I am a Ph.D. student at the School of Information Studies, Univerisity of Maryland, College Park. As a research assistant at the Intelligent Assistive Machines (IAM) lab under the supervision of Dr. Hernisa Kacorri, I create accessible technology for teaching machine learning and explainable AI.

Previously I was a game designer and software engineer at StudyPad (Now SplashLearn) in late-Mid 2017, where I designed and developed games for learning math. And before that, I was a Research Scientist at IBM Research Labs, New Delhi, India. Primarily, I worked on the intersection of HCI and ML algorithms, designing and developing machine learning-based technologies for use-cases in childhood learning, in collaboration with Sesame Street.

News

Jun 19, 2021
Our full paper on Exploring Machine Teaching with Children was accepted in VL/HCC 2021.
Jun 15, 2021
Our full paper on Sharing Practices for Datasets Related to Wellness, Accessibility, and Aging was accepted in ASSETS 2021.
Aug 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.
Aug 27, 2018
Joined the PhD program at the School of Information Studies 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. :sparkles: :smile:
Apr 27, 2016
Forbes covered my projects throught the collaboration between IBM Research and Sesame Street.

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
  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