Ayan Chakrabarti

Ayan Chakrabarti

Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engineering

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PhD, Harvard University, 2011
SM, Harvard University, 2008
BTech & MTech, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2006


Develops algorithms & cameras that enable visual understanding by machines


Professor Chakrabarti's research interests are in the fields of computer vision, computational photography, and machine learning. He works on developing systems that can recover physical reconstructions and semantic descriptions of the world from visual measurements, for applications in robotics and autonomous vehicles, consumer photography, graphics and virtual reality, and more. His research focuses on ways to learn and exploit the statistical structure of natural images and scenes, to design efficient and accurate inference algorithms, as well as new kinds of high-capability sensors and cameras.


In September 2017, Professor Chakrabarti joins Washington University in St. Louis.

He was a research assistant professor at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, and a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. His research has been supported by a grant from the NSF, gifts from Adobe Research, and a hardware donation from NVIDIA.