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Tejas Gokhale

PhD Student,   ASU - Active Perception Group
Office:   BYENG 569BB
Email:   tgokhale@asu.edu
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    PhD (ongoing),           Arizona State University,         Aug 2018 - present           Advisor: Yezhou Yang, Chitta Baral
    M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Dec 2017 Advisor: Aswin Sankaranarayanan
    B.E. (Honors), BITS Pilani, (India), May 2015 Advisor: Sarang Dhongdi


I am interested in building computer vision systems that can reason about the visual world.
I am investigating the following questions:
  • How can we incorporate semantic concepts from natural language for visual reasoning?
  • Can we do visual reasoning without language? If so how?
  • What are the underlying building blocks or abstractions that we can use for visual reasoning?


Summer 2019
  • "Vision beyond Pixels", Talk at IJCAI 2019 Doctoral Consortium, Received IJCAI DC Travel Award
  • "Reasoning about Objects and Actions via Block-Play", Talk at Telluride 2019 Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop
  • "Cooking with Blocks", Workshop paper presented at CVPR 2019, Received CIDSE Travel Grant for attending
Spring 2019
  • "Blocksworld Revisited" Preprint available on ARXIV
  • Webpage for "Blocksworld Image Reasoning Dataset" is now online


Tejas Gokhale, Shailaja Sampat, Zhiyuan Fang, Yezhou Yang, Chitta Baral
Cooking With Blocks : A Recipe for Visual Reasoning on Image-Pairs
CVPR 2019 Vision Meets Cognition Workshop


Tejas Gokhale
Vision beyond Pixels: Visual Reasoning via Blocksworld Abstractions
IJCAI 2019 Doctoral Consortium



Tejas Gokhale, Shailaja Sampat, Zhiyuan Fang, Yezhou Yang, Chitta Baral
Blocksworld Revisited: Learning and Reasoning to Generate Event-Sequences from Image Pairs
Preprint, 2019.


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Awards and Honors

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Arizona State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Snapchat Research
Summer 2018
BITS Pilani
IEEE Eta Kappa Nu


Tejas Gokhale is a semi-professional musician, walks faster than you, and uses the Jerry Seinfeld head-bob to perfection.
Also, this is my favorite cartoon and policy.

Political Science
  • I have a deep interest in studying (and debating) political science, especially natural law, liberty, the nature of our State, moral purpose, and the role of these in the history of our western civilization.
  • I find inspiration in the philosophy of the Greeks, the Renaissance of the Italians, classical liberalism of the British, and the Constitution of the Americans. Oh, and also the food of the Indians.
  • Formal Training:
    • Principles of Economics
    • Modern Political Concepts
    • Public Administration
    • Intro to Development Studies
    • English Literary Forms and Movements
Music & Lyrics
  • I've been a vocalist since 2001, guitarist since 2013 and can also play harmonica, keyboards and tabla.
  • I trained as a Hindustani Classical singer, but migrated to Classic Rock, Blues, Country, and Americana.
  • I performed with the ECE Rock Band at CMU in 2018, and AH-1 and MM bands at BITS from 2011-2015.
  • Notepad Scribbles and Other Vices now available online
  • I have lived in hot semi-arid, tropical monsoon, tropical savannah, humid subtropical, humid continental, warm-summer Mediterranean, continental subarctic, and hot desert climates.
    Weather-wise, I'm well-rounded.
  • I was raised tri-lingual (native English, Marathi and Hindi speaker). I can read and write the Urdu script, can understand basic Spanish, and have studied highschool-level Sanskrit.
    Next on the bucket-list is Putonghua.
  • I am a founding member of BITS UFC, the first(?) Indian competitive collegiate Ultimate Frisbee team.
  • I helped establish the Peer Mentorship Program at BITS Goa.

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