NATASHA KHOLGADE BANERJEE

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Office: 361B Cora and Bayard Clarkson Science Center
Telephone: (315) 268-3831
Email:
Lab Website: tars.clarkson.edu



| RESEARCH | PUBLICATIONS | COURSES | STUDENTS | SERVICE |TALKS | PRESS | BIO | OUTSIDE THE OFFICE |

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to our winners of the Summer 2016 SURE Conference! In particular, congrats to
PHILLIP TIBBERTS, for winning FIRST PRIZE in the Computer Science Oral Presentation,
DAVID RUSSELL, for winning FIRST PRIZE in the Imaging Oral Presentation,
DAVID RUSSELL, for being RUNNER UP in the Imaging Systems Poster Presentation.

RESEARCH

My research lies at the intersection of computer graphics, computer vision, and human-computer interaction. I use large datasets of images, videos, and 3D models to understand material characteristics of objects in three dimensions, and to provide realistic manipulations of images based on this understanding. I co-direct the
Terascale All-sensing Research Studio (TARS) with Dr. Sean Banerjee at Clarkson University.

PUBLICATIONS

GPU ACCELERATION OF DOCUMENT SIMILARITY MEASURES REALTIME 6DOF POSE ESTIMATION
TIM DUNN, NATASHA KHOLGADE BANERJEE, and SEAN BANERJEE, GPU Acceleration of Document Similarity Measures for Automated Bug Triaging, IWSF 2016. ZHE CAO, YASER SHEIKH, and NATASHA KHOLGADE BANERJEE, Real-time scalable 6DOF pose estimation for textureless objects, ICRA 2016.

3D OBJECT MANIPULATION IN PHOTOS FACIAL CONTENT RETARGETING
NATASHA KHOLGADE, TOMAS SIMON, ALEXEI EFROS, and YASER SHEIKH, 3D Object Manipulation in a Single Photograph using Stock 3D Models, SIGGRAPH 2014. NATASHA KHOLGADE, IAIN MATTHEWS, and YASER SHEIKH, Content Retargeting Using Parameter-Parallel Facial Layers, SCA 2011.

COURSES

COMPUTER VISION ADVANCED PROG. CONCEPTS IN JAVA
CS652/EE652
Fall, 2016, 2015
CS242
Fall, 2016

COMPUTER GRAPHICS HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
CS452/CS552/EE465/EE505
Spring, 2016
CS459/CS559
Spring, 2016

STUDENTS

COREY PENTASUGLIA, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science, co-advised with Dr. Sean Banerjee
GENNADY STASKEVICH, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science.
EDWARD VERENICH, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science.
LINTAO GUO, M.S. Student in Computer Science.
SHASHIKANT INGALE, M.S. Student in Computer Science, co-advised with Dr. Sean Banerjee.
PHILLIP TIBBERTS, B.S. Student in Computer Science.
ABIGAIL MATTHEWS, B.S. Student in Computer Science.
LEE TAYLOR, B.S. Student in Software Engineering, co-advised with Dr. Sean Banerjee.
DAVID RUSSELL, B.S. Student in Electrical Engineering, co-advised with Dr. Sean Banerjee.
LEOPOLD HIESMAIR, B.S. Student, University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria (Past Student).

SERVICE

FACULTY ADVISOR, IDEA Club (Student Chapter for ACM SIGGRAPH at Clarkson).
MEMBER, Graduate Committee for Computer Science.
MEMBER, Software Engineering Committee.
REVIEWER, SIGGRAPH Asia, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE CVPR, ICCV, ECCV.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER, MSF 2015.
ORGANIZER, International Conference on Computational Photography, 2011.

TALKS

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY SPRING OPEN HOUSE, 3D manipulation of objects in photographs, April 2016.
SCIENCE CAFE, 3D manipulation of objects in photographs, March 2016.
POTSDAM CENTRAL SCHOOL, Moving objects in photographs in 3D, February 2016.
SUNY POTSDAM, Using big 3D data to understand and manipulate objects in photographs, December 2015
GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, Navigating the academic job market, November 2015.
COMPUTER SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, How to give a good talk, October 2015.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY TALKS, Understanding human-object interactions, September 2015.

PRESS

AMERICAN SCIENTIST WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARDS FINALIST INSIDE SCIENCE TV
A 3D Twist for Flat Photos Finalist in IT Software Amazing 3D Photo Editor Reveals Hidden Parts of Images
POPULAR SCIENCE: BEST OF WHAT'S NEW NEW YORK TIMES
3-D Manipulation: An Augmented Reality Photo Editor 3-D Tool Guesses What a Photo Is Missing

BIOGRAPHY

Natasha Banerjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Prior to coming to Clarkson, Natasha obtained her Ph.D. in 2015 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she worked on three-dimensional manipulation of objects in photographs. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in 2009 from the Department of Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research lies at the intersection of computer graphics and computer vision, and focuses on understanding material characteristics of objects in three dimensions using large databases of images, videos, and 3D models. Her work has been featured on Inside Science TV, has received Popular Science magazine's Best of What's New Award in 2014 and was the Finalist for the World Technology Award in 2015. Her work has also been extensively covered in the press by websites such as Gizmodo, TechCrunch and the New York Times. During her off time, Natasha enjoys doing origami, sewing, knitting, and woodworking.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

My husband, Prof. Sean Banerjee and I have recently taken to doing woodworking. It all started when we visited a store to buy new furniture, and we realized that we could build most of the furniture in the store while incorporating the 'clean lines, minimalistic design' concept into the furniture ourselves. Here are some of our pieces.

Ebony Coffee Table Ebony Side Table Slate Farmhouse Bench
Pine top, tray, and siding. Poplar legs and feet. Satin polyurethane finish. Pine top, tray, and siding. Pre-made legs, cut at 3 inches to separate into legs and feet. Satin polyurethane finish. Pine top. Red oak siding, legs, and lower support. One vertical and two horizontal slats screwed under the top. Mix of weathered gray and ebony stain with satin finish.
Farmhouse Dining Table White Pine Shelf Oak Nightstand
Red oak top slabs, siding, and legs. Mix of weathered gray and ebony stain with satin oil-based poly. We bought unfinished parawood chairs, stained them with ebony stain and cushioned the seat with foam and canvas. Lining up all the pine boards was a toughie. Each narrow shelf is 12" x 14" x 20", the microwave shelf about twice the width. White paint, sanded down with 220 grit sandpaper and coated with a water-based satin poly. Red oak slabs, for top, shelves, and sides, red oak blocks for feet. Red mahogany stain with oil-based polyurethane finish.



Design inspired by Kayvon Fatahalian.