Dr. Nalini Ratha

Dr. Nalini K. Ratha is a Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center , Hawthorne where he leads the biometrics research efforts. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur , M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering also from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph. D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University , East Lansing . He has published more than 50 journal and conference papers in biometrics related topics. He is the co-chair of the ICPR 2006 Associated Theme: Biometrics and also co-chair of IEEE Workshop on Multi-biometrics being held along with CVPR 2006. He has been involved with several other academic conferences in the biometrics area such as, AVBPA 2005, SPIE Conf. on Biometrics for Human Identification 2005 and 2004 (as co-chair), and IEEE AutoID 2002 (co-chair). He is also co-inventor of seven patents. In late 2003, he co-authored a popular book on biometrics "Guide to Biometrics" and also co-edited a book entitled "Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems". He is the co-editor for an upcoming Special Issue on Biometrics - IEEE Trans. on SMC - Part B. He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B and Pattern Recognition journals. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE and member of ACM. He is a frequent speaker at the IBM Industry Solution Lab to address biometrics research and system design challenges of IBM customers. He has received several awards at IBM.




Technical Committee on Biometrics (TC4)




European Association for Signal Processing




EAB European Association for Biometrics




University of Sassari