Research Group Leader - Human Activity Understanding

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Rahul Chaudhari, Dr.-Ing.

Chair of Media Technology (Prof. Steinbach)

Postal address

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

  • Phone: +49 (89) 289 - 23502
  • Room: 0509.02.942
  • rahul.chaudhari(at)


Rahul Chaudhari works as a Senior Researcher at the Chair of Media Technology since August 2019.

He earned his doctoral degree (Summa cum Laude) in Communications and Signal Processing from TUM in 2015. His PhD thesis was titled "Data Compression and Quality Evaluation for Haptic Communications". During his PhD, he was a research visitor at Prof. Katherine Kuchenbecker's Haptics Lab at University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Seungmoon Choi's Haptics & VR lab at POSTECH, South Korea.

He earned his Master's degree in Communications Engineering at TUM in 2009, and his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Pune, India. His master's studies were sponsored by Siemens in recognition of his successful performance in bachelor's, where he was the top student in class throughout.

After his doctorate, he was in the industry for several years in various capacities - as Software Engineer and as Technical Project Manager. He worked for various Munich-based start-ups (Artisense, NavVis, and Advanced Navigation Solutions) in the area of sensor fusion (camera, IMU, LIDAR) for 3D Mapping, Positioning and Navigation. He is happy sharing his experiences in both Technology and Business, especially with students interested in a career in the industry or wanting to start-up on their own.

Based on his academic research and experience in the start-up world, he dreams of building products for the benefit of society. Apart from his work, he loves reading, biking, cooking, and playing table-tennis and badminton.

Research interests

Keywords: Human Activity, AI, IoT, Intelligent Environments, Ambient Assisted Living.