Researcher biography

Srinivasan's research focuses on the principles of visual processing, perception and cognition in simple natural systems, and on the application of these principles to machine vision and robotics.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master's degree in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Science, a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University, a D.Sc. in Neuroethology from the Australian National University, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Zurich. Srinivasan is presently Professor of Visual Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the University of Queensland. Among his awards are Fellowships of the Australian Academy of Science (1994), of the Royal Society of London (2001), of the Royal Institute of Navigation (2014), of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (2006) and of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina (2017), the Australia Prime Minister's Science Prize (2006), the U.K. Rank Prize for Optoelectronics (2008), the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Indian Institute of Science (2009), the Queensland Science Championship (2014), the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of Navigation (2014), and the Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012.