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Sethuraman Panchanathan

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EVP KED/Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7205
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Administrative, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 7205
Biography

Executive Vice President, ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development

Chief Research and Innovation Officer

Director, Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC)

Foundation Chair in Computing and Informatics

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan leads the knowledge enterprise development at Arizona State University, which advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, global and economic development at ASU. 

Panchanathan was the founding director of the School of Computing and Informatics and was instrumental in founding the Biomedical Informatics Department at ASU. He also served as the chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department.  He founded the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC) at ASU. 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. 

In 2014, Panchanathan was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. National Science Board (NSB) and is Chair of the Committee on Strategy. He was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).

Panchanathan is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.  He is also the Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). He is currently serving as the Chair of the Council on Research (CoR) within the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  Panchanathan was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Multimedia Magazine and is also an editor/associate editor of many other journals and transactions.

His research interests are in the areas of human-centered multimedia computing, haptic user interfaces, person-centered tools and ubiquitous computing technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, machine learning for multimedia applications, medical image processing, and media processor designs. Panchanathan has published over 440 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.

Research Interests

Ubiquitous Computing Environments for enhancing qualify of life for individuals with Disabilities; Health Informatics; Multimedia Computing and Communications; Analysis and Recognition of Face, Gait, Emotions, Events and Activities; Haptic User Interfaces; Media Processor Designs; Indexing and Retrieval of Images and Video; and Genomic Signal Processing.

Publications
  • Nallure, Vineeth, Ye, Jieping, Panchanathan, Sethuraman. Biased Manifold Embedding: A Framework for Person-Independent Head Pose Estimation. IEEE (2007).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CEN 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
CSE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 580Practicum
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation