Haricharan Lakshman

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Domain Areas

My interests are broadly in video algorithms and computer vision, with a focus on creating immersive visual experiences. A central theme in my work is to establish a link between novel capture devices that model the plenoptic function and display devices like VR & AR head-mounted displays (HMDs). To this end, my work exploits strong interrelations between content representation, compression & communication, and visual experience.

Computer vision: 3D vision, Deep learning, AR/VR, Multi-view imaging, Image-based rendering.
Video algorithms: Image & signal processing, Video compression, H.265/HEVC, DSP programming.

Brief Bio

I am a Research Scientist in Facebook Reality Labs, working on computer vision for AR/VR. Previously, I was a Research Architect in the Image Technology Incubation group at Dolby Laboratories, from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, working in the Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems Group from 2014 to 2016, supported by The Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication. From 2008 to 2014, I was a Research Associate in Fraunhofer HHI working on video algorithms. I obtained a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany, an M.S. from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and a B.E. from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India. Please use the Research and Publications links for more details.