dkpp I am a Research Scientist at Google’s Cambridge office (Massachusetts). I work on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision, using and developing tools from Machine/Deep Learning.

From August 2013 to November 2014, I was a Postdoctoral Associate with Bill Freeman at MIT’s CSAIL Lab. In June 2013, I received my PhD from the Computer Science department at New York University , under the supervision of Rob Fergus. I was awarded a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship for 2010-2011, a Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013 from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Janet Fabri prize (2013-2014) for outstanding dissertation in Computer Science.




Patents (USPTO):


  • Summer 2013: Consultant to MADBITS LLC, developing deep learning algorithms for image classification.
  • Co-founder and CTO of Nirvana Digital, later acquired by Black Magic Designs. Nirvana Digital developed Revival, a film and video restoration system, now used in post-production companies worldwide.
  • Angel Investor/Technical Advisor to Aniika.

Professional Activities: Reviewer for the following conferences and journals:

  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing.
  • IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR).
  • IEEE Transactions Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI).
  • ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) and SIGGRAPH Asia.
  • Journal for Visual Comm. and Image Representation (JVCI).
  • Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS).
  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV).


  • Efficient Preconditioning for Laplacian Matrices. Microsoft Research, Cambridge, England, January 2014.
  • Invited Talk – Fast Image Deconvolution Using Hyper Laplacian Priors. Group Meeting of Fredo Durand’s graphics group, MIT (CSAIL), October 22, 2010.
  • Invited Talk – Dark Flash Photography and Fast Image Deconvolution Using Hyper Laplacian Priors. Rick Szeliski’s Interactive Visual Media Group, Microsoft Research, Seattle, December 3, 2009.
  • Dark Flash Photography. SIGGRAPH 2009, New Orleans, August 7, 2009.
  • Dark Flash Photography. Group meeting of Laboratory for Computational Vision, NYU, May 28, 2009.
  • Dark Flash Photography. Group meeting of Bill Freeman’s Vision Group, MIT (CSAIL), May 19, 2009.
  • Dark Flash Photography. Graphics Seminar, NYU, May 8, 2009.