Welcome to Visual Computing Lab at IISc

Welcome to the Visual Computing Lab (VCL) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. We are a part of Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS). The group was established in June 2017 with Anirban Chakraborty as the convenor.

In Visual Computing Lab, we are interested in developing novel computer vision and machine learning algorithms to solve visual analytics problems arising from diverse real-world applications. Majority of our ongoing research projects can be categorized into one of the following three areas

  1. Data-efficient & privacy-preserving deep learning (zero-shot/few-shot knowledge distillation, continual learning, source-free/unsupervised domain adaptation, data-free adversarial defense, federated learning etc.)
  2. Cross-modal computer vision (text-based image retrieval, sketch-guided localization, scene-graph generation, visual question answering etc.)
  3. Perceiving humans and their actions (robust and scalable person-reidentification, video anomaly detection, human gait and pose analysis etc.)

Latest News


1 July 2024:

Our work on efficient self-supervised learning is accepted in ECCV’24. Congratulations Aditay!

17 June 2024:

We are presenting our works on ‘Data-free defense of black box models’ and ‘Sketch-guided image inpainting’ in CVPR’24 Workshops.

15 April 2024:

Gaurav has joined IIT Roorkee as an Assistant Professor. All the best Gaurav!

2 November 2023:

Our research article accepted in T-NNLS. Congratulations Gaurav, Ruchit and Inder!

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Contact Us


Visual Computing Lab (VCL)
#304, CDS/SERC Building
Dept. of Computational & Data Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012
E-Mail: anirban [at] iisc.ac.in
Phone: +91 80 2293 3598/2789