Dr. Vijay Asari

Director,University of Dayton Vision Lab


Dr. Vijayan Asari is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair in Wide Area Surveillance at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA.  He is the director of the Center of Excellence for Computer Vision and Wide Area Surveillance Research (Vision Lab) at UD.  As leaders in innovation and algorithm development, UD Vision Lab specializes in object detection, recognition and tracking in wide area surveillance imagery captured by visible, infrared, thermal, hyperspectral, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and EEG (electroencephalograph) sensors.  Dr Asari's research activities include development of novel algorithms for human identification by face recognition, human action and activity recognition, brain signal analysis for emotion recognition and brain machine interface, 3D scene creation from 2D video streams, 3D scene change detection, and automatic visibility improvement of images captured in various weather conditions.  Dr Asari received his BS in electronics and communication engineering from the University of Kerala, India, and M Tech and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  Prior to joining UD in February 2010, Dr Asari worked as Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia for 10 years. Dr Asari worked at National University of Singapore during 1996-98 and led a research team for the development of a vision-guided micro-robotic endoscopy system. He also worked at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore during 1998-2000 and led the computer vision and image processing related research activities in the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems at NTU.  Dr Asari holds three patents and has published more than 550 research papers, including 90 peer-reviewed journal papers in the areas of image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and high performance embedded systems.  Dr Asari has supervised 23 PhD dissertations and 37 MS theses during the last 16 years. Currently several graduate students are working with him in different sponsored research projects.  He is participating in federal and private funded research projects and he has so far managed around $16M research funding.  Dr. Asari received several teaching, research, advising and technical leadership awards. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and SPIE, and member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.  Dr Asari is the co-organizer of several SPIE and IEEE conferences and workshops.

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