Dhruv Batra

me Dhruv Batra
Assistant Professor
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech

Lead: Machine Learning & Perception Group @ VT
Core Faculty: Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems
Member: Discovery Analytic Center

Email: username -at- domain.edu
(where username = dbatra, domain = vt)
Prospective and VT students: please read my FAQ before emailing me.

Office: 468 Whittemore
Lab: 415 Whittemore
Phone: 540-231-7561

Highlights and News


08/14/15:
Devi Parikh and I received a Google Faculty Research Award for Visual Question Answering (VQA)!
2015:
I will be serving as the Area Chair for CVPR 2016.
05/03/15:
New arxiv paper on VQA: Visual Question Answering.
Check out the dataset at visualqa.org!
03/09/15:
2 papers accepted at CVPR15 (1 poster, 1 oral).
02/24/15:
I received the Outstanding New Assistant Professor award from the College of Engineering, VT.
Spring 15:
I will be serving as the Doctoral Consortium Chair at ICCV 2015.
Spring 15:
Teaching ECE 5984: Intro to Machine Learning. All video lectures now available.
04/26/14:
I received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award!
03/26/14:
I received the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award!
01/16/14:
Received Windows Azure for Research Award for CloudCV.
10/15/13:
Our CloudCV project was awarded an Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Education: Machine Learning Research Grant.
10/14/13:
Recognized as the VT Teacher of the Week by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER), for developing new, innovative curriculum.
[ CIDER News Release | Fall 2013 class | Spring 2013 class ]
09/15/13:
My work in Diverse Structured Prediction was awarded an NSF Grant. [Project Page]
09/01/13:
We are starting a Computer Vision and Machine Learning Reading Group. Please sign up if interested in participating.
08/12/13:
My work with Chris Dyer, Kevin Gimpel and Greg Shakhnarovich, won the Google Faculty Research Award.
03/01/13:
I am serving as a Co-Guest-Editor of the TPAMI Special Issue on Higher Order Graphical Models in Computer Vision: Modelling, Inference & Learning.
Opening:
My group (Machine Learning & Perception @ VT) has an opening for a post-doc. Please email me for details.
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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where I lead the VT Machine Learning & Perception group.

From Sep 2010 - Dec 2012, I was a Research Assistant Professor at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute located in the campus of University of Chicago.

I received my Ph.D. in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Tsuhan Chen. I had the pleasure of spending the last 1.5 years of my grad school life at Cornell, following my advisor's move.

In past, I have held visiting positions at:

As a student, I have spent time at: Official Bio.

Research

My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, with a focus on developing efficient probabilistic models that learn from large quantities of data and make progress on difficult perception problems.

On the machine learning front, I develop tools such as

On the computer vision front, I focus on My Google Scholar profile.

Press Coverage

The research performed by my group has been covered here:


Quoted in coverage not directly about my work:

Funding

My group is supported by the following:

Research Grants

Gifts, Equipment and Organizational Grants

Teaching

Group

I lead the VT Machine Learning & Perception Group. Here are the current and past members:

Current Graduate Students


Co-Advised:


Visiting Students


Former Interns, Advisees & Student Collaborators

Talks


On the web


All Talks