Makarand Tapaswi

PostDoctoral Fellow

PT 286A, Pratt Building
6 King's College Road
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G4
Canada

makarand at cs.toronto.edu

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Short Bio

Since 2016
PostDoctoral Fellow at Machine Learning Group, University of Toronto, Canada. Working with Prof. Sanja Fidler.
2011-2016
PhD student and Research Assistant at Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction lab, Faculty of Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2009-2011
Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Research on Information and Communication Technologies (MERIT) at UPC Barcelona, Spain, and KIT Karlsruhe, Germany.
2005-2009
Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering at National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, India.

Internships

2015
Research Internship at S. Fidler and R. Urtasun's lab, University of Toronto, working on Question-Answering for Movies.
2013
Research Internship at A. Zisserman's lab, University of Oxford, working on face track clustering in TV series data.
2008
Internship at Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, analyzing multi-lingual and audio-visual user authentication.
2007
Project at Indian Space Research Organization Satellite Center, Bangalore, characterizing Si PIN X-ray detectors.

Honors and Awards

2016
Completed my PhD with summa cum laude.
2016
Co-authored successful joint proposal with LIMSI Paris, France for research on Completely Unsupervised Multimodal Character Identification in Videos. DFG (German Research Foundation) + ANR (French National Agency for Research).
2014
Co-authored successful proposal for research on Multimedia Analysis, DFG (German Research Foundation).
2012
Project funding to pursue dream project for young scientists, Feasibility Studies for Young Scientists, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
2009-2011
Erasmus Mundus MERIT, a two year European Commission scholarship to pursue M.Sc. at European universities.
2009
Robert Bosch Best Project Award for our (team of 3) Bachelor thesis entitled: Compressive Sampling for Video Compression and Pattern Recognition, NITK Surathkal, India.