I am a visiting research scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, supervised by Prof. Devi Parikh and Prof. Dhruv Batra. I am primarily interested in deep learning, at the intersection of computer vision and natural language processing. Before my current position, I completed my undergraduate major in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

During my undergraduate studies, I was selected twice as a Google Summer of Code student, with TARDIS Foundation (2016) and the OpenCV Foundation (2017). Parallel to my second Google Summer of Code, I was a software engineering intern at Goldman Sachs, Bangalore. I was also an active member of the Mobile Development Group IITR, and co-founded a reading group to encourage students towards reading academic literature, now named Vision and Language Group.

Feel free to say hi: kdexd at gatech dot edu


News

[Oct 2018] Visiting the annual Google Summer of Code mentor summit at Google Mountain View, CA.
[Jul 2018] Co-organizing the first Visual Dialog challenge, results to be announced at ECCV 2018.
[Jun 2018] Joining Georgia Tech as a visiting research scholar under the supervision of Prof. Devi Parikh and Prof. Dhruv Batra.
[May 2018] Graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, major in Electrical Engineering.
[Apr 2018] Serving as a Google Summer of Code mentor with CloudCV, mentoring one student for the Fabrik project.


Research

nocaps: novel object captioning at scale
Harsh Agrawal*, Karan Desai*, Xinlei Chen, Rishabh Jain, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh, Stefan Lee, Peter Anderson

Open Source

visdial-challenge-starter-pytorch
Starter code for the Visual Dialog Challenge. Built using PyTorch v1.0 and provides out of the box support with CUDA 9 and CuDNN 7. Provides a simple implementation of Late Fusion encoder and Discriminative decoder. Complete with efficient scripts for data preprocessing, image feature extraction, training and evaluation, along with support to generate a submission file for the challenge.
lang-emerge-parlai
Implementation of the paper "Natural Language Does Not Emerge 'Naturally' in Multi-Agent Dialog" by Kottur et al (EMNLP 2017), using PyTorch and ParlAI.
lang-emerge-parlai
ntm-pytorch
Implementation of Neural Turing Machines introduced in Graves et al (2014), using PyTorch. Supports training and evaluation on four out of six tasks described in the paper.
ntm-pytorch
trianglify
Trianglify is a highly customizable library to generate beautiful triangle art views for android. Uses the Delaunay Triangulation algorithm behind the curtains.
trianglify
yolog
Yolog wraps over vanilla git log and displays commit history complete with graph, timestamp, author and refs. Colors are configurable, and all standard git log commands work.
yolog

First Projects

digit-classifier
First neural network built using numpy (2015), a multi layer perceptron classifier for MNIST. This repository stayed on Github trending charts for almost a week, with 600+ stars.
digit-classifier
snake
First github repository (2015), browser based game of snake. During my first year of undergrad studies. The game still works on gh-pages!
snake