IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Nalini Ratha is a Research Staff Member at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY. He received his B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, M.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering also from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph. D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He has authored more than 100 research papers in the area of biometrics and has been co-chair of several leading biometrics conferences and served on the editorial boards of IEEE Trans. on PAMI, IEEE Trans. on SMC-B, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition journal. He has co-authored a popular book on biometrics entitled Guide to Biometrics and also co-edited two books entitled Automatic Fingerprint Recognition Systems and Advances in Biometrics: Sensors, Algorithms and Systems. He has offered tutorials on biometrics technology at leading IEEE conferences and also teaches courses on biometrics and security. He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IAPR and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He has been an adjunct professor at IIIT Delhi, Cooper Union and NYU. During 2011-2012 he was the president of the IEEE Biometrics Council. At IBM, he has received several awards including a Research Division Award, Outstanding Innovation Award and Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award along with several patent achievement awards. Recently he was designated as an IBM Master Inventor. His research interests include biometrics, pattern recognition and computer vision.