Nikhil Churamani

I am a first-year PhD student at the Department of Computer Science and Technology and a member of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. I work with the Graphics and Interaction (Rainbow) Group under the supervision of Dr Hatice Gunes. My research is funded by the EPSRC International Doctoral Scholarship and the Premium Research Studentship of the department.

I completed my masters in Intelligent and Adaptive Systems from Univeristät Hamburg, supervised by Prof Dr Stefan Wermter. There I worked on emotion recognition and expression synthesis for companion robots. Much of my work involved implementing Multi-modal perception models using Deep Neural Networks. I was working primarily with the Neuro-Inspired Companion (NICO) Robot, the iCub and the Nao robot, conducting Human-Robot Interaction studies.

Currently at the Cambridge, I am the Computing Officer for Trinity Hall MCR and the representative for the Rainbow group at the Graduate Students Forum of the Department of Computer Science and Technology.