Aakash KT


I am currently a MS by research student at Computer Vision Lab (CVIT), which is where I completed my BTech in Computer Science Engineering. My research advisor is Dr. P J Narayanan. My research involves playing around with light transport and path tracing, in combination with machine learning (in other words, I work on Computer Graphics/Computer Vision).
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  • I will be joining the GraphDeco research group @ Inria (Sophia Antipolis, France), as a pre-doctoral candidate from September 2020. I will be supervised by Dr. George Drettakis and Dr. Adrien Bousseau. [Rescinded due to COVID]
  • Technical brief accepted at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019.

Research Publications

A complete list of my publications. Not a huge list, but hope to work on many more interesting and high impact problems!

A Flexible Neural Renderer for Material Visualization

Aakash KT, Parikshit Sakurikar, Saurabh Saini, P. J. Narayanan

ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Technical Briefs, 2019

Photo realism in computer generated imagery is crucially dependent on how well an artist is able to recreate real-world materials in the scene. We propose a convolutional neural network based workflow which generates high-quality ray traced material visualizations on a shaderball, in real-time.

[Project page] [Code/Data] [Final Version] [arXiv] [bibtex]