Jitendra Malik
Professor of Computer Science
Division of Computer Science/EECS

Research Expertise and Interest

computer science, electrical engineering, optometry, vision science


Jitendra Malik was born in Mathura, India in 1960. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1980 and the PhD degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1985. In January 1986, he joined the university of California at Berkeley, where he is currently the Arthur J. Chick Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Science and Vision Science groups.

His research interests are in computer vision and computational modeling of human vision. His work spans a range of topics in vision including image segmentation and grouping, texture, stereopsis, object recognition, image based modeling and rendering, content based image querying, and intelligent vehicle highway systems. He has authored or co-authored more than a hundred research papers on these topics.

He received the gold medal for the best graduating student in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1980, a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989, and the Rosenbaum fellowship for the Computer Vision Programme at the Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge in 1993. He received the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Computer Science Division, University of California at Berkeley, in 2000. He was awarded a Miller Research Professorship in 2001. He serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computer Vision and the Journal of Vision.

In Research News

February 8, 2011

Three UC Berkeley faculty members have joined the ranks of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Armen Der Kiureghian, Jitendra Malik and Ramamoorthy Ramesh are among 68 new members and nine foreign associates elected on February 8, 2011.

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