About me

Since September 2014, I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the co-director of the Computer Vision Lab. I am also affilated with the Center of Data Science. Prior to this I spent three years as a Research Assistant Professor at TTI Chicago, a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute in the University of Chicago campus. I obtained my Ph.D. under the supervision of Jitendra Malik from the University of California at Berkeley in 2011, and a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2006. In the past I have enjoyed working at Google, INRIA LEAR group, Microsoft Research India, the CLSP center at Johns Hopkins University, and Oxford University. Here is a detailed CV.

My research focusses on computer vision with a particular emphasis on algorithms for high-level recognition. My goal is enable cheap and robust sensing of the visual world using cameras powered by computer vision. For an overview of my research take a look at my recent publications and projects. I am also on Google scholar and Semantic scholar.

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Recent news

3/18 Upcoming news @ CVPR 18
+ Two papers accepted: SPLATNet, CSGNet
+ Fine-Grained Visual Categorization (FGVC5) workshop
1/18 Teaching Intro to Computer Vision (370) @ UMass
12/17 I will serve as an area chair for CVPR 2018.
10/17 Invited talk at the Manifold Learning Workshop @ ICCV 17.
7/17 Dark ecology project funded by NSF. Link to the press release.
7/17 Upcoming papers and recent preprints:
+ 2 papers at 3DV, 3 papers at BMVC 17, 1 at ICCV 17 (see publications)
+ Bilinear CNNs PAMI preprint, arXiv v6, Jun 2017 (updated accuracy)
+ 3D Shape Segmentation with Projective Convolutional Networks, CVPR 17 (oral presentation)
+ 3D Shape Reconstruction from Sketches via Multi-view Convolutional Networks, arXiv, July 17
4/17 Department colloquium speaker at RIT and UoR.
9/16 Teaching Computer Vision @ UMass
6/16 Received NSF grant for language-based understanding of textures, and a gift from Facebook.


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Here is a wordle of my research statement.

I occasionally draw and paint.