GRANT AWARDS

Deep Learning Architectures for Human Action Recognition in the Wild
IIT Hyderabad Startup Grant, NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant
PI, Aug 2014 - Jul 2017, Rs500,000+Tesla K40 GPU

Assistive Social Situational Awareness Aids for Individuals with Disabilities
National Science Foundation, IIS # 1116360
Co-PI, Aug 2011 - Mar 2014, $499,286
(Principal Investigator: Prof Sethuraman Panchanathan)

Person-centered Technologies and Practices for Individuals with Disabilities
National Science Foundation, IGERT Award # 1069125
Research Director/Faculty Participant, Aug 2011 - Jul 2016, $2,990,159 (one of three main co-authors of proposal,
Principal Investigator: Prof Sethuraman Panchanathan)

Biosensing Wearables for Socio-Assistive Technologies to Aid Children with Autism
Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award, Arizona State University
Lead Investigator/Student Advisor, May 2012 - May 2013, $1200

The Dyadic Interaction Assistant for Individuals with Visual Impairments
Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Award, Arizona State University
Lead Investigator/Student Advisor, May 2012 - May 2013, $1200

Multimodal Interactive Kiosk
Senior Design Project Funding Award, Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University
Lead Investigator, Aug 2009 - Dec 2009, $450 (Student Capstone Project)

Head-based Communications Tool for Autistic Children
Entrepreneur Advantage Program, Arizona State University
Lead Investigator, Jan 2009 - May 2009, $2000

Head Analytics: An Analytical Software for Head and Face Movements
Senior Design Project Funding Award, Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University
Lead Investigator, Jan 2009 - May 2009, $350 (Student Capstone Project)

HONORS AND AWARDS

NVIDIA Award for Best Paper using GPU Technologies in IEEE HiPC 20142014
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America/the World 2012,2014,2015
Barrett College Honors Faculty, Arizona State University (ASU) 2012
PhD Dissertation nominated for Outstanding PhD Thesis Award, Department of Computer Science, Arizona State University 2010
Teaching Excellence Award finalist, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Arizona State University 2010
IEEE Computers in Cardiology Rosanna Deganni Young Investigator Award finalist 2009
Best Paper Award, IEEE HAVE (Haptic Audio Video Environments) Workshop 2008
Entrepreneurship Advantage Program Award, Arizona State University 2008
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India, Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Masters of Technology program 2003
Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Bachelors of Science (Math) program 1999
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship awarded by National Council of Educational Research and Training, India (top 0.25%) 1994-2001

TRAVEL AWARDS

  • Science and Engineering Research Board International Travel Support grant, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD), 2014.

  • ASU GPSA Student Travel Grant, 9th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA), 2010.

  • Student Travel Award, 23rd IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2010.

  • Student Travel Award, 12th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2009.

  • ASU GPSA Student Travel Grant, 12th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2009.

  • Graduate College Conference Travel Grant Award, 21st IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2008.