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.
I am fascinated by the natural phenomenon of intelligence, and I work on understanding and advancing the limits of artificial intelligence (AI).
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 to build intelligent agents that can
see (or more generally perceive their environment through vision, audition, or other senses),
talk (i.e. hold a natural language dialog grounded in their environment),
act (e.g. navigate their environment and interact with it to accomplish goals), and
reason (i.e., consider the long-term consequences of their actions).
Here are some representative projects from my lab:
Joanne Truong, PhD student (2019 — Present); Co-advised with Sonia Chernova
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Google Women Techmakers Scholarship Adobe Research Fellowship Apple Scholars in AI/ML PhD Fellowship
Andrew Szot, PhD student (2020 — Present); Co-advised with Zsolt Kira
Naoki Yokoyama, PhD student (2020 — Present); Co-advised with Sehoon Ha
ARCS Scholar Award Fellowship
Stefan Lee, Postdoc 2016-17, Research Scientist 2017-19. Next position: Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
Outstanding Research Scientist Award, College of Computing, Georgia Tech DARPA Riser
Peter Anderson, Research Scientist 2018-19. Next position: Research Scientist in Language and Vision at Google.
Zhile Ren, Postdoc 2018-19. Next position: Applied Research Scientist, Apple.
Abhishek Das, PhD 2020. Next position: Facebook AI Research.
Facebook Fellowship Adobe Research Fellowship Snap Inc. Research Fellowship Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2021 Georgia Tech College of Computing PhD Dissertation Award, 2021 AAAI/ACM-SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award Runner-up, 2020
PhD Thesis: Building agents that can see, talk, and act.
Yash Goyal, PhD 2020. Next position: Samsung AI Lab, Montreal.
Aishwarya Agrawal, PhD 2019. Next position: Google DeepMind / University of Montreal (MILA).
NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2020 Georgia Tech College of Computing PhD Dissertation Award, 2020 AAAI/ACM-SIGAI Doctoral Dissertation Award Runner-up, 2019
PhD Thesis: Visual Question Answering and Beyond.