Hello! I am an incoming Research Scientist in the AI on Device team at Facebook Reality Labs (starting July 2021). I recently completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Washington under the guidance of Prof. Linda Shapiro (GRAIL) and Dr. Alex Colburn (Apple). Previously, I completed my Masters in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay under the guidance of Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri and received my Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University under the guidance of Prof. Iti Saha Misra.
My research interests are in the fields of computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics and computational photography. I am interested in photorealistic 3D human modeling for immersive AR/VR storytelling and virtual communication. My PhD thesis was on human facial expression modeling using deep learning frameworks and real-time facial motion retargeting from 2D images to 3D characters. During my PhD, I also got the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects as a research intern at Microsoft Research, Facebook Reality Labs and Intel Labs.
AI on Device team, Facebook Reality Labs (Redmond, WA)
Computational Photography and Image Processing for AR
Virtual Humans team, Facebook Reality Labs (Sausalito, CA)
Photorealistic texture synthesis for 3D humans
AI Perception and Mixed Reality Platform team, Microsoft Cloud & AI (Redmond, WA)
Personalized face modeling for high-fidelity 3D reconstruction and improved 3D tracking and retargeting from 2D images.
Visual Intelligence group, Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA)
Real-time multi-task deep learning framework to transfer performance of human face(s) from 2D images to 3D animated characters
Integrated in Puppets feature of Swiftkey! [Media report]
Computational Imaging Lab, Intel Labs (Santa Clara, CA)
Deep optical flow prediction and image super-resolution for efficient view synthesis from high-definition multi-camera array images.
US patent granted!
Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento (Trento, Italy)
Novel unsupervised and semi-supervised approaches to content-based retrieval of remote sensing images using an inexact graph matching strategy.
University of Washington and IIT Bombay
Courses taught: Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Compilers, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Communications