- Associate Professor, School of Arts, Media and Engineering and School of Computing and Informatics, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Hari Sundaram is currently an associate professor of media arts and computing, with the School of Arts Media and Engineering, and Computer Science at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in 2002.
His intellectual commitment is towards understanding how meaning emerges through our engagement with the physical and online worlds. His research has focused on two complementary (but coupled) directions – (a) designing intelligent media environments that exist as part of our physical world (e.g. mediated environments that assist stroke patients recover, information search) (b) developing new algorithms and systems to understand online human activity (e.g. Twitter, Flickr). Specific projects include - understanding communication patterns in media sharing social networks, as well discovering how communities emerge and evolve in online social networks.
His research has won several awards — the best student paper award at JCDL 2007, the best ACM Multimedia demo award in 2006. He received the best student paper award at ACM Multimedia 2002, and the Eliahu I. Jury Award for best Ph.D. dissertation in 2002. He also received in 2000, a best paper award on video retrieval from IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
He is an active participant in the Multimedia community — he is an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP).
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2002