A Professor and currently the Director of IIIT, Hyderabad, P J Narayanan’s research interests include Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, and Parallel Computing. Narayanan has contributed to the areas of computer vision, computer graphics and parallel processing. In computer vision his early work on 3D recovery of dynamic scenes through virtualized reality has resulted in tremendous growth in 3D capture to be available to end users. Capture of 3D has now become common place through the Microsoft Kinect and other commodity sensors. He pioneered the use of innovative platforms like the GPU for common computer vision applications such as graph cuts, neural networks, clustering etc. He was a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in 2016 and has won a number of awards including Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Presidential Award, Best Industry Paper Honourable Mention Award in the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), 2018, Best GPU paper in the High Performance Computing (HiPC), 2013 and so on.