I am a third year CS PhD student at the University of Michigan, advised by Justin Johnson. I work in computer vision, and my recent work focuses on using natural language supervision to solve vision tasks.
In summer 2021, I was a research intern at Facebook AI Research, working with Laurens van der Maaten and Ishan Misra. Prior to joining UMich, I spent a wonderful year as a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology, working with the labs of Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra.
I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in 2018, with a major in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science. I was selected twice as a Google Summer of Code student, with TARDIS Foundation (2016) and OpenCV (2017). Parallel to my second GSoC, I interned at Goldman Sachs, Bangalore. I was also an active member of the Mobile Development Group IITR, and started a reading group, now named Vision and Language Group.
Feel free to say hi: kdexd at umich dot edu
[Aug 2021] My recent paper RedCaps: web-curated image-text data created by the people, for the people is accepted in the first NeurIPS 2021 Track on Datasets and Benchmarks!
[Jun 2021] Presented VirTex and CAST at CVPR 2021.
[Jun 2021] Recognized as an outstanding reviewer at CVPR 2021!
[May 2021] Started as a research intern at Facebook AI Research, New York (remote)!
[Mar 2021] Serving as a reviewer for ICCV and NeurIPS 2021.
[Dec 2020] Paper out on arxiv: CASTing Your Model: Learning to Localize Improves Self-Supervised Representations.
[Nov 2020] Serving as a reviewer for CVPR 2021.
[Jun 2020] Paper out on arxiv: VirTex: Learning Visual Representations from Textual Annotations.
These are my humble beginnings.