Natasha Kholgade

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I am advised by Yaser Sheikh.

My research lies at the intersection of computer graphics and computer vision. I am interested in the extraction, manipulation, and editing of three-dimensional information in photographs. Currently, I am working on editing objects in 3D from photographs using 3D models obtained from online repositories.

I received my M.S. and B.S. degrees in 2009 from the Department of Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology under the supervision of Andreas Savakis.



Content Retargeting using Parameter-Parallel Facial Layers

N. Kholgade, I. Matthews, and Y. Sheikh (2011). Content Retargeting Using Parameter-Parallel Facial Layers. ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Project Webpage

Human activity recognition using shape contexts

N. Kholgade and A. Savakis (2009). Human Activity Recognition Using the 4D Spatiotemporal Shape Context Descriptor. ISVC, 2, pp. 357-366.

Contact Information

216 Smith Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Robert Lang Origami. I have spent several happy hours folding some of his wondrous creations just from a single sheet of paper.
Brian Greene. His latest is a must read for those curious about the validity of parallel worlds.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Parallel worlds again, from an incredibly whimsical yet thought-provoking perspective.