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 and closely collaborate with Dr. Cordelia Schmid. During the early stages of my PhD journey, I explored estimation of human pose and shape from images captured in real-world settings. Currently, my focus lies in advancing techniques to perceive not only humans but also the common objects they interact with.

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