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BVD CV (Updated June 2013)

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Dr. Belur V. Dasarathy, an IEEE Fellow, is presently an independent consultant offering services to commercial as well as federal clients interested in design and development of automated intelligent decision systems arising in a variety of applications. His expertise includes guidance, teaching, research and development(R&D) and R&D management in the areas of intelligent decision systems, learning systems, multi-sensor multi-source information fusion, knowledge discovery through pattern recognition and data mining, image analysis and other related topics.

Recent and/or Current Activities: Technical Direction, Guidance and management of Discrimination and Sensor Information Fusion Algorithms Development in Strategic (such as TMD/NMD/Arrow Project) as well as Tactical Defense (AMCOM-RDEC) Related Problem Environments - Consultancy on various customer projects including discrimination, sensor fusion, and related topics such as Disparate Sensor Integration (DSI) Program for chemical/biological and conventional munitions discrimination using non chemical/biological specific sensors, intrusion and intruder detection, etc.

His professional full-time affiliations have included Dynetics Inc., Intergraph Corp., Computer Sciences Corp., Indian Institute of Science, Southern Methodist University, as well as adjunct positions at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • Invited/Keynote Speaker at many national and International Conference including:
  • 2013     International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, Vilamoura, Portugal
  • 2013     Intl Conf. on Knowledge Discovery, Engineering & Management, Vilamoura, Portugal.
  • 2013     3rd Intl Conf. on Pervasive & Embedded Computing & Comm. Sys, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2013     2nd International Conference on Sensor Networks, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2012     6th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, Italy
  • 2012     16th Annual KES Conference, Spain.
  • 2010     IDGA 9th Annual Image Fusion Summit,  USA
  • 2008     International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology, India
  • 2008     Indo-US Workshop on Regional Air Transportation, India
  • 2008     Information Security and Assurance 2008, Korea
  • 2007     Future Generation Computing Environments 2007, Korea
  • 2006     IDGA Conference on Night Vision Systems, USA
  • 2006     IEEE Intl Conf on Multisensor Fusion & Integration, Germany
  • 2006     Biologically Inspired Information Fusion, UK
  • 2004     ISSNIP ’04 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004     ICHMI’04, Bangalore, India
  • 2004     ICCC’04 Vienna, Austria
  • 2003     ICAR 03 Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2002     Fusion Workshop 02 china
  • 2001     SNRAFI 01 - Spain
  • 2000     Workshop on Environmental Fusion - Sept. 00, Greece
  • 2000     Recpad 00 Portugal
  • 2000     IEEE Intl. Conf. on Industrial Technology 2000 – India
  • 1998     Intl. Conf. on Applications of Pattern Recognition 1998- England, etc., etc


He is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Information Fusion published by Elsevier Science, the very first journal dedicated to this evolving field. He has offered short courses in the information fusion arena under SPIE and other conference sponsorships as well as under individual company/ University/ Organization sponsored on-site programs.


Dr. Dasarathy was honored as the IEEE Huntsville Section Outstanding Engineer 1996, IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer for 1997 and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He was one of the founding members of the board of directors of the International Society on Information Fusion (ISIF) and served on it for three years. He was the guest editor of Optical Engineering for three special sections on Sensor Fusion. He has been the organizer and chairman of the annual SPIE Conferences on Sensor Fusion since 1997 and on data mining since 1999. He was the publicity chair for the International conferences on Information Fusion - Fusion 1998, Fusion 1999, Fusion 2001, a member of the executive committee of Fusion 2000, and is a member of the International Program committee for Fusion 2003. He has organized and chaired special sessions on Information Fusion and Data Mining at other conferences including IEEE Decision and Control 1998, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 1999, IGARSS 2000, IECON-2000. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee for the annual workshop on Multiple Classifier Systems since 2000 including the one to be held in 2003. Most recently, he was the technical vice-chair for Autotestcon 2002.


Dr. Dasarathy has over 180 open literature publications with him as primary author in majority of these publications. He is the author of three IEEE Computer Society Press books: Decision Fusion, Nearest Neighbor (NN) Norms: NN Pattern Classification Techniques, and Image Data Compression: Block Truncation Coding. He has also contributed chapters/sections to other books, latest of which is the handbook on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Oxford University Press, 2002). His publications have been cited in the literature in over 400 studies.


His biographical citations include: "WHO' WHO" in Computer Graphics," Marquis, 1984; "Personalities of the South," American Biographical Institute, 1986; Who's Who in Technology Today," Dick Publishing 5th Edition; "Who's Who in the South and Southwest," 22nd Edition, 1991; "The Official Registry of the Who' Who of American Business Leaders," 1991; and International Who's Who in Information Technology, 1999.

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