Aditya Sankar | Home
I am a third-year graduate student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington - Seattle, advised by Prof. Steven Seitz. I commenced my studies in the fall of 2009 and am a member of the GRAIL lab. My academic interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Visualization and Graphics. I also occasionally dabble in user-interface design.
- Capturing Indoor Scenes with Smartphones (UIST '12) is an app that allows a user to capture an interactive visual tour and a floor plan of an indoor scene, in real time, on a smartphone. Video.
- Being John Malkovich (ECCV '10) is a research project which enables a user to puppeteer a celebrity, in realtime, using a webcam as an input. The underlying technique analyzes frames from celebrity interview videos to create a convincing animation. Check out a (video) of our system in action.
- An Interactive Multimedia Framework for Digital Heritage Narratives (MM'10) describes an architecture and media framework to create and render interactive visual narratives to preserve cultural heritage.
I completed my undergraduate studies in Spring 2008 from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology (DAIICT), majoring in Information & Communication Technology (ICT). Thereafter, I worked as a Research Software Developer with MSR India at their wonderful Bangalore lab. I left Microsoft in September 2009, to pursue a PhD at the University of Washington's Computer Science and Engineering department.
My academic interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Information Design, Visualization and User-Interface design. I have also recently been exploring digital storytelling and computer vision for HCI. I also harbor a keen enthusiasm for software development, specifically rich internet applications and immersive user experiences. In my spare time, I love to ride my SV650, play Basketball & take photographs.
My updated résumé can be downloaded here [pdf] or may be viewed online here [txt].
I also maintain a blog, upload my best shots to flickr and pictures of my latte (and more!) to instagram.
Digital Heritage | Website
The India Digital Heritage Project is an effort to collect, store and share data on architectural sites and stimulate research related fields. This website was created as a portal for hosting unique visualizations and other heritage-related information, including a demonstration of MSR India's prototype.
Click here to visit the website.+ Click on the image for an enlarged view
Projects | Click on the links/images for more
If you have any comments, suggestions or want to talk more about my work, I would love to hear from you.