About me

Welcome to my homepage! I am a rising fourth year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. I am currently working with Dr. Dinesh Manocha to develop algorithms for generating 3D animations of human body expressions corresponding to various emotions in a variety of social contexts. Before coming to Maryland, I completed my Master of Engineering and then worked one year as a research associate with Dr. Venu Madhav Govindu at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Indian Institute of Science, developing efficient and robust algorithms for robust large-scale 3D reconstructions of objects and scenes from raw depth images.

Latest News

  • May 2021. Returning to Adobe Inc. as a Multimedia Research Intern (remote).

  • Mar 2021. Best paper award at IEEE VR 2021.

  • Feb 2021. Research Fellowship from Adobe Inc.

  • Nov 2020. One paper in ISMAR 2020.

  • Oct 2020. One paper in ECCV 2020.

Education

  • 2018 - Present. Ph.D. Computer Science
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  • 2015 - 2017. M.E. System Science and Automation
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

  • 2011 - 2015. B.Tech. Computer Science and Engg.
    West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, India

Experience

  • May 2021 - Aug 2021. Research Intern (Remote Internship)
    Adobe Research, San Jose, CA, USA

  • May 2020 - Mar 2021. Research Intern (Remote Internship)
    Adobe Research, San Jose, CA, USA

  • Jan 2019 - Present. Research Assistant
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  • Aug 2018 - Dec 2018. Teaching Assistant
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  • Jul 2017 - May 2018. Research Associate
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

  • Aug 2016 - Dec 2016. Teaching Assistant
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India

  • Jun 2014 - Jul 2014. Software Engineer Intern
    Tata Consultancy Services Innovations Lab, Kolkata, India

Services

  • Reviewer. NeurIPS 2021, 2020. ICCV 2021. ICRA RA-L 2021, 2020. CVPR 2021, 2020. AAAI 2021. WACV 2021. ACCV 2020. IROS RA-L 2020, 2019. CVIU 2020. SIGGRAPH 2020. IEEEVR 2020.

  • Conference Volunteer. AAAI 2020. CVPR 2019. SPCOM 2016.

Awards

  • IEEE VR 2021 Best Paper Award. For the paper "Text2Gestures: A Transformer-Based Network for Generating Emotive Body Gestures for Virtual Agents" by Uttaran Bhattacharya, Nicholas Rewkowski, Abhishek Banerjee, Pooja Guhan, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha.

  • Adobe Research Fellowship 2021. Adobe Inc.

  • ACM SAP 2019 Best Poster Award. For presenting "Identifying Emotions from Walking using Affective and Deep Features" by Tanmay Randhavane, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, Kyra Kapsaskis, Kurt Gray, and Dinesh Manocha.

  • Dean's Fellowship 2018. University of Maryland

  • Outstanding Student Award 2013. Institute of Engineering and Management under the West Bengal University of Technology

Bibliography

Refereed Publications

  1. Uttaran Bhattacharya, Nicholas Rewkowski, Abhishek Banerjee, Pooja Guhan, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Text2Gestures: A Transformer-Based Network for Generating Emotive Body Gestures for Virtual Agents".
    IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR), 2021. [Oral][Best Paper]

  2. Uttaran Bhattacharya, Nicholas Rewkowski, Pooja Guhan, Niall L. Williams, Trisha Mittal, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Generating Emotive Gaits for Virtual Agents Using Affect-Based Autoregression".
    International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2020. [Oral]

  3. Trisha Mittal, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Rohan Chandra, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Emotions Don't Lie: A Deepfake Detection Method using Audio-Visual Affective Cues".
    ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM), 2020. [Poster]

  4. Uttaran Bhattacharya, Christian Roncal, Trisha Mittal, Rohan Chandra, Kyra Kapsaskis, Kurt Gray, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Take an Emotion Walk: Perceiving Emotions from Gaits Using Hierarchical Attention Pooling and Affective Mapping".
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020. [Poster]

  5. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Trisha Mittal, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "CMetric: A Driving Behavior Measure Using Centrality Functions".
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020. [Oral]

  6. Rohan Chandra, Tianrui Guan, Srujan Panuganti, Trisha Mittal, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Forecasting Trajectory and Behavior of Road-Agents Using Spectral Clustering in Graph-LSTMs".
    Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2020, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020. [Oral]

  7. Trisha Mittal, Pooja Guhan, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Rohan Chandra, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "EmotiCon: Context-Aware Multimodal Emotion Recognition using Frege's Principle".
    IEEE/CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2020. [Poster]

  8. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Trisha Mittal, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "GraphRQI: Classifying Driver Behaviors Using Graph Spectrums".
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020. [Poster]

  9. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Tanmay Randhavane, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "RoadTrack: Realtime Tracking of Road Agents in Dense and Heterogeneous Environments".
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020. [Poster]

  10. Uttaran Bhattacharya, Trisha Mittal, Rohan Chandra, Tanmay Randhavane, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "STEP: Spatial Temporal Graph Convolutional Networks for Emotion Perception from Gaits".
    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020. [Spotlight]

  11. Trisha Mittal, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Rohan Chandra, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "M3ER: Multiplicative Multimodal Emotion Recognition Using Facial, Textual, and Speech Cues".
    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2020. [Oral]

  12. Uttaran Bhattacharya, and Venu Madhav Govindu. "Efficient and Robust Registration on The 3D Special Euclidean Group".
    IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019. [Poster]

  13. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Christian Roncal, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "RobustTP: End-to-End Trajectory Prediction for Heterogeneous Road-Agents in Dense Traffic with Noisy Sensor Inputs".
    ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium (CSCS), 2019. [Oral]

  14. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "DensePeds: Pedestrian Tracking in Dense Crowds Using Front-RVO and Sparse Features".
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligence Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019. [Oral]

  15. Rohan Chandra, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "TraPHic: Trajectory Prediction in Dense and Heterogeneous Traffic Using Weighted Interactions".
    IEEE/CVF Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019. [Poster]

  16. Uttaran Bhattacharya, Sumit Veerawal, and Venu Madhav Govindu. "Fast Multiview Registration of 3D Scans using Planar Structures".
    International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2017. [Spotlight]

  17. Uttaran Bhattacharya, and Dipannita Dey. "Comparative Analysis of Scheduling Algorithms in Computational Grid Environment".
    International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), December 2014.

Preprints

  1. Tanmay Randhavane, Uttaran Bhattacharya, Kyra Kapsaskis, Kurt Gray, Aniket Bera, and Dinesh Manocha. "Identifying Emotions from Walking using Affective and Deep Features".

Contact

  • email: uttaranb [AT] umd [DOT] edu
  • Office: Room 5116, The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, 8125 Paint Branch Dr, College Park, MD 20740, USA