Rahul Garg

I am a Research Scientist at Google Research.

Previously, I was a Research Engineer at Flutter, a startup based in San Francisco building gesture recognition systems, which was acquired by Google.

I graduated in 2012 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Washington. Here's a copy of my thesis. I was advised by Prof. Steven M. Seitz. In past life, I spent four wonderful years at IIT Delhi where I got my Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. 

Click here for my CV.

email: [my first name]@cs.washington.edu

An (incomplete) summary of my class projects can be found here.


Dynamic Mosaics. Rahul Garg and Steven M. Seitz. To appear in 3DimPVT 2012, Zürich, Switzerland. [pdf, video]
Exploring Photobios. Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Eli Shechtman, Rahul Garg and Steven M. Seitz. In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2011, Vancouver, BC. [paper, website, video, press]
Where's Waldo: Matching People in Images of Crowds. Rahul Garg, Deva Ramanan, Steven M. Seitz, and Noah Snavely. In Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011. [pdf, website]
Implemented the 'Face Movie' feature released as a part of Picasa 3.8. It creates smooth face-aligned movies from personal photo collections by aligning faces based on pose and expression. This was done during a 6 month internship at Google Seattle during Spring-Summer 2010 working with Steve Seitz and Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman.

The Dimensionality of Scene Appearance. Rahul Garg, Hao Du, Steven M. Seitz, and Noah Snavely. Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Kyoto, Japan, 2009 [pdf, website, poster]
Finding Paths Through the World's Photos. Noah Snavely, Rahul Garg, Steven M. Seitz, Richard Szeliski. Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles, CA [pdf, website, video]
Locally Invariant Fractal Features for Statistical Texture Classification. Manik Varma, Rahul Garg. Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2007 [pdf]


My other interests include photography and hiking. I used to take part in a lot of programming contests before I realized there are only 24 hours in a day.