Harpreet Sawhney


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Redmond, WA, USA

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Harpreet S. Sawhney is a Principal Architect for 3D Vision & Learning and Mixed Reality in Hololens/Vision at Microsoft. His passion is to change the way people work and play by augmenting humans through visual understanding of scenes, objects and humans. As CTO-Vision Technologies at SRI (Sarnoff Corp.) in Princeton, NJ, Harpreet led high impact projects for DARPA and IARPA. These include DARPA’s Visual Media Reasoning (VMR), Exploitation of 3D Data (E3D), Combat Zones that See (CZTS), and IARPA’s pioneering video event detection program ALADDIN. He was the Tech Lead for two Sarnoff startups, VideoBrush and LifeClips. Harpreet obtained his PhD in Computer Vision from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He led IBM’s Video QBIC (Query by Image Content) system. He has published over 110 papers in reputed Computer Vision journals and conferences. He is an inventor on 85 US patents. He served as the Associate Editor of IEEE T-PAMI and as an Area Chair for Computer Vision conferences. Harpreet was awarded an IEEE Fellow award in 2012 and was honored with an SRI Fellow award in 2011 for his contributions to Computer Vision. In 2021 Harpreet's Alma Mater, UMass Amherst, honored him with an Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award for his Technical Contributions in Computer Vision Technology.

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