Praneeth Chakravarthula
Praneeth Chakravarthula

Graphics and Virtual Reality Group
PhD Candidate, UNC Chapel Hill
Supervisor: Henry Fuchs

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

Email: cpk[at]


June. 2019 We have an amazing paper accepted to SIGGRAPH Asia 2019  
June. 2019 We have a paper accepted to ISMAR 2019  
May. 2019 Honored to receive the Timothy L. Quigg Student Inventor of the Year Award
May. 2019 Summer internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge
Mar. 2019 Our paper on Application driven NEDs received Best paper nomination at IEEE VR 2019  
Dec. 2018 We are organizing a joint workshop series on AR/VR at IEEE VR 2019
Oct. 2018 Our paper on auto-focus AR glasses wins Best Paper Award at ISMAR 2018 
Aug. 2018 We won the SIGGRAPH 2018 Emerging Technologies Best in Show Award


I am a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill, working with Prof. Henry Fuchs, on next generation novel near-eye displays for virtual and augmented reality. My research interests lie at the intersection of optics 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 Microsoft Research Cambridge, NVIDIA Research and I was also a visiting student at the Fluid Interfaces Group of MIT Media Lab and CoSMIC lab of NUS,Singapore.


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 ]