Krishna Murthy Jatavallabhula

Krishna Murthy Jatavallabhula



I am a postdoctoral associate at MIT CSAIL with Josh Tenenbaum and Antonio Torralba. I earned my PhD ( see thesis) at Mila and the Robotics and Embodied AI Lab, advised by Liam Paull.

My research centers around building invertible world models — representations that encode how the world works. These world models enable the design of intelligent systems that perceive, reason, and act. My research spans several areas including robotics, computer vision, computer graphics; and intertwines our understanding of the world with deep learning.

My work has been recognized with PhD fellowship awards from NVIDIA and Google, and a best-paper award from IEEE RAL.

I commit 2 hours a week to mentor underrepresented groups in robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. If this is you, and you'd like to discuss research, grad school apps/advice, or anything else, please fill out this form
I am always on the lookout for collaborators; particularly those from groups underrepresented in research. If this is you, please send me an email.