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Gagan Bansal

Using insights from both Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction, I am passionate about enabling human-AI interactions that help augment human performance and values.

At MSR, I am part of the Human-AI eXperiences Team (HAX). Prior to joining MSR in 2022, I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, Seattle where I was advised by Dan Weld and was a part of the UW Lab for Human-AI Interaction. There, I studied the important problems of helping users decide when to trust AI recommendations [1], preserving AI's trustworthiness [2], and training AI to optimize joint human-AI performance [3].

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At UW, I've had the opportunity to work with and advise many excellent undergraduate, Masters, and high-school students:

  • Cindy Su (Co-advised with Ben Lee, Summer 2021-Present)
  • Prithvi Tarale (Autumn 2020-Summer 2021)
  • Joyce Zhou (Co-advised with Dan Weld, Autumn 2019-Summer 2020)
  • Jacob Sippy (Co-advised with Dan Weld, Autumn 2018-Summer 2020)
  • Lynsey Liu (Co-advised with Jonathan Bragg, Autumn 2017-2018)
  • Ziyao Huang (Co-advised with Jonathan Bragg, Autumn 2017-2018)
  • Diana Iftimie (Co-advised with Dan Weld, Winter 2017)