Symposium in Honor of Sargur Srihari

Dr. Sargur N. (Hari) Srihari in his Davis Hall office.

Dr. Sargur N. (Hari) Srihari in his Davis Hall office.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering held a Symposium in Honor of Dr. Sargur Srihari on May 6, 2022 at the University at Buffalo North Campus along with a memorial dinner at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara.

The symposium focused on Hari's professional accomplishments and included a series of talks and a panel discussion from faculty colleagues, former students, and distinguished guests.

The Professor Sargur (Hari) Srihari Memorial Fund was established to support student scholarships. Donations can be made here.

The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) published an In Memoriam article for Dr. Srihari in their April 2022 Newsletter.  


UB Symposium in Honor of Prof. Sargur N. Srihari
Friday, May 6, 2022, 1:00-5:00 PM
Baird Recital Hall,  University at Buffalo

Organizing Committee
Bharat Jayaraman, UB, Co-Chair –
Tin Kam Ho, IBM, Co-Chair –
Ann Mangan, Events Coordinator, CSE Department –

Symposium in Honor of Sargur Srihari - Part I

Symposium in Honor of Sargur Srihari - Part II

Schedule of Talks
1:00 pm Welcome
  Satish Tripathi, UB President
Kemper Lewis, Dean, SEAS
1:10 pm Prof. Srihari’s Research, Teaching, and Contributions
  Bharat Jayaraman, CSE Professor Emeritus and former CSE Chair
1:30 pm Invited Talk
  Anil Jain, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
2:00 pm CEDAR Alumni from the Early 1990’s  (Pattern Recognition, Postal Research)
  Tin Kam Ho, IBM Research
Rick Fenrich, ID International
Geetha Srikantan, Cisco
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Video Presentation
  National News Clips, NOVA Special, Recent Lectures, etc.
3:10 pm Remarks from Faculty
  Stuart Shapiro, CSE Professor Emeritus and former CSE Chair
Andres Soom, MAE Professor Emeritus and former SEAS Assoc Dean
Raj Acharya, Associate VP for Research, Indiana U and former UB CSE Chair
3:30 pm Students and CEDAR Alumni from the Late 1990’s - present (Computational Forensics)
  Harish Srinivasan, Amazon
Mihir Chauhan, CSE PhD Candidate
Nitin Kulkarni, CSE PhD Candidate
4:00 pm Panel Discussion: AI:  Past, Present, and Future

Dave Doermann, Director, Institute for AI and Data Sciences

Deepak Kumar, CS Chair, Bryn Mawr and UB CS PhD Alumnus
Alina Vereshchaka, CSE Assistant Professor of Teaching
Changyou Chen, CSE Assistant Professor
Souvik Das, CSE PhD Student

4:30 pm Jinhui Xu, CSE Chair
4:40 pm Concluding Remarks


Buffalo Marriott Niagara
6pm - 9pm


Baird Hall - University at Buffalo

Buffalo Marriott Niagara
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221