U.S. Postal Service Honors Cedar Staff Members

Release Date: October 19, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- To mark 15 years of research support totaling $35 million for the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition at the University at Buffalo, the U.S. Postal Service recently honored 14 individuals for their long-term contributions to the center. CEDAR has developed a handwriting-interpretation system that the U.S. Postal Service has installed in its postal-distribution centers to automate the processing of handwritten addresses on envelopes. During the past 15 years, CEDAR has created more than 500 full- and part-time jobs at UB.

Led by Sargur Srihari, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, researchers in the center who developed and refined the technology have addressed one of the most difficult problems in artificial intelligence -- reading human handwriting.

AMHERST: Venu Govindaraju, Ph.D., associate director; Philip Kilinskas, research scientist; Ranga Setlur, research scientist; Vemulapati V. Ramanaprasad, research scientist; Ajay Shekhawat, Ph.D., senior research scientist; Yong-Shul Shin, Ph.D., research scientist; Rohini Srihari, Ph.D., principal research scientist, and Wenn-Jen Yang, research scientist

ELMA: David C. Bartnik, technical manager

PENDLETON: Terry A. Jones, scientific programmer

SOUTH WALES: Evelyn Kleinberg, senior research scientist

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