Purva Tendulkar
purva at gatech dot edu

I am a second year computer science MS student at Georgia Tech, advised by Prof. Devi Parikh. I also collaborate with Ani Kembhavi at AI2. I earned my Bachelors in Computer Engineering in 2018 from College of Engineering Pune, India.

In the past couple of years, I have had the fortune to intern / conduct research at AiBee Inc., Palo Alto (Summer 2019) mentored by Chunhui Gu and Juan Carlos Niebles and; Cyber-Physical Systems Research Group, NTU Singapore (Summer 2017) mentored by Arvind Easwaran and Anupam Chattopadhyay, on a diverse set of topics - ranging from vision & language to cyber security.

In my free time, I play the Harmonium instrument. I am very passionate about music. I love to learn about different music styles and their histories. I am also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.

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I am interested in the broad areas of Machine Learning, Computer Vision & Language and Reinforcement Learning. My primary research interest is in connecting humans and AI, i.e., developing personable AI that humans can like, trust, teach and learn from. My work so far has attempted to address tasks along these lines to make AI:

  • creative, so that they may assist humans and spur human creativity
  • trustworthy, so that predictions made by such systems can be explained, trusted and more reliably deployed
  • learn to learn like humans do, so that they can give insight into how humans learn and made more immersive

3DSP SQuINTing at VQA Models: Interrogating VQA Models with Sub-Questions
Ramprasaath R. Selvaraju, Purva Tendulkar, Devi Parikh, Eric Horvitz, Marco Ribeiro, Besmira Nushi, Ece Kamar
3DSP Trick or TReAT: Thematic Reinforcement for Artistic Typography
Purva Tendulkar, Kalpesh Krishna, Ramprasaath R. Selvaraju, Devi Parikh
ICCC, 2019 (Best Presentation Award)
[paper] [talk] [slides] [demo] [code]
3DSP Dancing Agents
Purva Tendulkar, Abhishek Das, Devi Parikh, Ani Kembhavi

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