I am a 5th year Ph.D. Student at the School of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. My research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence and participatory machine learning. Specifically, as a research assistant at the Intelligent Assistive Machines (IAM) lab under the supervision of Dr. Hernisa Kacorri and Dr. Elizabeth Bonsignore, I explore inclusive ways for exposing youth to AI black boxes.

Before the Ph.D. program, I was a game designer and software engineer at StudyPad (Now SplashLearn) in 2017, designing and developing games for learning math. And before that, I was a Research Scientist at the Education Business Unit at IBM Research Labs, New Delhi, India. At IBM, I designed and developed AI-infused systems leveraging eye-tracking, and I had the opportunity to collaborate with Sesame Street.

You can view my CV here.

News

Apr 28, 2022
🏆 Dean’s Award for iSchool Outstanding Doctoral Paper at University of Maryland for our full paper on Exploring Machine Teaching with Children .
Oct 12, 2021
🏆 Best Paper Honorable Mention at VL/HCC 2021 for our full paper on Exploring Machine Teaching with Children .
Jun 19, 2021
Our full paper on Exploring Machine Teaching with Children was accepted in VL/HCC 2021.
Jun 15, 2021
Nov 27, 2020
Our poster on Data Sharing in Wellness, Accessibility, and Aging was accepted in NeurIPS 2020 WDCS!
Aug 27, 2020
Our poster on Incluset was accepted in ASSETS 2020!
Aug 27, 2019
Awarded Dean’s Fellowship for continuing the PhD program at Univerisity of Maryland, College Park!
Aug 27, 2018
Awarded Dean’s Fellowship for joining the PhD program at Univerisity of Maryland, College Park!
Jun 7, 2017
Techcrunch wrote an article when we validated our work at the Gwinett county in Georgia, USA.
Aug 25, 2016
Business Standard mentioned our work on Smart Gazer at IBM Research India.
Apr 27, 2016
Forbes covered projects that I contributed to, through the collaboration between IBM Research and Sesame Street.
Nov 7, 2015
Bloomberg covered the collaboration between Watson Education and Pearson Education.

Selected publications

  1. Exploring Machine Teaching with Children
    Utkarsh Dwivedi, Jaina Gandhi, Raj Parikh, Merijke Coenraad, Elizabeth Bonsignore, and Hernisa Kacorri
    In Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing 2021
    Best Paper Award, Honorable Mention
  2. Sharing Practices for Datasets Related to Wellness, Accessibility, and Aging
    Rie Kamikubo, Utkarsh Dwivedi, and Hernisa Kacorri
    In Proceedings of the 2021 International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility 2021
  3. OptiDwell: Intelligent Adjustment of Dwell Click Time
    Aanand Nayyar, Utkarsh Dwivedi, Karan Ahuja, Nitendra Rajput, Seema Nagar, and Kuntal Dey
    In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2017
  4. VisualMath: An Automated Visualization System for Understanding Math Word-Problems
    Utkarsh Dwivedi, Nitendra Rajput, Prasenjit Dey, and Blessin Varkey
    In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Companion 2017