Rama Chellappa, who joined the Hopkins Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering earlier this year as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a prestigious distinction that recognizes and honors the creators or co-developers of outstanding inventions that have made a difference in society.

Chellappa’s work has shaped the field of facial recognition technology, and he is known as an expert in machine learning. At Hopkins, he is also the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor for the Department of Biomedical Engineering, while also contributing to the Center for Language and Speech Processing, Mathematical Institute for Data Science and the Center for Imaging Science.

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