Pushmeet Kohli
Director of Research

Principal Researcher

Cognition Group
Microsoft Research
pkohli [@] microsoft.com

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My research concerns the development of intelligent machines - to “teach” computers to (1) understand the behaviour and intent of humans, and (2) to correctly interpret (“Perceive” or “See”) objects and scenes depicted in colour/depth images or videos. I work in the areas of Computer Vision (RGB and 3D - KINECT), Machine Learning, Discrete Optimization, Behavioural Game Theory and Human-Computer Interaction. My current research interests include 3D Reconstruction and Rendering, Probabilistic Programming, Interpretable and Verifiable Knowledge Representations from Deep Models. In terms of applications, I am interested in Conversation agents for Task completion, Machine learning systems for Healthcare and 3D rendering and interaction for augmented and virtual reality.

(Feb 2016) I am starting a new AI team in Microsoft Research called Cognition. We are Hiring!
(May 2015) I have moved to Microsoft Redmond where I will be acting as the Machine Learning advisor to the Chief Research Officer, Rick Rashid.

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