Jitendra Malik

Professor, UC Berkeley

Jitendra Malik received a BTech in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1980, and a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1985. In January 1986, he joined UC Berkeley, where he is currently the Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Computer Science division of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is also on the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering, and the cognitive science and vision science groups. Malik's research group has worked on many different topics in computer vision, computational modeling of human vision, computer graphics and the analysis of biological images, resulting in more than 150 research papers and 30 PhD dissertations. Several well-known concepts and algorithms have arisen in this research, such as anisotropic diffusion, normalized cuts, high dynamic range imaging, and shape contexts. Malik's awards include a gold medal for the best graduating student in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur (1980), a Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989), the the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching from UC Berkeley (2000), a Miller Research Professorship (2001), the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur (2008), and the Longuet-Higgins Prize (2007 and 2008). He is a fellow of the IEEE and the ACM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He serves on the advisory board of Microsoft Research India, and on the governing body of IIIT Bangalore.

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