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Sugiri Pranata

Senior R&D Manager

Learning & Vision

Sugiri leads PRDCSG’s Learning & Vision team — a group of skilled, experienced and passionate specialists in machine learning/deep learning/artificial intelligence (AI) for computer vision applications.

His team’s mission is primarily to contribute to Panasonic’s businesses by transforming advanced technologies into tangible results, as evident in our recently launched products (e.g. Face Recognition Server).

The Learning & Vision team has achieved multiple awards both externally and internally, such as:

  • 2017 MS-CELEB-1M Challenge Track 1 & 2
  • 2018 NVIDIA AI City Challenge (Track 2)
  • AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO in 2018 and AI-DO-2 in 2019)
  • 2017 Panasonic Technology Symposium Award
  • 2018 Panasonic Technology Symposium Award

The team has also been prolific in paper publication at top-level conferences, such as ICCV, CVPR, NeurIPS and CoRL.

Sugiri was earlier involved in test-bedding projects leveraging opportunities made available by Singapore government agencies, namely:

  1. Smart queue monitoring for taxi stands under the Smart Nation initiative
  2. Person & vehicle re-identification for the Safety & Security Industry Programme (SSIP) 2020

He obtained his B.Eng and M.Eng degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2001 and 2003 respectively. After graduation, he joined Panasonic R&D Center Singapore. He has since accumulated experience and know-how in machine learning, deep learning and AI. In line with Panasonic’s core values, he believes in “make people before products”.


Karthikk Subramanian, Sugiri Pranata, Sheng Mei Shen, Ryota Fujimura, Yasunori Ishii, Sotaro Tsukizawa 26th ITS World Congress, Singapore, 21-25 October 2019 Computer Graphic Simulator for AI Automotive Algorithm Development Jayashree Karlekar, Jiashi Feng, Zi Sian Wong, Sugiri Pranata arXiv, 2019 Deep Face Recognition Model Compression via Knowledge Transfer and Distillation Ha Son Vu, Daisuke Ueta, Kiyoshi Hashimoto, Kazuki Maeno, Sugiri Pranata, Sheng Mei Shen arXiv, 2019 Anomaly Detection with Adversarial Dual Autoencoders Yan Xu, Xi Ouyang, Yu Cheng, Shining Yu, Lin Xiong, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen, Junliang Xing Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW) 2018 Dual-Mode Vehicle Motion Pattern Learning for High Performance Road Traffic Anomaly Detection Jian Zhao, Yu Cheng, Yan, Xu, Lin Xiong, Jianshu Li, Fang Zhao, Jayashree Karlekar, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen, Junliang Xing, Shuicheng Yan, Jiashi Feng Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018 Towards Pose Invariant Face Recognition in the Wild Jubin Johnson, Shunsuke Yasugi, Yoichi Sugino, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen arXiv, 2018 Person re-identification with fusion of hand-crafted and deep pose-based body region features Jian Zhao, Lin Xiong, Jayashree Karlekar, Jianshu Li, Fang Zhao, Zhecan Wang, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen, Jiashi Feng Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2017 Dual-Agent GANs for Photorealistic and Identity Preserving Profile Face Synthesis Yan Xu*, Yu Cheng*, Jian Zhao, Zhecan Wang, Lin Xiong, Jayashree Karlekar, Hajime Tamura, Tomoyuki Kagaya, Shengmei Shen, Sugiri Pranata, Jiashi Feng, Junliang Xing Workshop on MS-Celeb-1M Challenge with ICCV 2017 High Performance Large Scale Face Recognition with Multi-Cognition Softmax and Feature Retrieval Keke Liu, Yazhou Liu, Quansen Sun, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen Pacific-Rim Conference On Multimedia (PCM) 2017 Driver Head Analysis based on Deeply Supervised Transfer Metric Learning with Virtual Data Lin Xiong, Jayashree Karlekar, Jian Zhao, Jiashi Feng, Sugiri Pranata, Shengmei Shen arXiv, 2017 A Good Practice Towards Top Performance of Face Recognition: Transferred Deep Feature Fusion Shohji Ohtsubo, Takaaki Moriyama, Takeshi Ishihara, Tomoyuki Karibe, Sugiri Pranata, Yan Xu Panasonic Technical Journal Vol. 61 No. 2 Nov 2015 Shopper Behavior Recognition for In-Store Merchandising using Camera Image Yunyun Cao, Sugiri Pranata, Makoto Yasugi, Zhiheng Niu, Hirofumi Nishimura International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2012 Staggered Multi-scale LBP for Pedestrian Detection Yunyun Cao, Sugiri Pranata, Hirofumi Nishimura International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2011 Local Binary Pattern features for pedestrian detection at night/dark environment

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