Dr. Athira M Nambiar is an Assistant Professor (Senior Grade) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai campus. Prior to this, from 2018-2021, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Computer Vision lab, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, India. She completed her PhD (with ‘Cum Laude’ Distinction and Honour) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory (VisLab), Institute for Systems and Robotics, Intituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. She completed her MTech from the Department of Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, with one year of student exchange programme (under Erasmus Mundus Scholarship) in the Department of Telecommunications of Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 2011. She received her BTech degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering, with University First Rank, from Govt College of Engineering, University of Kannur, Kerala, India, in 2009.
Dr Athira’s research interests are in Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Pattern Recognition, Biometrics, Image Processing, Gait Analysis, Vision for Surveillance, and Security. She has 4 journal papers and 14 conference/workshop papers published in leading international journals and conferences in the aforesaid areas.