Ramesh Jain is an entrepreneur, researcher, and educator. Ramesh co-founded several companies, managed them in initial stages, and then turned them over to professional management. These companies include PRAJA, Virage, and ImageWare. Currently he is involved in two new start-ups as cofounder and advisor: mChron and Stikco Labs. He has also been advisor to several other companies including some of the largest companies in media and search space. He is a Donald Bren Professor in Information & Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine where he is doing research in Event Web and experiential computing. Earlier he served on faculty of Georgia Tech, University of California at San Diego, The university of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAI, IAPR, and SPIE. His current research interests are in searching multimedia data and creating EventWebs for experiential computing. He is the recipient of several awards including the ACM SIGMM Technical Achievement Award 2010.
Ish Rishabh is a PhD student working with Prof. Ramesh Jain at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He did his undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering from Banaras Hindu Univerity (BHU) in 2002 and his MS in 2009 from UCI. His current research areas include heterogeneous data assimilation, situation estimation and prediction, and Bayesian sequential filtering frameworks. In the past, he has worked as a research scientist at Center for AI & Robotics (CAIR), Bangalore, where he worked on image processing and computer vision applications pertaining to satellite imagery.