Venu Govindaraju, PhD
516 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-1611
UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR)
SUNY Distinguished Professor Venu Govindaraju is the Interim Vice President for Research & Economic Development at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (UB). He is responsible for managing UB's research enterprise, university/industry relations and economic development. The University's research contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of New York State and around the world, by discovering knowledge that helps resolve global challenges.
Dr. Govindaraju's research focuses on machine learning and pattern recognition and his seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. He has an extraordinary sponsored funding record, having been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on roughly $65 million in research funding, including active awards from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and industrial sponsors such as Qualcomm and Raytheon BBN Technologies. Dr. Govindaraju holds a BS degree with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, and MS and PhD degrees from the University at Buffalo.
He holds four (4) patents, has received several major professional society awards, and co-authored about 400 scientific papers. He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium.
Dr. Govindaraju belongs to a select group of computer scientists named fellows of both the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He also is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association of Pattern Recognition, and the International Society of Optics and Photonics.