I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cognitive Sciences and a Noyce fellow at UC Irvine where I work with Dr. Mark Steyvers. My interests lie at the intersection of cognitive science and human-computer interaction.

I’m interested in modeling the cognitive mechanisms that are at play when people collaborate with AI agents. Using a combination of behavioral studies and cognitive modeling, my past work has examined how humans incorporate AI advice in their decisions, what biases they display when using AI assistance, and how they assess the ability of an AI assistant. Before coming to UCI, I got my B.Tech. in Engineering from IIT Madras.


Mar 2022: Our paper ‘An Empirical Investigation of Reliance on AI-Assistance in a Noisy-Image Classification Task’ was accepted for publication as a full paper at HHAI 2022

Dec 2021: Awarded a fellowship by the Irvine Initiative in AI, Law, and Society for 2022

Nov 2021: Presented our work on Metacognitive Bandits and Algorithm Aversion at Psychonomics 2021