Shalini De Mello

Shalini De Mello is a Principal Research Scientist at NVIDIA. Her research interests are in computer vision and machine learning for human-computer interaction and smart interfaces. At NVIDIA, she has invented technologies for gaze estimation, 2D and 3D head pose estimation, hand gesture recognition, face detection, video stabilization and GPU-optimized libraries for mobile computer vision. Her research over that past several years has pushed the envelope of human-computer interaction in cars and has led to the development of NVIDIA’s innovative DriveIX product for smart AI-based automotive interfaces for future generations of cars.

Previously, she has worked as an Imaging and Architecture Scientist at Texas Instruments (2008-2010) designing algorithms for the image signal processing pipeline of mobile phones. Additionally, she has conducted research internships at AT&T Laboratories (2007), Advanced Digital Imaging Research, LLC (2004-2006), the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2001) and the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (2000).

Shalini received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and 2008, respectively where she worked with Dr. Alan Bovik and Dr. Mia K. Markey. She received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India, in 2002. She is a recipient of the prestigious Summer Research Fellowship (2001) awarded by the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India.

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