Jelena  Jelena Tešić

Pronunciation: Yeh-LE-nah TE-shich

E-mail: jtesic-at-ucsbalum-dot-net


Jelena Tešić is a research staff memeber @ Mayachitra Inc, Santa Barbara, CA. She currently leads research project on bio-inspired methods and deep learning for object and activity recognition in aerial imagery. Dr. Tešić also led the research efforts on scaling multimedia indexing, search and retrieval for large image and video repositories within DARPA VIRAT and IARPA FINDER projects. Prior, she spent 5 years at Intelligent Information Analysis Group, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, working on developing systems for multimedia data management and its various applications; addressed selected research topics in the areas of scalable content information modeling, collaborative tagging of multimedia, and mining of content networks; and contributed to the to the top performance of the IBM team in NIST benchmark TRECVID.


Dr. Tešić received the Dipl. Ing. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1998, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Dr. Tešić served as Guest Editor in a Special Issue on Collaborative Tagging of Multimedia, in IEEE Multimedia Magazine, July-September 2008 issue; and in the past decade on a technical program committee (CIVR, ICMR, and ACM Multimedia) and as a reviewer for numerous technical journal publications (IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, Transactions of PatternPAMI and TKDE). She has authored over 30 scientific papers, and currently holds 5 U.S. patents (US Patent No: 8,738,695; 8,032,539; 7,958,068; 7,818,329; and 7,707,162).

Selected Publications