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

2010


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.

2009


Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2009.  Locally time-invariant models of human activities using trajectories on the grassmannian. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009. CVPR 2009. IEEE Conference on.
:2435-2441.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R, Biswas S.  2009.  Age progression in human faces: A survey. Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. 15:3349-3361.

Patel VM, Easley GR, Healy DM, Chellappa R.  2009.  Compressed sensing for Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging. 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).
:2141-2144.

Reddy D, Agrawal A, Chellappa R.  2009.  Enforcing integrability by error correction using ℓ1-minimization. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009. CVPR 2009. IEEE Conference on.
:2350-2357.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2009.  Learning Facial Aging Models: A Face Recognition Perspective. Biometrics: theory, methods, and applications. 9:271-271.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R, Biswas S.  2009.  Computational methods for modeling facial aging: A survey. Journal of Visual Languages & Computing. 20(3):131-144.

Li R, Chellappa R, Zhou SK.  2009.  Learning multi-modal densities on Discriminative Temporal Interaction Manifold for group activity recognition. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2009. CVPR 2009. IEEE Conference on.
:2450-2457.

Chellappa R, Veeraraghavan A, Sankaranarayanan AC.  2009.  Knowledge Extraction from Surveillance Sensors. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland SecurityWiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security.

Biswas S, Aggarwal G, Chellappa R.  2009.  Robust Estimation of Albedo for Illumination-Invariant Matching and Shape Recovery. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 31(5):884-899.

Chellappa R, Bicego M, Turaga P.  2009.  Video-Based Face Recognition Algorithms. Handbook of Remote Biometrics.
:193-216.

Li R, Chellappa R.  2009.  Recognizing coordinated multi-object activities using a dynamic event ensemble model. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on.
:3541-3544.

Agrawal A, Raskar R, Chellappa R.  2009.  Surface reconstruction from gradient fields via gradient transformations. International Journal of Computer Vision.

Pillai JK, Patel VM, Chellappa R.  2009.  Sparsity inspired selection and recognition of iris images. Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems, 2009. BTAS '09. IEEE 3rd International Conference on.
:1-6.

Li J, Zhou SK, Chellappa R.  2009.  Appearance Modeling Using a Geometric Transform. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 18(4):889-902.

Turaga P, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2009.  Unsupervised view and rate invariant clustering of video sequences. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 113(3):353-371.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Patro R, Turaga P, Varshney A, Chellappa R.  2009.  Modeling and visualization of human activities for multicamera networks. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing. 2009

Yue Z, Guarino D, Chellappa R.  2009.  Moving Object Verification in Airborne Video Sequences. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on. 19(1):77-89.

Cevher V, Chellappa R, McClellan JH.  2009.  Vehicle Speed Estimation Using Acoustic Wave Patterns. Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 57(1):30-47.

Zhou S K, Chellappa R, Aggarwal G.  2009.  Face Recognition from Video. The Essential Guide to Video Processing (Second Edition)The Essential Guide to Video Processing (Second Edition).
:653-688.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2009.  How would you look as you age ? Image Processing (ICIP), 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on.
:53-56.

Tistarelli M, Li SZ, Chellappa R, Akarun L.  2009.  3D Face Recognition: Technology and Applications. Handbook of Remote Biometrics.
:217-246.

Patel VM, Easley GR, Chellappa R, Healy DM.  2009.  Enhancing sparsity using gradients for compressive sensing. Image Processing (ICIP), 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on.
:3033-3036.

Tistarelli M, Li SZ, Chellappa R.  2009.  Advanced Technologies for Touchless Fingerprint Recognition. Handbook of Remote Biometrics.
:83-109.

Wu T, Chellappa R.  2009.  Recognition of quantized still face images. Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems, 2009. BTAS '09. IEEE 3rd International Conference on.
:1-6.

Schwartz WR, Gopalan R, Chellappa R, Davis LS.  2009.  Robust human detection under occlusion by integrating face and person detectors. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Biometrics.
:970-979.

Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2009.  Multicamera Tracking of Articulated Human Motion Using Shape and Motion Cues. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 18(9):2114-2126.

Saha S, Kianzad V, Schlessman J, Aggarwal G, Bhattacharyya SS, Chellappa R, Wolf W.  2009.  An architectural level design methodology for smart camera applications. International Journal of Embedded Systems. 4(1):83-97.

Veeraraghavan A, Srivastava A, Roy-Chowdhury AK, Chellappa R.  2009.  Rate-Invariant Recognition of Humans and Their Activities. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 18(6):1326-1339.

2008


Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2008.  Modeling shape and textural variations in aging faces. Automatic Face Gesture Recognition, 2008. FG '08. 8th IEEE International Conference on.
:1-8.

Chellappa R, Cuntoor NP, Joo SW, V.S. Subrahmanian, Turaga P.  2008.  Computational Vision Approaches for Event Modeling. Understanding Events. 1(9):473-522.

Turaga P, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2008.  Statistical analysis on Stiefel and Grassmann manifolds with applications in computer vision. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2008. CVPR 2008. IEEE Conference on.
:1-8.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Srivastava A, Chellappa R.  2008.  Algorithmic and Architectural Optimizations for Computationally Efficient Particle Filtering. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 17(5):737-748.

Cevher V, Sankaranarayanan A, Duarte M, Reddy D, Baraniuk R, Chellappa R.  2008.  Compressive sensing for background subtraction. Computer Vision–ECCV 2008.
:155-168.

Cevher V, Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2008.  Factorized variational approximations for acoustic multi source localization. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on.
:2409-2412.

Akdemir U, Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2008.  An ontology based approach for activity recognition from video. Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Multimedia.
:709-712.

Cevher V, Gurbuz AC, McClellan JH, Chellappa R.  2008.  Compressive wireless arrays for bearing estimation. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on.
:2497-2500.

Aggarwal G, Ratha NK, Bolle RM, Chellappa R.  2008.  Multi-biometric cohort analysis for biometric fusion. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on.
:5224-5227.

Chellappa R, Sankaranarayanan AC, Veeraraghavan A.  2008.  Mixed state models for automatic target recognition and behavior analysis in video sequences. Proceedings of SPIE. 6967(1):69670Q-69670Q-11-69670Q-69670Q-11.

Mitra K, Chellappa R.  2008.  A Scalable Projective Bundle Adjustment Algorithm using the L infinity Norm. Computer Vision, Graphics Image Processing, 2008. ICVGIP '08. Sixth Indian Conference on.
:79-86.

Cuntoor NP, Yegnanarayana B, Chellappa R.  2008.  Activity Modeling Using Event Probability Sequences. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 17(4):594-607.

Turaga P, Chellappa R, V.S. Subrahmanian, Udrea O.  2008.  Machine Recognition of Human Activities: A Survey. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on. 18(11):1473-1488.

Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R, Srinivasan M.  2008.  Shape-and-Behavior Encoded Tracking of Bee Dances. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 30(3):463-476.

Turaga P, Chellappa R.  2008.  Learning action dictionaries from video. Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on.
:1704-1707.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2008.  Optimal Multi-View Fusion of Object Locations. Motion and video Computing, 2008. WMVC 2008. IEEE Workshop on.
:1-8.

Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2008.  Model Driven Segmentation of Articulating Humans in Laplacian Eigenspace. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 30(10):1771-1785.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2008.  Object Detection, Tracking and Recognition for Multiple Smart Cameras. Proceedings of the IEEE. 96(10):1606-1624.

Abdelkader MF, Roy-Chowdhury AK, Chellappa R, Akdemir U.  2008.  Activity representation using 3D shape models. J. Image Video Process.. 2008:5:1–5:16-5:1–5:16.

Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2008.  Stochastic fusion of multi-view gradient fields. Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on.
:1324-1327.

Reddy D, Sankaranarayanan AC, Cevher V, Chellappa R.  2008.  Compressed sensing for multi-view tracking and 3-D voxel reconstruction. Image Processing, 2008. ICIP 2008. 15th IEEE International Conference on.
:221-224.

Biswas S, Aggarwal G, Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2008.  A Non-generative Approach for Face Recognition Across Aging. Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, 2008. BTAS 2008. 2nd IEEE International Conference on.
:1-6.

Albanese M, Chellappa R, Moscato V, Picariello A, V.S. Subrahmanian, Turaga P, Udrea O.  2008.  A Constrained Probabilistic Petri Net Framework for Human Activity Detection in Video. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 10(6):982-996.

Ramachandran M, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2008.  Video stabilization and mosaicing. The Essential Guide to Video Processing,.
:109-138.

2007


Turaga PK, Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R.  2007.  From Videos to Verbs: Mining Videos for Activities using a Cascade of Dynamical Systems. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-8.

Shao J, Porikli F, Chellappa R.  2007.  Estimation of contour motion and deformation for nonrigid object tracking. Journal of the Optical Society of America AJ. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 24(8):2109-2121.

Cuntoor NP, Chellappa R.  2007.  Epitomic Representation of Human Activities. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-8.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2007.  Recognizing Faces Across Age Progression. Face Biometrics for Personal IdentificationFace Biometrics for Personal Identification.
:27-42.

Chellappa R, Roy-Chowdhury AK, Kale A.  2007.  Human Identification using Gait and Face. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-2.

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