Dr. Mohit Bansal


Dr. Mohit Bansal is John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor and the Director of the MURGe-Lab in the Computer Science department at University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill.


Dr. Bansal received his bachelorís degree in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2008 and subsequently went on to earn his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2013. He has also spent time at TTI-Chicago, Cornell, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

He has made pioneering contributions in multimodal machine learning and natural language processing, with a particular focus on unifying vision+language generative LLMs, grounded and embodied semantics, human-like faithful language generation and Q&A/dialogue, and interpretable and generalizable deep learning. several outstanding paper awards at ACL, CVPR, EACL, COLING, and CoNLL. He has been a keynote speaker for the AACL 2023 and INLG 2022 conferences. His service includes ACL Executive Committee, ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, Program Co-Chair for CoNLL 2019, Senior Area Chair for several conferences, ACL Americas Sponsorship Co-Chair, and Associate/Action Editor for TACL, Computational Linguistics (CL), IEEE/ACM TASLP, and CSL journals.

Achievements and Honors

  • Young Alumnus Award IITK 2023
  • DARPA Director's Fellowship
  • NSF Career Award
  • Google Focused Research Award
  • Microsoft Investigator Fellowship
  • ARO Young Investigator Award
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award
  • IJCAI Early CAREER Spotlight .