Padmanabhan Anandan

Vice President, Adobe Research

Padmanabhan AnandanDr. P. Anandan is Vice President in Adobe Research, responsible for developing research strategy for Adobe, especially in Digital Marketing, and Leading the Adobe India Research lab. An emphasis of this lab is on Big Data Experience and Intelligence. At Adobe, he is also leading efforts in applying A.I. to Big Data. Dr. Anandan is an expert in Computer Vision with more than 60 publications that have earned 14,500 citations in Google Scholar. His research areas include visual motion analysis, video surveillance, and 3D scene modeling from images and video. His papers have won multiple awards including the Helmholtz Prize, for long term fundamental contributions to computer vision research. Prior to joining Adobe Dr. Anandan had a long tenure with Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, and became a Distinguished Scientist. He was the Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, which he founded. Most recently he was the Managing Director of Microsoft Research’s Worldwide Outreach. He earned a PhD from the University of Massachusetts specializing in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. He started as an assistant professor at Yale University before moving on to work in Video Information Processing at the David Sarnoff Research Center. His research has been used in DARPA’s Video Surveillance and Monitoring program as well as in creating special effects in the movies “What Dreams May Come”, “Prince of Egypt,” and “The Matrix.” Dr. Anandan is the recipient of Distinguished Alumnus awards from both University of Massachusetts and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where he earned a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering. He was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Computing by the University of Nebraska, from where he obtained an MS in Computer Science. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Madras.