Sethuraman Panchanathan

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan leads the knowledge enterprise development at Arizona State University, advancing research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, global and economic development at ASU. Under his leadership, ASU has quintupled research performance (to over $600M in 2018) making it the fastest growing research university in the US, and earning the title of most innovative university in the US (by US News and World Report) for the last 3 years. In 2014, Panchanathan was appointed by President Obama to the US National Science Board. He is the first American of Indian origin to be appointed to the NSB. He served as Chair of the Committee on Strategy and serves on the External Engagement and National S&E Policy committees. He was appointed by former US Secretary of Commerce Pritzker to NACIE, and also serves as VP for Strategic Initiatives and Membership of the NAI. He chairs the CoR of the APLU and co-chairs the Extreme Innovation Taskforce of the GFCC. Panchanathan is a Fellow of the AAAS, CAE, IEEE and SPIE. His research interests are in human-centered multimedia computing, haptic user interfaces, person-centered tools and ubiquitous computing technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, machine learning for multimedia applications, medical image processing, and media processor designs.