Sargur Srihari, Fellow - IEEE


MIR Labs - Advisory Board member

Srihari is a computer scientist who has made scientific contributions to the areas of pattern recognition, machine learning, and computational forensics.  He is presently a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Srihari is the founding director of the Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR) at the University at Buffalo. Work at the center led to the first automated systems for reading handwritten postal addresses which were deployed in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Srihari is an author of over three hundred papers, three books and seven United States patents.

He has supervised forty doctoral dissertations. He has been a visiting faculty member at several institutions worldwide in India, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia.
He served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Library of Medicine for six years (2001-2007) and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community (2006-2009). 

Srihari's honors include: Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE, India) in 1992, Fellow of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1995, Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition in 1996 and distinguished alumnus of the Ohio State University College of Engineering in 1999.  Srihari received a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from the Bangalore University (National College) in 1967, a B.E. in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1970, and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University, Columbus in 1976.