Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

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Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan


Director, National Science Foundation


National Science Foundation

Research Profile

In June, 2020, Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan was appointed by U.S. President Donald Trump as Director of the National Science Foundation. Panch previously spent more than 20 years in leadership positions at Arizona State University, including service as Executive Vice President of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise and Chief Research and Technology Officer for ASU. He is officially on an extended leave of absence from the university as he devotes his time to advancing the U.S. science and technology agenda on a national and global scale.


Ranking Predictors of Complications following a Drug Eluting Stent Procedure using Support Vector Machines
R. Gouripeddi, V. Balasubramanian, J. Harris, A. Bhaskaran, R. Siegel, S. Panchanathan,
Support Vector Machine Based Conformal Predictors for Risk of Complications Following a Coronary Drug Eluting Stent Procedure
V. Balasubramanian, R. Gouripeddi, J. Vermillion, A. Bhaskaran, R.M. Siegal, S. Panchanathan,
The Evolution of the iCARE Reader
T. Hedgpeth, J. Black, S. Panchanathan,
Measuring Movement Expertise in Surgical Tasks
K. Kahol, N.C. Krishnan, V. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan,
Biased manifold embedding for person-independent head pose
V.N. Balasubramanian, S. Panchanathan,


The rapid escalation of technology and the widespread emergence of modern technological equipments have resulted in the generation of large quantities of digital data. This has expanded the possibilities of solving real world problems using computational learning…

Automated verification of human identity is indispensable in security and surveillance systems and also in applications involving assistive technology. Uni-modal systems relying on a single modality for authentication suffer from several limitations. Multi-modal systems…

The Dyadic Interaction Assistant, part of the larger Social Interaction Assistant research project, consists of a webcam on a pan-tilt mechanism used to track human faces, regardless of whether the person is directly facing the camera. Additionally, the video collected…

In CUbiC under the iCare project at Arizona State University, in partnership with Arizona's Rehabilitation Services Administration, we are developing a digital library system for delivering textbooks and other course materials to postsecondary education students, who are…

Development and refinement of surgical skills are critical and time consuming components of the training curriculum of novice surgeons. Traditional methods for surgical training and evaluation are known to be long-drawn processes in which interns and junior residents…