Hyderabad: Professor C.V. Jawahar has been appointed as the dean of research and development at the IIIT-Hyderabad.
Prof Jawahar headed Centre for Visual Information Technology (CVIT), Machine Learning (ML) Lab and Executive Education Group (EEG) at IIIT, Hyderabad where focus was on computer vision, machine learning and multimedia systems.
An Amazon Chair Professor, Prof Jawahar is also an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). His prolific research is globally recognised in the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision research community with more than 50 publications in top tier conferences in computer vision, robotics and document image processing to his credit.
Extremely conscious of the social and practical relevance and application of research, Prof. Jawahar is actively engaged with several government agencies, ministries and leading companies around innovating at scale through research.
Speaking on the new appointment, Prof P.J. Narayanan, Director, IIIT-Hyderabad said, "Prof. Jawahar is a foremost researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision and brings a wealth of research experience to his new position at dean of research and development."