I am Bhaktipriya Shridhar, a 3rd year undergraduate student at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad.
My principal research objective is to create innovative solutions that address the needs of the society through Computer Vision, Robotics 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. I’m currently involved in the areas of computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition. I have also invested time in addressing the needs of “differently-abled” communities with a focus on assistive technologies for the visually impaired and for the deaf. I’m currently working with Prof. CV Jawahar at the Centre for Visual Information Technology, IIIT on an amalgamation of these areas.
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. 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.