Sethuraman Panchanathan
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Enterprise Development

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Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan leads knowledge enterprise development at Arizona State University, which advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and global and economic development at ASU. Panchanathan was the founding director of the School of Computing and Informatics and was instrumental in developing the Biomedical Informatics Department at ASU. He also founded ASU’s Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC). In 2014, Panchanathan was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. National Science Board. His research interests are in the areas of human-centered multimedia computing, haptic user interfaces, person-centered tools and ubiquitous computing technologies for enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and machine learning for multimedia applications. Panchanathan has published over 425 papers in refereed journals and conferences and has mentored over 100 graduate students, post-docs, research engineers and research scientists who occupy leading positions in academia and industry.