Hi, my name is Kowshik Thopalli and welcome to my page.
I am a PhD student in the Geometric Media lab in Arizona State University. My advisor is Dr. Pavan Turaga. I did my Master’s thesis in the same lab and my thesis can be found here. My broad research area is in Computer Vision. I am interested in Computer Vision applications using deep learning and also leveraging from the vast theory of Topological Data Analysis, Differential Geometry and Optimal Transport.
- Nov 2019- Preprint of our work -titled ‘Invenio: Discovering Hidden Relationships Between Tasks/Domains Using Structured Meta Learning’ has been released on arxiv. Joint work with Sameeksha Katoch, Dr.Jayaraman J Thiagarajan,Dr.Pavan Turaga and Dr.Andreas Spanias
- Nov 2019 - We updated our work https://arxiv.org/pdf/1906.04338.pdf on unsupervised visual domain adaptation -titled ‘SALT: Subspace Alignment as an Auxiliary Learning’ with new experiments and a complete rewriting of the introduction
- I received Best poster award, Most impactful , most innovative and people’s choice awards for my work at SRI. The resulting research paper is currently under review
May 2019- Started a three month summer internship focussing on Deep Reinforcement learning for visual navigation at SRI international in Computer Vision Technologies department in Princeton New Jersey. Internship is under the mentorship of Dr. Zachary Seymour and Dr. Han-pang chiu.
- May 2019- Preprint of our paper -titled ‘SALT: Subspace Alignment as an Auxiliary Learning Task for Domain Adaptation’ has been released in arxiv. Joint work with Dr.Jayaraman J Thiagarajan, Dr.Rushil Anirudh, and Dr.Pavan Turaga
- July 2018 - One paper accepted in ECCV 2018 - Joint work by Anirudh Som, Dr. Karthikeyan Ramamurthy, Dr. Vinay Venkataraman, Ankita Shukla and Dr. Pavan Turaga.
May 2018 - Started an 3 month summer internship in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr.Rushil Anirudh, Dr.Jayaraman J Thiagarajan and Dr.Peer-Timo-Bremer
- Dec 2017- Graduated with M.S(thesis) with an academic major of Signal Processing and communication from the department of ECEE at Arizona State University. CGPA was 3.97/4.0. Research focus was on applications of Topological Data Analysis in CV applications. Thesis title- “Perturbation Robust Representations of Topological Persistence Diagrams”.