IEEE Computer Society Leadership

Rangachar Kasturi

2008 IEEE Computer Society President

Biographical Data

Dr. Kasturi is the Douglas W. Hood Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree from Texas Tech University in 1982. He was a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University during 1982-2003. Dr. Kasturi served as the President of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) during 2002-04 and as the President of the IEEE Computer Society during 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. He was a Fulbright scholar during 1999.

Dr. Kasturi's research interests are in computer vision and pattern recognition. He is an author of the textbook, Machine Vision, and has published numerous papers and research reference books. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the Machine Vision and Applications journals.