Rahul Garg

I am a senior research scientist at Google Research, where I work on computer vision, machine learning and computational photography in Marc Levoy's team. I previously worked on Google's AR/VR team, Daydream.

Before Google, I was one of the first employees at Flutter, a startup acquired by Google. I completed my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington where I was advised by Steve Seitz. In past life, I spent four wonderful years at IIT Delhi where I got my Bachelors degree and graduated with President's Gold Medal.

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Commercial Highlights

I enjoy building products using Computer Vision technologies that delight users. Some highlights I am proud to be a part of:

Portrait Mode on Google Pixel 2
Example photos / p r e s s / SIGGRAPH Paper

Synthesize shallow depth of field images on Google Pixel 2 phone using a single lens. Top rated camera phone of 2017 by DxO.

Flutter: Hand Gesture Detection
Marketing video / p r e s s

Low power, real-time hand gesture detection for media control. Mac app rated 4.5+ stars and among Apple's best apps of the year.

Face Movies in Google Picasa
video / SIGGRAPH paper / CACM Cover Story

Automatically create face and expression aligned movies from photo collections. Unfortunately, Picasa is discontinued but user created movies still survive.


Legacy links: old homepage, class projects, flickr photos, programming contest problems

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