[Seminar] CDS : 25th April 2018 : “Powering fashion e-commerce with computer vision and deep learning “

IEEE Signal Processing Society, Bangalore Chapter,
and Department of Computational and Data Sciences, Indian Institute of Science

Invite you to the following talk:

Title: Powering fashion e-commerce with computer vision and deep learning

by Vishnu Vardhan Makkapati, Architect, Myntra,

Time & Date: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Venue: CDS Seminar Hall (Room No: 102), IISc.


Fashion is a highly visual field. Images, though a rich source of domain information, are extremely subjective, and their interpretation is more art than science. Our goal is to teach a machine to interpret these varied images in a consistent manner, while eliminating subjectivity from the process. We have used our industry leading fashion catalog to understand and interpret the inherent fine-grained details in images. These details will help power very interesting use cases in fashion e-commerce such as cataloging, purchasing, personalisation etc. In this talk, we will present an overview of our work on mining catalog images using deep learning and computer vision. We will also discuss some of our recent work on generation of fashion designs using Generative Adversarial Networks.

Speaker Bio:
Vishnu Vardhan Makkapati received the B.E. (Honors) degree in electrical and electronics and the M.Sc. (Honors) degree in mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, in 2000, and the M.Sc. (Engg.) degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2007. He was with the IBM India Software Laboratory until April 2001 and, then, with the Honeywell Technology Solutions Laboratory, India, until December 2006, reaching the level of Principal Engineer. He was a Senior Scientist with Philips Research India until July 2015, where he most recently led the efforts on camera based vital signs. He is currently an Architect with Myntra. He holds six US patents with many others pending. He is a senior member of the IEEE.


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