Dhruv Batra

Dhruv Batra

Associate Professor
School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Tech

Research Director
Facebook AI Research (FAIR)

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About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and a Research Director 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 Tsuhan's move.

Official Bio.


I am interested in intelligence. I work broadly in artificial intelligence. More specifically, my research lies at the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, with forays into robotics and 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.



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Press Coverage

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

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My group is supported by the following:


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