Assistant Research Professor
Time at GRI: 13 years
Hometown: Tirupur, Tamil Nadu - India
Q: What is your academic background?
I have a BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiar University in India, a MS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Amrita University in India, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Science from Mississippi State University.
Q: What are your research interests?
My research focuses on machine learning, computer vision, and remote sensing and its application in agriculture, forestry, and conservation.
Q: Who inspired you to purse the career you have today?
I was fascinated by images and imaging science at a very young age. It started when my uncle showed me how to project a 35mm film on the wall. My interest with imaging since then has evolved and continues to grow. My graduate professors are the ones I attribute to inspiring the work I do today.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
When I was a kid, I wanted to become an actor and seriously considered it. Now I am glad I went to engineering school.
Q: What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I love photography especially architecture and interior design, travel, and hiking.