Haricharan Lakshman

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hlakshman {at} google {dot} com

Domain Areas

Research: Computer Vision, Perception, Image & Video Processing, Data Compression.
Applications: Self-driving cars, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Video Communication.

Brief Bio

I build ML models for self-driving cars, where I focus on endowing computers with superhuman perception abilities. To this end, I explore interplay between data, model architecture, and training recipe to understand complex driving scenes. To learn more about the underlying tech in Waymo cars, refer to Waymo Driver.

Previously, I held research positions in Facebook (Reality Labs) and Dolby Labs working on AR/VR applications. 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.

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