Seetharaman, Guna

 


 

 

 

 

Dr. Guna Seetharaman, a member of the Science & Engineering personnel, is a Principal Engineer for Computing Architectures, Computing Technology Applications Branch, Advanced Computing Architectures Division, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY. His principal mission is to develop and lead a world class team in computational science and engineering, and exploit all aspects of computing architecture for delivering high performance and revolutionary capabilities to war fighter information systems. Algorithm optimization, performance assured computing, intelligent autonomous, adaptive, assistive and net-centric systems and power efficient computing are in the projected roadmap.

 

Dr. Seetharaman spent 20 years as a professor of computer science and engineering, at the Air Force Institute of Technology and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was also a CNRS Invited professor at University of Paris XI on multiple tenures between1998-2005. He established and successfully ran the Computer Vision Laboratory, and Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (co-established) at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He also participated in the DARPA Grand Challenge as a charter member of Team CajunBot. He led the LiDAR data processing and obstacle detection efforts in Team CajunBot, demonstrated in 2005 and 2007 Grand Challenges. He was a member of the AFIT based core team for demonstrating and transitioning a wide area persistent imaging and surveillance system, which was successfully transitioned.


He has published more than 120 peer- reviewed articles in: Computer Vision, low-altitude aerial imagery, SIMD-Parallel Computing, VLSI-signal processing, 3D Displays, Nano-Technology, micro-optics, and 3D Video analysis. He co-organized the DOE/ONR/NSF Sponsored Second International Workshop on Foundations of Decision and Information Fusion, in 1996 (Washington DC), and the IEEE Sixth International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception, New Orleans, 2003. He guest edited IEEE COMPUTER special issue devoted to Unmanned Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Dec 2006. He also guest-edited a special issue of the EURASIP Journal on Embedded Computing in the topics of Intelligent Vehicles. He is an active member of the IEEE, and ACM. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Upsilon Pi Epsilon. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International.


Dr. Seetharaman’s research interests focus on computational science and engineering, and advanced computing architectures. His efforts cut across high performance computing applications, embedded computing, computer vision, persistent, ubiquitous and net-centric image exploitation, micro-optics, and algorithm optimization.


EDUCATION


1988

 

Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

1982

 

Master of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

1980

 

Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Guindy-Campus, University of Madras, Chennai, India


CAREER CHRONOLOGY


2009-Present

 

Principal Engineer for Computing Architecture, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY.

2008

 

Senior Engineer for Computing Architecture, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, NY.

2003-2008

 

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

1997-2003

 

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA.

1988-1996

 

Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA.


AWARDS AND HONORS


2007 D. J. Gandhi, Invited Research Professorship, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.

2006 Recognition for significant contributions to Project Angel Fire.

2005 Finalists – Medal, DARPA Grand Challenge.

1998 CNRS Research Professorship at University of Paris XI, Orsay.

1987 Eliahu and Joyce Jury Award – Outstanding Graduate Student in Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami, FL.


PROFESSIONAL & HONOR SOCIETIES


IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

ACM, The Association for Computing Machinery.

Eta Kappa Nu (1986), Tau Beta Pi (1986), Phi Beta Delta (1991) and Upsilon Pi Epsilon (1997).









(Current as of Jan 2009)

 


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