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 students: please read this note before emailing me.

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

News

03/26/14:
I received the Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award!
02/24/14:
2 papers accepted at CVPR14. 1 paper accepted at AISTATS14.
01/31/14:
Received an equipment gift (Tesla K40) as part of the NVIDIA Academic Hardware Donation Program. Thanks NVIDIA!
01/16/14:
Recieved Windows Azure for Research Award for CloudCV.
Spring 13:
Teaching ECE 6504: Advanced Machine Learning: Probabilistic Graphical Models.
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 ]
08/12/13:
My work with Chris Dyer, Kevin Gimpel and Greg Shakhnarovich, won the Google Faculty Research Award.
Fall 2013:
Teaching ECE 4984/5984: Introduction to Machine Learning & Perception. From now on, this class will be offered only in Fall.
09/01/13:
We are starting a Computer Vision and Machine Learning Reading Group. Please sign up if interested in participating.
08/29/13:
1 paper accepted at ICCV 2013. 1 paper accepted at EMNLP 2013.
07/01/13:
I taught a tutorial on Beyond MAP: Making Multiple Predictions from Probabilistic Models: Diversity, DPPs and more at CVPR13, with Alex Kulesza, Dennis Park and Deva Ramanan. Slides and videos are now online.
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.
Spring 13:
Taught ECE 4984/5984: Introduction to Machine Learning & Perception. Student poster/demo session featured in ECE News. Some demo videos available here.
02/24/13:
2 papers accepted at CVPR13 (1 poster, 1 oral). 1 paper accepted at AISTATS13 (oral).
01/01/13:
Moved to VT: 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 recieved my Ph.D. in 2010 from Carnegie Mellon University.

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.

Teaching

Group

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

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Current Interns & Collaborators


Former Interns & Advisees

Talks


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