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Ramesh Jain
University of California, Irvine

Ramesh Jain is an entrepreneur, researcher, and educator. He recently co-founded Seraja.

Earlier, Jain founded three companies, managed them in initial stages, and then turned them over to professional management. Most recently, he was the co-founder, CEO, and CTO of PRAJA inc located in San Diego. PRAJA was acquired by Tibco. Prior to PRAJA, he was the founding CEO and chairman of Virage, a San Mateo-based company developing systems for media management solutions and visual information management. He was also the founder and chairman of ImageWare Inc, which provided solutions for surface modeling, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, and inspection. ImageWare was acquired by SDRC.

Currently, Jain is the Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. Before this he was a Rhesa "Ray" S. Farmer Distinguished Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jain is a pioneer in multimedia information systems, image databases, machine vision, and intelligent systems. While a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the University of California, San Diego, he founded and directed artificial intelligence and visual information systems labs. Jain was also the founding editor-in-chief of IEEE MultiMedia magazine and serves on the editorial boards of several magazines in multimedia, information retrieval, and image and vision processing. He has co-authored more than 300 research papers in well-respected journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored and co-edited several books, including Machine Vision, a textbook used at several universities. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, and SPIE. He is the Chairman of ACM SIG Multimedia. His current research interests are in experiential computing and its applications.

  Ramesh Jain

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