Vishnu V. Makkapati received the B.E. (Honors) degree in electrical and electronics and the M.Sc. (Honors) degree in mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 2000, and the M.Sc. (Engg.) degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2007. He was with the IBM India Software Laboratory until April 2001 and, then, with the Honeywell Technology Solutions Laboratory, India, until December 2006, reaching the level of Principal Engineer and receiving numerous awards and citations for his innovative work. He is currently a Senior Scientist with Philips Research Asia-Bangalore, Philips Electronics India Ltd., Bangalore. He has published over twenty five papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He holds six US patents with several others pending. His research interests include image processing, computer vision, image compression, and wavelet transform. He was the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship and a State Merit Scholarship during his studies. He is a senior member of the IEEE.