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Pavan Turaga

Int Schl Dir (ACD) & Asc Profr
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5802
Biography

Pavan Turaga is an associate professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He received a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, in 2004, and a master's and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He then spent two years as a research associate at the Center for Automation Research, UMD. His research spans representational foundations for structured and unstructured imaging-data and applied aspects of aforesaid foundations in areas such as security and mobile-health (stroke rehab, preventive interventions etc.). 

He received the National Science Foundation's CAREER award in 2015. He is a senior member of the IEEE since 2014. He was invited to participate in the Emerging Leaders in Multimedia workshop by IBM as a graduate student in 2008, and received a Distinguished Dissertation Award from UMD in 2009.

He is affiliated with the SenSIP center, Synthesis Center and the Cognitive Science program at ASU.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park 2009 
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland-College Park 2007 
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India 2004
Research Interests

Machine learning, Deep-learning, Riemannian geometry, Topological methods, Computer Vision, Statistical and Geometric modeling, Modeling human activity, Multi-modal pattern analysis, Applications in mobile health, portable systems for rehab, experiential media-systems.

Research Activity
  • Spanias, Andreas, Ayyanar, Raja, Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan & Turaga, Pavan, CPS: Synergy: Image Modeling and Machine Learning Algorithms for Utility-Scale Solar Panel Monitoring. NSF-CPS, (10/1/16 - 9/30/20).
  • Turaga, Pavan & Coleman, Grisha, CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Geometrical and Statistical Modeling of Space-Time symmetries for Human Action Analysis and Retraining. NSF-CCF-CIF (7/15/16 - 6/30/19)
  • Spanias,Andreas Savva*, Turaga,Pavan Kumar, Turaga,Pavan Kumar. Collaborative Research: Integrated Development of Scalable Mobile Multidisciplinary Modules (SM3) for STEM Education. NSF-EHR-DUE(9/15/2015 - 8/31/2019).
  • Turaga,Pavan Kumar*, Turaga,Pavan Kumar*. CAREER: Role of geometry in dynamical modeling of human movement: Applications to activity quality assessment across Euclidean non-Euclidean and. NSF-CISE-CCF(6/15/2015 - 5/31/2020).
  • Turaga,Pavan Kumar*, Turaga,Pavan Kumar*. CIF: Small: Collaborative Research: Geometry-aware and data-adaptive signal processing for resource constrained activity analysis. NSF-CISE-CCF(8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016).
  • Turaga,Pavan Kumar*, Turaga,Pavan Kumar*. Adaptive Rehabilitation using Mixed-reality at Home: The (ARM at Home) Study. RIC(10/1/2012 - 12/31/2014).
  • Turaga,Pavan Kumar*, Turaga,Pavan Kumar*. Compressive Sensing for Image Understanding. UNIV OF MARYLAND(12/1/2011 - 5/31/2016).
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 350Random Signal Analysis
AME 484Internship
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
AME 590Reading And Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
EEE 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
AME 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
AME 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 320Motion Cap Integrative Sys
AME 484Internship
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
AME 590Reading And Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
EEE 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
AME 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
AME 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AME 484Internship
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
EEE 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
AME 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
AME 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
AME 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 350Random Signal Analysis
AME 394Special Topics
AME 484Internship
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
AME 590Reading And Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
AME 592Research
EEE 592Research
AME 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
AME 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
AME 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
AME 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards
  • Outstanding Reviewer Mention, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2019.
  • Fulton Top 5% teaching award, 2019.
  • National Science Foundation, CAREER award 2015.
  • Best paper award, Computational Cameras and Displays Workshop, 2015.
  • IEEE Outstanding Faculty, Phoenix Section, 2016.
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland, 2009.
  • NSF Travel Award for CVPR Doctoral Consortium, 2009.
  • Emerging Leader in Multimedia, IBM Corporation, 2008.
  • Institute Silver Medal, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2004.
Editorships
  • Associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2018-21).
  • Associate editor, Elsevier Pattern Recognition Journal (2016-19).
  • Special issue guest-editor for ACM Transactions on Multimedia (TOMM) on “Representation, Analysis and Recognition of 3D Humans”, 2017.
  • Special issue guest-editor for Elsevier Pattern Recognition special issue on “Discriminative Feature Learning from Big Data for Visual Recognition”, Aug 2014-Aug 2015
Professional Associations

IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Computer Society

Service
  • Senior Program Committee Member, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2019.
  • Technical Area Chair, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2019.
  • Area Chair, IEEE Face and Gesture (FG) 2019.
  • Area chair for “Computer Vision and Robot Vision” track for IEEE Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)} 2016 and 2018.
  • Founding workshop co-chair on “Differential Geometry in Computer Vision and Machine Learning (Diff-CVML)”, held in conjunction with the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) Sep 2015, and CVPR 2016-18.
  • Local arrangements chair for “IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)” 2016.
  • Co-chair of poster session on “Computational Imaging for Healthcare”, held at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP) Jan 2015.
  • Panel-chair for “Video Summarization” at the joint NSF-FBI-DARPA workshop on Frontiers in Image and Video Analysis, Jan 2014.
  • Co-delivered tutorial on “Video-Based Face Recognition”, at the IEEE Fifth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), September 2012.
  • Co-delivered tutorial on “Differential Geometric techniques for Shape and Activity Analysis”, at IEEE CVPR, Rhode Island, June 2012. This is a premier computer vision venue.
  • Chair of IEEE Phoenix Chapter of Signal Processing and Communication (SP-COM) April 2012-August 2015.
  • Convener of Research Council, Herberger Institute for Design and Arts (2017-18).
  • Chaired several joint HIDA and Fulton faculty search committees.