Shree K. Nayar

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
Department Chair, July 2009 - June 2012
Professor, December 1996 - June 2002
Associate Professor, January 1995 - November 1996
Assistant Professor, January 1991 - December 1994

Snap Inc., New York, NY
Director, NYC Research, January 2018 - Present

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

IEEE PAMI Distinguished Researcher Award 
IEEE Computer Society, Seoul, South Korea, 2019

Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award 
Columbia Engineering Alumni Association, New York, 2015

Elected to the National Academy of Inventors 
Tampa, FL, 2014

Appreciation Honor for Contributions to Computational Imaging 
Sony Corporation, Tokyo, 2014

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 

Helmholtz Prize 
International Conference on Computer Vision 
Seoul, South Korea, 2019

Best Paper Award 
User Interface Software and Technology 
Quebec City, Canada, 2017

Best Paper Award 
IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography 
Houston, TX, 2015

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