Anuj Pahuja

I am a graduate student at the Robotics Institute, CMU where I am pursuing my Master's in Computer Vision. I am currently working with Prof. Simon Lucey on Dense 3D Face Mesh Reconstruction, and Depth super-resolution. Prior to coming to CMU, I spent around 3 years in Bangalore where I worked as a Project Assistant at Visual Analytics Lab, Indian Institute of Science, and at Tonbo Imaging as a member of its computer vision R&D team. At Tonbo, I worked on multiple multi-sensor imaging systems, most of which have been deployed on-field.

I completed my Bachelor's in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India. Through my undergraduate projects, internships, and work experience, I have developed a great interest in computer vision, especially in an applied research setting. I enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams and working on projects that span mutliple other domains like AR/VR, Graphics and Robotic systems.

I am also a FOSS enthusiast. During my undergrad years, I successfully participated in Season of KDE (2014), and Google Summer of Code (2014 and 2015). I have since been a regular open-source contributor and have served as a mentor for Google Code-In, Season of KDE and Learn IT, Girl.

When I'm not working, I spend my time reading tech blogs, watching documentaries, trying out new breweries and discovering new music.

Experience

Project Assistant Visual Analytics Lab, Indian Institute of Science
Advisor: Prof. R. Venkatesh Babu

Worked on a) Unsupervised domain adaptation for monocular depth estimation, b) Semi-supervised video object segmentation (DAVIS 2018), c) Salient Object Detection and d) Portrait segmentation.

Member of Technical Staff - Computer Vision Tonbo Imaging

Developed vision technologies and imaging systems for military reconnaissance. Led end-to-end prototype builds for multiple multi-sensor systems.

Google Summer of Code Student Developer The Eclipse Foundation

Worked on cloud-removal algorithms for satellite imagery in Geotrellis.

Engineering Intern - Computer Vision Tonbo Imaging

Built a camera motion simulator, developed video stabilization algorithms using IMUs and worked on robust methods for object tracking.

Google Summer of Code Student Developer KDE

Ported KDE Games library and multiple standalone games to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5.

Research Intern Forus Health
Advisor: Late Dr. Tim Poston

Developed algorithms for registering rendered pixelmaps with their photographs taken through a lens. Performed experiements on optical bench to study pixel-level deviation of rays through corrective lenses.