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Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood

Dr. Syeda-Mahmood,Tanveer is a research manager in the Health care Informatics department at the IBM Almaden Research Center. She currently leads the AALIM project on multimodal mining for healthcare. Dr. Syeda-Mahmood graduated from the MIT AI Lab in 1993 with a Ph.D in Computer Science. Prior to IBM, she worked as a Research Staff Member at Xerox Webster Research Center, Webster, NY. She joined IBM Research - Almaden in 1998.

Prior to coming to IBM, Dr. Syeda-Mahmood led the image indexing program at Xerox Research and was one of the early originators of the field of content-based image and video retrieval. Currently, she is working on applications of content-based retrieval in healthcare. Over the past 25 years, her research interests have been in a variety of areas relating to artificial intelligence including computer vision, image and video databases, medical image analysis, bioinformatics, signal processing, document analysis, and distributed computing frameworks. She has over 100 refereed publications and over 40 issued patents.

Dr. Syeda-Mahmood was recently elected Fellow of IEEE. She was also elected to the IBM Academy of Technology in 2010.

Dr. Syeda-Mahmood is the general co-chair of IEEE HISB '2011 conference this year. She was also the program co-chair of CVPR 2008.


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