Prof. M. Pawan Kumar

Assoc. Prof. M. Pawan Kumar is a principal researcher in the OVAL group, which focuses on the design and analysis of optimization algorithms for problems that arise in computer vision and machine learning.

Previous research includes analysis of convex relaxations for energy minimization in discrete Markov random fields, design of randomized rounding based move-making algorithms for semi-metric and high-order labeling, and development of loss-based structured prediction frameworks with weakly supervised data. Recent interests include deep learning, particularly efficient parameter estimation, and using machine learning to improve optimization algorithms.