Karthik Yadati

Hello World! I am Karthik Yadati. Welcome to my webpage. You can contact me by sending an email.

I am currently working towards my PhD in the Multimedia Computing group at Delft University of Technology. I am working together with Dr. Martha Larson, Dr. Cynthia Liem and Prof Alan Hanjalic. Prior to joining the MMC group, I worked in the Multimedia Analysis and Synthesis lab at National University of Singapore.

My broad research interests lie in the area of multimedia analytics with a focus towards "multi" in multimedia.

Publications (Google Scholar)


Yadati K, Katti H, Kankanhalli MS. CAVVA: Computational Affective Video-in-Video Advertising. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 2014. Vol. 16:15-23. (pdf)


Yadati K, Larson MA, Liem CCS, Hanjalic A. Detecting Drops in Electronic Dance Music: Content-based Approaches to a Socially Significant Music Event. Proceedings of the 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. 2014. (pdf)

Yadati K, Katti H, Kankanhalli MS. Interactive Video Advertising: A Multimodal Affective Approach. Advances in Multimedia Modeling. Vol 7732. 2013:106-117. (pdf)

Lang C, Nguyen TV, Katti H, Yadati K, Kankanhalli MS, Yan S. Depth Matters: Influence of Depth Cues on Visual Saliency. In: European Conference of Computer Vision. 2012:101-115. (pdf)

Katti H, Yadati K, Kankanhalli MS, Tat-Seng C. Affective Video Summarization and Story Board Generation Using Pupillary Dilation and Eye Gaze. In: IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM). 2011:319-326. (pdf)


Yadati K, Ayyanathan PSNC, Larson M. Crowdsorting timed comments about music: Foundations for a new crowdsourcing task. MediaEval 2014 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain (pdf)

Masters thesis

Yadati K. Online multimedia advertising. 2013. (URL)


PhD (January 1, 2014 - Present). Non-linear access to multimedia exploiting content analysis and social interactions. Multimedia Computing group, Delft University of Technology.

Master of Science (August 2012 - November 2013, Research). Online Multimedia Advertising. Multimedia Analysis and Synthesis lab, National University of Singapore.

Master of Computing (August 2010 - December 2011, Coursework). National University of Singapore.

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering (April 2003 - April 2007). International Institute of Information technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H), India.


Attended the summer workshop on Music Information Retrieval at CCRMA, Stanford (URL)

A review letter by the Multimedia Communications Technical Committee, summarizing my paper titled "CAVVA: Computational Affective Video-in-Video Advertising" was published in the February, 2015 issue. (URL)

Recipient of the travel grant from the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) to present my paper titled "Detecting Drops in Electronic Dance Music: Content-based Approaches to a Socially Significant Music Event" at the Conference. (URL)

Organized the crowdsourcing for social multimedia task at the MediaEval benchmarking initiative for Multimedia evaluation in 2014. (URL)

Attended the 4th Lisbon Machine Learning Summer school, July 22-29, 2014. (URL)

Presented a tutorial on eye-tracking methodologies for studying images and videos at the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore in 2013.

Worked as a Software Engineer at IBM India Software Labs from June, 2007 to July, 2010.