Hi, I'm Saumik!

I'm currently a 4th-year PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis, working in the field of Artificial Intelligence with Chien-Ju Ho. I also heavily collaborate with Sid Sen at Microsoft Research NYC.

In 2019, I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Computer Science, and I spent a year between undergrad and grad school as an Associate Researcher at SIFT.

My current research focuses on the area of AI-Assisted Human Decision Making, and I have two different lines of work in this area. Most of my recent projects have focused on the domain of chess, due to the huge amount of human data available for free. My work aims to answer two questions. (1) How can we design intervention strategies to improve outcomes in real-time? (2) How can we create personalized teaching tools which lead to long-term human growth?

My second line of work focuses on the ethical side of human-AI teams. In this project, our goal is to better understand how various forms of AI assistance affect human ethical decision making. So far, I have looked at the impact of AI predictions and AI recommendations in the domain of Kidney Transplant Allocation. Next, I plan to analyze this impact across other domains such as judicial and medical. I'm especially excited about the idea of ethically-aware AI algorithms for transit route setting.

In the past, I've worked in many other areas of CS as well - check out the projects page for more details.

Feel free to contact me!

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A Brief Guide to Stockfish NNUE
By Saumik / January 24, 2021

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Notes on Curriculum Learning

One of my current research projects deals with applying elements of Curriculum Learning (CL) for designing real-world human learning curricula. In the last few weeks, I've read a number of CL papers, and in this Read more…