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

2007


Liu H, Chellappa R.  2007.  Markerless Monocular Tracking of Articulated Human Motion. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 1:I-693-I-696-I-693-I-696.

Yue Z, Zhao W, Chellappa R.  2007.  Pose-Encoded Spherical Harmonics for Face Recognition and Synthesis Using a Single Image. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. 2008(1):748483-748483.

Cuntoor NP, Chellappa R.  2007.  Coarse-to-Fine Event Model for Human Activities. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 1:I-813-I-816-I-813-I-816.

Chellappa R, Aggarwal G.  2007.  Video Biometrics. Image Analysis and Processing, 2007. ICIAP 2007. 14th International Conference on.
:363-370.

Cevher V, Guo F, Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2007.  Joint Acoustic-Video Fingerprinting of Vehicles, Part II. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-749-II-752-II-749-II-752.

Bhanu B, Ratha NK, Kumar V, Chellappa R, Bigun J.  2007.  Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Human Detection and Recognition. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 2(3):489-490.

Cevher V, Chellappa R, McClellan JH.  2007.  Joint Acoustic-Video Fingerprinting of Vehicles, Part I. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-745-II-748-II-745-II-748.

Cevher V, Chellappa R, McClellan JH.  2007.  Gaussian Approximations for Energy-Based Detection and Localization in Sensor Networks. Statistical Signal Processing, 2007. SSP '07. IEEE/SP 14th Workshop on.
:655-659.

Broadwater J, Chellappa R, Banerjee A, Burlina P.  2007.  Kernel fully constrained least squares abundance estimates. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International.
:4041-4044.

Cuntoor NP, Chellappa R.  2007.  Mixed-state models for nonstationary multiobject activities. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2007(1):106-106.

Wu H, Sankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R.  2007.  In Situ Evaluation of Tracking Algorithms Using Time Reversed Chains. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-8.

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.

Chakrabarti A, Rajagopalan AN, Chellappa R.  2007.  Super-Resolution of Face Images Using Kernel PCA-Based Prior. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 9(4):888-892.

Joo S-W, Chellappa R.  2007.  A Multiple-Hypothesis Approach for Multiobject Visual Tracking. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 16(11):2849-2854.

Cevher V, Sankaranarayanan AC, McClellan JH, Chellappa R.  2007.  Target Tracking Using a Joint Acoustic Video System. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 9(4):715-727.

Jain AK, Chellappa R, Draper SC, Memon N, Phillips PJ, Vetro A.  2007.  Signal Processing for Biometric Systems [DSP Forum]. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE. 24(6):146-152.

Biswas S, Aggarwal G, Chellappa R.  2007.  Efficient Indexing For Articulation Invariant Shape Matching And Retrieval. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-8.

Broadwater J, Chellappa R.  2007.  Hybrid Detectors for Subpixel Targets. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 29(11):1891-1903.

Aggarwal G, Biswas S, Chellappa R.  2007.  Symmetric Objects are Hardly Ambiguous. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007. CVPR '07. IEEE Conference on.
:1-7.

2006


Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2006.  Acquisition of Articulated Human Body Models Using Multiple Cameras. Articulated Motion and Deformable ObjectsArticulated Motion and Deformable Objects. 4069:78-89.

Cuntoor N, Chellappa R.  2006.  Key Frame-Based Activity Representation Using Antieigenvalues. Computer Vision – ACCV 2006Computer Vision – ACCV 2006. 3852:499-508.

Shao J, Chellappa R, Porikli F.  2006.  Shape-Regulated Particle Filtering for Tracking Non-Rigid Objects. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:2813-2816.

Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2006.  Multi-camera Tracking of Articulated Human Motion Using Motion and Shape Cues. Computer Vision – ACCV 2006Computer Vision – ACCV 2006. 3852:131-140.

Chellappa R, Chowdhury A RK.  2006.  Computer Vision, Statistics in. Encyclopedia of Statistical SciencesEncyclopedia of Statistical Sciences.

Ramachandran M, Chellappa R.  2006.  Stabilization and Mosaicing of Airborne Videos. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:345-348.

Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2006.  Segmentation and Probabilistic Registration of Articulated Body Models. Pattern Recognition, 2006. ICPR 2006. 18th International Conference on. 2:92-96.

Joo S-W, Chellappa R.  2006.  Recognition of Multi-Object Events Using Attribute Grammars. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:2897-2900.

Ran Y, Chellappa R, Zheng Q.  2006.  Finding Gait in Space and Time. Pattern Recognition, 2006. ICPR 2006. 18th International Conference on. 4:586-589.

Agrawal A, Raskar R, Chellappa R.  2006.  What Is the Range of Surface Reconstructions from a Gradient Field? Computer Vision – ECCV 2006Computer Vision – ECCV 2006. 3951:578-591.

Biswas S, Aggarwal G, Chellappa R.  2006.  Invariant Geometric Representation of 3D Point Clouds for Registration and Matching. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:1209-1212.

Parameswaran V, Chellappa R.  2006.  View Invariance for Human Action Recognition. International Journal of Computer Vision. 66(1):83-101.

Agrawal A, Raskar R, Chellappa R.  2006.  Edge Suppression by Gradient Field Transformation Using Cross-Projection Tensors. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 2:2301-2308.

Vaswani N, Chellappa R.  2006.  Principal components null space analysis for image and video classification. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 15(7):1816-1830.

Zhou SK, Chellappa R.  2006.  From sample similarity to ensemble similarity: probabilistic distance measures in reproducing kernel Hilbert space. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on. 28(6):917-929.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Silhouette-Based Approaches. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:45-105.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2006.  Modeling Age Progression in Young Faces. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:387-394.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Subjects Allied to Gait. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:5-15.

Joo S-W, Chellappa R.  2006.  Attribute Grammar-Based Event Recognition and Anomaly Detection. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2006. CVPRW '06. Conference on.
:107-107.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Future Challenges. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:151-170.

Veeraraghavan A, Srinivasan M, Chellappa R, Baird E, Lamont R.  2006.  Motion Based Correspondence for 3D Tracking of Multiple Dim Objects. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-II.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Gait Databases. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:17-34.

Broadwater J, Chellappa R.  2006.  An Adaptive Threshold Method for Hyperspectral Target Detection. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on. 5:V-V.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Model-Based Approaches. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:107-133.

Agrawal A, Chellappa R.  2006.  Robust ego-motion estimation and 3-D model refinement using surface parallax. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 15(5):1215-1225.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Early Recognition Approaches. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:35-43.

Ramanathan N, Chellappa R.  2006.  Face Verification Across Age Progression. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 15(11):3349-3361.

Yue Z, Chellappa R, Guarino D.  2006.  Moving Object Verification from Airborne Video. Computer Vision Systems, 2006 ICVS '06. IEEE International Conference on.
:29-29.

Nixon MS, Tan T, Chellappa R.  2006.  Further Gait Developments. Human Identification Based on GaitHuman Identification Based on Gait.
:135-149.

Li J, Chellappa R.  2006.  Structure From Planar Motion. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 15(11):3466-3477.

Abdelkader MF, Chellappa R, Zheng Q, Chan AL.  2006.  Integrated Motion Detection and Tracking for Visual Surveillance. Computer Vision Systems, 2006 ICVS '06. IEEE International Conference on.
:28-28.

Mündermann L, Corazza S, Chaudhari AM, Andriacchi TP, Sundaresan A, Chellappa R.  2006.  Measuring human movement for biomechanical applications using markerless motion capture. Proceedings of SPIE. 6056:60560R-60560R.

Chellappa R, Phillips J, Reynolds D.  2006.  Special Issue on Biometrics: Algorithms and Applications. Proceedings of the IEEE. 94(11):1912-1914.

Krüger V, Zhou S, Chellappa R.  2006.  Integrating Video Information over Time. Example: Face Recognition from Video. Cognitive Vision SystemsCognitive Vision Systems. 3948:127-144.

Cevher V, Chellappa R, Gurbuz AC, Shah F, McClellan JH.  2006.  Vehicle Fingerprinting Using Drive-By Sounds.

Veeraraghavan A, Chellappa R, Roy-Chowdhury AK.  2006.  The Function Space of an Activity. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 1:959-968.

Guo F, Chellappa R.  2006.  Video Mensuration Using a Stationary Camera. Computer Vision – ECCV 2006Computer Vision – ECCV 2006. 3953:164-176.

2005


Rajagopalan AN, Chellappa R, Koterba NT.  2005.  Background learning for robust face recognition with PCA in the presence of clutter. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 14(6):832-843.

Roy-Chowdhury A, Chellappa R, Gupta R.  2005.  3D face modeling from monocular video sequences. Face Processing: Advanced Modeling and Methods.

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