Hi, I am Pavan Turaga. I am a Professor jointly between the departments of Arts, Media, and Engineering and Electrical Engineering (ECEE). I direct the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering.

I also lead the Geometric Media Lab (GML) at ASU, with Max Bernstein and Tejaswi Gowda. Our work spans tools for representation drawn from statistics, optimization, geometry, and topology, and applied to the areas of computer vision, machine learning, immersive technologies, health-analytics, public understanding of science, arts and performance, and more. Please browse the above tabs for a sampling of our research themes, and publications.  

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Director, School of Arts, Media, and Engineering (ASU), 2021 – present
Professor, Schools of AME + ECEE (ASU), 2022 – present
Interim Director, School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, 2019 – 2021
Associate Professor, Schools of AME + ECEE, 2017 – 2022
Assistant Professor, Schools of AME + ECEE, 2011 – 2017

Professional Preparation
Research Associate, Center for Automation Research (UMD), 2009 – 2011
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2004 – 2009
B.Tech Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 2000 – 2004


ASU Graduate faculty privileges

Data Science, Analytics and Engienering (DSAE) PhD Program
Computer Engineering (Computer Systems) PhD (Endorsed to Chair)
Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering) PhD (Endorsed to Chair)
Electrical Engineering PhD (Endorsed to Chair)
Systems Engineering PhD (Endorsed to Chair)
Media Arts and Sciences PhD (Endorsed to Chair)
Exploration Systems Design PhD (Endorsed as Member)

We gratefully acknowledge the support received by several federal and industry grants over the years in support of our research. Current and prior support has included NSF, NIH, DARPA, DOE, ARO, ONR, Adobe Intel, Google ATAP, Raytheon, NVIDIA.

Media Articles

ASU News, Predicting future pandemic patterns, Nov 18th 2022.

ASU News, ASU professor wins $1M DoD grant to boost AI technology, Apr 26th 2022.

ASU News, New SUEDE shoes apply smart tech to ankle injury prevention, Apr 6th 2022.

Podcast, AZ State Press, State Press Play: Tech’s ethical quandary, Oct 15th 2021.

AZ State Press, Tech’s ethical quandary, Oct 6th 2021.

AZ Big Media, “How ASU students will be empowered by ‘technofluency’“, July 21st 2021.

ASU News, “ASU students to be empowered by ‘technofluency’“, July 16th 2021.

Photonics Media, “Image Recovery Method Shows Improved Compressive Sensing, Phase Retrieval Capabilities“, Feb 2021.

TWIML AI Rewind 2020, “Trends in Computer Vision with Pavan Turaga“, Jan 4th 2021.

NSF Future of Work grant, “ASU researchers awarded grant for advancing workplace wellness“, Sep 9th 2020.

NSF IUCRC Breakthrough Story, “New Technique Provides Faster, Lower-Cost Detection in Surveillance Images”, July 22nd 2020.

TWIML AI Podcast, “Invariance, Geometry and Deep Neural Networks with Pavan Turaga” June 25th 2020.

NSF RAPID grant on COVID modeling, “NSF grant to help ASU researchers design a new way to model the spread of COVID-19

ASU Now, “Arts, Media and Engineering students tackle the big ‘why’ questions

ASU Now and FullCircle, “Data, data everywhere, but not enough to think

ASU Now “Reimagined hospital bed minimizes risk of pressure ulcers, Online team’s invention wins the Palais Senior Design Prize”

Sacramento Bee, “Elk Grove stay-at-home dad leads fellow online students to create innovative hospital bed”

Arizona State Press, “ASU’s College of Health Solutions, Herberger Institute collaborate on interdisciplinary projects”

ASU Now,  “New ASU center confronts the silver tsunami”

FullCircle ASU, “Young engineering faculty rapidly building a track record of innovation and high performance”

ASU Now, “Research on human movement could lead to development of ‘assistive homes”