Venu Govindaraju, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
He was one of 503 scientists selected by their peers this year “because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
New Fellows will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 19 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Fellows also will be announced in the journal Science on Jan. 28.
The AAAS is recognizing Govindaraju “for outstanding contributions to modeling and experimentation in the areas of biometrics and document recognition and retrieval.”