Sharath Pankanti, PhD
Manager, Exploratory Computer Vision
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights NY 10598
+1 914 945 1500
+1 914 945 4252 fax
Dr. Pankanti is a Research Staff Member in the Software Research Department at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering Pune in 1984, M.Tech in Computer Science from Hyderabad Central University in 1988 and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Michigan State University in 1995. He joined IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 1995 as a postdoctoral fellow and later in 1996 became Research Staff Member. He is manager of Exploratory Computer Vision Group at T J Watson Research Center since 2008. He leads a number of safety, productivity, and security focused projects involving biometrics, multi-sensor surveillance, rail-safety, driver assistance technologies that entail object/event modeling, detection and recognition from information provided by static and moving sensors/cameras. He is an author or co-author of more than 50 patents and more than 70 technical papers. Dr. Pankanti is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Dr. Pankanti has co-edited the first comprehensive book on biometrics, "Biometrics: Personal Identification" Kluwer, 1999 and co-authored, "A Guide to Biometrics", Springer 2004 which is being used in many undergraduate and graduate biometrics curricula.