Sai Kumar Dwivedi

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Human and Object Interaction in 3D

Computer Vision

I am a PhD candidate at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany, supervised by Dr. Michael Black and Dr. Dimitris Tzionas since October 2021. I also closely collaborate with Dr. Cordelia Schmid. My initial PhD research focused on estimating human pose and shape from monocular images. Currently, I am exploring the perception of human interactions with the environment.

Before starting my PhD, I worked as a Computer Vision Researcher at Mercedes-Benz, India where I collaborated with Dr. Arjun Jain on human pose estimation for Intelligent Interior. This work was deployed as Side Mirror Selection feature (see video) in Mercedes EQS 2021 and Rear Sunblind Control feature (see video) in Mercedes S-Class 2021. Prior to that, I worked at Intel, India developing deep learning algorithms for edge devices. I earned my Masters in Computer Science at NIT, Rourkela under the guidance of Dr. Ratnakar Dash.