CTO and Co-Founder
Pelican Imaging Corporation
Kartik Venkataraman founded Pelican Imaging Corporation (along with colleagues from Micron Imaging) in May 2008, with a vision towards addressing the fundamental problems endemic to small form factor camera designs such as those in the smartphone market. Prior to founding Pelican Imaging, he headed the Computational Camera Group at Micron Imaging (Aptina) where he spearheaded the design of Extended Depth of Field (EDOF) imaging systems for the mobile camera market. and an end-to-end camera simulation infrastructure that has become a cornerstone in several parts of the mobile imaging ecosystem. Previously at Intel, he was principally associated with investigating medical imaging and visualization applications as part of a joint work with the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the Institute of Systems Science in Singapore. Before that at Intel, he was also part of the team that designed the first million transistor CPU (i860) and worked on the bus and memory interfaces as part of the architecture group. His research interests include Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Computer Architectures, and Medical Imaging. He holds seven US patents and has ten publications.
Venkataraman received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz, MS in Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and B.Tech (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.