Dr. Panchanathan's research interests are in the areas of Human-centered Multimedia Computing; Content-based and Compressed Domain Indexing and Retrieval of Images and Video; Multimedia Communication; Face/Gait Analysis and Recognition; Haptic User Interfaces; Confidence Measures for Medical Decisions; Medical Image Processing; Genomic Signal Processing; Media Processor Designs and Ubiquitous Computing Environments for Individuals with Disabilities. CUbiC's flagship project CARES designs diagnostic rehabilitative assistive technologies for individuals with physical, cognitive and neural impediments. The flagship iCARE project for individuals who are blind and visually impaired won the Governor's Innovator of the Year-Academia Award in November 2004.
- Ph.D., University of Ottawa, 1989
- M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, 1986
- B.E., Indian Institute of Science, 1984