Srinath Sridhar

Srinath Sridhar
S297 James H. Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Srinath Sridhar I am a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University working with Prof. Leonidas Guibas in the Geometric Computing Group. My research interests lie broadly in computer vision and human–computer interaction. I am particularly interested in understanding humans in action from visual data.

I obtained my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in 2016 where I was advised by Christian Theobalt and Antti Oulasvirta. I completed a masters degree in EECS at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a bachelors degree at the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University.

I have interned twice at Microsoft Research Redmond where I worked with Shahram Izadi. I was also an intern at the Honda Research Institute working with Victor Ng-Thow-Hing.

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  • Paper on egocentric hand pose estimation accepted to ICCV 2017. See the project page for details.
  • We presented VNect (real-time monocular RGB body pose estimation) at SIGGRAPH 2017!

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Real-time Hand Tracking under Occlusion from an Egocentric RGB-D Sensor
Franziska Mueller, Dushyant Mehta, Oleksandr Sotnychenko, Srinath Sridhar, Dan Casas, Christian Theobalt
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2017.
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VNect: Real-time 3D Human Pose Estimation with a Single RGB Camera
Dushyant Mehta, Srinath Sridhar, Oleksandr Sotnychenko, Helge Rhodin, Mohammad Shafiei, Hans-Peter Seidel, Weipeng Xu, Dan Casas, Christian Theobalt. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 2017.
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WatchSense: On- and Above-Skin Input Sensing through a Wearable Depth Sensor
Srinath Sridhar, Anders Markussen, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt, Sebastian Boring
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2017.
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Tracking Hands in Action for Gesture-based Computer Input
Srinath Sridhar
Ph.D. Dissertation, Saarland University, 2016.
Real-time Joint Tracking of a Hand Manipulating an Object from RGB-D Input
Srinath Sridhar, Franziska Mueller, Michael Zollhöfer, Dan Casas, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2016.
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Fast and Robust Hand Tracking Using Detection-Guided Optimization
Srinath Sridhar, Franziska Mueller, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2015.
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Investigating the Dexterity of Multi-Finger Input for Mid-Air Text Entry
Srinath Sridhar, Anna Maria Feit, Christian Theobalt, Antti Oulasvirta
SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2015.
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Real-time Hand Tracking Using a Sum of Anisotropic Gaussians Model
Srinath Sridhar, Helge Rhodin, Hans-Peter Seidel, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV) 2014. (oral)
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Interactive Markerless Articulated Hand Motion Tracking using RGB and Depth Data
Srinath Sridhar, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2013.
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User-Centered Perspectives for Automotive Augmented Reality
Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Karlin Bark, Lee Beckwith, Cuong Tran, Rishabh Bhandari, Srinath Sridhar
International Symposium on on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2013.
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HandSonor: A Customizable Vision-based Control Interface for Musical Expression
Srinath Sridhar
Extended Abstracts, SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2013.
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Generation of Virtual Display Surfaces for In-vehicle Contextual Augmented Reality
Srinath Sridhar, Victor Ng-Thow-Hing
International Symposium on on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2012.
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Method to Generate Virtual Display Surfaces from Video Imagery of Road based Scenery
Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, Srinath Sridhar
U.S. Patent, US 9135754 B2, 2015.
Google Patents

Technical Reports

FullHand: Markerless Skeleton-based Tracking for Free-Hand Interaction
Srinath Sridhar, Gilles Bailly, Elias Heydrich, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
MPI-I-2016-4-002. Saarbrücken: Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik 2016.
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Fast Tracking of Hand and Finger Articulations Using a Single Depth Camera
Srinath Sridhar, Antti Oulasvirta, Christian Theobalt
MPI-I-2014-4-002. Saarbrücken: Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik 2014.
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CAMFPLAN: A Real-time Markerless Camera Pose Estimation System for Augmented Reality
Srinath Sridhar, Vineet R. Kamat
UMCEE Report No. 11-01, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2012.



  • GRANSAC: A generic, multi-threaded, header-only RANSAC implementation for C++.
  • Kaadugal: A multi-threaded C++ implementation of the random forests algorithm for classification, regression, and structured prediction problems.

Talks & Tutorials


Reviewer for BMVC (2017), TPAMI (2017), CHI (2014–2018), UIST (2016), IMWUT/Ubicomp (2017), SIGGRAPH Asia (2017), Eurographics (2017), CVIU (2015), 3DV (2015), FG (2017–2018), IROS (2014–2016), Computer (2016).