Ujwal Gadiraju


Assistant Professor, TU Delft

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An Introduction to Hybrid Human-Machine Information Systems
The Academic Fringe Festival



I offer research and thesis projects for Bachelor and Master students on a first come, first serve basis. You can get a broad overview of the research topics available within the Kappa research line on Crowd Computing and Human-Centered AI here.

If you are interested in working with me, feel free to drop me an email and I will get back to you ASAP!

TRAINBOT – Minting Stress Management Coaches During a Pandemic

Based on our recent work at AAAI HCOMP 2020, we are currently running controlled experiments to train student mentors at TU Delft on essential skills required to better support students facing stress management or anxiety related challenges using a conversational agent called ‘Trainbot’.
See more information and project updates here!

DANDELION – A Conversational Crowd Computing Platform

In this project we will develop a crowd computing platform with a conversational interface – a Web-enabled application that interacts with students and staff members at TU Delft (by means of traditional chat applications like Telegram, or Microsoft Teams). The aim is to support decision-making processes (e.g. to decide whether to attend a given event on the campus, or to find out what/where the next lecture is). This involves the satisfaction of an information need (e.g. information about the crowdedness of the event area, or the timetable of a given student) and solicit data about a given event (i.e. crowdsensing), or answer information needs from other users. In addition to serving such use-cases, the project also aims to gather an understanding of student ‘wellbeing’ periodically by leveraging the engaging means of the conversational interface. See more information and project updates here!