I am Bhaktipriya Shridhar, an EECS special student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I’m visiting from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, where I’m pursuing my Bachelors(Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering.
My principal research objective is to create innovative solutions that address the needs of the society through Computer Vision, Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. I seek to understand the models of visual perception of the world around us, and to use these insights gained along the way to build systems with practical impact on the world.
At MIT, I’m currently an undergraduate researcher at the Cocosci group at CSAIL and am working with Prof. Josh Tenenbaum. Last summer, I was an intern under Prof. Nicolas Thome at CNAM, Paris and worked on Semantic segmentation techniques to diagnose cancer. In my junior year, I was an undergraduate honors researcher under Prof. CV Jawahar at the Centre for Visual Information Technology, IIIT, where I worked on building assistive technologies for the visually impaired and for the deaf.
In the past, I have also worked as an intern with the Google Apps for Work team at Google, Hyderabad. I’m also an open source enthusiast and have worked as an Outreachy intern at the world’s biggest software project –The Linux kernel under the guidance of Julia Lawall and Tejun Heo. I have also delivered talks about Open Source technologies at various International Conferences.
I’m also a Women in Tech Evangelist and have founded the Lean In Chapter Hyderabad. It is an attempt to gather equally motivated women together to offer new, refreshing, and insightful ways to look at technology & leadership.