I am a second-year PhD student at Columbia University advised by Carl Vondrick. I am interested in capturing, representing, estimating and synthesizing 3D humans in the context of their 3D surroundings. In the past, I have worked on creative AI (see my Masters thesis) and making vision-language models consistent. My research is supported by the Columbia Presidential Fellowship. At Columbia, I co-organize the Vision, Interaction, Graphics & Robotics (VIGR) seminar.

I completed my Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2020 where I was advised by Devi Parikh. During my Masters I also collaborated with Ani Kembhavi at AI2. In 2018, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from College of Engineering Pune (COEP) in India.

I have been fortunate to intern at Meta Reality Labs (2023) with Weipeng Xu, UC San Diego (2020) with Xiaolong Wang, AiBee (2019) with Chunhui Gu, and NTU Singapore (2017) with Arvind Easwaran. In my free time, I enjoy listening to and practicing Indian classical music, hiking and playing boardgames.


  • FLEX: Full-Body Grasping Without Full-Body Grasps Purva Tendulkar, Dídac Surís, Carl Vondrick
    Paper Project Page Talk Code Poster
    CVPR 2023
  • Landscape Learning for Neural Network Inversion Ruoshi Liu, Chengzhi Mao, Purva Tendulkar, Hao Wang, Carl Vondrick
    Paper Blog Post
    ICCV 2023
  • Affective Faces for Goal-Driven Dyadic Communication Scott Geng*, Revant Teotia*, Purva Tendulkar, Sachit Menon, Carl Vondrick
    Paper Project Page
    Pre-print 2023
  • Revealing Occlusions with 4D Neural Fields Basile Van Hoorick, Purva Tendulkar, Dídac Surís, Dennis Park, Simon Stent, Carl Vondrick
    Paper Project Page Talk Code
    CVPR 2022 (Oral)
  • SOrT-ing VQA Models: Contrastive Gradient Learning for Improved Consistency Sameer Dharur, Purva Tendulkar, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh, Ramprasaath R. Selvaraju
    Paper Talk Code Poster
    NAACL 2021
  • Feel The Music: Automatically Generating A Dance For An Input Song Purva Tendulkar, Abhishek Das, Aniruddha Kembhavi, Devi Parikh
    Paper Talk Code Press Coverage Tech@Meta Article
    ICCC 2020 (Oral)
  • SQuINTing at VQA Models: Interrogating VQA Models with Sub-Questions Ramprasaath R. Selvaraju, Purva Tendulkar, Devi Parikh, Eric Horvitz, Marco Tulio Ribeiro, Besmira Nushi, Ece Kamar
    Paper Talk Dataset
    CVPR 2020 (Oral)
  • Trick or TReAT: Thematic Reinforcement for Artistic Typography Purva Tendulkar, Kalpesh Krishna, Ramprasaath R. Selvaraju, Devi Parikh
    Paper Talk Code
    ICCC 2019 (Oral; Best Presentation Award)

Teaching & Mentorship

Representation Learning (COMS 6998 - Fall '21, '22)
Teaching Assistant
Columbia University
Women in Science (Fall '21, Spring '22)
Columbia University
BEARS Mentorship (Spring '22)
Barnard College
Amazon-SURE Mentorship (Summer '22)
Amazon & Colubmia University