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Rahul Swaminathan, Ph.D.

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Research Field:

- Usability

Research Topics:

- Computer vision, vision for graphics/robotics
- Human Computer Interaction

 

Education

Columbia University, New York, NY.
PhD. “Non-Perspective Imaging Systems”, August 2003. M.Phil. Computer Science, February 2002. M.S. Computer Science, February 1999.

Pune University, Pune, India,
B.E. Computer Science, August 1996

 

Work Experience

GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Post-doctoral Fellow, Vision and Robotics group, 10/2003- present. Started work at the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently working on aerial surveillance and localization for the MARS project. Also working on simple method for camera calibration of general imaging systems. This is work in progress.

Department of Computer Science, Columbia University,
New York, NY
Graduate Research Assistant, Vision group, 9/1997 – 2003. Perform independent research with Professor Shree K. Nayar. Interests lie within computer vision and graphics including 3D reconstruction, image based rendering and imaging system design. Have experience in real-time omni-directional multi-body tracking, camera calibration, designing camera clusters and catadioptric cameras

Microsoft Research, Redmond , WA
Summer Intern, 6/2001 – 8/2001. Performed research with Sing-Bing Kang and Rick Szeliski on the geometric and photometric effects of specularities in video sequences with a moving camera. Using this study I developed a simple technique using the EPI framework to separate the diffuse component from the specular reflections in video sequences.

RemoteReality, New York, NY
Summer Intern, 6/2000 – 7/2000. Developed a system to capture and create a very high-resolution spherical panorama (360x360) including stereoscopic information. The system utilized a new “slice-camera” to capture a thin slice of the scene. Multiple slices are automatically mosaiced to create a spherical stereo panorama.

Department of Computer Science, Columbia University,
New York, NY
Instructor, Introduction to Programming, 9/1999 –5/2000 Designed and delivered lectures on Objected Oriented Programming and design in C++ to a class of 60 graduate and undergraduate students. The class was also made available for the distance learning programs via CVN.

 

Teaching Experience

Department of Computer Science and Columbia Video Network
(CVN), New York, NY
Instructor, Introduction to Programming (OOP/C++), 9/1999 –5/2000 This was the first time the computer science department offered the introductory course on object oriented programming in C++. My responsibilities included designing the course syllabus, structure and exams and projects. The class included seasoned programmers as well as beginners of about 60 graduate and undergraduate students. The syllabus was therefore needed to balance both, introductory principles as well as details on object oriented design and programming. Apart from teaching the course I also mentored a teaching assistant to help in grading the projects and exams.

Department of Computer Science, Columbia University,
New York, NY
Teaching Assistant, Advanced Computer Vision. 2000 –2001 I assisted Prof. Shree K. Nayar in delivering lectures on advanced topics in computer vision as well as grading projects for the course. This course was an advanced graduate level course for students with knowledge of computer vision methods.

 

Address

Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany

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Publications

2008

  • R. Swaminathan, A. Wu, H, Dong., Depth from Distortions, ECCV-OMNIVIS,
    October, 2008, Marseille, France.
  • R. Swaminathan,  M. Nischt, C. Kühnel, Localization based object
    recognition for smart home environments, ICME 2008 Hannover, Germany.


2007

  • Swaminathan, R., "Focus in Catadioptric Imaging Systems", ICCV-OMNIVIS,
    2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • J.P. Barreto, R. Swaminathan and J. Roquette. Non Parametric Distorion
    Correction in Endoscopic Medical Images. 3DTV-Conference, Kos, Greece, May 2007.


2005

  • B. Grocholsky, R. Swaminathan, J. Keller, V. Kumar and G. Pappas. “Information Driven Coordinated Air-Ground Proactive Sensing”. In Proc. International Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, 2005.
  • A Criminisi, S.B.Kang, R. Swaminathan , R Szeleski and P. Anandan. “Extracting Layers and Analysing their Specular Properties using EPI Anlysis”. In Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Elsevier. Vol 95, 2005.

2004

  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “Designing Mirrors for Catadioptric Systems that Reduce Image Errors”. In Proc. European Conf. on Computer Vision-OMNIVIS, Prague, 2004

2003

  • Rahul Swaminathan, Shree K. Nayar and Michael D. Grossberg. “Framework for Designing Catadioptric Projection and Imaging Systems”. In Proceedings IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision-PROCAMS, Nice, France 2003
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “A Perspective on Distortions”. In Proceedings IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Madison, 2003.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “Non-Single Viewpoint Catadioptric Cameras: Geometry and Calibration”. Submitted revisions to the International Journal on Computer Vision.
  • R. Swaminathan, Non-perspective imaging systems, PhD. Thesis, Columbia
    University, 2003, New York, NY, USA.

2002

  • Rahul Swaminathan, Sing-Bing Kang, Rick Szeliski, Antonio Criminisi and Shree K. Nayar. “On the Motion and Appearnce of Specularities In Image Sequences”. In Proc. European Conf. on Computer Vision, Copenhagen, 2002.

2001

  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “Caustics of Catadioptric Cameras.” Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Computer Vision ,Vancouver, 2001.

2000

  • Rahul Swaminathan and Shree K. Nayar. “Non-Metric Calibration of Wide Angle Lenses and Polycameras.” In IEEE Journal on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, October 2000.
  • Rahul Swaminathan and Shree K. Nayar. “Non-Metric Calibration of Wide Angle Lenses and Polycameras.” In IEEE Journal on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, October 2000.

1999

  • Rahul Swaminathan and Shree K. Nayar. “Non-Metric Calibration of Wide Angle Lenses and Polycameras.” In Proceedings IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Fort Collins, 1999.

1998

  • Nayar, S.K., Gluckman, J., Swaminathan, R., Lok, S., Boult, T.E., Catadioptric Video Sensors, WACV, 1998.

Talks

  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “Designing Mirrors for Catadioptric Systems that Reduce Image Errors”. In Proc. European Conf. on Computer Vision-OMNIVIS, Prague, 2004.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Shree K. Nayar and Michael D. Grossberg. “Framework for Designing Catadioptric Projection and Imaging Systems”. In Proceedings IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision-PROCAMS, Nice, France 2003.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “A Perspective on Distortions”. In Proceedings IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Madison, 2003.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Sing-Bing Kang, Rick Szeliski, Antonio Criminisi and Shree K. Nayar. “On the Motion and Appearnce of Specularities In Image Sequences”. In Proc. European Conf. on Computer Vision, Copenhagen, 2002.
  • Rahul Swaminathan, Michael D. Grossberg and Shree K. Nayar. “Caustics of Catadioptric Cameras.” Proc. IEEE International Conf. on Computer Vision ,Vancouver, 2001.
  • Rahul Swaminathan and Shree K. Nayar. “Non-Metric Calibration of Wide Angle Lenses and Polycameras.” In Proceedings IEEE Conf. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Fort Collins, 1999.

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