Pushmeet Kohli

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Pushmeet Kohli
Alma mater Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (Post-doctoral associate in Computer Science, 2007-2010) Oxford Brookes University (PhD in Computer Vision, 2007)
National Institute of Technology, Warangal (Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, 2004)
Occupation Computer scientist

Pushmeet Kohli is a computer scientist at Google DeepMind. Before joining DeepMind, he was partner scientist and director of research at Microsoft Research. He also is a member of the psychometrics center in University of Cambridge[1] and is an ACM Distinguished speaker.[2]

The majority of his research is in the field of machine learning and computer vision. However, he has also made contributions in game theory, discrete algorithms and psychometrics.[3] He is the recipient of the BMVA Sullivan Prize. His papers have received awards at CVPR 2015, WWW 2014,[4] ISMAR 2011 and ECCV 2010.[5]

Notable Works

  • Picture programming language[6] (with Tejas Kulkarni, Vikash Mansinghka and Josh Tenenbaum). CVPR 2015.
  • 3D scene reconstruction and understanding.
  • Inference in Higher Order Graphical Models.
  • Community based Crowdsourcing[7]
  • User Personality Prediction from Browsing behavior[8]
  • Behavioral experiments on Social networks[9]
  • Human Pose Estimation using the Kinect[10]
  • Video Editing (Unwrap Mosaics)[11] - SIGGRAPH 2008


  1. ^ "Associates -- The Psychometrics Centre".
  2. ^ "ACM Distinguished Speakers Program :: Speaker Details :: Pushmeet Kohli".
  3. ^ Parmy Olson (12 October 2011). "Microsoft Uses Facebook As Giant 'Lab' To Study Game Theory". Forbes.
  4. ^ "안녕하세요!". www2014.
  5. ^ "ECCV 2010, 11th European Conference on Computer Vision - awards". forth.gr.
  6. ^ "Picture: A Probabilistic Programming Language for Scene Perception". mrkulk.github.io. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  7. ^ "MSDN Blogs". MSDN Blogs. Microsoft.
  8. ^ http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/pkohli/papers/kskbg_acmwebsci_2012.pdf
  9. ^ "Research Games - Microsoft Research". microsoft.com. Microsoft.
  10. ^ "Human Pose Estimation for Kinect".
  11. ^ "Unwrap Mosaics". microsoft.com. Microsoft.
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