Published: 30th April 2019
Prof C V Jawahar Appointed Dean of Research & Development at IIIT-Hyderabad
An Amazon Chair Professor, Prof Jawahar is also an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR)
C V Jawahar has been appointed the new Dean of Research & Development at IIIT-Hyderabad. He takes over from Prof Vasudeva Varma who previously held the position for two consecutive terms. He is currently the head of Centre for Visual Information Technology (CVIT), Machine Learning (ML) Lab and Executive Education Group (EEG) at IIIT Hyderabad, and leads a group focusing on computer vision, machine learning and multimedia systems.
An Amazon Chair Professor, Prof Jawahar is also an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).
Speaking on the new appointment, Prof P J Narayanan, Director, IIIT-Hyderabad, said, "Prof Jawahar is a foremost researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision and brings a wealth of research experience to his new position as Dean of R&D. We are confident that IIIT-H's research will continue its upward trajectory under his leadership."
Acknowledging the magnitude of his new role, Prof Jawahar says, "IIIT Hyderabad has emerged as a premier research university in a short span of time, thanks to my predecessors, colleagues and students. I look forward to continuing the existing initiatives, strengthening our research ecosystem and making it more impactful and innovative."