I am a 1st year graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at UT Austin, working with Prof. Kristen Grauman. I am broadly interested in Computer Vision and NLP, and the intersection between the two fields.

Before coming to UT, I was an intern at MALL Lab, IISc, working with Dr. Partha Talukdar on Relation Extraction in the presence of Background Knowledge.

Contact: tushar[at]cs.utexas.edu


The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Computer Science | 2016 - present

BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India
B.E. Computer Science | 2011 - 2016
MSc. Physics (dual degree)


Object-Agnostic Activity Recognition
Fall 2016, Class Project
Current activity recognition datasets are heavily object-centric. In the process, cues about human pose, relative position of the agent and the object, and other activity specific features may be lost in favor of stronger object identity features. In this project, we investigate this object-activity correlation, and propose ideas to counter its negative effects

Neural Models for Relation Extraction with Background Knowledge
Indian Institute of Science, Jun 2015 – Jul 2016
This project explored the hypothesis that background information (in the form of verb and entity similarities) acts as intelligent regularizers for the task of relation extraction. This was cast as a multi-task learning problem where along with predicting the relations, the background information was explicitly modeled for pairs of sentences.