Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise Development, Arizona State University

Dr. Panchanathan is currently the Senior Vice President of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. He is a foundation chair in Computing and Informatics and Director of the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC). Dr. Panchanathan was the founding director of the School of Computing and Informatics and was instrumental in founding the Biomedical Informatics Department at ASU. He was also the chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department.  Panch’s research interests are in the areas of Human-centered Multimedia Computing; Face/Gait Analysis and Recognition; Haptic User Interfaces; Medical Image Processing; Media Processor Designs and Ubiquitous Computing Environments for enhancing quality of life for individuals with disabilities. CUbiC’s flagship project iCARE for individuals who are blind and visually impaired won the Governor’s Innovator of the Year-Academia Award in November 2004.

Panch has published over 400 papers in refereed journals and conferences and has mentored over 100 graduate students, post-docs, research engineers and research scientists who occupy leading positions in academia and industry. He has been a chair of many conferences, program committee member of numerous conferences, organizer of special sessions in several conferences and an invited speaker, panel member in conferences, universities and industry.  Panch is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) and a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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