Hi, I'm Ashish Sharma

I’m a fifth-year PhD candidate 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.

My research has been recognized with an outstanding paper award from ACL, a best paper award from The Web Conference and has been deployed in the real-world by Mental Health America.

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.

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May 11–16, 24 CHI, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Jun 8–10, 23 Mental Health America Conference, Washington DC
Jul 23–29, 22 IJCAI, Vienna