Ashok Veeraraghavan is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, TX, USA. Before joining Rice University, he spent three wonderful and fun-filled years as a Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in Cambridge, MA. He received my Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2002 and M.S and PhD. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004 and 2008 respectively. His thesis received the Doctoral Dissertation award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland.
At Rice, he heads the Computational Imaging Lab ( https://computationalimaging.blogs.rice.edu/ ). The Computational Imaging Lab focuses on solving hard and challenging problems in imaging and vision by co designing sensors, optics, electronics, signal processing, and machine learning algorithms. This emerging area of research is called computational imaging or more generally computational sensing. Computational Imaging Lab is generally application-agnostic and focuses on developing foundational theories, tools, techniques, and systems. The lab’s work has won numerous awards including the Hershel. M. Rich Invention Award in 2016 and 2017, Hamill Innovation Award in 2017, and an NSF CAREER award in 2017. Our group is funded by numerous federal research grants from DARPA, ONR, Air Force, NIH, NSF apart from industrial collaborations from Sony, Samsung, Facebook and others. Our work has appeared in flagship journals and conferences such as SIGGRAPH, PAMI, CVPR, Nature Light Science and Applications, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Optica, and many others. Our work has also been covered in popular press such as NBC, BBC, NPR, amongst others.