Chetan Arora
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT Delhi)
Okhla Industrial Estate Phase III, New Delhi, INDIA 110020

Office: Room B405, Academic Building [Map]
E-mail: chetan at iiitd dot ac dot in
Phone: +91-11-26907475
Fax: +91-11-26907405

I am an Assistant Professor at IIIT Delhi.

Prior to this I was a post doctoral researcher at Hebrew University working with Prof. Shmuel Peleg (May 2012-May 2014). I received my Bachelors and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 1999 and 2012 respectively. At IIT I worked with Prof. Subhashis Banerjee, Prof. S.N. Maheshwari and Prof. Prem Kalra. From 1999 to 2009, I was involved in co-founding technology startups with my collaborators in India and Japan.

I work in the area of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. My specific research interests lie in Egocentric Vision (a.k.a. first person wearable cameras) and combinatorial optimization algorithms specially for MRF-MAP inference. I am also committed to applications of my expertise for developing novel tools to assist visually impaired people.

Publications (Recent, All)
May 4, 2017: I will be visiting Google Bangalore for two months, May and June 2017.
April 25, 2017: Giving a talk on Deep Learning as part of Advanced Technical Talks program at Cadence, Noida.
April 24, 2017: One paper accepted in IJCAI, 2017.
March 31, 2017: Giving a talk on Computer Vision and Machine Learning, at Evolute2017, the annual conference organized by SIAM at DTU.
February 28, 2017: I will be the program co-chair for NCVPRIPG 2017, to be held at IIT Mandi.
January 14, 2017: Giving a lecture on Deep Reinforcement Learning and Egocentric Computer Vision, in a short course on Deep Learning and Applications organized by IIT Kanpur.
December 27-29, 2016: Will be attending Mysore Park Workshop on Vision, Language, and AI. Will give a talk on some of our recent works on Egocentric Vision.
December 20-22, 2016: Will be attending ICVGIP at IIT Guwahati. Will chair a session on Dec 21. I was also the area chair for the conference.
November 20, 2016: Co-organizing a workshop on "Assistive Vision" in conjunction with ACCV 2016 at Taipei.
October 15, 2016: Organizing a workshop on "Computer Vision for Persons with Disabilities" at IIIT Delhi.
Google Scholar
Unsupervised Learning of Deep Feature Representation for Clustering Egocentric Actions
Bharat Bhatnagar, Suriya Singh, Chetan Arora, and C.V. Jawahar.
to appear in International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), August 2017.
paper (coming soon)
Trajectory Aligned Features For First Person Action Recognition
Suriya Singh, Chetan Arora, and C.V. Jawahar.
Pattern Recognition, February 2017.
MAVI: An Embedded Device to Assist Mobility of Visually Impaired,
Rajesh Kedia, K.K. Yoosuf, P. Dedeepya, M. Fazal, Chetan Arora, and M. Balakrishnan.
IEEE International Conference on Embedded Systems and VLSI Design, January 2017.
EgoSampling: Wide View Hyperlapse from Single and Multiple Egocentric Videos,
Tavi Halperin, Yair Poleg, Chetan Arora, and Shmuel Peleg.
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, January 2017.
Computing Egomotion with Local Loop Closures for Egocentric Videos,
Suvam Patra, Himanshu Aggarwal, Himani Arora, Chetan Arora and Subhashis Banerjee.
IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), March 2017.
First Person Action Recognition Using Deep Learned Descriptors,
Suriya Singh, Chetan Arora and C.V. Jawahar
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2016.
Min Norm Point Algorithm for Higher Order MRF-MAP Inference,
Ishant Shanu, Chetan Aora and Parag Singla
IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2016.
Compact CNN for Indexing Egocentric Videos,
Yair Poleg, Ariel Ephrat, Shmuel Peleg and Chetan Arora
IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), March 2016.
Lazy Generic Cuts,
Dinesh Khandelwal, Kush Bhatia, Chetan Arora, and Parag Singla,
Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), 2016