Arvind Balasubramanian

Arvind is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at UT Dallas. His research interests include Data Mining, Machine learning, Statistical Analysis, Multi-modal Content Analysis and their applications in the domain of Multimedia. His research focuses on analyzing motion tracking data of the human body and tongue, with highly significant applications in medicine and tele-immersive computing. Current work includes — optimizing association rule mining techniques as well as index and retrieval structures for human motion and electromyogram (EMG) datasets; feature extraction techniques for tongue motion data, using machine learning algorithms to extract factors useful in automatic classification of speech pronunciations to assist in diagnosis and therapy of speech disorders.


Suraj Raghuraman

Suraj is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. His research interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Multi-modal Learning, Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Human Mobile Computer Interaction, Health Informatics System, Multimedia Systems, Multimedia Streaming, Computer Graphics and Animation. He is currently focusing on human activity recognition from segmented Hollywood videos using deep learning methods.

Myunghoon Suk

Myunghoon is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering at UT Dallas. His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Machine learning, and the applications of these in the domain of Multimedia. He is currently working on video-based human motion recognition and facial expression recognition using Knowledge-Based Hybrid (KBH) method, and as an administrator and content editor working on the ACM SIGMM website (


Karthik Venkataraman

Karthik is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. His research interests include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition, Multimedia Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Computer and Mobile Networks. He is currently splitting his time between the Multimedia Lab and the UTDallas MobileLab, where he is working on developing applications for the new 4G LTE mobile communication networks. In the Multimedia Lab, he is primarily working on a 3D tele-immersive system with multiple inputs: audio, video and sensory devices. His focus on this project is researching ways to integrate the multiple streams into a single stream which can be transmitted efficiently over current networks, and use the pattern information in the streams to make the transmission algorithms smart.

Yuan Tian

Yuan Tian is a PhD candidate of Computer Science supervised by Dr. B. Prabhakaran and Dr. Xiaohu Guo at University of Texas at Dallas. He joined UTD in 2011 after receiving M.S. from University of Science and Technology of China. His research interests include computer graphics, machine learning, parallel computing, tele-immersion, etc.


Shanthi Vellingiri

Shanthi is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering. Her research interests includes Collaborative and Immersive Multimedia, Quality of Service, Networking and Wireless Communication. She is currently focusing on evaluating the traditional and hybrid distributed architectures to provide a stable and synchronized operation of the multi-user, multi-modal next generation rehabilitation system.

Kanchan Bahirat

Kanchan is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science (Interactive Computing) at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include Computer Vision and Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality. Digital Image Processing, and machine learning with the special focus on 3D Tele-immersion, Virtual Reality for Healthcare domain applications, virtual rehabilitation, training and gaming. Her current work includes intrinsic and extrinsic calibration of multiple RGB-D cameras, real-time mesh generation and simplification, texture blending as well as studies on 3D data forensics.


Kevin Desai

Rittika Shamsuddin

Rittika is a PhD student at University of Texas, Dallas, working for Dr. Prabhakaran in collaboration with Dr. Amit Sawant from UT SouthWestern Medical Center (past) and University of Maryland School of Medicine (present). Other collaborator include Dr. Ming Li from California State University, Fresno. She is following Data Science track, focusing on medical data analysis. Her current projects include: Automatic annotation of abdominal tumor motion; Downsampling for body sensor data transmission; API development for body sensor network infrastructure.


suraj  Kira  R. Jin

Kira is pursuing a PhD in Computer Science. Her research interests include art, sciences and technology in VR/AR/MR, 3D Performance Capture,  Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. She is working on education-domain collaborative and immersive experiments simulation applications.