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

2003


Zhou S, Chellappa R.  2003.  Simultaneous tracking and recognition of human faces from video. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03). 2003 IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-225-8vol.3-III-225-8vol.3.

Zhao W, Chellappa R, Phillips PJ, Rosenfeld A.  2003.  Face recognition: A literature survey. ACM Comput. Surv.. 35(4):399-458.

Vaswani N, Chowdhury AR, Chellappa R.  2003.  Statistical shape theory for activity modeling. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03). 2003 IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-493-6vol.3-III-493-6vol.3.

Zhou S, Chellappa R.  2003.  Rank constrained recognition under unknown illuminations. Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures, 2003. AMFG 2003. IEEE International Workshop on.
:11-18.

Cuntoor N, Kale A, Chellappa R.  2003.  Combining multiple evidences for gait recognition. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03). 2003 IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-33-6vol.3-III-33-6vol.3.

Liu H, Chellappa R, Rosenfeld A.  2003.  Accurate dense optical flow estimation using adaptive structure tensors and a parametric model. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 12(10):1170-1180.

Chowdhury AKR, Kale A, Chellappa R.  2003.  Video synthesis of arbitrary views for approximately planar scenes. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2003. Proceedings. (ICASSP '03). 2003 IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-497-500vol.3-III-497-500vol.3.

Sundaresan A, RoyChowdhury A, Chellappa R.  2003.  A hidden Markov model based framework for recognition of humans from gait sequences. Image Processing, 2003. ICIP 2003. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 2:II-93-6vol.3-II-93-6vol.3.

Banerjee A, Chellappa R.  2003.  Statistical physical model for foliage clutter in ultra-wideband synthetic aperture radar images. Journal of the Optical Society of America AThe Journal of the Optical Society of America A. 20(1):32-39.

Capellades MB, Doermann D, DeMenthon D, Chellappa R.  2003.  An appearance based approach for human and object tracking. Image Processing, 2003. ICIP 2003. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 2:II-85-8vol.3-II-85-8vol.3.

Vaswani N, Chellappa R.  2003.  A particle filtering approach to abnormality detection in nonlinear systems and its application to abnormal activity detection. 3rd Int’l Workshop on Statistical and Computational Theories of Vision, Nice, France.

Zhou S, Krueger V, Chellappa R.  2003.  Probabilistic recognition of human faces from video. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 91(1–2):214-245.

Shekhar C, Chellappa R.  2003.  Airborne Video Registration for Activity Monitoring. Video RegistrationVideo Registration. 5:130-143.

Zhou S, Chellappa R, Moghaddam B.  2003.  Adaptive visual tracking and recognition using particle filters. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 2:II-349-52vol.2-II-349-52vol.2.

Rajagopalan AN, Chellappa R, Koterba N.  2003.  Robust Face Recognition in the Presence of Clutter. Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person AuthenticationAudio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication. 2688:1062-1062.

Yue Z, Zhao L, Chellappa R.  2003.  View synthesis of articulating humans using visual hull. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 1:I-489-92vol.1-I-489-92vol.1.

Liu H, Chellappa R, Rosenfeld A.  2003.  Fast two-frame multiscale dense optical flow estimation using discrete wavelet filters. Journal of the Optical Society of America AJ. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 20(8):1505-1515.

Yamamoto T, Chellappa R.  2003.  Shape and motion driven particle filtering for human body tracking. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 3:III-61-4vol.3-III-61-4vol.3.

Kale A, Cuntoor N, Yegnanarayana B, Rajagopalan AN, Chellappa R.  2003.  Gait Analysis for Human Identification. Audio- and Video-Based Biometric Person AuthenticationAudio- and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication. 2688:1058-1058.

Roy Chowdhury AK, Chellappa R.  2003.  Face reconstruction from monocular video using uncertainty analysis and a generic model. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. 91(1–2):188-213.

Chowdhury AR, Kale A, Chellappa R.  2003.  VIDEO SYNTHESIS OF ARBITRARY VIEWS FOR APPROXIMATELY PLANAR SCENES. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3

Kale A, Chowdhury AKR, Chellappa R.  2003.  Video based rendering of planar dynamic scenes. Multimedia and Expo, 2003. ICME '03. Proceedings. 2003 International Conference on. 1:I-477-80vol.1-I-477-80vol.1.

Kale A, Chowdhury AKR, Chellappa R.  2003.  Towards a view invariant gait recognition algorithm. Proceedings. IEEE Conference on Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance, 2003..
:143-150.

Chowdhury AR, Chellappa R.  2003.  Statistical bias and the accuracy of 3d reconstruction from video. in International Journal of Computer Vision.

Vaswani N, RoyChowdhury A, Chellappa R.  2003.  Activity recognition using the dynamics of the configuration of interacting objects. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 IEEE Computer Society Conference on. 2:II-633-40vol.2-II-633-40vol.2.

Chellappa R, Vaswani N, Chowdhury AKR.  2003.  Activity modeling and recognition using shape theory. Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation.

RoyChowdhury A, Chellappa R.  2003.  Statistical Error Propagation in 3D Modeling From Monocular Video. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2003. CVPRW '03. Conference on. 8:89-89.

Chowdhury A RK, Chellappa R.  2003.  A Factorization Approach for Activity Recognition. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2003. CVPRW '03. Conference on. 4:41-41.

2002


Moon H, Chellappa R, Rosenfeld A.  2002.  Optimal edge-based shape detection. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 11(11):1209-1227.

Der SZ, Zheng Q, Redman B, Chellappa R, Mahmoud H.  2002.  View-Based Recognition of Military Vehicles in Ladar Imagery Using CAD Model Matching. OPTICAL ENGINEERING-NEW YORK-MARCEL DEKKER INCORPORATED-. 78:151-188.

Zhou S, Krueger V, Chellappa R.  2002.  Face recognition from video: a CONDENSATION approach. Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2002. Proceedings. Fifth IEEE International Conference on.
:221-226.

Chowdhury AR, Chellappa R, Krishnamurthy S, Vo T.  2002.  3D face reconstruction from video using a generic model. Multimedia and Expo, 2002. ICME '02. Proceedings. 2002 IEEE International Conference on. 1:449-452vol.1-449-452vol.1.

Roy Chowdhury AK, Chellappa R.  2002.  Towards a criterion for evaluating the quality of 3D reconstructions. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2002 IEEE International Conference on. 4:IV-3321-IV-3324-IV-3321-IV-3324.

Chellappa R, Kruger V, Zhou S.  2002.  Probabilistic recognition of human faces from video. Image Processing. 2002. Proceedings. 2002 International Conference on. 1:I-41-I-44vol.1-I-41-I-44vol.1.

Liu H, Rosenfeld A, Chellappa R.  2002.  Two-frame multi-scale optical flow estimation using wavelet decomposition. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2002 IEEE International Conference on. 4:IV-3588-IV-3591-IV-3588-IV-3591.

Li B, Chellappa R.  2002.  A generic approach to simultaneous tracking and verification in video. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 11(5):530-544.

Chellappa R, Zhou S, Li B.  2002.  Bayesian methods for face recognition from video. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2002 IEEE International Conference on. 4:IV-4068-IV-4071-IV-4068-IV-4071.

Moon H, Chellappa R, Rosenfeld A.  2002.  Performance analysis of a simple vehicle detection algorithm. Image and Vision Computing. 20(1):1-13.

Zhou S, Chellappa R.  2002.  Probabilistic Human Recognition from Video. Computer Vision — ECCV 2002Computer Vision — ECCV 2002. 2352:173-183.

Zhou S, Chellappa R.  2002.  A robust algorithm for probabilistic human recognition from video. Pattern Recognition, 2002. Proceedings. 16th International Conference on. 1:226-229vol.1-226-229vol.1.

Zhao WY, Chellappa R.  2002.  Image-based face recognition: Issues and methods. Image recognition and classification: algorithms, systems, and applicationsImage recognition and classification: algorithms, systems, and applications.
:375-402.

Qian G, Chellappa R, Zheng Q.  2002.  Bayesian structure from motion using inertial information. Image Processing. 2002. Proceedings. 2002 International Conference on. 3:III-425-III-428vol.3-III-425-III-428vol.3.

Qian G, Chellappa R, Zheng Q.  2002.  A Bayesian Approach to Simultaneous Motion Estimation of Multiple Independently Moving Objects. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PATTERN RECOGNITION. 16:309-314.

Parameswaran V, Chellappa R.  2002.  Quasi-invariants for human action representation and recognition. Pattern Recognition, 2002. Proceedings. 16th International Conference on. 1:307-310vol.1-307-310vol.1.

Liu H, Chellappa R, Rosenfeld A.  2002.  A hierarchical approach for obtaining structure from two-frame optical flow. Motion and Video Computing, 2002. Proceedings. Workshop on.
:214-219.

Kale A, Rajagopalan AN, Cuntoor N, Krueger V, Chellappa R.  2002.  Identification of humans using gait. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.

Chowdhury AM, Chellappa R, Keaton T.  2002.  Wide baseline image registration using prior information. Multimedia Signal Processing, 2002 IEEE Workshop on.
:37-40.

Gupta H, Agrawala AK, Pruthi T, Shekhar C, Chellappa R.  2002.  An experimental evaluation of linear and kernel-based methods for face recognition. Applications of Computer Vision, 2002. (WACV 2002). Proceedings. Sixth IEEE Workshop on.
:13-18.

1998

1997


Etemad K, Doermann D, Chellappa R.  1997.  Multiscale Document Page Segmentation Using Soft Decision Integration. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.
:92-96.

Kia O, Doermann D, Rosenfeld A, Chellappa R.  1997.  Symbolic Compression and Processing of Document Images. LAMP-TR-004,CFAR-TR-849,CS-TR-3734

1996


Kia OE, Doermann D, Chellappa R.  1996.  Compressed-domain document retrieval and analysis. SPIE Conference of Multimedia Storage and Archiving Systems. 2916(1):176-187.

1995


Liang S, Davis LS, Townshend J, Chellappa R, DeFries R, Dubayah R, Goward S, JaJa JF, Krishnamachar S, Roussopoulos N et al..  1995.  Land cover dynamics investigation using parallel computers. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1995. IGARSS '95. 'Quantitative Remote Sensing for Science and Applications', International. 1:332-334vol.1-332-334vol.1.

1994


Etemad K, Doermann D, Chellappa R.  1994.  Document page decomposition by integration of distributed soft decisions. International Conference on Neural Networks.
:4022-4027.

Parulekar R, Davis LS, Chellappa R, Saltz J, Sussman A, Townshend J.  1994.  High performance computing for land cover dynamics. Pattern Recognition, 1994. Vol. 3-Conference C: Signal Processing, Proceedings of the 12th IAPR International Conference on.
:234-238.

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