Deepak S. Turaga received the B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1997 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He is currently a Research Staff Member and Manager of the Exploratory Stream Analytics department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne. He was at Philips Research during 2001-2003 and with Sony Electronics in 2003-2004.
His research interests lie primarily in statistical signal processing, multimedia coding and streaming, machine learning and computer vision applications. In these areas he has published over 50 journal and conference papers and one book and one book chapter. He received the CSVT 2006 Transactions Best Paper Award (with M. van der Schaar and B. Pesquet-Popescu), and is a coauthor for the 2006 IEEE ICASSP Best Student Paper (with H. Tseng, O. Verscheure and U. Chaudhari). He has filed over twenty invention disclosures, and has participated actively in MPEG standardization activities.
He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and an Associate Editor for the Hindawi Journal for the Advances in Multimedia. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia during the period 2006-08. He is also currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University.