Sachini Herath

I am a graduate student in School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University supervised by Prof. Yasutaka Furukawa.



RoNIN: Robust Neural Inertial Navigation in the Wild

MSc. Thesis Research Project. [Website] [Code]

The research focus on data-driven inertial navigation, where the task is the estimation of positions and orientations of a moving subject from a sequence of IMU sensor measurements. We present 1) a new benchmark of IMU sensor data and ground-truth 3D trajectories under natural human motions; 2) neural inertial navigation architectures, making significant improvements for challenging motion cases; and 3) comprehensive evaluations of the competing methods and datasets.


Authors: Hang Yan*, Sachini Herath*, Prof. Yasutaka Furukawa (* indicates equal contribution)

Virtual Reality Content Generation and Rendering Framework

Final year capstone project for BSc. Engineering degree. [Blog]

A content generation and rendering framework for freely navigable virtual reality environments. The environment was created using photospheres and intermediate views were generated using features from neighbouring images. Segway inspired gesture based input system was introduced for navigation.


Authors: Sachini Herath, Vipula Dissanayake, Sanka Rasnayaka, Sachith Seneviratne, Rajith Vidanaarachchi, Dr. Chandana Gamage

Other Publications
  • Rasoulidanesh, M., Yadav, S., Herath, S., Vaghei, Y., Payandeh, S., 2019. Deep Attention Models for Human Tracking Using RGBD. Sensors 19(4).
  • Dissanayake, D., Perera, T., Elladeniya, C., Dissanayake, K., Herath, S. and Perera, I., 2018. Identifying the Learning Style of Students in MOOCs Using Video Interactions, International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 3.
  • Hewawalpita, Herath, S., S., Perera, I. and Meedeniya, D., 2018 Effective Learning Content Offering in MOOCs with Virtual Reality-An Exploratory Study on Learner Experience. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 24(2).

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