Hi, I'm Ashish Sharma
I’m a fifth-year PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I am advised by Tim Althoff.
I study how AI can support human well-being. My long-term research goal is to develop human-centered AI systems that can empower people in real-world tasks. Broadly, I’m interested in Natural Language Processing, Human-AI Collaboration, Computational Social Science, and Mental Health. I’m supported by the JP Morgan Chase AI Research PhD Fellowship.
Previously, I was a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. I have also done research internships at Microsoft Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Adobe Research Lab. Details in my CV.
We show that human-AI collaboration can empower people to respond more empathically in online peer-to-peer mental health support.
- Cognitive Reframing through Human-LM Interaction wins the Outstanding Paper Award at ACL 2023!
- Selected as a JP Morgan Chase AI Research PhD Fellow!
- Changing thoughts tool features on Dr. Tracey Marks’ Youtube channel!
- Changing thoughts tool features in The Washington Post!
- HAILEY features in Microsoft Enable, UW News, Allen School News and various other media outlets!
- We release “Changing Thoughts,” a new tool to help people reframe negative thoughts into something more hopeful
- HAILEY features in Psychology Today!
- Summer internship at Microsoft Research, Redmond with Sudha Rao, Bill Dolan, Chris Brockett and Nebojsa Jojic
- Invited talk at Issaquah High School Artificial Intelligence Club
- Invited talk at Research Running on Cloud Compute & Emerging Technologies
|Jun 8–10, 23||Mental Health America Conference, Washington DC|
|Jul 23–29, 22||IJCAI, Vienna|