The 13th IASTED International Conference on
Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications
IMSA 2009

August 17 – 19, 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA


Prof. Sethuraman Panchanathan
Arizona State University, USA







Target Audience


Background Knowledge Expected of the Participants


Biography of the Program Chair


Program Chair Portrait

Dr. Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Madras, India in 1981; B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1984; M. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1986; and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa in 1989. Dr. Panchanathan is currently a Professor and Director of the School of Computing and Informatics, Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, Director of the Institute for Computing & Information Sciences & Engineering, and Director of the Research Center on Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC) at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He is also the Interim Director of the new Biomedical Informatics department and an Affiliate faculty in the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix program. He is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at ASU, and co-founder and President of a start-up company MotionEase Inc., which is focused on developing video based motion capture solutions for rehabilitative applications.
He leads a team of researchers and graduate students working in various areas, including: Ubiquitous Multimedia Computing; Visual Computing and Communications; Media Processor Designs; Multimedia Communication; Face/Gait Analysis and Recognition; Genomic Signal Processing; and Ubiquitous Computing Environments for Blind Persons.
Dr. Panchanathan has published over 300 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Multimedia Magazine and an associate editor of seven other journals and transactions. Dr. Panchanathan is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE. He is a member of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and ASEE.