I am a Research Scientist working for the Creative Vision team of Snap Research. I received my Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science Department of Stanford University for my work done with the Geometric Computing Lab under the supervision of Leo Guibas.
My research interests lie at the intersection of Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing. My area of focus is on designing deep learning models for visual data that emphasize semantic differences among objects, primarily as these are being expressed with natural language.
Recently, I interned at the Facebook AI Research Lab in Menlo Park, and before that at Autodesk Research in San Francisco. A few years back, I was a research assistant in the Haussler Lab at UCSC and an Erasmus scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tüebingen, DE.
On weekends, depending on availability, I voluntarily host office hours for students (especially underrepresented groups and junior students) who want to get into or dive deeper into the fields of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, or NLP. Each slot is 20-minutes long. If you want to schedule a meeting, please fill out this questionnaire.
March 2022: Our second workshop at the intersection of 3D scenes and natural language for common objects (L3DS) will be part of the ECCV-2022 workshop series. I am looking forward to a happy reunion and passionate, productive discussions.
March 2022: NeROIC a.k.a. a novel object acquisition framework which exploits and extends radiance fields to capture high-quality 3D objects from online image collections, will appear at SIGGRAPH-2022.
November 2021: Gave a talk describing recent trends on Affective Deep Learning at Stanford's STATS 281 Statistical Analysis of Fine Art.
October 2021: I am excited to start my new role as a Research Scientist for the Creative Vision of SNAP Research.
March 2021: I successfully defended my Ph.D. Thesis titled "Learning to Generate and Differentiate 3D Objects Using Geometry & Language".
March 2021: I will give a lightning talk on "Art and AI" during HAI’s Intelligence Augmentation: AI Empowering People to Solve Global Challenges.
February 2021: I will co-organize the 1st Workshop on Language for 3D Scenes in CVPR 2021. We hope to spark new interest in this emerging area!
February 2021: I am initiating this "News" section. My intention is to give the gist of my (primarily) professional updates to visitors.