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Nirat Saini

I am a PhD Student in the department of Computer Science at University of Maryland (UMD), College Park. I work on problems in computer vision with Prof. Abhinav Shrivastava. Previously, I pursued integrated Bachelors-Masters degree from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India.

In the past, I've been fortunate to have worked with Mainak Chatterjee, University of Central Florida (UCF), Prof. Huzur Saran, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Delhi), Dr. Hongchang Wang, Comcast AI Labs, Dr. Taniya Misra , Affectiva (now at SureStart), and many awesome student collaborators!

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Research Interests

I work in the intersection of computer vision, natural language processing and cognition. This primarily consists of developing algorithms based on how humans understand concepts and perceive the world. Humans have ability to be creative; understand and apply concepts from different domains. For machines to be generalizable, I study Compositional Zero-Shot Learning (CZSL), such that with limited data, computers learn to compose different concepts which are unseen.

Disentangling Visual Embeddings for Attributes and Objects
Nirat Saini, Khoi Pham, Abhinav Shrivastava
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022   (Oral Presentation)
Project / Arxiv / Code
Recognizing Actions using Object States
Nirat Saini, Bo He, Gaurav Shrivastava, Saketh Rambhatla, Abhinav Shrivastava
Workshop on the Elements of Reasoning: Objects, Structure and Causality at ICLR, 2022
Learning Graphs for Knowledge Transfer with Limited Labels
Pallabi Ghosh, Nirat Saini, Larry Davis, Abhinav Shrivastava
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) , 2021
Project / Supplementary / Video

All about knowledge graphs for actions
Pallabi Ghosh, Nirat Saini, Larry Davis, Abhinav Shrivastava
International Journal of Computer Vision, (IJCV) , Under review
Explicit Bias Discovery in Visual Question Answering Models
Varun Manjunatha, Nirat Saini, Larry Davis,
Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) , 2019
Multi-bid spectrum auctions in dynamic spectrum access networks with spatial reuse
Nirat Saini, Mainak Chatterjee,
International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS) , 2017

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