Lab Members

Prof. Rama Chellappa

Principal Investigator

Prof. Rama Chellappa is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering (School of Medicine) at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Prior to joining JHU in August 2020, he was a Distinguished University Professor and a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, MD. He received the B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras, India in 1975 and the M.E. (with Distinction) degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1977. He received the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1978 and 1981 respectively. During 1981-1991, he was a faculty member in the department of EE-Systems at University of Southern California (USC). During 1991-2020, at UMD, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and an affiliate Professor of Computer Science at University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. He was also affiliated with the Center for Automation Research, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (Permanent Member) and the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing Program. His current research interests are computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence with applications in face recognition, 3D modeling from video, image and video-based recognition of objects, events and activities, medical imaging, domain adaptation and generalization.

Samuel Chun Pong Lau

Postdoctoral Fellow

Samuel Chun Pong Lau received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2016, the M.Phil. degree in Mathematics at CUHK in 2018, the M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics at University of Maryland, College Park in 2020 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2021. His research interests include image restoration, face recognition, adversarial robustness and atmospheric turbulence.

Ram Prabhakar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ram Prabhakar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University working with Prof. Rama Chellappa. His research focus lies in computer vision, machine learning and image processing. He received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science in 2022 where he worked with Prof. R. Venkatesh Babu in the Video Analytics Lab. Before coming to IISc, Dr. Prabhakar graduated from Anna University with B.E (ECE) in 2010 and NIT Rourkela with M.Tech in 2014. Dr. Prabhakar’s Ph.D. research focused on developing deep learning based computational photography techniques for improving high dynamic range imaging in unconstrained scenarios.

Ji Young Byun

Graduate Research Assistant

Ji Young Byun is pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. She received B.S. and M.S. in Bio and Brain Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Her research interests include medical image analysis.

Ime Essien

Graduate Research Assistant

Ime Essien is a first year Phd student in Biomedical Engineering program as a Vivien Thomas Scholar and GEM Fellow. He studies under Dr. Rama Chellappa focusing on machine learning and medicine. He received a B.Sc. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Morgan State University as a Martin Jenkins Scholar. His research interests include bioinformatics, machine learning, and high performance computing.

Yuxiang Guo

Graduate Research Assistant

Yuxiang Guo is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Before that, he receives an M.S at Northwestern University and a B.E at the University of Electronic and Technology of China. His research area currently focuses on computer vision and machine learning. His advisor is Dr. Rama Chellappa.

Siyuan Huang

Graduate Research Assistant

Siyuan Huang is a PhD student in the AIEM lab, Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. He previously was a Graduate Research Assistant at Tsinghua Laboratory of Brain and Intelligence, Tsinghua University. Before that, he was an Associate Researcher at Alternative Computing Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received a Master’s degree in Computer Science at George Washington University. His current research area is computer vision. His supervisor is Prof. Rama Chellappa.

Pirazh Khorramshahi

Graduate Research Assistant (MSc)

Pirazh Khorramshahi received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. After earning his second M.Sc. degree from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA. His research interests are broadly in Computer Vision, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Machine learning and Signal Processing.

Jiang Liu

Ph.D. student

I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. I am currently working on adversarial robustness of deep neural networks. My advisor is Dr. Rama Chellappa.

Daniel Olshvang

Graduate Research Assistant

Daniel Olshvang is a Ph.D. student in the department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. He received his B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and has spent several years working in the biomedical industry and leading product development. His research interests include machine learning and its implications on medicine and biomedical data science.

Cheng Peng

Graduate Research Assistant

Cheng Peng is a first-year PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2019. His research interests include areas in medical image analysis such segmentation, enhancement, analysis, etc. He has authored peer-reviewed papers in conferences such as CVPR and MIDL.

Shraman Pramanick

Graduate Research Assistant

Shraman Pramanick is a first-year MS-Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, working with Professor Rama Chellappa. Shraman’s research interests lie primarily in Computer Vision, with applications in Multimodal Learning (Vision+Language, Vision+Speech) and Geospatial Estimation. Shraman received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 2020. During his undergraduate studies, Shraman was a recipient of the Prestigious MITCAS Globalink Research Scholarship in 2019.

Aniket Roy

Graduate Research Assistant

Aniket is a Ph.D student in the department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University. Previously he received the M.S. degree in research from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His primary research interests include computer vision, machine learning and digital forensics.

Anshul Shah

Graduate Research Assistant

I am Ph.D. student in the Computer Science department working on problems in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. My primary research interests are Video understanding and action recognition. I obtained an MS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park where I worked on projects related to pose based action recognition, self-supervised learning and interpretability. Before that I obtained B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras where I worked on video generation from blurred images.

Ketul Shah

Graduate Research Assistant

I am interested in working at the intersection of computer vision, machine learning and computer graphics. I have worked on projects related to multimodal activity detection, generative models for 3D shapes, photorealistic image synthesis, among others. I obtained a MS in ECE from University of Maryland, College Park and previously completed my Dual Degree in Electrical Engineering (with a minor in Operations Research) from IIT Madras, where I worked at the Computational Imaging Lab under Prof. Kaushik Mitra.

Vineet R. Shenoy

Graduate Research Assistant

Vineet is a currently a research assistant working with Professor Rama Chellappa. His research interests include computer vision and signal processing. He is originally from West Windsor, New Jersey and completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

Hossein Souri

Graduate Research Assistant (MSc)

Hossein is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining JHU, he obtained his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park. He is a machine learning and computer vision researcher working on various topics including adversarial attacks and defenses, GANs, face recognition, image restoration, segmentation, and activity recognition.

Michael Sprintson

Graduate Research Assistant

Michael Sprintson is a first year PhD student in Electrical Engineering and graduated from Rice University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Computer Science.

Zhaoyang Wang

Graduate Research Assistant

Zhaoyang is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Rama Chellappa in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he received an MRes degree from Imperial College London. His primary research areas are Gait Recognition, Geometric Deep Learning, 3D Shape Reconstruction and Medical Image Analysis.

Gina Wong

Graduate Research Assistant