I am a Ph.D. student in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). I am working under the supervision of Abhinav Gupta, Alexei (Alyosha) Efros and Martial Hebert.
During summer 2013, I was a Research Intern at Google Research working with Mark Segal, Rahul Sukthankar and Thomas Leungh on Geometry + Deep Learning. During summer 2012, I was a Research Intern at Microsoft Research (Redmond) working with Sanjeev Mehrotra and Jin Li on Large-scale Indexing and Nearest-Neighbor Search for High-dimensional data points. During Spring 2012, I worked as Research Associate III at the Robotics Institute and before that, I received my M.S. in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics under the supervision of Alexei (Alyosha) Efros and Martial Hebert at the Robotics Institute (end of Fall 2011). My thesis was on Data-driven Visual Similarity for Image Matching.
Before coming to CMU, I did Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) (undergrad) in Computer Science and Engineering from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), India.
Currently, I am working on Computer Vision, especially Image Understanding, Object Recognition and Computer Graphics, and large-scale Machine Learning techniques applied to such problems.
In general, I enjoy working on problems relating to Artificial Intelligence; more specifically pertaining to Computer Vision, applied Machine Learning, Robotics and their intersection with Computer Graphics. I want to equip robots with visual perception abilities which can enable them to understand, percieve and respond to their surroundings in a better way. Philosophizing intelligence attributed to vision also (deeply) interests me!
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho