Ankan Bansal

Ankan Bansal 

Applied Scientist
Amazon AWS AI
Pasadena, CA

February 2022: I am serving as one of the instructors for the Machine Learning and Data Mining course at Caltech this term.

My research interest lies in multi-modal learning and adding language to computer vision. I am currently working on problems related to extracting information from images of semi-structured documents.

I received my PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2020. During my PhD, I worked on visual question answering, zero-shot learning, human-object interactions, and face analysis. My advisor was Prof. Rama Chellappa. I did internships at Salesforce Einstein AI, Amazon AWS AI, and SRI International where I had the pleasure of working with several excellent researchers. My dissertation can be accessed here and my defense presentation is here.

I completed my bachelor's and master's at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I did my master's thesis on estimating number of people in images of high density crowds under Prof. K. S. Venkatesh and Prof. Laxmidhar Behera.

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