• 2023: Our paper on evaluating and adapting models for compositional reasoning got accepted to NeurIPS.
  • 2023: One of my student's paper got accepted as an oral at an ICCV Workshop 2023.
  • 2023: I am excited to be spending my summer as an AI Resident at Google X (Mineral), working on adapting multimodal language models for object localization.
  • 2022: We started [AI+X] of BU and Harvard, a group where we brainstorm research/venture ideas on how AI can impact concurrent research areas.
  • 2022: I am excited to be spending my summer as a Research Scientist Intern at Meta (Facebook) AI (FAIR), working on the compositionality of large vision-language models.
  • 2019: I won runners-up at the SRI CVT Shark Tank Competition that supported my mini-project on understanding image-text content to reduce radicalization of opinions on social media.
  • 2017: The weed vs plant detection system I helped develop for precision fertilizing played a key part in the acquisition of Blue River Technologies by John Deere for 305 million USD.
  • 2016: My first paper got accepted to EMNLP.
  • 2014: Our UAV for helping locating natural disaster victims was featured in National News : Deccan Chronicle, Indian Express
  • 2013: I won a silver medal at SRM University Research Day for my white-paper presentation on an Electro-Mechanical Exoskeleton.
  • 2012: I won an Academic Merit Scholarship from SRM University that waives a part of my undergraduate tuition.



Jimuyang Zhang, Zanming Huang, Arijit Ray, Eshed-Ohn Bar, FED: Feedback-Guided Autonomous Driving, CVPR 2024, [arxiv, code coming soon]


Dina Bashkirova, Arijit Ray, Rupayan Mallick, Sarah Adel Bargal, Jianming Zhang, Ranjay Krishna, Kate Saenko, Lasagna: Layered Score Distillation for Disentangled Object Relighting, [arxiv] [project page, data]

Arijit Ray, Filip Radenovic, Abhimanyu Dubey, Bryan Plummer, Ranjay Krishna, Kate Saenko, Cola: A Benchmark for Compositional Text-to-image Retrieval, NeurIPS 2023, [arxiv] [project page, data]


Reuben Tan, Arijit Ray, Andrea Burns, Bryan A. Plummer, Justin Salamon, Oriol Nieto, Bryan Russell, Kate Saenko, Language-Guided Audio-Visual Source Separation via Trimodal Consistency, CVPR 2023, [arxiv] [code]


Ajay Divakaran, Karan Sikka, Arijit Ray, Xiao Lin, Yi Yao, User-targeted content generation using multimodal embeddings, US Patent App. 17/191,698 [webpage]

Kamran Alipour, Arijit Ray, Xiao Lin, Michael Cogswell, Jurgen Schulze, Yi Yao, Giedrius Burachas, Improving Users' Mental Model with Attention-directed Counterfactual Edits, 2021 Applied AI Letters (Wiley) [pdf]

Arijit Ray, Michael Cogswell, Xiao Lin, Kamran Alipour, Ajay Divakaran, Yi Yao, Giedrius Burachas, Knowing What VQA Does Not: Pointing to Error-Inducing Regions to Improve Explanation Helpfulness, 2021 Applied AI Letters (Wiley), [pdf] [arXiv] [Project Page]


Arijit Ray, Karan Sikka, Ajay Divakaran, Stefan Lee, Giedrius Burachas, Sunny and Dark Outside?! Improving Answer Consistency in VQA through Entailed Question Generation , (EMNLP 2019), also at CVPR-W 2019 VQA and Visual Dialog Workshop, [arXiv], [bibTex] [Data]

Arijit Ray, Yi Yao, Rakesh Kumar, Ajay Divakaran, Giedrius Burachas, Can You Explain That: Lucid Explanations Help Human-AI Collaboratve Image Retrieval , (AAAI-HCOMP 2019), [arXiv], [bibTex] [press coverage]


Arijit Ray, Gordon Christie, Mohit Bansal, Dhruv Batra, Devi Parikh, "Question Relevance in VQA: Identifying Non-Visual And False-Premise Questions.", (EMNLP 2016). [pdf] [code] [Video]

Prashant Chandrasekar, Xuan Zhang, Saurabh Chakravarty, Arijit Ray, John Krulick, and Alla Rozovskaya, "The Virginia Tech System at CoNLL-2016 Shared Task on Shallow Discourse Parsing", CoNLL Shared Task (2016).

The Art of Deep Connection - Towards Natural and Pragmatic Conversational Agent Interactions. [Master's Thesis], Virginia Tech E-Library, 2017

Make RBF Networks Fast Again- Exploiting Multi-Threaded Computing to Speed Up RBF Networks, Multiprocessor Programming Class Project, Fall 2016, [draft paper] [code]

Object Prediction using Image Context: Predict next object in an image reasoned on present image context in a sequential manner, Computer Vision Class Project Fall 2015

Online Demo for Predicting Plausibility of Common Sense Assertions: Enter a three-phrase tuple to assess the plausibility score based on a joint language-vision common-sense reasoning, Class Project, Fall 2015

Learning to Listen: Matching Cover songs with Original Productions: Match Original Songs to Cover Songs using an Ensemble of Supervised and Unsupervised Approaches, Machine Learning Class Project, Fall 2015.

Ray, Arijit, Kishan Prudhvi Guddanti, and N. Chellammal. "An Approach to Intelligent Traction Control Using Regression Networks and Anomaly Detection.", Junior (3rd Year) Semester Project, Fall 2013, published in Springer Applied Artificial Intelligence 29.6 (2015): 597-616.


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When I am not training LLMs, I love going to techno (a subgenre of electronic music) fests, making latte art, and engineering simple gadgets. In middle school, I opened an informal research society to encourage fellow students to take an interest in science by constructing simple gadgets. We won multiple accolades in school and city-level exhibitions.


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