Amir-Hossein Karimi


Amir-Hossein Karimi is a final-year PhD candidate at ETH Zurich and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, working under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf and Prof. Dr. Isabel Valera. His research interests lie at the intersection of causal inference, explainable AI, and program synthesis. Amir's contributions to the problem of algorithmic recourse have been recognized through spotlight and oral presentations at top venues such as NeurIPS, ICML, AAAI, AISTATS, ACM-FAccT, and ACM-AIES. He has also authored a book chapter and a highly-regarded survey paper in the ACM Computing Surveys. Supported by the NSERC, CLS, and Google PhD fellowships, Amir's research agenda aims to address the need for systems that make use of the best of both human and machine capabilities towards building trustworthy systems for human-machine collaboration. Prior to his PhD, Amir earned several awards including the Spirit of Engineering Science Award (UofToronto, 2015) and the Alumni Gold Medal Award (UWaterloo, 2018) for notable community and academic performance. Alongside his education, Amir gained valuable industry experience at Facebook, Google Brain, and DeepMind, and has provided >$250,000 in AI-consulting services to various startups and incubators. Finally, Amir teaches introductory and advanced topics in AI to an online community @PrinceOfAI.


Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Shiraz, 2019

Alumni Gold Medal Award, UWaterloo, 2018

Paris, 2019