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Shree K. Nayar

T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science
Engineering, School of the Arts
Computer Science Department
621 Schapiro Building
  • Director, Columbia Computer Vision Laboratory
  • Co-director, Columbia Vision and Graphics Center
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • National Academy of Engineering

Shree K. Nayar received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 1990. He is currently the T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. He also heads the Columbia Computer Vision Laboratory (CAVE), which is dedicated to the development of advanced computer vision systems. His research is focused on three areas; the creation of novel cameras, the design of physics based models for vision, and the development of algorithms for scene understanding. His work is motivated by applications in the fields of digital imaging, computer graphics, and robotics.

He has received best paper awards at ICCV 1990, ICPR 1994, CVPR 1994, ICCV 1995, CVPR 2000 and CVPR 2004. He is the recipient of the David Marr Prize (1990 and 1995), the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship (1992), the National Young Investigator Award (1993), the NTT Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award (1994), the Keck Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching (1995), the Columbia Great Teacher Award (2006) and Carnegie Mellon University's Alumni Achievement Award. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

Research & Other Works
An Automated Approach to Map Winter Cropped Area of Smallholder Farms across Large Scales Using MODIS Imagery
Estimates of fire emissions from an active deforestation region in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modelling
Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second-growth forest
Data from: Fragmentation increases wind disturbance impacts on forest structure and carbon stocks in a Western Amazonian landscape
Is voluntary certification of tropical agricultural commodities achieving sustainability goals for small-scale producers? A review of the evidence
Factors associated with long-term species composition in dry tropical forests of Central India
Effectiveness of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for reducing fires on oil palm concessions in Indonesia from 2012 to 2015
Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan
Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure
Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia
Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecosystem Change: an Overview
Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Forest Transitions at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales
High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon
Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia
Sensitivity of crop cover to climate variability: Insights from two Indian agro-ecoregions
Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India
Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors
El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia
North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability
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