Ashutosh (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~asaxena) is an assistant professor in Cornell University. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in 2004 and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2006. He has numerous patents and publications, and currently serves on program committees of many conferences.
During his PhD, Ashutosh developed Make3D (http://make3d.stanford.edu), an algorithm that converts a single photograph into a 3D model. Tens of thousands of users used this technology to convert their pictures to 3D. He has also developed algorithms that enable robots to perform household chores such as unload items from a dishwasher. His works have been reported in numerous magazines, newspapers and TV, including the frontpage of New York Times, BBC, ABC, New Scientist and Wired Magazine.