I am a first year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at University of Maryland, College Park and MPI-SWS under the Maryland-Max Planck joint program. I am fortunate to be advised by Krishna P. Gummadi and John P. Dickerson. My academic and research interests lie in topics related to Explainability, Transparency and Fairness in Machine Learning.
I did my undergrad at IIIT, Delhi (2015 - 2019) majoring in Computer Science and Engineering, where I was associated to Precog. During my undergrad I worked on topics related to Social Computing, Computational Social Science and ICT4D.
I am fortunate to have worked with some amazing mentors (in no particular order): Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (IIIT Delhi), Pushpendra Singh (IIIT Delhi), Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi), Hoda Heidari (ETH Zürich) and Muhammad Bilal Zafar (Bosch Center for AI). I spent the wonderful summer of 2018 interning at MPI-SWS where I was advised by Krishna P. Gummadi.
For more, check out my CV.
vnanda [at] mpi-sws [dot] org vedant [at] cs [dot] umd [dot] edu
* joint first author