Harpreet S. Sawhney, PhD, is CTO – Vision Technologies, and Technical Director, Vision & Learning, at SRI International in Princeton, NJ, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of Computer Vision. He has led technical innovations in the areas of Computer Vision, Visual Learning and Large-scale Visual Data Analytics, with applications in Video Event & Object Recognition, Networked Smart Camera Awareness, and 3D Vision. He was a key developer of video indexing within the context of IBM’s pioneering QBIC system for content based image retrieval. He was a key technical contributor to three Sarnoff start-ups/ventures: VideoBrush, LifeClips, and VideoFlashlights & VisionAlerts. He is a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has over 110 publications and 62 issued patents. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MTech and BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He was elected an SRI Fellow in 2011 and an IEEE Fellow in 2012 for his contributions to computer vision and video algorithms. He was awarded Sarnoff Corp. Technical Achievement Award seven times.