My research goal is to assist in creating digital media for AR/VR and editing applications that are indistinguishable from reality
. This includes, but is not limited to, algorithms to create digital and virtual humans
with limited data (up to a single image) that are photorealistic
and fully controllable (pose, viewpoints, shape, appearance, etc.), estimation and generation of human pose and gesture, neural rendering
, and 3D representations.
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Visual Computing and AI
department (previously GVV) of Prof. Christian Theobalt
at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics
, where I work on photorealistic rendering of humans and human-centric vision. I obtained my PhD under Prof. Didier Stricker
at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI) Kaiserslautern, where I designed novel 3D shape representations that give state-of-the-art results for shape classification, detection, and reconstruction. I got my bachelor and masters degrees in the subject of Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (IIT Kharagpur)
During my undergraduate/postgraduate studies, I was selected as a Google Summer of Code Student
intern for the opersource library of Point Cloud Library
and RoboComp. I created a C++ computer vision library OpenDetection
(as a standalone library for object detection and recognition) from scratch which was selected as a Google Summer of Code Participating Organization
for two consecutive years. I took part in two research-based summer internships - first at the University of Tuebingen
, and second at the University of Western Ontario
in the subject of augmented reality and computer vision.
If you are interested in working with Neural Rendereing, Human-centric vision and 3D Deep Learning, please shoot me an email..