Avik Kuthiala

Avik Kuthiala is a first-year master’s student in the MSCV program at CMU. After completing his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, he worked at Spyne AI as a Computer Vision Engineer, focussing on generative AI and 3D reconstruction applications. His current research interests lie in 3D vision and Multimodal Machine Learning.

Sahil Jain

Sahil Jain is a first-year master’s student in the MSCV program at CMU. He completed is undergradute degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. Prior to joining CMU, he worked at MathWorks with their Deep Learning for Computer Vision team for 2 years. His research interests are in 3D Computer Vision, Computer Graphics and Machine Learning.


László A. Jeni

László A. Jeni, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University. His research interests are in Computer Vision, Digital Humans, and Computational Behavior Science, specifically in areas of modeling, understanding, and synthesizing human motion and behavior using diverse sensors. Currently he is directing the CUBE Lab.

Koichiro Niinuma

Koichiro Niinuma, PhD, is the research director at Fujitsu Research of America, Pittsburgh, USA. His research focuses on developing computer vision technologies for human behavior understanding, affective computing, and biometrics. With over 50 patents in the U.S. and internationally, he has developed technologies that have been integrated into various Fujitsu products, including fingerprint authentication and continuous authentication. He received his M.S. degree from Kyoto University and his PhD from the University of Tsukuba.

Aakar Gupta

Aakar Gupta is an HCI researcher with over four years of experience as a Research Scientist at Meta Reality Labs Research, specializing in intelligent interactions for augmented and virtual reality. With expertise in computational modeling, machine learning, haptics, sensing, and human factors, Aakar has a proven track record of publications in top-tier HCI venues, including CHI and UIST, earning four Honorable Mention Awards.