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Raja Bala

Raja Bala is a Principal Scientist in the Interaction and Analytics Laboratory. His research interests are at the intersection of digital imaging, computer vision, and machine learning. Earlier he was a Principal Engineer at Samsung Research America, where he developed innovative computational imaging technologies for Samsung’s high-end smartphones. Previous to that he worked for Xerox and PARC, leading efforts in a variety of imaging and vision applications, including facial health analysis, mobile document imaging, human activity monitoring with wearable sensors, license plate recognition, and traffic anomaly detection. He was also one of the primary contributors of color management solutions for Xerox's flagship products. 

Dr. Bala holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has served as adjunct faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Raja is a Fellow of IS&T and Senior Member of IEEE, and holds over 100 publications and 150 patents in the field of digital imaging and computer vision. He is a recipient of the Xerox Anne Mulcahy Inventor Award recognizing significant business impact from intellectual property. He's served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, organizer of the IS&T Color Imaging Conference, and is co-editor of the recent IEEE/Wiley book on computer vision in transportation applications.





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