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 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 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
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
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.
Dr. Prabhakaran Balakrishnan, professor of computer science, and a team of researchers recently shared their work with U.S. congress and senate members in Washington D.C.
Via Jonsson School News – Dr. B. Prabhakaran, professor of computer science, and a team of researchers recently shared their work with U.S. congress and senate members in Washington D.C.
Dr. B. Prabhakaran, professor of computer science and director of the UT Dallas Multimedia and Computer Graphics Lab, and a team of researchers led the collaboration of the first-ever, trans-pacific collaborative plant walk.
The Internet has been transformational, changing how we communicate with friends and family, how we shop, and more recently, how we heal. Physical therapy is the latest treatment to be offered as telemedicine.
Starting in November, 25 Dallas-area veterans will be the first to try cutting-edge rehabilitation technology designed to transmit sensations of physical touch over the Internet, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas who are leading the initial six-month trials.
UT Dallas researchers are extending the borders of virtual reality, going beyond virtual spaces in which people can see and hear one another to an environment that adds the sense of touch.
The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Multimedia has named UT Dallas computer scientist Balakrishnan Prabhakaran to its executive council and appointed him editor-in-chief of the organization’s online magazine.
RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 10, 2005) — A researcher at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has won a grant from the United States Army to develop a tool that could detect and correct errors in 3-D animation models.
The Association for Computing Machinery recently named UT Dallas computer science professor Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran a Distinguished Scientist.
RICHARDSON, Texas (August 28, 2003) - Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, assistant professor of computer science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been granted a Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work with animation databases that eventually could aid the hearing impaired and have other potential applications.
Collaborative Mixed Reality Systems and Applications
Mixed Reality for Phantom Pain Management
Haptic-Enabled Mixed Reality for Musculoskeletal Examination
Mixed Reality for Speech Impairment Rehabilitation
Collaborative Mixed Reality Tours
Multimodal Virtual Laboratories
Incorporating Multiple RGB-D Cameras: