Hi! I am Ankesh Anand, a PhD student in Artifical Intelligence at Mila, working with Aaron Courville and Hugo Larochelle on Reinforcement Learning and Grounded Language Learning. I also work part-time at Microsoft Research, Montreal as a research intern.

Earlier, I graduated from IIT Kharagpur with a Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics and Computing. I have also spent time at VISA, HackerEarth and Google Summer of Code.


  • Our paper on Blindfold Baselines for Embodied QA was accepted to the NeurIPS 2018 ViGIL workshop.
  • I gave a talk on Learning with Embodied Agents in 3D environments at Microsoft Research, Montreal.

Blindfold Baselines for Embodied QA
Ankesh Anand, Eugene Belilovsky, Kyle Kastner, Hugo Larochelle, Aaron Courville
ViGIL Workshop at NeurIPS 2018
HoME: a Household Multimodal Environment
Simon Brodeur, Ethan Perez*, Ankesh Anand*, Florian Golemo*, Luca Celotti, Florian Strub, Jean Rouat, Hugo Larochelle, Aaron Courville
ICLR 2018, Workshop Track
MMGAN: Manifold Matching Generative Adversarial Networks
Noseong Park, Ankesh Anand, Joel Moniz, Kookjin Lee, Tanmoy Chakraborty, J Choo, H Park, Youngmin Kim
ICPR 2018
We used Neural Networks to Detect Clickbaits: You won't believe what happened Next!
Ankesh Anand, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Noseong Park
ECIR 2017