I am PhD student working under the supervision of Dr. Peter V. Gehler. My work lies at the intersection of Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. Specifically, I am interested in leveraing the existing Machine Learning techniques for better inference in generative Computer Vision models.
At present, I am working on including physical properties into the visual inference process. The main research question is how to make use of sophisticated forward processes in computer graphics systems to facilitate scene understanding and description; and then to leverage Machine Learning techniques for efficient inference.
Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany (Jan’13 – till date)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in computer vision and machine learning
Supervised by Dr. Peter V. Gehler, Senior Research Scientist, MPI
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), India (July’09 - Dec ’12)
Master of Science (MS) by Research in computer sciences (CGPA: NA)
Thesis Title: A Study of X-ray Image Perception for Pneumoconiosis Diagnosis
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), India (July ’05 – May ’09)
Bachelor of Technology (BTech) with Honours in computer sciences (CGPA: 9.68/10.0)
Gold Medalist and member of Dean’s list for all the semesters
· Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
Research Intern (July’14 – Oct’14)
Consensus message passing technique for making infer.NET viable for solving vision problems.
· Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany
Visiting Researcher (July’12 – Oct’12)
Explored different ways of white balancing an image illuminated with multiple colored light sources.
· Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Research Intern (Aug’09 – Oct’09)
Developed novel interfaces for web image search results using Silverlight.
· Microsoft Advanced Technology Labs, Cairo, Egypt
Research Assistant (April’12 – July’12)
Developed an image classification system to index web images.
· GE Global Research, Bengaluru, India
Research Intern (May’09 – July’09)
Analyzed experimental data for our perception studies on Pneumoconiosis diagnosis.
· Cognitive Sciences Lab, IIIT-Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Research Assistant (July’08 – Dec’08)
Did experiments to test the usability of different pages on a famous Indian web portal.
· Crypsis Technologies, Hyderabad, India
Software Development Engineer (Aug ’11 – Feb ’12)
Developed a web browser based service for mobile website testing using Objective C, Ruby etc…
· Medical Imaging Solutions, Hyderabad, India
Software Development Engineer (Dec ’10 – March ’11)
Developed a DICOM communications and download monitor tool using QT-C++
· IIIT-Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Teaching Assistant for Computer Vision, Maths-1 and Maths-2 courses
Involved in conducting tutorial sessions, problem solving sessions and some mid-term exams
· Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, India
Volunteer Teacher (Sept’10 – July’11)
Taught Mathematics, Physics and Biology for class-IX, X and XI students