About Me

Hi, my name is Siddharth and I am a 4th year PMRF (Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship) Ph.D student at IIT Kharagpur, in the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, working towards auditing user-interfaced AI software like Face Recognition Systems and e-commerce platforms to identify and mitigate biases against minority stakeholders, with Prof. Animesh Mukherjee. I also collaborate with Prof. Saptarshi Ghosh and Dr. Abhisek Dash.

In another lifetime, I was a Technical Project Lead at Huawei Technologies, India, working with the Cloud & AI team on Big Databases, focusing on query optimization and database connectors.

I completed my M.Tech(Research) degree from Dept of CDS, IISc, Bengaluru, India. During my time at IISc, I was associated with DREAM Lab working on distributed graph algorithms. I was also a recipient of the Microsoft Data Science Fellowship for the duration of my degree.

I completed my B.Tech in Computer Science and Engg in 2016 from Tezpur Central University, Tezpur, Assam, India.

I play football and volleyball and am a huge supporter of Manchester United FC. I like photography, reading books and writing poetry. Albert Camus, Ruskin Bond and Khaled Hosseini are some of the authors whose works I love.


February 2024: I am starting an Indian Machine Learning Reading Group with Kishalay Das that will be hosted online once a week. Hoping to promote Indian researchers’ work from top conferences/journals amongst the community. Do reach out if interested to present/attend!
December 2023: Our ASONAM 2023 paper “Auditing Gender Analyzers on Text Data” has been invited to be presented at ACM ARCS 2024, to be held in-person in NISER Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India from 8th to 9th February, 2024. I have also been invited to attend ACM Annual Event 2024 at the same venue on 10th February, 2024. Thanks to ACM India for the travel grant!
October 2023: I have been selected to attend the first Pingala Interactions in Computing event PIC 2024, to be held in-person in Mysore, Karnataka, India from 3rd to 6th February, 2024. Thanks to ACM India for the travel grant!