Dhruv Batra

Dhruv Batra

Assistant Professor
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Tech

Research Scientist
Facebook AI Research (FAIR)

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Highlights and News

Fall 2018:
I received the Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (ECASE-Army).
Fall 2018:
Our team from FAIR won the VizWiz Challenge at ECCV 2018 on Answering Visual Questions from Blind People.
Summer 18:
Our team from FAIR won the Visual Question Answering Challenge at CVPR 2018. Our winning entry is publicly available via Pythia.
Fall 2017:
Our work on language emergence, studying the properties of languages invented by AI agents won a best paper award at EMNLP 2017.
Spring 17:
I received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award.
Fall 2016:
I am moving to Georgia Tech (School of Interactive Computing).
Interview with WVTF Radio IQ for our work on Visual Question Answering.
My group has an opening for a post-doc. Please email me for details.
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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR).

From Jan 2013 - Aug 2016, I was an Assistant Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, where I led 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 University, following my advisor's move.

Official Bio.


I am interested in artificial intelligence (AI). More specifically, my research lies at the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, with forays into natural language processing.

The long-term goal of my research is A-STAR: agents that

Here are some representative projects from my lab:

My Google Scholar profile.



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

Research Scientists



Visiting Students

MLP Group Alumni (Graduated Students & Former Interns)

Former Student Collaborators

Press Coverage

The research performed by my group (and our collaborators) has been covered here:

Quoted in coverage not directly about my work:


My group is supported by the following:


On the web

Slides from talks