About Me

Update (December 2018): I am on the job market for industrial research positions.

I am a PhD student (2016-) at Carnegie Mellon, working in computer vision with Deva Ramanan. Earlier I graduated with a masters from CMU itself, working with Martial Hebert, Abhinav Gupta, Kris Kitani and David Fouhey, and was named a Siebel Scholar. I was a CS undergrad at IIIT, Hyderabad, working with C. V. Jawahar.

I have been fortunate to spend some fun summers working with amazing people on interesting research problems. Recently, I worked with Andrew Zisserman, João Carreira and Carl Doersch at DeepMind. Earlier in 2016, I worked with Josef Sivic and Bryan Russell at CTL, Adobe Research (SF); and in 2017, with Georgia Gkioxari, Lorenzo Torresani and Du Tran at Facebook Research (Menlo Park). Even before in 2013, I was one of fourteen students from India to intern at the Facebook HQ (Menlo Park, CA). I worked on graph search with Yuval Kesten and also collaborated with Craig Campbell.

Major Publications

Video Action Transformer Network

Rohit Girdhar, João Carreira, Carl Doersch and Andrew Zisserman
CVPR 2019 (oral) · Long Beach, CA · webpage

A Better Baseline for AVA

Rohit Girdhar, João Carreira, Carl Doersch and Andrew Zisserman
ActivityNet Workshop, CVPR 2018 (oral) · Salt Lake City, UT · pdf
Close second in AVA action recognition challenge

Detect-and-Track: Efficient Pose Estimation in Videos

Rohit Girdhar, Georgia Gkioxari, Lorenzo Torresani, Manohar Paluri and Du Tran
CVPR 2018 · Salt Lake City, UT · webpage

Simple, efficient and effective keypoint tracking

Rohit Girdhar, Georgia Gkioxari, Lorenzo Torresani, Deva Ramanan, Manohar Paluri and Du Tran
PoseTrack Workshop, ICCV 2017 (oral) · Venice, Italy · pdf
First in keypoint tracking challenge

Attentional Pooling for Action Recognition

Rohit Girdhar and Deva Ramanan
NIPS 2017 · Long Beach, CA · webpage

ActionVLAD: Learning spatio-temporal aggregation for action classification

Rohit Girdhar, Deva Ramanan, Abhinav Gupta, Josef Sivic and Bryan Russell
CVPR 2017 · Honolulu, HI · webpage

Binge Watching: Scaling Affordance Learning from Sitcoms

Xiaolong Wang*, Rohit Girdhar* and Abhinav Gupta (* equal contribution)
CVPR 2017 (spotlight) · Honolulu, HI · webpage · pdf · data

Learning a Predictable and Generative Representation for Objects

Rohit Girdhar, David Fouhey, Mikel Rodriguez and Abhinav Gupta
ECCV 2016 (spotlight) · Amsterdam, Netherlands · webpage

Cutting through the clutter: Task-relevant features for image matching

Rohit Girdhar, David Fouhey, Kris Kitani, Abhinav Gupta and Martial Hebert
WACV 2016 · Lake Placid, NY · pdf

Optimizing Storage Intensive Vision Applications to Device Capacity

Rohit Girdhar, Jayaguru Panda and C. V. Jawahar
ACCV 2014 · Singapore · pdf

Posts

Dec 23, 2016 · Compile TensorFlow on CentOS 6

Fun Stuff

Inspired by the great David Fouhey, I have tried dabbling in the fine art of joke publications. Here's a taste.

PSYCHO: PerSonalitY CHaracterizatiOn of artificial intelligence

Achal Dave and Rohit Girdhar
SIGBOVIK 2018 · Pittsburgh, PA · pdf