Ashutosh Saxena won a Google Faculty Research Award for his work on 3D Scene Understanding. The purpose of the Google Faculty Research Awards program is to facilitate more interaction between Google and academia and also nurture stronger relations and partnerships with universities. The intent of the awards program is to support academic research aimed at improving information access (defined broadly). Google funds Research Awards unrestricted and retains no intellectual property from the research. We prefer if the results from the research are open sourced and widely published. Awards through this program are for one year in the range from $10K-$150K.