Vibhab Vineet receives "Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman 2014 Award"

Congratulations to Vibhab Vineet, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department's Torr Vision Group, who has received the prestigious “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman 2014 Non-residential Indian Award” for outstanding services, achievement and contributions for keeping the "flag of India high" in celebration of the 145th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth.

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman AwardVibhab recently attended a glittering award ceremony, which was held at the House of Lords. This celebrated the achievements of Indians globally, brought together students and academics, as well as senior figures from industry, government, science and media. The award was presented to Vibhab by Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Vibhab said: “My main interest is in computer vision and machine learning. More specifically, I have been working on co-developing a vision system that will help visually impaired people to recognise the objects and scenes around them so that they can enjoy more independence. I am delighted to have received this award – it’s a great honour”.

The Non - residential Indians Welfare Society of India was started with the objective of strengthening the emotional bonds between India and Non-Resident Indians. For more information please visit:  www.nriwelfaresociety.com/index.html

To learn more about the work of the Department’s Torr Vision Group please visit: www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~tvg/