Shalini De Mello is a Principal Research Scientist at NVIDIA. She researches computer vision and machine learning. She is interested in self-supervised and few-shot learning, 3D reconstruction, viewpoint estimation and human-computer interaction. At NVIDIA, she has invented technologies for viewpoint estimation, learned propagation, gaze estimation, 2D and 3D head pose estimation, hand gesture recognition, face detection and video stabilization. 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).