The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering organised a webinar on the topic, ‘Eye-tracking – An Application of Computer Vision and Machine Learning’ on July 26, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:20 am on Google Meet by Mr Rakshit Kothari, the alumnus of the Department of ECE who has done his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. Mr Rakshit Kothari is a computer vision and eye tracking researcher and is pursuing doctorate at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The webinar was attended by approximately 55 students and faculty members.
Dr Dhaval Pujara, HoD of the ECE Department briefed the audience about the objectives and the outline of the webinar. Dr Mehul Naik formally introduced Mr Rakshit Kothari to the audience. Mr Rakshit discussed his research activities and presented the results of his research work on Eye-tracking using Machine Learning. He also discussed the database which he used and gave directions on how the techniques can be explored for further research and applications. Apart from his research, he also shared his experiences and a few tips on Higher Education abroad. In the question-answer session, many students expressed their curiosity on the topic and Mr Rakshit supported his answers with enough technical details.