Dr. Venu Govindaraju is a Distinguished Professor of Computer
Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He
received his B-Tech (Honors) from the Indian
Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and his Ph.D.
from UB. He is the founding director of the Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors.
Dr. Govindaraju works on machine learning and pattern recognition and the application areas of biometrics and document recognition. He has authored more than 325 scientific papers and graduated 25 doctoral students. He has been the Principal or Co-principal investigator of projects funded by government and industry for about 60 million dollars. His seminal work in handwriting recognition
was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service and was cited in the 2009 CCC Symposium on "Computing Research that Changed the World".