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Santosh Kumar Divvala

I have graduated from CMU and I'm currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Washington in Seattle. Check out my new homepage at UW!

I am a ((n+1)-2007)th year doctoral student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. My interests are in Computer Vision, specifically the Scene/Image Understanding problem. My approach to this problem takes a Machine Learning perspective so as to leverage today's Internet-scale image & video databases. The results of my research apply to Robotics (helping robots better 'interpret' the world around them) & to Computational Photography (enhancing the way we humans relish our photo collections).

At the RI, I work with Martial Hebert and Alyosha Efros.

In Summer'11, I interned in the Computer Vision group at Google, Mountain View. In Summer'10, I worked as a research intern in the Interactive Visual Media group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. In Fall'09, I was a visiting student researcher at ENS/INRIA Paris as part of the WILLOW Research team. In Summer'06, I interned with the Imaging Technologies Group at GE Research, Bangalore.

Before joining the RI, I did my Undergrad and Masters (Dual Degree) at the Center for Visual Information Technology, IIIT Hyderabad, India. At IIIT-H, I had worked with C V Jawahar and P J Narayanan.



Current Research

Unsupervised Subcategories for Visual Recognition

with Alyosha Efros, Martial Hebert

Previous work

Annotating Google Streetview

with Mei Han, Sergey Ioffe

Empirical Study of Context

with Derek Hoiem, James Hays, Alyosha Efros, Martial Hebert

Web-scale Scene Parsing

with Svetlana Lazebnik, Alyosha Efros, Martial Hebert

Unsupervised Poselets

with Larry Zitnick, Ashish Kapoor, Simon Baker

Space-Carving Approach to Surface Estimation

with Drew Bagnell, Martial Hebert

Autonomous Image-based Exploration for Mobile Robot Navigation

with C V Jawahar

Visual Servoing in Unconventional Environments

with C V Jawahar