Currently, I am working as Research Scientist at Intel's Intelligent Systems Lab under the guidance of Vladlen Koltun. I received my PhD from department of ECE at University of Maryland, College Park in 2018. My thesis was titled "Optimization Algorithms Using Priors in Computer Vision" and it was co-advised by Prof. Larry S. Davis and Prof. Tom Goldstein.

During the course of my PhD at UMD, I was fortunate to intern at Xerox Labs and Intel Labs. 
Earlier, I worked as a Systems Design, Staff-I Engineer at Broadcom Corporation, Bangalore, India, in Mobile and Wireless group and a Design Engineer at Beceem Communications Pvt. Ltd in PHY-SW group. I obtained my Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India. During my masters, I was advised by Prof. Vikram Gadre at TI-DSP Research Lab. I graduated with bachelor's degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from MIT, Anna University

My research interest lies at the intersection of theoretical Machine Learning and practical Computer Vision. The problems involving Numerical Optimization, Deep Learning for Computer Vision and Probabilistic Graphical Models interest me. In the past I have also researched on topics in Error Correcting Codes, Wireless and Green Energy Communication. You can find more details of my work here.

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  • [July 2018] Joined Intel Labs as Research Scientist.
  • [May 2018] Attending ICLR'18 at Vancouver, BC.
  • [April 2018] Defended my PhD Thesis successfully. My dissertation presentation slides can be downloaded from here.
  • [April 2018] Awarded University of Maryland ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship for the year 2018. (given to outstanding PhD student in the ECE department). Nominee for Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship.
  • [Feb 2018] One paper accepted at ICLR 2018.
  • [Sep 2017] The code for Robust Continuous Clustering is now online.
  • [Aug 2017] My work on Clustering with Vladlen Koltun from Intel Labs is accepted for publication in PNAS 2017.
  • [April 2017] Advanced to candidacy.
  • [Aug 2016] US Patent Application 15225936 filed for "Method and System for Multimedia Processing to identify Concepts in Multimedia."
  • [July 2016] Xerox awarded Travel grant of $2000 for ECCV 2016.
  • [July 2016] Two papers accepted at ECCV 2016.
  • [March 2016] One paper accepted at CVPR 2016.
  • [Dec 2015] Summer and Fall 2016 - Interned at Intel Visual Computing Labs at Santa Clara.
  • [Summer 2015] Interned at Xerox Research Center India, Bangalore.