I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at Michigan State University. In a previous life I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I work with Prof. Takeo Kanade in the People Image Analysis Consortium. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University. Before that I did my undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras . My research interests lie at the intersection of computer vision, signal processing and machine learning. I also have a strong interest in optimization methods and biometrics.