Chetan Arora
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)
Hauz Khas, New Delhi, INDIA 110016

Office: Room 116, School of Information Technology (SIT) Building
E-mail: chetan at cse dot iitd dot ac dot in
Phone: +91-11-26591279


I am an Associate Professor and a Pankaj Gupta Young Faculty Fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi. My current research interests includes following:
  1. Trusworthy AI: I am interested in making modern computer vision systems using machine learning techniques more trustworthy. Specific topics of interest include Adversarial attack and defense techniques, Reliability, Causality and Fairness.
  2. Cancer Detection: Computer aided detection models for detecting cancer, and trained on western population are not successful for Indian population. We would like to develop models specifically for Indian population. Our current focus is on Breast Cancer detection from Mammograms, and Gall Bladder Cancer from Ultrsound images.
  3. Mobility: I am interested in developing computer vision techniques for driving assistance and autonomous driving systems in the Indian context. The topics of interest include learning from small number of samples using Active Learning, Domain Adaptation, or Self Supervised Learning. We are also interested in learning models with geometric or algorithmic priors for improved generalization in unseen scenarios.
  4. Egocentric Vision: I am interested in novel computer vision applications arising out of body worn egocentric cameras. We are specifically interested in developing techniques to understand the wearer attributes, and his social life from daylong egocentric videos.
  5. Social Impact: I am on constant lookout to use my expertise for applications with social impact. My current interest includes developing camera based wearable device as mobility assistant for visually impaired.
Plaese look at my recent interview with IEEE Signal Processing Society to undertand my current research program and future research directions in more detail.

Research Assistant Positions
I have few research assistant positions vacant in a couple of projects. Students who have completed their bachelor's degree, or in their final year, and are looking for a one year or longer paid assistant-ship can write to me with their resume, and transcripts. Please note that the positions are for full time only, and you will need to be physically present in the IITD campus for this. You must have strong understanding of computer vision as well as machine learning for these positions.

PhD Positions
I am looking for technically strong, and committed students interested to do a PhD in computer vision and machine learning, in any of the topics listed above. Interested students may look at my publications page to get a glimpse of my past work.

For Undergraduate Students
I do not take students for any short term projects, no winter or summer internships. Please contact me only if you have exceptional academic credentials and are interested in a year long project. All the projects with me are to be done onsite only and not for remote internships. This implies that I will not be able to take any interns during the ongoing pandemic period. IIT Delhi students with a 8+ CGPA may contact me for a minor project, BTP or an MTP. I also give out short projects for COD300. I do not work with IIT students without a credited course.