Dr. Bhanu is the Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Cooperative Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, Director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS), and the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VISLab) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Dr. Bhanu also serves as the Director of NSF IGERT program on Video Bioinformatics. Dr. Bhanu was the Founding Faculty of the Bourns College of Engineering and the Founding Chair of Electrical Engineering at UCR (1991-94). Prior to joining UCR, Dr. Bhanu was Senior Honeywell Fellow at Honeywell Inc. Dr. Bhanu has been on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science, University of Utah, and has worked with Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation, INRIA-France and IBM San Jose Research Laboratory. Dr. Bhanu has been the principal investigator of various programs from NSF, DARPA, NASA, AFOSR, ONR, ARO and other agencies and industries in the areas of object/target recognition, learning and vision, image/video understanding, image/video databases with applications in security, defense, intelligence, biological and medical imaging, biometrics, autonomous navigation and industrial machine vision.
Dr. Bhanu is the co-author of ten books (seven authored and three edited): Human Recognition at a Distance in Video (Springer, 2010), Human Ear Recognition by Computer (Springer, 2008), Synthesis of Pattern Recognition Systems (Springer, 2005 ), Computational Algorithms for Fingerprint Recognition (2003), Genetic Learning for Adaptive Image Segmentation (Kluwer, 1994) and Qualitative Motion Understanding (Kluwer, 1992), Multibiometrics for Human Identification (Edited, Cambridge University Press, 2011), Distributed Video Sensor Networks (Edited, Springer, 2011), Computer Vision Beyond the Visible Spectrum (Edited, Springer, 2004), and Computational Learning for Adaptive Computer Vision (forthcoming, Springer). Dr. Bhanu has published over 400 reviewed papers, including 100+ journal papers and 40 book chapters. Dr. Bhanu has 13 US and International patents (plus 5 pending). Dr. Bhanu has been the associate editor/guest editor of many journals including IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Robotics & Automation, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man & Cybernetics-B, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Computer, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, Autonomous Robots, International Journal of Machine Vision and Applications, and others.
Dr. Bhanu has received seven outstanding journal and conference paper awards; several research excellence and outstanding contributions awards from the university and industries (Honeywell Inc., IBM), including an award from the CEO of Honeywell Inc. Dr. Bhanu received an award for the team efforts in a large research program sponsored by DARPA. Dr. Bhanu received the Research Excellence Award from the Bourns College of Engineering at UCR in 2003. Dr. Bhanu received the 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentor Award from the University of California at Riverside. Dr. Bhanu has been a consultant to DARPA, a panelist for the review of AFRL programs and a panelist for the strategic planning of ARO programs. Dr. Bhanu has been an expert witness in the areas of his interest. Dr. Bhanu has given many invited talks at conferences, universities, industries and DoD meetings.
Dr. Bhanu is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). Dr. Bhanu is a member of ACM and AAAI. Dr. Bhanu was the Chair for the DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, IUW (Monterey, CA, 1994), Chair for the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR (San Francisco, CA, 1996), Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance, AVSS (Santa Fe, NM, 2008), and the founding Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, WACV (Palm Springs, CA, 1992). Currently Dr. Bhanu serves on the IEEE Fellow Committee (2010- ). Dr. Bhanu is very active in many professional conferences and workshops in the areas of his interest.
Dr. Bhanu received the S.M. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Image Processing Institute, University of Southern California and the M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Bhanu supervises Ph.D. students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering.
Dr. Bhanu’s current research interests are Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Image and Video Database, Graphics and Visualization, Robotics, Human-Computer Interactions, Biological, Medical, Military and Intelligence applications.