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
Computational Intelligence, Vilamoura, Portugal
- 2013 Intl Conf. on Knowledge Discovery,
& 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
Intelligent Distributed Computing, Italy
- 2012 16th Annual KES Conference,
- 2010 IDGA 9th Annual Image Fusion
- 2008 International Conference on
Science and Technology, India
- 2008 Indo-US Workshop on Regional
- 2008 Information Security and Assurance
- 2007 Future Generation Computing
- 2006 IDGA Conference on Night Vision
- 2006 IEEE Intl Conf on Multisensor
- 2006 Biologically Inspired Information
- 2004 ISSNIP ’04 Melbourne,
- 2004 ICHMI’04, Bangalore,
- 2004 ICCC’04
- 2003 ICAR 03 Coimbra, Portugal
- 2002 Fusion Workshop 02 china
- 2001 SNRAFI 01 - Spain
- 2000 Workshop on Environmental
Sept. 00, Greece
- 2000 Recpad 00 Portugal
- 2000 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Industrial
Technology 2000 – India
- 1998 Intl. Conf. on Applications
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
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,