Jitendra Malik was born in Mathura, India in 1960. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1980 and the PhD degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1985. In January 1986, he joined the university of California at Berkeley, where he is currently the Arthur J. Chick Professor in the Computer Science Division, Department of Electrical Engg and Computer Sciences. He is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Science and Vision Science groups. During 2002-2004 he served as the Chair of the Computer Science Division and during 2004-2006 as the Department Chair of EECS. He serves on the advisory board of Microsoft Research India, and on the Governing Body of IIIT Bangalore.
His current research interests are in computer vision, computational modeling of human vision and analysis of biological images. His work has spanned a range of topics in vision including image segmentation, perceptual grouping, texture, stereopsis and object recognition with applications to image based modeling and rendering in computer graphics, intelligent vehicle highway systems, and biological image analysis. He has authored or co-authored more than a hundred and fifty research papers on these topics, and graduated twenty-five PhD students who occupy prominent places in academia and industry. According to Google Scholar, five of his papers have received more than a thousand citations.
He received the gold medal for the best graduating student in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1980 and a Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989. At UC Berkeley, he was selected for the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000, a Miller Research Professorship in 2001, and appointed to be the Arthur J. Chick Professor in 2002. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur in 2008. He was awarded the Longuet-Higgins Prize for a contribution that has stood the test of time twice, in 2007 and in 2008. He is a fellow of the IEEE and the ACM.
- J. Barron and J. Malik, "High-Frequency Shape and Albedo from Shading using Natural Image Statistics," in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2011.
- J. Lim, P. Arbelaez, C. Gu, and J. Malik, "Context by Region Ancestry," in International Conference on Computer Vision, 2009.
- C. Bregler, J. Malik, and K. Pullen, "Twist based acquisition and tracking of animal and human kinematics," Intl. J. Computer Vision, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 179-194, Feb. 2004.
- C. Carson, S. Belongie, H. Greenspan, and J. Malik, "Blobworld: Image segmentation using expectation-maximization and its application to image querying," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1026-1038, Aug. 2002.
- S. Belongie and J. Puzicha, "Shape matching and object recognition using shape contexts," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 509-522, April 2002.
- J. Shi and J. Malik, "Normalized cuts and image segmentation (2007 CVPR Longuet-Higgins Prize)," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 888-905, Aug. 2000.
- J. Malik, B. L. Anderson, and C. E. Chaowhas, "Stereoscopic occlusion junctions," Nature Neuroscience, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 840-843, Sep. 1999.
- B. Coifman, D. Beymer, P. McLauchlan, and J. Malik, "A real-time computer vision system for vehicle tracking and traffic surveillance," Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 271-288, Aug. 1998.
- P. E. Debevec and J. Malik, "Recovering high dynamic range radiance maps from photographs," in Proc. 24th Annual Conf. on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH '97), New York, NY: ACM Press/Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1997, pp. 369-378.
- D. Forsyth, J. Malik, and R. Wilensky, "Searching for digital pictures," Scientific American, vol. 276, no. 6, pp. 88-93, June 1997.
- P. E. Debevec, C. J. Taylor, and J. Malik, "Modeling and rendering architecture from photographs: A hybrid geometry- and image-based approach," in Proc. 23rd Annual Conf. on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH '96), New York, NY: The Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., 1996, pp. 11-20.
- P. Perona and J. Malik, "Scale-space and edge detection using anisotropic diffusion," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 629-639, July 1990.
- J. Malik and P. Perona, "Preattentive texture discrimination with early vision mechanisms," J. Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 923-932, May 1990.