Gaurav Sharma is with the University of Rochester, where he is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Department of Computer Science , Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, and Department of Oncology. From 2008-2010, he served as the director for the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), a New York state supported center for promoting joint university-industry research and technology development, which is housed at the University of Rochester. From 1996 through 2003, he was with Xerox Research and Technology in Webster, NY first as a member of research and technology staff and then as a principal scientist and project leader. He received the PhD in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and masters degrees in applied mathematics from NCSU and in electrical communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He received his bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and communication engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly, Univ. of Roorkee).
Dr. Sharma is a fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of SPIE -- the international society for optics and photonics, and a fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). He is also an elected member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society and the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Mu Epsilon honor societies. Dr. Sharma is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Electronic Imaging. He has previously served as an associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Imaging, for the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the open-access journals Research Letters in Signal Processing journal and Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the editor of the "Digital Color Imaging Handbook" published by CRC press. Dr. Sharma served as the 2010-2011 chair for the Image, Video, and Multi-dimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and as the 2007 Chair of the IEEE Rochester Section. He is also a past member of the IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board, the Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee and of the Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee, of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was the chair and co-chair, respectively, for the 2013 and 2012 IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging (EI) Symposia and technical program co-chair for the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). Dr. Sharma is a member of the IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Societies of the IEEE. He serves on the IEEE Publication Services Product Board (PSPB) as a member-at-large and as the treasurer, on the IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee, on the IEEE Signal Processing Society's Conference Board and its executive subcommittee, and on the Multimedia-Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE SPS. He is also a technical program co-chair for the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP).