Badri Roysam
University of Houston

Badri Roysam is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor, and Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston (2010 – present). In this role, he has overseen numerous initiatives including research growth, development of industry-university consortia, undergraduate laboratory modernization, an undergraduate Maker laboratory, in-class project based learning, K-12 outreach, and innovative faculty recruitment methods. From 1989 to 2010, he was a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA, where he directed the Rensselaer unit of the NSF Engineering Research (ERC) Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS ERC), and co-directed the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software (RCOS) that was funded by a major alumnus gift. He played a central role in Rensselaer’s Studio Classroom and related undergraduate innovation initiatives.

He received the Doctor of Science degree from Washington University, St. Louis, USA, in 1989. Earlier, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1984.

Badri’s research occurs at the confluence of multi-dimensional signal processing, machine learning, big-data bioinformatics, high-performance computing, and biomedicine. He collaborates with a diverse group of biologists, physicians, and imaging researchers. He heads the NIH and DARPA funded FARSIGHT project that has produced an open source toolkit for automated analysis of 2D/3D/4D/5D microscopy images from diverse applications including cancer immunotherapy, traumatic brain injury, retinal diseases, neural implants, learning and memory impairments, binge alcohol, tumor mapping, stem-cell biology, stroke research, and neurodegenerative diseases. He has published >120 papers, 10 book chapters, and numerous conference papers. His Google h-index is 42, and his Web of Science citation index is 35. He has 2 licensed patents.

His students who have won numerous awards over the years, especially the worldwide DIADEM Challenge Sept 1, 2010 (Nature, Vol. 467, No. 9 September 2010.). He is also proud of his K-12 students who recognized him with the Questar III Excellence in Service Award.

Badri is a senior member of IEEE, ASEE, the Society of neuroscience, and ECEDHA where he serves on the Editorial Board of ECEDHA’s Source magazine. He is deeply committed to advancing the interests of ECE departments worldwide.



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