Venu Govindaraju

portrait of Venu Govindaraju.

Research Interests

AI, Machine Learning,  Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval

Application Areas

Biometrics:  Face, Fingerpint, Iris, Multi-biometrics, Fusion, Soft biometrics, Behavioral biometrics
Document Analysis and Recognition:
  Multilingual OCR, Digital Libraries, Historical documents processing
Augmented learning:
 Lecture video processing,   Chart infographics processing
Video analytics:
Activity recognition
Affective computing:
  Emotion analysis. Facial expression recognition

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

113H Davis Hall
University at Buffalo
Amherst, NY 14260-2500

Phone: 716-645-1558; Fax: 716-645-2377

Citation Impact

Citations: 14257
h-index: 62

Google Scholar Profile


Overview Awards Research Publications Activities Talks


Govindaraju is a Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), the IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition), and the SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics).

He is the recipient of the 2001 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition Young Investigator award, the 2004 MIT Global Indus Technovator Award, the 2010 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2014).

Dr. Govindaraju is the 2015 IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award Winner and was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015.


Industry Awards

  • HP Open Innovation
  • IBM Faculty Research
  • Google Faculty Research
  • eBay Faculty Research
  • Fujitsu Faculty Research