ENGINEERING FACULTY ADVISOR
Dr. Achuta Kadambi received an interdepartmental PhD degree from the MIT Media Lab and MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He subsequently joined UCLA where he is Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and also of Computer Science. At UCLA, he directs the Visual Machines Group which focuses on imaging, computer vision, artificial intelligence, mHealth, and computer graphics.
Dr. Kadambi was elected as a Member in the National Academy of Inventors, notably, as one of the youngest ever inductees. His research has also been recognized by the Forbes 30 under 30 award (Science); the Google Faculty Award; the Young Faculty Award from Sony Imaging; the NSF research initiation award; the Lemelson-MIT student prize; Rahamimoff Award from US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation; Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship; Draper Fellowship; Best Paper Award at ICCP; and selection to the Best Papers Issue (Marr Prize Special Issue) of IJCV. His research on continuous-wave time of flight imaging was also recognized as a World Changing Idea by Scientific American and featured in BBC, Engadget, Gizmodo, and numerous other publications.
Dr. Kadambi is currently a co-founder in a venture-backed startup that is re-imagining the way robots see and touch objects. He is currently co-authoring a textbook on Computational Imaging (MIT Press 2021).