Praneeth Chakravarthula
Praneeth Chakravarthula

Research Scholar, Princeton University
Research Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill

SN 251B, 201 S.Columbia St., NC 27599-3175
Phone: (984) 528-1850

Email: cpk[at]


Aug. 2022 [ New ] One paper accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2022  
Aug. 2022 [ New ] One exciting paper on eyetracking accepted to ISMAR 2022  
June. 2022 [ New ] Two SIGGRAPH papers won Best Paper Award and Honorable Mention
June. 2022 [ New ] I will be presenting four journal papers at SIGGRAPH 2022  
June. 2022 Upcoming paper on realtime NeRF for immersive VR displays at TVCG 2022  
April. 2022 Serving on program committee for ISMAR 2022  
April. 2022 Serving on program committee for ICCP 2022  
April. 2021 Successfully defended dissertation!  


I am a research scholar at Princeton University in the Princeton Computational Imaging Lab. I am also a research assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill and visiting faculty at IIT Madras. I obtained my PhD from UNC Chapel Hill, under the advise of Prof. Henry Fuchs, on next generation novel near-eye displays for virtual and augmented reality. My research interests lie at the intersection of optics, perception and graphics. Prior to joining UNC, I obtained my B.Tech and M.Tech degrees in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in Signal Processing, all from IIT Madras. I have previously held research internship positions at Facebook Reality Labs, Microsoft Research Cambridge, NVIDIA Research and I was also a visiting researcher at the Fluid Interfaces Group of MIT Media Lab and CoSMIC lab of NUS,Singapore.


Please see my Google scholar for a complete publication list

Pupil-aware Holography

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Seung-Hwan Baek, Florian Schiffers, Ethan Tseng, Grace Kuo, Andrew Maimone, Nathan Matsuda, Oliver Cossairt, Douglas Lanman, Felix Heide
[ SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 ]

Hogel-free Holography

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Ethan Tseng, Henry Fuchs, Felix Heide
[ SIGGRAPH 2022 ]

Image Features Influence Reaction Time: A Learned Probabilistic Perceptual Model for Saccade Latency

Budmonde Duinkharjav, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Rachel Albert, Anjul Patney, Qi Sun
[ Best Paper Award ] [ SIGGRAPH 2022 ]

Joint Neural Phase Retrieval and Compression for Energy- and Computation-Efficient Holography on the Edge

Yujie Wang*, Praneeth Chakravarthula*, Qi Sun, Baoquan Chen
[ Best Paper Honorable Mention ] [ SIGGRAPH 2022 ] (* equal contribution)

Seeing Through Obstructions with Diffractive Cloaking

Zheng Shi, Yuval Bahat, Seung-Hwan Baek, Qiang Fu, Hadi Amata, Xiao Li, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Wolfgang Heidrich, Felix Heide
[ SIGGRAPH 2022 ]

FoV-NeRF: Foveated Neural Radiance Fields for Virtual Reality

Nianchen Deng, Zhenyi He, Jiannan Ye, Budmonde Duinkharjav, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Xubo Yang, Qi Sun
[ IEEE TVCG 2022 ]

Towards Everyday-use Augmented Reality Eyeglasses

Praneeth Chakravarthula
[ Ph.D. Dissertation, 2021 ]

Gaze-contingent Retinal Speckle Suppression for Perceptually-Matched Foveated Holographic Displays

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Zhan Zhang, Okan Tursun, Piotr Didyk, Qi Sun, Henry Fuchs
[ IEEE TVCG 2021 ]

Learned Hardware-in-the-loop Phase Retrieval for Holographic Near-Eye Displays

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Ethan Tseng, Tarun Srivastava, Henry Fuchs, Felix Heide
[ SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 ]

DeepCGH: 3D Computer-Generated Holography Using Deep Learning

M. Hossein Eybposh, Nicholas W. Caira, Mathew Atisa, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Nicolas C. P├ęgard
[ Best Student Paper ][ Optics Express 2020 ]

Improved vergence and accommodation via Purkinje Image tracking with multiple cameras for AR eyeglasses

Xinran Lu, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Yujie Tao, Steven Chen, Henry Fuchs
[ ISMAR 2020 ]

Towards Eyeglasses-style Holographic Near-eye Displays with Statically Expanded Eyebox

Xinxing Xia, Yunqing Guan, Andrei State, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Tat-Jen Cham, Henry Fuchs
[ ISMAR 2020 ]

Computing high-quality phase-only holograms for holographic displays

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Yifan Peng, Joel Kollin, Felix Heide, Henry Fuchs
[ Optical Design Award ][ SPIE Photonics West 2020 ]

Wirtinger Holography for Near-Eye Displays

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Yifan Peng, Joel Kollin, Henry Fuchs, Felix Heide
[ SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 ]

Towards a Switchable AR/VR Near-eye Display with Accommodation-Vergence and Eyeglass Prescription Support

Xinxing Xia, Yunqing Guan, Andrei State, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Kishore Rathinavel, Tat-Jen Cham, Henry Fuchs
[ IEEE TVCG (presented at ISMAR 2019 ]

Manufacturing Application Driven Near-Eye Displays

Kaan Aksit, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Kishore Rathinavel, Youngmo Jeong, Rachel Albert, Henry Fuchs, David Luebke
[ Best Paper Nominee ] [ IEEE TVCG (presented at IEEE VR 2019) ]

focusAR: Auto-focus Augmented Reality Eyeglasses for both Real World and Virtual Imagery

Praneeth Chakravarthula, David Dunn, Kaan Aksit, Henry Fuchs
[ Best Paper Award ] [ Talk ] [ IEEE TVCG (presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, ISMAR 2018) ]

Steerable Application-Adaptive Near-Eye Displays

Kishore Rathinavel, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Kaan Aksit, Josef Spjut, Ben Boudaoud, Turner Whitted, David Luebke, Henry Fuchs
[ Best in Show Award ] [ SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies ]

Mitigating vergence-accommodation conflict for near-eye displays via deformable beamsplitters

David Dunn, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Qian Dong, Henry Fuchs
[ Best Optical Design Award ] [ SPIE Digital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018 ]

Towards Varifocal Augmented Reality Displays using Deformable Beamsplitter Membranes

David Dunn, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Qian Dong, Kaan Aksit, Henry Fuchs
[ SID Display Week 2018 ]

Penetra3D: A penetrable, interactive, 360-degree viewable display

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Pattie Maes
[ IEEE 3DUI 2015 ]

Single access point based indoor localization technique for augmented reality gaming for children

Praneeth Chakravarthula, Ravi Poovaiah, Ajanta Sen, Priya Ganadas
[ IEEE TechSym 2014 ]