Curriculum Vitae

Education:

    Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 1990
    M.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, April 1986
    B.S., Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India
    Electrical Engineering, June 1984

Experience:

    Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York, NY
    T. C. Chang Endowed Chair Professor, July 2002 - Present
    Professor, December 1996 - June 2002
    Associate Professor, January 1995 - November 1996
    Assistant Professor, January 1991 - December 1994
    The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Graduate Research Assistant, July 1986 - December 1990
    Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama, Japan
    Visiting Research Scientist, April 1989 - August 1989
    Taylor Instruments, New Delhi, India
    Research Engineer, July 1984 - November 1984

Honors:

    Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Cambridge, MA, 2011
    Alumni Achievement Award
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009
    Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
    Washington, DC, 2008
    Great Teacher Award
    Society of Columbia Graduates, New York, 2006
    T. C. Chang Endowed Professorship
    Columbia University, New York, 2002
    Keck Engineering Teaching Excellence Award
    W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, 1995
    NTT Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award
    NTT Basic Research Laboratory, Japan, 1994
    Fellow of the Packard Foundation
    David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, 1992
    National Young Investigator Award
    National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1991

Best Paper Awards:

    Best Paper Award
    IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography
    Cambridge, MA, 2010
    Best Paper Award
    IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference
    Washington, D.C., 2004
    Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
    IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference
    Hilton Head, SC, 2000
    David Marr Prize
    International Conference on Computer Vision
    Boston, MA, 1995.
    Siemens Outstanding Paper Award
    IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference
    Seattle, Washington, 1994.
    20th Pattern Recognition Award
    Best Pattern Recognition Journal Paper Award
    Jerusalem, Israel, 1994.
    Best Industry Related Paper Award
    International Conference on Pattern Recognition
    Jerusalem, Israel, 1994.
    David Marr Prize
    International Conference on Computer Vision
    Osaka, Japan, 1990.

Recent Talks:

    Keynote, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Istanbul, August 2010
    Keynote, International Conference on Contemporary Computing, Noida, August 2009
    Keynote, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, May 2009
    Dinner Talk, CRA Snowbird Conference, Snowbird, July 2008
    Dertouzos Lecture, MIT, Cambridge, April 2008
    Plenary, Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Atlanta, June 2007
    Plenary, IAPR Machine Vision and Applications Conference, Tokyo, May 2007
nayar@cs.columbia.edu
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Anne Fleming
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