About Me

Viraj Mavani

I am a software developer and machine learning enthusiast experienced in the MERN stack and Computer Vision. Currently at The University of Texas at Dallas working towards my Masters degree in Computer Science graduating in May 2020.

My Career

7-Eleven Inc.

Working on market analysis to model customer behavior in the retail sector using big-data and cloud technologies

May 2019 - Present
Machine Learning Intern

SeRViCE Lab, The University of Texas at Dallas

Currently working on Deep Learning for Visual SLAM by solving the problem of loop-closure in a self-driving vehicle setting

Sept. 2018
Research Fellow

UTDesign, The University of Texas at Dallas

Mentored a team of undergrads for their database project using SignalR and Microsoft Azure

Oct. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Project Mentor

Meditab Software Inc.

Designed a computer vision based system for Traffic Surveillance

Mar. 2018 - Jun. 2018
Software Engineering Intern (Artificial Intelligence)

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Research on Facial Expression Recognition using Deep Learning and Crowd Motion Analysis

May. 2017 - Jun. 2018
Research Intern

My Education

The University of Texas at Dallas

Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2020
M.S. in Computer Science

L. D. College of Engineering

Aug. 2014 - Jun. 2018
B.Engg. in Electronics and Communications Engineering

My Skills

My Projects


A Semi Automatic Image Annotation Tool which helps you in annotating images by suggesting you annotations for 80 object classes using a pre-trained model.

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A simple RDBMS implemented from scratch with C++17.

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Intersection Detection from Raster Maps

This project proposes a new method to detect intersections in real time along with training a classifier from Google StreetView Images.

My Publications

SAF-BAGE - Salient Approach for Facial Soft-Biometric Classification - Age, Gender and Facial Expression

Ayesha Gurnani, Kenil Shah, Vandit Gajjar, Viraj Mavani, Yash Khandhediya (Authors Contributed Equally), WACV 2019

ViSHuD - Using Visual Saliency to Improve Human Detection with Convolutional Neural Networks

Vandit Gajjar, Yash Khandhediya, Ayesha Gurnani, Viraj Mavani, Mehul Raval, CVPR 2018

Facial Expression Recognition using Visual Saliency and Deep Learning

Viraj Mavani, Krishna P Miyapuram, Shanmuganathan Raman, ICCV 2017