Gaurav Sharma

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Ph.D., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC 1996


Laboratory/Center Affiliations:

Sharma Laboratory Webpages
Goergen Institute for Data Science
Center for RNA Biology

Technical Interests:

Data Analytics, Cyber Physical Systems, Signal and Image Processing, Computer Vision, Media Security, Communications

Professional Biography/History:

Gaurav Sharma is with the University of Rochester, where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Department of Computer Science , and Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. He is also a Distinguished Researcher in Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the Goergen Institute for Data Science . From 2008-2010, he served as the Director for the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a New York state supported center for promoting joint university-industry research and technology development, which is housed at the University of Rochester. From 1996 through 2003, he was with Xerox Research and Technology in Webster, NY first as a member of research and technology staff and then as a Principal Scientist and Project Leader. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North  Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and masters degrees in Applied Mathematics from NCSU and in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.  He received his bachelor of engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly, Univ. of Roorkee).

Dr. Sharma is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of SPIE -- the international society for optics and photonics, and a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). He is also an elected member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society and the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Mu Epsilon honor societies. Dr. Sharma is a Member-at-Large on IEEE Signal Processing Society Board of Governors. He was a 2020-21 Distiguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and has previously served as an SPIE Visiting Lecturer . Dr. Sharma served as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing from 2018-2020 and as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Electronic Imaging from 2011 through 2015. Dr. Sharma is a member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the IEEE and has previously served and as an associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Imaging, for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is the editor of the "Digital Color Imaging Handbook" published by CRC press. Dr. Sharma served as the 2010-2011 chair for the Image, Video, and Multi-dimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and as the 2007 Chair of the IEEE Rochester Section. He is also a past member of the IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board, the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee , the Multimedia-Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE SPS, and of the Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee, of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was the Chair and Co-Chair, respectively, for the 2013 and 2012 IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging (EI) Symposia and Technical Program Co-Chair for the 2012 and 2016 editions of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). Dr. Sharma is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Societies of the IEEE. He serves on the IEEE Publication Services Product Board (PSPB) and is the current chair of the IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee. From 2015 through 2017 he served as the Treasurer for the IEEE PSPB and in 2017 and 2018 he served as the Chair of the IEEE Conference Publications Committee (CPC). In 2015 and 2016, he served on the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Conferences Board and its Executive subcommittee.


Curriculum Vitae (PDF Format)


Digital Color Imaging Handbook

Current Errata

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