sensor Networks.
:85-101.

2010


Shao J, Zhou SK, Chellappa R.  2010.  Robust Height Estimation of Moving Objects From Uncalibrated Videos. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. 19(8):2221-2232.

Gopalan R, Hong T, Shneier M, Chellappa R.  2010.  A Learning Approach Towards Detection and Tracking of Lane Markings. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. PP(99):1-12.

Wu H, Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2010.  Online Empirical Evaluation of Tracking Algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. 32(8):1443-1458.

Chellappa R, Sinha P, Phillips PJ.  2010.  Face Recognition by Computers and Humans. Computer. 43(2):46-55.

Biswas S, Aggarwal G, Chellappa R.  2010.  An Efficient and Robust Algorithm for Shape Indexing and Retrieval. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 12(5):372-385.

Broadwater JB, Chellappa R.  2010.  Adaptive Threshold Estimation via Extreme Value Theory. Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 58(2):490-500.

Guo F, Chellappa R.  2010.  Video Metrology Using a Single Camera. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 32(7):1329-1335.

Turaga P, Veeraraghavan A, Srivastava A, Chellappa R.  2010.  Statistical Analysis on Manifolds and Its Applications to Video Analysis. Video Search and MiningVideo Search and Mining. 287:115-144.

Shroff N, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2010.  Moving vistas: Exploiting motion for describing scenes. 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
:1911-1918.

Turaga P, Chellappa R, Veeraraghavan A.  2010.  Advances in Video-Based Human Activity Analysis: Challenges and Approaches. Advances in ComputersAdvances in Computers. Volume 80:237-290.

Patel VM, Easley GR, Healy DM, Chellappa R.  2010.  Compressed Synthetic Aperture Radar. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 4(2):244-254.

Nguyen H V, Banerjee A, Chellappa R.  2010.  Tracking via object reflectance using a hyperspectral video camera. 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW).
:44-51.

Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2010.  Nearest-neighbor search algorithms on non-Euclidean manifolds for computer vision applications. Proceedings of the Seventh Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing.
:282-289.

Shroff N, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2010.  Video Précis: Highlighting Diverse Aspects of Videos. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 12(8):853-868.

Ni J, Turaga P, M.Patel V, Chellappa R.  2010.  Object Dependent Manifold Priors for Image Deconvolution. Digital Image Processing and Analysis.
:DMC2-DMC2.

Sankaranarayanan A, Turaga P, Baraniuk R, Chellappa R.  2010.  Compressive Acquisition of Dynamic Scenes. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6311:129-142.

Pillai JK, Patel VM, Chellappa R, Ratha NK.  2010.  Sectored Random Projections for Cancelable Iris Biometrics. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).
:1838-1841.

Albanese M, Chellappa R, Cuntoor N, Moscato V, Picariello A, V.S. Subrahmanian, Udrea O.  2010.  PADS: A Probabilistic Activity Detection Framework for Video Data. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 32(12):2246-2261.

Mitra K, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2010.  Robust RVM regression using sparse outlier model. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on.
:1887-1894.

Pillai J, Patel VM, Chellappa R, Ratha N.  2010.  Secure and robust iris recognition using random projections and sparse representations. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on.
(99):1-1.

Patel VM, Chellappa R, Tistarelli M.  2010.  Sparse representations and Random Projections for robust and cancelable biometrics. Control Automation Robotics Vision (ICARCV), 2010 11th International Conference on.
:1-6.

Liu M-Y, Tuzel O, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2010.  Fast directional chamfer matching. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on.
:1696-1703.

Mitra K, Sheorey S, Chellappa R.  2010.  Large-scale matrix factorization with missing data under additional constraints. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 23:1642-1650.

Chellappa R, Heinzelman W, Konrad J, Schonfeld D, Wolf M.  2010.  Special Section on Distributed Camera Networks: Sensing, Processing, Communication, and Implementation. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 19(10):2513-2515.

Li R, Chellappa R.  2010.  Group motion segmentation using a Spatio-Temporal Driving Force Model. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on.
:2038-2045.

Li R, Chellappa R.  2010.  Aligning Spatio-Temporal Signals on a Special Manifold. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6315:547-560.

Biswas S, Chellappa R.  2010.  Pose-robust albedo estimation from a single image. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010 IEEE Conference on.
:2683-2690.

Gopalan R, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2010.  Articulation-Invariant Representation of Non-planar Shapes. Computer Vision – ECCV 2010Computer Vision – ECCV 2010. 6313:286-299.

Liu M-Y, Tuzel O, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R, Agrawal A, Okuda H.  2010.  Pose estimation in heavy clutter using a multi-flash camera. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on.
:2028-2035.

Patel VM, Nasrabadi NM, Chellappa R.  2010.  Automatic target recognition based on simultaneous sparse representation. Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on.
:1377-1380.

Patel VM, Nasrabadi NM, Chellappa R.  2010.  Sparsity inspired automatic target recognition. Proceedings of SPIE. 7696(1):76960Q-76960Q-8-76960Q-76960Q-8.

Chellappa R, Veeraraghavan A.  2010.  Comment-Gait-Based Human Recognition by Classification of Cyclostationary Processes on Nonlinear Shape Manifolds. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 102(480):1126-1126.

Ni J, Chellappa R.  2010.  Evaluation of state-of-the-art algorithms for remote face recognition. Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on.
:1581-1584.

Patel VM, Easley GR, Chellappa R.  2010.  Multiscale directional filtering of noisy InSAR phase images. Proceedings of SPIE. 7703(1):770308-770308-9-770308-770308-9.

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