Thalaiyasingam Ajanthan

Machine Learning Scientist | Visiting Researcher

Amazon Australia | Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

About Me

Since December 2020 I'm a Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon Australia and also a Visiting Researcher at the Australian National University. Prior to this I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for 3.5 years, among which I spent 2 years at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at the Australian National University and 1.5 years at the Torr Vision Group at the University of Oxford. I obtained my PhD from the Australian National University in May 2017 and I was primarily supervised by Prof. Richard Hartley. I am broadly interested in Optimization and Machine Learning, and the specific topics I currently work on are listed below.

Collaborators

Prof. Richard Hartley, Prof. Philip Torr, Prof. Anton van den Hengel, Prof. Stephen Gould, Prof. Hongdong Li, Prof. Cristian Sminchisescu, As. Prof. Pawan Kumar, Dr. Mathieu Salzmann, Dr. Puneet Dokania, Dr. Siddharth Narayanaswamy, Dr. Vibhav Vineet, Dr. Marc'Aurelio Ranzato, Dr. Thomas Mensink, Dr. Alban Desmaison, Dr. Rudy Bunel.

PhD students I currently work with

Past PhD students

  • Zhiwei Xu (with Richard Hartley, Jan. 2019 to May 2021, Postdoc at ANU) #MRF, #NNP, #CV
  • Namhoon Lee (with Philip Torr, Feb. 2018 to Oct. 2020, left to UNIST, South Korea) #NNP, #SPNN
  • Thomas Joy (with Philip Torr, Jan. 2018 to Dec. 2018) #MRF, #META
  • Arslan Chaudhry (with Puneet Dokania and Philip Torr, Aug. 2017 to Dec. 2018, left to DeepMind) #IL
  • Rodrigo de Bem (with N. Siddharth and Philip Torr, Sep. 2017 to Dec. 2018, left to University of Rio Grande, Brazil) #GM
  • Alessio Tonioni (visiting PhD with Philip Torr, May. 2018 to Nov. 2018, left to Google Zurich) #META

Reviewer

SIIMS, PAMI, CVIU, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICLR, IJCAI, WACV, and ICIP.
Outstanding Reviewer: ECCV 2020, ICLR 2021.

Teaching

  • Convener and Lecturer: ENGN6528 - Computer Vision Masters Course, Semester 2, 2020, ANU.

Research

My research mainly focuses on optimization algorithms for machine learning with computer vision applications. Below, I've categorized my recent research into various topics and the complete list of publications can be found here.

Contact

Email: thalaiyasingam {dot} ajanthan {at} anu {dot} edu {dot} au