Awards and Grants

I am fortunate to have been mentored by several outstanding people, and have the fortune of mentoring several outstanding students. Thanks to them for everything.

Outstanding Reviewer Mention, CVPR 2019.
Fulton Schools of Engineering, Top 5% Teaching Award 2019.
National Science Foundation, CAREER award 2015.
Best paper award, Computational Cameras and Displays Workshop, 2015.
IEEE Outstanding Faculty, Phoenix Section, 2016.
Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland, 2009.
NSF Travel Award for CVPR Doctoral Consortium, 2009.
Emerging Leader in Multimedia, IBM Corporation, 2008.
Institute Silver Medal, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2004.

Research Grants

We acknowledge the current and past support of several federal agencies (NSF, NIH, ONR, ARO etc.) and private industry (Google, Intel, Raytheon etc.).


Some of the major research grants I have received are summarized here.

Media Mentions

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

ASU Now and FullCircle, “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”