Shishir Shah

Professor, University of Houston

Shishir Shah is Professor and Chair in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston. His research focuses on fundamentals of computer vision, video analytics, machine learning, and statistical methods in image analysis with applications in multi-modality sensing, human behavior and motion modeling, biometrics, and microscope image analysis. Shah currently serves as an Associate Editor for Image and Vision Computing, the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, and Pattern Recognition journal. He received the College of Natural Science and Mathematics John C. Butler Teaching Excellence Award in 2011. He also has extensive industrial experience and has served in varying capacities in hi-tech companies ranging from Software Developer, Project Manager, to Chief Operating Officer and President. He has been an integral contributor to commercializing imaging, image analysis and data mining software products from BioDiscovery, Inc, Spectral Genomics, Inc, and Spin Diagnostics, Inc.


  • Computer Vision
  • Video Analytics
  • Human Behavior Modeling
  • Biometrics
  • Machine Learning