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

I direct the Geometric Media Lab (GML) at ASU. Our work spans theoretical tools for representation drawn from statistics, optimization, geometry, and topology, and broadly applied to the areas of computer vision, machine learning, health-analytics, and live experiential systems. Please browse the above tabs for a sampling of our research themes, and publications.

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Professional Preparation

Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 2017 – present
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 2011-2017
Research Associate, Center for Automation Research, 2009-2011
Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park 2004-2009
B.Tech Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 2000-2004

Affiliated Centers

ASU Center for Sensor, Signal, Information Processing
ASU Synthesis Center
ASU Cognitive Science Program

ASU Graduate faculty privileges

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.

Our current sources of support include NSF, ARO, NIH, Intel, Adobe.

Past support has included NSF, ONR, Google ATAP, Raytheon, NVIDIA.

Media articles

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