Dr. A. N. Rajagopalan

Dr. A.N. Rajagopalan received the B.E. and the M. Tech. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Nagpur University, Nagpur, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in July 1998.

During the summer of 1998, he was a visiting scientist at the Image Communication Lab, University of Erlangen, Germany. He joined the Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland in October 1998 and was a research faculty till September 2000. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras as Assistant Professor in October 2000 and currently serves as Professor.

His current research interests include recovering depth from defocused images, structure from motion blur, image restoration and super-resolution, video microscopy, image and depth inpainting, image matting, tensor voting, heritage resurrection, higher-order statistical learning, object detection in still images and video, face detection and recognition, image forensics, and underwater imaging.

He is co-author of the book "Depth from defocus: A real aperture imaging approach", published by Springer-Verlag, New York in March 1999. He received the Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2007 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) from 2007 to 2011, and is currently Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He also serves as reviewer for many international journals and conferences in the areas of image processing and computer vision. He was Area Chair for CVPR 2012 and ICPR 2012, and Program Co-chair for ICVGIP 2010. He is a recipient of the DAE-SRC Outstanding Investigator award in 2012 and the VASVIK award in 2013. He received the Mid-Career Research & Development award from IIT Madras in 2014. He co-edited along with Prof. Rama Chellappa of University of Maryland, the book "Motion deblurring: Algorithms and systems" published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.

Page: http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/~raju
http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/facs_ raju

Dr. R. Aravind

Dr. R. Aravind received the B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras, and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from U.C. Santa Barbara, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a Member of Technical Staff at AT & T Bell Laborataries where his work was in image and video compression algorithms. He was an active participant in the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video codec standardization activities.

From September 1995, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras. He currently serves as a Professor. His R&D activities here includes real-time speech and video coding as well as modem simulation studies.

Page: http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/facs_ aravind

Dr. Kaushik Mitra

Dr. Kaushik Mitra is an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Rice University. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, where his research focus was on the development of statistical models and optimization algorithms for computer vision problems. Currently, his research interests are in computational imaging, computer vision and machine learning. He now leads the Computational Imaging lab in the Electrical Engineering department.

Page: http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/kmitra

Office Location: CSD 303

Lab Location: ESB 221

Computational Imaging Lab