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.
April 2023: Two papers accepted to ICML 2023.
On the Relationship Between Explanation and Prediction: A Causal View
On Data Manifolds Entailed by Structural Causal Models (link forthcoming)
March 2023: Workshop on Counterfactuals in Minds & Machines accepted to ICML 2023.
May - Oct 2022: Had a wonderful internship at DeepMind in London, UK.
May 2022: "On the Robustness of Causal Algorithmic Recourse" accepted to ICML 2022.
March 2022: "A survey of algorithmic recourse" accepted to ACM Computing Surveys.
Feb 2022: Finished co-teaching of "Causethical ML" graduate seminar at Saarland University.
Feb 2022: "On the fairness of causal algorithmic recourse" accepted at AAAI 2022 (Oral).
Jan 2022: "Towards Causal Algorithmic Recourse" accepted to Lecture Notes in AI (book chapter).
Dec 2021 - April 2022: Had a great time at an internship at Google Brain in Canada.
Nasir-ol-molk Mosque, Shiraz, 2019
Alumni Gold Medal Award, UWaterloo, 2018