Ragav Venkatesan

I am an Applied Scientist at Amazon Web Services AI Labs. Formerly, I was a PhD student at ASU and Computer Vision Research intern at Intel. I am also the founder of Thaalam Studios.


                             

News & Updates


  • Aug 2019
    Code for d-SNE is now available.
  • May 2019
    arXiv Pre-print titled "dSNE: Domain adaptation using Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding is now available.
  • May 2019
    I will be giving a talk at Microsoft Research, Redmond on some "Common dataset issues and plausible solutions".
  • Mar 2019
    My CNN book is now available in a Chinese translation in mainland China.
  • Mar 2019
    My paper on 'Domain Adaptation using Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding' has been accepted for an Oral presentation at CVPR 2019. Source code and pre-print are upcoming.
  • Feb 2019
    I will be visiting GE Healthcare at San Ramon on Feb 6th.
  • Feb 2019
    I will be conducting a workshop on AWS Sagemaker Computer Vision at Amaozn A9 in San Jose on Feb 4, 5.
  • Nov 2018
  • Nov 2018
  • Aug 2018
    My blog on Bring your own tensorflow and mxnet models to AWS Sagemaker is out now.
  • Aug 2018
    New original single, Kali Rath, released.
  • April 2018
  • Nov 2017
    I joined Amazon Web Services as a Research Scientist.
  • October 2017
    I successfully defended my dissertation.
  • October 2017
    I will be defending my PhD Dissertation on the 25th of October.
  • August 2017
    I made a guide for migration from theano to tensorflow. It is available here.
  • August 2017
    I will be giving a talk on Professional Networking at the ASU Fall 2017 Graduate Student Orientation.
  • July 2017
    I am writing a book chapter on "Image features and feature learning", to be published in late 2017.
  • July 2017
    I successfully defended by PhD Proposal and passed all my comprehensive and qualifier exams.
  • July 2017
    My PhD candidacy proposal defense will be on 19th July.
  • July 2017
    Updated version of the incremental learning paper is out on arXiv along with updated code.
  • July 2017
    I will be reviewing for WACV 2018.
  • June 2017
    I will be joining Amazon Web Services as a Research Scientist in November.
  • June 2017
    I will be visiting Amazon, Seatte on 14th June.
  • June 2017
    I am reviewing for SigGraph, 2017.
  • May 2017
    I have a paper, co-authored with Parag Chandakkar on Multi-Instance retieval accepted in SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging.
  • May 2017
    I will be visiting NVIDIA, Santa Clara on 6th June.
  • May 2017
    arXiv paper titled "A Strategy for an Uncompromising Incremental Learner" published along with source code.
  • Apr 2017
    I will be visiting Qualcomm, San-Diego on 9th May.
  • Apr 2017
    I will be visiting Siemens Healthcare, Princeton on 5th May.
  • Mar 2017
    I will be attending the 50th year ceremony of ACM Turing Awards coutersy SIGMM scholarship.
  • Mar 2017
    I will be vising Facebook Seattle and the Facebook ML seminar during the first week of April.
  • Jan 2017
    I'm instructing the newly created course CSE591: Introduction to deep Learning for visual computing
  • Nov 2016
    I'm reviewing for ISBI and WACV 2017.
  • Oct 2016
    I was volunteering with ICIP 2016 Organizing Committee.
  • Aug 2016
    For the second time, I will be the teaching assistant for CSE 569.
  • May 2016
    I have an oral paper accepted to to ICIP 2016. I released its source code earlier. I also have a longer version of the paper at arXiv.
  • April 2016
    arXiv paper titled "Diving deeper into mentee networks." published along with source code.
  • Dec 2015
    Official release of the multi-purpose theano-based Toolbox for building various types of CNNs.
  • Dec 2015
    New fusion cover, Dil se / Billie Jean, released.
  • Sep 2015
    I am reviewing for WACV 2016.
  • Sep 2015
    I have a paper accepted in ICCV 2015.
  • Aug 2015
    For the third time, I am a teaching assistant for Digital Video Processing.
  • Feb 2015
  • Jan 2015
    I am now the teaching assistant for Statistical Maching Learning.
  • Nov 2014
    I have a paper accepted in ISVC 2014.
  • Oct 2014
    I was invited to review for WACV 2015.
  • Aug 2014
    I accepted the position of teaching assistant for the graduate level course Fundamentals of Statistical Learning.
  • April 2014
    I was with Intel® Corp. for the Spring and the Summer of 2014.
  • Dec 2013
    I had an oral paper accepted in VPQM 2014. I gave the talk on Jan 31, 2014.
  • Sep 2013
    I accepted the position of reviewer for SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging.
  • Sep 2013
    I am now a reviewer for IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.
  • Aug 2013
    For the second time in a row, I accepted the position of Teaching Assistant for the course Digital Video Processing
  • Feb 2013
    I gave a talk at the SPIE conference on Medical Imaging at Florida.
  • Dec 2012
    I had a paper co-authored at SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging.
  • Dec 2012
    I had a paper accepted at SPIE conference on Medical Imaging.
  • Dec 2012
    I took the graduation walk for my MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Oct 2012
    My article on Academic Integrity got published in the The Hindu.
  • Aug 2012
    I accepted the teaching assistant position for the graduate level course Digital Video Processing for Fall 2012.
  • Aug 2012
    I had a paper accepted at ACM conference on Bio-Informatics, computational biology and bio-medicine.
  • Jul 2012
    I defended my Master's Thesis Successfully.
  • Jun 2012
    I had a paper accepted at IEEE conference on Engineering in Medicing and Biology.
  • Jun 2012
  • Mar 2012
    My first paper got accepted at IEEE International Conference on Image Processing.
  • Jan 2011
    I started working at the IPAlab at ASU.
  • Aug 2010
    I started my Masters in Signal Processing and Communication Engineering at ASU.