I am a second year Master student in Computer Science at Brown . My interest lies in Data Driven Vision and Graphics , Machine Learning and Data Science. I also like Web-development, Python programming and Photography.

Last summer (2013) I did internship at this cool company called Body Labs . They create body models from laser scans, kinect scans as well as from body measurements. I worked with kinect scans to generate body models. I also designed and developed code to run multiple fitting jobs on many computing instances parallelly on cloud (Amazon Web Services). That was a great learning experience.

I am currently working with James Hays on a research project Sketch 2 Real : A sketch based object insertion system.

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Sketch 2 Real : A sketch based object insertion system.

I am working on a sketch based system to generate novel images by inserting objects in to existing photographs. The object insertion part is driven by sketches drawn on the photograph through a sketch interface.

The basic idea is to provide a user with an interface where in he can draw a sketch of objects on the photograph. The system recognizes the sketches as belonging to a particular object category (currently 250 categories). The an object images belonging to such category are selected and filtered based on shape and illumination. The resulting object images are blended into the photograph using various blending techniques.


valayshah at cs.brown.edu

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