Dr. Kalidas Yeturu,
Assistant Professor,
Department of CSE, IIT Tirupati

Dr. Kalidas Yeturu has been working as assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Tirupati since 2017. His broad research interests include machine learning algorithms, applications and distributed systems. He teaches machine learning, artificial intelligence and database systems subjects. He has guided 3 MS scholars and currently guiding 2 Ph.D. scholars. More details about him can be found here. He has 630+ citations from about 20 key publications, 6 US patents, 3 projects from Toshiba, 1 project DST Govt. of India, 1 project from Facebook and 2 projects from IITT. Two start ups are being incubated out of his works on Digital Annotation Systems and Distributed Workflow Systems. He has past work experience in Amazon, Samsung Research India and Tata Consultancy Services. He did Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in Centre for Data Science in 2011 and received Sir Vithal N Chandavarkar Memorial Medal for best thesis. He has been a computer scientist all through from 2002 onwards after graduating from Sri Venkateswara University campus Tirupati. After a career journey around the world, he finally settled in Tirupati living at the lotus feet of Lord Balaji.

Dr. Ajin George Joseph,
Assistant Professor,
Department of CSE, IIT Tirupati

Dr Ajin George Joseph is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati. In his research, he focuses primarily on Reinforcement Learning Algorithms and its applications. In particular, he is interested in designing and analyzing algorithms for reinforcement learning settings. He also works on multi-agent Reinforcement Learning, deep Reinforcement Learning, risk estimation, stochastic approximation algorithms and stochastic search methods.

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni,
Chief mentor, Tarah AI and Co-founder, CityMandi
Guest faculty member, Department of CSE, IIT Tirupati

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni holds a Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in CS from IIT Bombay. He specializes in the areas of software engineering, AI and Machine Learning. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He was the past president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals. Currently, he is the chief mentor for Tarah technologies - an AI consulting company - through which he does marquee training and strategic consulting work in AI. Srinivas Padmanabhuni cofounded CityMandi.com a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Food Tech. He is also a Governance Board member of Totalstart. He was awarded the title of "Eminent Engineer" by the prestigious and renowned organization "Institution of Engineers" (IEI) in recognition of his experience and contributions to the profession of Computers at the 32nd Annual convention of IEI. His vast experience in the computing field, including marquee area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brings a unique blend of academic, research and industry orientation, a rare combination. He has won several other awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur. His research interest includes AI, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity. He has to his credit, seven granted patents, 14 additional patents in process, One published book by Wiley, 100+ refereed international publications, 400+ invited talks across eight countries, 15000+ students lectured on AI and related topics, 4+ startups. He is also a visiting guest faculty in Department of Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Tirupati.

Dr. Rama Krishna Sai Gorthi,
Associate Professor,
Department of EE, IIT Tirupati

Dr. Rama Krishna Sai Gorthi is working as an Associate Professor in IIT Tirupati in the Department of Electrical Engineering, since 2017. Prior to this he was Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, since 2011. He was postdoctoral fellow at INRIA, France during 2009 to 2011. He has a doctorate from IIT Madras and Masters (in Research) from IISc, both were in Computer Vision. His current research interests are in Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning and his research expertise include Visual tracking, Deep learning & its applications in medical and satellite image processing, Image restoration, 3-D shape extraction using active and passive stereo. His teaching experience spans over Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning for Image Processing, Deep learning for Computer Vision and Signal Processing for both UG and PG students. His research works were published in many top journals such as IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, CVIU, Pattern Recognition Letters, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience & Remote sensing, and in top conferences such as CVPR, ACCV, WACV, and ICCV & ECCV Workshops etc. More details of his research and teaching can be seen at his institute webpage, personal webpage and google scholar page