Himanshu Sahni

Hi there! I'm a PhD student at Georgia Tech and I work on topics in Human Computer Interaction.



I am a PhD student at the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. My research interests are mainly in smart interfaces and gesture and speech recognition. I am a member of the Contextual Computing Group (CCG).

At CCG I worked on creating intelligent systems that draw upon techniques from vision, human computer interaction and use machine learning to drive solutions to real world problems. One such example is the Tongue and Ear Interface where we use tongue and jaw motion patterns to perform silent speech recognition. Another is American Sign Language (ASL) recognition and verification using a depth camera (Microsoft Kinect).

I received a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2011 with a thesis in using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to model heat transfer in helical coil reactors.


Himanshu Sahni, Abdelkareem Bedri, Gabriel Reyes, Pavleen Thukral, Zehua Guo, Thad Starner, and Maysam Ghovanloo. 2014. The tongue and ear interface: a wearable system for silent speech recognition. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 47-54. [HTML]

Zahoor Zafrulla, Himanshu Sahni, Abdelkareem Bedri, Pavleen Thukral. 2015. Hand Detection in American Sign Language Depth Data Using Domain-Driven Random Forest Regression. In the 2015 11th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), pp. 1-7. [HTML]

Abdelkareem Bedri, Himanshu Sahni, Thad Starner, David Byrd, Peter Presti and Maysam Ghovanloo. 2015. Silent Speech and Jaw Gesture Control for Wearable Computers, \emph{(to be published)} IEEE Computer. [Coming soon!]

B. Vashishta, M. Garg, R. Chaudhary, H. Sahni, R. Khanna, and A. S. Rathore, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Development and Scale-Up of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger for Dissolution of a Thermally Labile API," Organic Process Research & Development, 2013 \textit{17} (10), 1311-1319 [HTML]


08-25-2015 - At IJCAI '15!!

06-07-2015 - At RLDM '15!!

02-22-2015 - Got invited to attend the Doctoral Consortium at F&G'15!

01-12-2015 - My paper got accepted at Face and Gesture 2015!

09-17-2014 - Had fun at ISWC '14! We received best paper nomination for tongue and ear! The full paper can be accessed now here.

06-15-2014 - Will be in Nairobi Kenya till August working for IBM Research Africa!