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I am a fourth year PhD student advised by Prof. Devi Parikh in the School of Interactive Computing within the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. I also work closely with Prof. Dhruv Batra. Prior to starting my PhD, I was a Research Assistant at the Center for Visual Information Technology (CVIT), IIIT-Hyderabad working under the joint supervision of Prof. C.V. Jawahar and Prof. Gaurav Sharma. Before moving to Hyderabad, I was a Software Engineer at in Mumbai. I completed my dual degree (B. Tech + M. Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2015. Over the course of my undergrad, I spent 3 wonderful summers at Google India, and Cadence Design Systems working on projects ranging from Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing to building web-based products.

Broadly speaking, my area of interests lie at the intersection of vision, language and actions. I am interested in training embodied agents to solve high-level AI tasks such as visual navigation and question-answering in simulation environments. I have also worked on problems in the space of weakly supervised learning.


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Integrating Egocentric Localization for More Realistic Point-Goal Navigation Agents
Samyak Datta, Oleksandr Maksymets, Judy Hoffman, Stefan Lee, Dhruv Batra and Devi Parikh Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020


Align2Ground: Weakly Supervised Phrase Grounding Guided by Image-Caption Alignment
Samyak Datta, Karan Sikka, Anirban Roy, Karuna Ahuja, Devi Parikh and Ajay Divakaran International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019


Embodied Question Answering in Photorealistic Environments with Point Cloud Perception
Erik Wijmans* , Samyak Datta*, Oleksandr Maksymets* , Abhishek Das , Georgia Gkioxari, Stefan Lee, Irfan Essa, Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019 (Oral)


Embodied Question Answering
Abhishek Das , Samyak Datta, Georgia Gkioxari, Stefan Lee, Devi Parikh and Dhruv Batra
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018 (Oral)
arxiv / project page

Unsupervised Faces

Unsupervised Learning of Face Representations
Samyak Datta, Gaurav Sharma and C.V. Jawahar
IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2018 (Oral)
Best Paper Award


Integrating Geometric and Textural Features for Facial Emotion Classification using SVM Frameworks
Samyak Datta, Debashis Sen, R. Balasubramanian
International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Processing (CVIP), 2016