Bio
David Crandall is the Luddy Professor of Computer Science in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University. He is a member of the Computer Science, Informatics, Cognitive Science, and Data Science programs, and adjunct faculty in Statistics. He is Director of Graduate Studies for the Computer Science Ph.D. and M.S. programs. He is founding director of the Center for Machine Learning, and a member of the Digital Science Center and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems. He obtained the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in 2008, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell from 2008-2010. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2001, and was a Senior Research Scientist at Eastman Kodak Company from 2001-2003. Since joining IU in 2010, he has been PI or Co-PI on over $17.5 million in research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the Lilly Endowment, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, NVidia, the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the U.S. Navy, NASA, the IU Office of the Vice President for Research, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Office of Naval Research, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), and Eastman Kodak Company. He has published over 200 technical articles in top international venues, and has received best paper awards or nominations in CVPR, WWW, CHI, ICCV, and ICDL. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and has been an Area Chair for CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, WACV, AAAI, ICML, NeurIPS, and IJCAI. He has received an NSF CAREER award (2013), two Google Faculty Research Awards (2014 and 2020), an IU Trustees Teaching Award (2017), a Grant Thornton Fellowship (2019), and a Luddy Professorship (2021).