Education and Academic Positions

2019 - Now Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
Student (2019), Research Affiliate (2019-2020), Researcher (2020-now)
Camera Culture Group, MIT Media Lab
2019 - Now Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Non-Employee PhD Student (2019-2020), Researcher (2020-now)
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
2019 - Now Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Research Affiliate
Machine Intelligence Lab at Boston Children Hospital
06/2018 University of Paris-Sud, and LIMSI, Paris, France
Visiting Researcher
2017 - 2020 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Research Assistant / PhD Candidate (2017-2020), Research Scientist (2020)
Dept. of Informatics, Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics: IAR/CV:HCI
2015 - 2017 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Research Assistant,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, ESAT-PSI/VISICS
2012 - 2014 University Jean Monnet, University of Granada, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and University of Eastern Finland
M.Sc. (1 year & 9 months) Color in Informatics & Media Technology
Thesis Title: Training and Evaluation of a Framework for Pixel-wise Object Class Segmentation based on Synthetic Depth Data
Host Laboratory: Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) - Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Partner Universities: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo (UiO), and Oslo University Hospital HF.
2014 Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory, Gjøvik, Norway
Student Research Assistant
2014 ZenRobotics, Gjøvik, Norway
Student Research Assistant
2013 Color Imaging Lab & Tecnalia Robotiker, Granada, Spain
Summer Intern
2013 CEAMA, Granada, Spain
Student Research Assistant,
NASA AERONET (AErosol Robotic NETwork)
2011 - 2012 Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany
Research Associate,
Visual Inspection Systems (SPR)
2011 - 2012 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Guest Researcher,
Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) - Intelligent Process Control and Robotics (IPR)
2007 - 2011 B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pilani, India
B.Tech. (4 years), Computer Science & Engineering
Thesis Title: Gesture Recognition & Reproduction
Host Laboratory: Aditya Birla Training & Research Center

Honours and Awards

2019 Best Paper Award @ FG’19. Vivek Sharma, Makarand Tapaswi, M. Saquib Sarfraz, and Rainer Stiefelhagen. Self-Supervised Learning of Face Representations for Video Face Clustering. In IEEE Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG)
2019 Karlsruhe House of Young Scientist (KHYS) Scholarship. Awarded an amount of 7,250 Euros for my visit to MIT
2018 CVPR Student Volunteering Award
2017 ICCV Student Volunteering Award (declined)
2012-2014 CIMET, European Commission Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus Action-A
Awarded an amount of 48,000 Euros for my Master program, selected among 500 candidates
2011 Appreciation. Among the top 10% graduated B.Tech. in Computer Science from BKBIET
2009 QUASAR, Best Event Organized Award
Awarded for organizing the best event in the Annual Technical Fest at BKBIET

Member of Organizations

2015 - Now Student Member, CVF, Member of Computer Vision Foundation
2015 - 2017 Representative of KU Leuven, SpectroNet Cross-clustering Collaboration Forum
2015 - 2017 Vice President, OSA, Member of Optical Society of America and Society for Applied Spectroscopy, KU Leuven Chapter
2011 - 2017 Vice President, SPIE, Member of Society of Optics and Photonics, KU Leuven Chapter
2014 - 2014 Student Member, Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals (TEKNA), Gjøvik Univsersity College Chapter
2011 - 2014 Technical Leader, Optics Students Karlsruhe (OSKar - OSA, SPIE), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Chapter
2010 - 2011 Secretary, IEEE B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology Chapter, Region 10
2008 - 2011 Co-Founder and President, Technorats,Technical Club, B.K. Birla Institute of Engineering & Technology

Conferences Organized

2019 ICCV Workshop on Large Scale Holistic Video Understanding. To be held at Seoul, Korea. Organizing with Ali Diba (KU Leuven, Sensifai), Mohsen Fayyaz (Uni. Bonn), Manohar Paluri (Facebook AI Research), Juergen Gall (Uni. Bonn), Rainer Stiefelhagen (KIT) and Luc Van Gool (ETH Zurich, KU Leuven)
2016 OSA and SPIE. Symposium in Optics under the SPIE/OSA KU Leuven Student Chapter
2012 OSA and SPIE. International Conference under the OSA KIT Chapter, Student Branch OSKar
2010 IEEE. National Level conference on Green Earth under the IEEE BKBIET Chapter, Student Branch (Region 10)
2010 IEEE. Talk on Chandrayan II (Space Vehicle Flight & Launch) under the IEEE BKBIET Chapter, Student Branch (Region 10)

Languages

English Advanced
German Intermediate Level B1: Conversationally fluent
Hindi Mother Tongue