Rama Chellappa named to National Academy of Inventors

December 8, 2020

Five Johns Hopkins faculty members have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a prestigious distinction that recognizes and honors the creators or co-developers of outstanding inventions that have made a difference in society. These professors join the more than 4,000 current fellows of the academy, which features members of more than 250 institutions worldwide.

Ramalingam Chellappa, who joined the Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor earlier this year. Chellappa’s work has shaped the field of facial recognition technology, and he is known as an expert in machine learning. At Hopkins he contributes to the Mathematical Institute for Data Science and the Center for Imaging Science.

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