Kilichbek Haydarov

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Hi. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D in Computer Science, with a research focus on Vision and Language, and Generative Modelling, in Visual Computing Center (VCC) at KAUST. I am a member of Vision-CAIR Research Group led by Mohamed Elhoseiny.

Apart from research, I am also passionate about AI art, Chess.

Previously: I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Sejong University (South Korea), Master’s Degree in Computer Science from KAUST (Saudi Arabia).

Research Interests: Affective Vision and Language, Generative Modelling


Jul 8, 2023 Our team won the 1st prize :trophy: in the 2st SAAI Factory Hackathon (Art + AI)!
Jul 1, 2023 Co-organizing the 5th Workshop on Closing the Loop Between Vision and Language (CLVL) at ICCV 2023.
Apr 13, 2023 Excited to be reviewing for ICCV2023!

selected publications

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    Adversarial Text to Continuous Image Generation
    Kilichbek Haydarov, Aashiq Muhamed, Jovana Lazarevic, and 4 more authors
    under review, 2023
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    Affective Visual Dialog: A Large-Scale Benchmark for Emotional Reasoning Based on Visually Grounded Conversations
    Kilichbek Haydarov, Xiaoqian Shen, Avinash Madasu, and 4 more authors
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2308.16349, 2023
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    Video chatcaptioner: Towards the enriched spatiotemporal descriptions
    Jun Chen, Deyao Zhu, Kilichbek Haydarov, and 2 more authors
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2304.04227, 2023
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    Chatgpt asks, blip-2 answers: Automatic questioning towards enriched visual descriptions
    Deyao Zhu, Jun Chen, Kilichbek Haydarov, and 3 more authors
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2303.06594, 2023
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    It is okay to not be okay: Overcoming emotional bias in affective image captioning by contrastive data collection
    Youssef Mohamed, Faizan Farooq Khan, Kilichbek Haydarov, and 1 more author
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2022
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    Artemis: Affective language for visual art
    Panos Achlioptas, Maks Ovsjanikov, Kilichbek Haydarov, and 2 more authors
    In Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2021