With multi-faceted experience in inter-disciplinary research, managing large research programs and federal public policy, Prof. B. Prabhakaran works on two overlapping research areas:
In the past, he has worked on multimedia databases, authoring & presentation, resource management, and scalable web-based multimedia presentation servers. He has published several research papers in prestigious conferences and journals in this area.
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Dr. Prabhakaran received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award FY 2003 for his proposal on Animation Databases. . He was selected as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2011 and is currently an IEEE Senior Member. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia from 2015-2020. Prabhakaran is a founding Associate Editor for Springer’s Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research and is an Editor for Elsevier Journal, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. He is Member of the Editorial board of Multimedia Systems Journal (Springer), Multimedia Tools and Applications journal (Springer), and other multimedia systems journals. He received the Best Associate Editor for 2015, from Springer’s Multimedia Systems Journal.
Dr Prabhakaran is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE MultiMedia . He is a Member of the Executive Council of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) and is the Co-Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC) Special Interest Group on Video Analytics (SIGVA). Dr. Prabhakaran served the General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI) 2015. He was also a General Co-Chair of ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2013 (ICMR 2013), IEEE Haptic, Audio, and Visual Environments (HAVE) 2014, a General Co-chair of ACM Multimedia 2011, and ACM Multimedia and Security (MM&Sec) 2007. Prof Prabhakaran's research has been funded by Federal Agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA Army Research Office (ARO), and the US-IGNITE Program, apart from industries and consortiums.
B. Prabhakaran is currently an Associate Vice President for Research Centers and
Institutes at Office of Research and Innovation (ORI). He Supports the annual evaluation of Centers and Institutes receiving support from the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI), Identifies and cultivates new synergistic opportunities for Centers and Institutes at the University, Facilitates research collaborations with institutions within and outside of Texas where Center and Institute synergies may emerge. He Works with Center and Institute leadership to cultivate federal and non-federal funding opportunities. He also Participates in goal and vision setting for ORI as a member of the leadership team and provides mentoring to faculty for the pursuit of federal funding.Read More
Dr. B. Prabhakaran is Professor of Computer Science, in the University of Texas at Dallas.
He has served as Director, PhD Studies, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, 2010 – 2018. Managing around 150 to 200 PhD students, with responsibilities including recruitment, funding (scholarship/ assistantships selection), curriculum, qualifying examination, and mentoring. He has organized several Doctoral Symposiums through ACM and IEEE for advising and mentoring PhD students for their research and career. He has served as a member of various Department, School of Engineering & Computer Science, and University level administrative committees.Read More
B. Prabhakaran is currently a Program Director in the Human Centered Computing (HCC)
program of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) Division of the CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is also involved with National AI (Artificial Intelligence) Research Institutes, Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (Fair AI), Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), Secure and Trustworthy Computing (SaTC), Science Techonology Center (STC) and Smart & Connected Health (SCH).Read More
Prof Prabhakaran's research has been funded by Federal Agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and USA Army Research Office (ARO). He was the Principal Investogator of a $2.4 million NSF research grant that involves 8 researchers from different disciplines. This research project explored multi-modality in 3D Tele-Immersion. He has also received generous research funding from industries, research laboratories and consortiums such as QuEST Forum, Texas Instruments, Alcatel-Lucent, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, Texas Medical (TexMed) Consortium. In effect, Prof Prabhakaran has contributed to nearly $10 million in research funding in the last several years.