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

Spring 18:
Devi Parikh and I received an AWS ML Research Award.
I am serving as an Area Chair for CVPR 2018, ICLR 2018, ECCV 2018, NIPS 2018.
Aug 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!
Spring 17:
I received an Amazon Academic Research Award (AARA) for Visual Dialog.
Fall 2016:
I am moving to Georgia Tech (School of Interactive Computing).
I will be spending a year at Facebook AI Research as a Visiting Researcher.
I am serving as an Area Chair for CVPR 2017, ICLR 2017, NIPS 2017, UAI 2017.
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, following my advisor's move.

In past, I have held visiting positions at:

Official Bio.


My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and computer vision, with a focus on developing intelligent systems that are able to

My Google Scholar profile.

Honors and Awards

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:

Research Grants and Gifts

Equipment, Educational, Organizational Grants and Gifts



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


On the web

Slides from talks