Unnat Jain

I am a PhD student in Computer Science at UIUC working with Alex Schwing and Svetlana Lazebnik. Previously, I completed my MS in Computer Science at UIUC. Within computer vision and machine learning, I am currently looking into developing communicative embodied agents and interpreting their communication. I spent summer 2019 at FAIR, MPK working with Kristen Grauman. I spent summer 2018 at AI2, Seattle working with Luca Weihs, Ani Kembhavi, and Ali Farhadi.

Earlier, I graduated from IIT Kanpur where I did my thesis with Vinay Namboodiri on visual place recognition. During this, I spent a summer at UMass Amherst where I worked with Erik Learned-Miller.

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[NEW] TAB-VCR: Tags and Attributes based VCR Baselines
Jingxiang Lin, Unnat Jain, Alexander Schwing
NeurIPS 2019
arxiv | project | code


[NEW] Two Body Problem: Collaborative Visual Task Completion
Unnat Jain*, Luca Weihs*, Eric Kolve, Mohammad Rastegari, Svetlana Lazebnik, Ali Farhadi, Alexander Schwing, Aniruddha Kembhavi
CVPR 2019
(Oral Presentation)
project webpage | arxiv | Talk @ Amazon: video, ppt, pdf
Talk @ CVPR'19: video, ppt, pdf, poster


Two can play this Game: Visual Dialog with Discriminative Question Generation and Answering
Unnat Jain, Svetlana Lazebnik, Alexander Schwing
CVPR 2018


Creativity: Generating Diverse Questions using Variational Autoencoders
Unnat Jain*, Ziyu Zhang*, Alexander Schwing
CVPR 2017
(Spotlight presentation)
video | pdf


Compact Environment-Invariant Codes for Robust Visual Place Recognition
Unnat Jain, Vinay Namboodiri, Gaurav Pandey
Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), 2017

IIT Kanpur
UMass Amherst
Summer 2015
Uber ATG
Summer 2017
Summer 2018
Summer 2019
Nov 2019 NeurIPS camera ready, code, and slides for TAB-VCR are up on project page!
Sep 2019 Jingxiang (Dean) Lin's TAB-VCR accepted at NeurIPS 2019, camera ready coming soon!
May 2019 Summer at Facebook AI Research, Menlo Park.
Mar 2019 Named Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2019 Finalists.
Feb 2019 Awarded best presenter at AI session of CSL student conference 2019.
Nov 2018 MS thesis selected for David J. Kuck outstanding MS thesis award 2019. [CS News]
May 2018 Summer at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Seattle.
Apr 2018 Accepted UIUC's Ph.D. offer. Will begin fall'18!
Feb 2017 Paper on two sided evaluation of visual dialog got accepted at CVPR 2018
Sep 2017 Received Siebel Scholar Award 2017 by Thomas and Stacey Siebel foundation [CS News]
May 2017 Summer at Uber ATG (self-driving), Pittsburgh.
May 2017 Received Student volunteer award from CVF and conference travel grant from UIUC for CVPR 2017.
Mar 2017 Paper accepted at Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) 2017 based on IIT Kanpur's thesis.
Jan 2017 Paper accepted at CVPR 2017 as spotlight presentation!
Jul 2016 Received Director's Gold Medal and Cadence Gold Medal from IIT Kanpur for best all-rounder and best thesis, respectively.

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