Bidipta Sarkar

I am a senior undergraduate at Stanford University majoring in computer science (AI track). I've been a member of Professor Dorsa Sadigh's ILIAD lab since my sophomore year.

I am interested in creating AI agents that can interact with their environment and safely work alongside humans and other autonomous agents. My research broadly spans three subfields of computer science:

• Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning: Enabling independently trained agents to cooperate on a common task and form conventions.

• Vision: Capturing meaningful information about an agent's environment from sensors.

• Graphics: Simulating environments while balancing speed and realism.



Physically Grounded Vision-Language Models for Robotic Manipulation

Jensen Gao, Bidipta Sarkar, Fei Xia, Ted Xiao, Jiajun Wu, Brian Ichter, Anirudha Majumdar, Dorsa Sadigh

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2024

Paper / Website / Video


Diverse Conventions for Human-AI Collaboration

Bidipta Sarkar, Andy Shih, Dorsa Sadigh

Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), December 2023

Paper / Website / Code / Video


An Extensible, Data-Oriented Architecture for High-Performance, Many-World Simulation

Brennan Shacklett, Luc Guy Rosenzweig, Zhiqiang Xie, Bidipta Sarkar, Andrew Szot, Erik Wijmans, Vladlen Koltun, Dhruv Batra, Kayvon Fatahalian

Transactions on Graphics 2023

Paper / Website / RL Environments / Blog / Colab


PantheonRL: A MARL Library for Dynamic Training Interactions

Bidipta Sarkar*, Aditi Talati*, Andy Shih*, Dorsa Sadigh

Proceedings of the 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Demo Track), February 2022

Paper / Code / Video / DOI



An Interactive Agent Foundation Model

Zane Durante*, Bidipta Sarkar*, Ran Gong*, Rohan Taori, Yusuke Noda, Paul Tang, Ehsan Adeli, Shrinidhi Kowshika Lakshmikanth, Kevin Schulman, Arnold Milstein, Demetri Terzopoulos, Ade Famoti, Noboru Kuno, Ashley Llorens, Hoi Vo, Katsu Ikeuchi, Li Fei-Fei, Jianfeng Gao, Naoki Wake*, Qiuyuan Huang*

arXiv, February 2024

Paper / Website


Other Projects

Temporally and Spatially Novel Video Frame Synthesis using 4D Video Autoencoder

Bidipta Sarkar, Xinyi Wang, Kathy Yu

CS231n Final Project, Spring 2022

(Won Best Project Poster Award)

Report / Poster / CS231n Tweet / Code


Simulating Food Interactions with Material Point Methods in Houdini

CS348C Final Project, Winter 2022

Report / Houdini File / Video


Real-time Cel Shading

CS248 Final Project, Winter 2022

Report / Video


Virtual Hand Interactions with ARKit

CS231a Final Project, Winter 2022

Report / Code / Demo Video


The Guardian

CS148 Final Project, Fall 2022

Report / Final Image / View 2 / No Material / Blend File


Multi-Agent Self-Learning Tank Game

Bidipta Sarkar, Henry Ang

CS221 Final Project, Spring 2021

Report / Code / Video


Teaching and Outreach

Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning CS Tutor


Tau Beta Pi Mentor


Section Leader (CS 106A and 106B)