Guha Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor, Rice University

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dept. of Computer Science

office: 3027 Duncan Hall


Hello! As of July 2021 I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments at Rice University. In this site you'll find info about my research and teaching activities.

Research Interests

I work broadly in the fields of computer vision and graphics. I am particularly interested in generative image models (models that can synthesize novel images), and their applications to:

(1) promoting explainable and fair vision systems, and

(2) solving challenging medical imaging problems.


I grew up in the towns of East and South Brunswick, New Jersey. In 2011, I received my B.S. degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I then went back east to MIT, where I completed my M.S. in 2013 and Ph.D. in 2018 in CSAIL, under the supervision of John Guttag and Frédo Durand. After the PhD, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Bill Freeman’s group at MIT from 2018-2020 and a scientist in AWS from 2020-2021 working on fairness and accountability of AI systems.