Research Projects/Pages:

Each page contains a small description of the project.

  1. Latent Ordinal Models. (Link)
  2. Joint Clustering and Classification for MIL. (Link)
  3. Exemplar-HMMs for facial expression classification in videos. (Link)
  4. Weakly Supervised Pain Classification and Localization. (Link)

Research Experience:

  1. Center for Vision Technology, Stanford Research Institute (SRI International), Princeton
    Student Associate Intern, Jan, 16- Mar, 16
  2. Qualcomm Corporate R&D Summer Intern, Augmented Reality Team
    June, 11- Sept, 11
  3. Dept. of Medical Informatics, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Summer Intern- Sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange)
    Supervisor- Prof. Thomas M. Deserno , Professor, Dept. of Medical Informatics May, 09- July, 09

In News:

  1. Coverage of pain work in San Diego Tribune, Engadget and Gizmag .
  2. Article on Collaborative work on predicting Pain in pediatric population in UCSD Heath Newsroom (Link) and UCSD Calit2 Newsroom (Link).


  1. Received Best Student Paper Honorable Mention Award at 10th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition 2013.
  2. Received Best Paper Award at EmotiW'13 Challenge, 15th ACM on International conference on Multimodal Interaction 2013.
  3. Awarded a travel grant for at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2014 (Doctora Consortium).
  4. Awarded a travel grant for IEEE Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, 2013 (Doctoral Consortium).
  5. Recipient of Jacobs Fellowship at UCSD- highest form of recognition for any PhD candidate in ECE Dept.


  • Reviewer for IEEE Transcation on Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Elsevier Pattern Recognition Letters, IEEE Automatic Face and Gesture 2015, British Machine Vision Conference Workshops 2015.
  • Organized the Second Emotion Recognition In The Wild Challenge and Workshop (EmotiW 2014) at ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014) along with Abhinav Dhall et. al.


    1. Dr.Gaurav Sharma
    2. Mr. Ritwik Giri
    3. Dr. Abhinav Dhall
    4. Dr. Marian S. Bartlett
    5. Ms. Alex Ahmed
    6. Dr. Matthew Goodwin
    7. Dr. Jeannie Huang
    8. Dr. Kenneth Craig
    9. Dr. Tingfan Wu
    10. Dr. Joshua Susskind