Venu Govindaraju.

Venu Govindaraju

Vice President for Research and Economic Development; Founding Director, Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS); Associate Director, Center of Excellence for Document Analysis and Recognition (CEDAR); SUNY Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

516 Capen Hall, 113 Davis Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260-2500

Phone: (716) 645-3321, (716) 645-1558


Research Areas

Research Centers

Specialty/Research Focus

Pattern Recognition, Digital Libraries, Biometrics


Govindaraju is a Fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), the IAPR (International Association of Pattern Recognition), and the SPIE (International Society of Optics and Photonics).

He is the recipient of the 2001 International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition Young Investigator award, the 2004 MIT Global Indus Technovator Award, the 2010 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2014).

Dr. Govindaraju is the 2015 IAPR/ICDAR Outstanding Achievements Award Winner and was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015.


PhD Computer Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1992

MS University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1988

BTech Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, 1986