Jivitesh Jain

Robotic Vision, Computational Social Science

Palantir Engineering

:wave: I’m a software engineer at Palantir in London :guardsman:. Here, I build services and infrastructure that connects Palantir software to outside systems so data can flow in and out of the pipelines, analyses, and applications customers create on our software. I like thinking about the socially-aware computing, especially natural language processing (probably because of my prior research in the field!), democratic access to software, user-centric software design and engineering principles, and the Oxford comma. Presently, I am also spending time visiting cafes and bakeries in London, learning portraiture, and getting myself to enjoy working out.

Previously, I graduated with honors [, two gold medals, and many lifelong friends] from IIIT Hyderabad with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. While there, I worked on problems in computational social science, especially revolving around online social media networks, with Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and Prof. Joyojeet Pal at the Precog Research Group.

I also explored the field of 3D computer vision at Brown University’s Interactive 3D Vision and Learning Lab (IVL) with Prof. Srinath Sridhar. Our work dealt with the category-level pose canonicalization of full as well as partial objects using tensor-field networks.

I’ve previously interned at Google and participated in Major League Hacking’s Fellowship. Look around here to find projects I’ve worked on or my involvements in hackathons and programming competitions. I also like to spend time creating art and giving back by empowering others – I’ve been the coordinator of IIIT’s Art Society and technical lead of the Entrepreneurship Cell.

If you find me a good fit for your team, want help, or just want to say hello – please freely reach out via the links below!


Jul 9, 2022 I graduated from IIIT Hyderabad! I am honored to receive the Insitute and Program Gold Medals for holding the highest GPA in class. Indeed, I became the first undergrad student to graduate with a perfect GPA. So grateful for the friends, memories, and learnings!
Mar 30, 2022 ConDor, our work on the canonicalization of full and partial 3D shapes using tensor field networks is accepted to CVPR 2022 as a full paper! Find out all about it here.
Nov 12, 2021 Our work on the Koo social media network won the best student paper award at the IEEE/ACM ASONAM 2021.
Oct 18, 2021 Join me and my co-authors to discuss our work on the Koo social media platform at Precog’s Ask the Author session on October 23 at 4 pm IST. The session will be virtual and registrations are open for everyone.
Sep 22, 2021 We ranked 3rd amongst the teams that participated in all challenges of the HASOC shared task at the Forum for Information Retrieval 2021. We used transformers to identify and classify hateful tweets and comments in English, Hindi, and Marathi. Here’s the paper, code, and blog post.

selected publications

  1. ConDor: Self-Supervised Canonicalization of 3D Pose for Partial Shapes
    Sajnani, Rahul, Poulenard, Adrien,  Jain, Jivitesh, Dua, Radhika, Guibas, Leonidas J., and Sridhar, Srinath
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2022
  2. Note: Urbanization and Literacy as factors in Politicians’ Social Media Use in a largely Rural State: Evidence from Uttar Pradesh, India
    Singh, Asmit Kumar,  Jain, Jivitesh, Kameswari, Lalitha, Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam, and Pal, Joyojeet
    In Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGCAS/SIGCHI Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies 2022
  3. What’s Kooking? Characterizing India’s Emerging Social Network, Koo
    Singh, Asmit Kumar, Jain, Chirag,  Jain, Jivitesh, Jain, Rishi Raj, Sehgal, Shradha, Pandey, Tanisha, and Kumaraguru, Ponnurangam
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM) 2021
    Best Student Paper Award