Badri Roysam, PhD

Data Science II (Academia) Panel

Job Title: Professor and Chair

Current Employer: University of Houston


  • Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience, Rice University, Houston, TX (2006)

  • Doctor of Science degree from Washington University, St. Louis, USA (1989)

  • Bachelors in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1984)


Badri Roysam (Fellow IEEE & AIMBE) is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor, and Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston (2010 – present). From 1989 to 2010, he was a Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, USA, where he directed the Rensselaer unit of the NSF Engineering Research (ERC) Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS ERC), and co-directed the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software (RCOS). He received the Doctor of Science degree from Washington University, St. Louis, USA, in 1989. Earlier, he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India in 1984.

Badri’s research is on the applications of multi-dimensional image processing, machine learning, big-data, bioinformatics, and high-performance computing to problems in fundamental and clinical biomedicine. He collaborates with a diverse group of biologists, physicians, and imaging researchers. His work is inspired by diverse applications including cancer immunotherapy, traumatic brain injury, retinal diseases, neural implants, learning and memory impairments, binge alcohol, tumor mapping, stem-cell biology, stroke research, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:

Research, scholarship, grantsmanship, administration, teaching, mentoring.

What I love most about my job:

The freedom to pursue ideas without any boundaries

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