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]


Oct. 2022 [ New ] Our paper on realtime NeRF won Best Paper Award at ISMAR 2022
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 I will be presenting four journal papers at SIGGRAPH 2022  
April. 2022 Serving on program committee for ISMAR 2022  
April. 2022 Serving on program committee for ICCP 2022  


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

Visual perception of noise in a simulated holographic display – a user study

Andreas Georgiou, Joel Kollin, Charlie Hewitt, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Brian Guenter
[ Elsevier Displays 2022 ]

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 ]

FoV-NeRF: Foveated Neural Radiance Fields for Virtual Reality

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

Neural 3D Gaze: 3D Pupil Localization and Gaze Tracking based on Anatomical Eye Model and Neural Refraction Correction

Conny Lu, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Kaihao Liu, Xixiang Liu, Siyuan Li, Henry Fuchs
[ ISMAR 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 ]

Hogel-free Holography

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

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. Pégard
[ 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 ]