Pulkit Verma

Ph.D. Student @ AAIR LAB, ASU

I am a Ph.D. student in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University, working with Prof. Siddharth Srivastava. I am also affiliated with UC Berkeley's Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, and ASU's Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming. I have completed M.Tech. from Department of Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Guwahati, advised by Prof. Pradip K. Das.

My primary interests lie in AI safety, AI planning, action-model learning, and analysis of abstractions. My research focuses on safe and reliable behavior of AI agents. I am currently investigating the minimal set of requirements in an AI system that would enable a user to assess and understand the limits of its safe operability.

In the past, I have worked in the areas of bio-inspired robotics, speech processing, and internet of things.


Jun 3, 2022

Giving a talk on Discovering User-Interpretable Capabilities of Black-Box AI Agents at CHAI’s 6th Annual Workshop. Slides available here.

May 14, 2022

Our work JEDAI: A System for Skill-Aligned Explainable Robot Planning won the Best Demonstration Award at AAMAS 2022.

Apr 15, 2022

Received the Spring 2022 ASU GPSA Teaching Excellence Award.

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