Hi, my name is Siddharth Jaiswal and I am a 2nd year Ph.D student at IIT Kharagpur, in the Dept. of Computer Science, working in the area of Fairness and Bias in AI with Prof. Animesh Mukherjee.
Prior to this 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.
I have been awarded the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship(PMRF) in the December 2021 cycle!
I e-attended the 1st Greek ACM-W Chapter Winter School on Fairness in AI on 24th & 25th February, 2022!
My submission to ACM CHI 2022 Case Study track- "Marching with the Pink Parade: Evaluating Visual Search Recommendations for Non-binary Clothing Items" has been accepted for publication as an extended abstract!
In this work, we studied visual search recommendations on e-commerce platforms through human surveys and identified that these platforms perform poorly for non-binary clothing items. The participants rated the non-binary recommendations lower and the male raters were more inclined to make binary choices as compared to female raters.
The preprint is available now!
Presentation video can be found here!
My first paper as part of my Ph.D has been accepted for publication at ICWSM 2022- "Two-Face: Adversarial Audit of Commercial Face Recognition Systems".
In this work, we performed an audit of commercially available Facial Recognition Systems for noisy input images and identified that the disparity in accuracy increases manifold against people of color.
The preprint is available now!
I graduated with a degree of M.Tech(Research) from the Dept. of CDS, Indian Institute of Science, with the convocation being held virtually on 6th October, 2021.
I have started my doctoral studies at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in the area of Fairness in AI Systems, in January, 2021.
I successfully defended my M.Tech(Research) thesis, titled "Streaming Partitioning and Distributed Analytics on Large Graphs" in June, 2020.
I have joined Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. as a Technical Project Leader in March, 2020.
I visited Riken Centre for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan to attend the 2nd R-CCS International Symposium and the 4th International Youth Workshop from 17th-20th February, 2020! I also got an opportunity to present a poster on my work on "Streaming Graph Partitioning". Check out the presentation our group made. Do keep a lookout for next year's applications!