Anukriti Kumar

Anukriti Kumar

Research Fellow

Microsoft Research


Hi! I am a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Microsoft Research (MSR) India, where I work with Dr. Saikat Guha and Tanuja Ganu in Technology and Empowerment group. I build systems for democratizing the availability of printed content, such as newspapers, books, and research papers and making them accessible to people with vision impairments. Recently, I have also started collaborating with Dr. Mohit Jain and Dr. Nipun Kwatra to study the potential of eye health smartphone applications to incorporate healthy eye habits into a user’s lifestyle by sensing users' activities and providing them corresponding actionable feedback. My research interests primarily lie at the nexus of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Prior to MSR, I graduated with a Bachelor's in Information Technology from Delhi Technological University (Formerly, Delhi College of Engineering) in 2021. I have had the good fortune of working with Dr. Chetan Arora, Dr. Siew-Kei Lam, Dr. Dinesh K. Vishwakarma and Dr. Thambipillai Srikanthan on a variety of research problems, such as, biometric based human identification, heathcare system for the elderly, fake news analysis, multi-modal emotion recognition, text to image synthesis and information extraction systems, leveraging recent advances in AI and HCI. I have also interned at Samsung R&D Institute, Linkedin, and DE Shaw which enhanced my domain knowledge and experience to conduct software prototyping and develop robust systems at scale.

My research experiences have given me a unique opportunity to build, deploy and evaluate novel technologies and interactive learning systems in various domains including healthcare, education, social computing, accessibility and others. I have come to realize the importance of working on research problems that are applicable in the real world and strive to have this flavor in my research. I intend to specialize in human-centered AI-driven interactive systems for solving high-value societal problems. I am most excited about applications in accessibility, healthcare, and technology for global development but I am open to exploring other avenues as well.

I will be applying to PhD programs for Fall 2023. If my research interests align with your work and you have a suitable position, please [contact] me.


  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Technology for social good


  • B.Tech in Information Technology, 2021

    Delhi Technological University (Formerly Delhi College of Engineering)

    Graduated with University Rank 2 (CGPA: 9.82/10)




Research Fellow

Microsoft Research

July 2021 – Present Bangalore, India

Research Intern

Nanyang Technological University

Jan 2021 – June 2021 Singapore

Software Engineering Intern


June 2020 – July 2020 Bangalore, India

System Intern

D.E. Shaw & Co.

Apr 2020 – June 2020 Hyderabad, India

Research Intern

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Sept 2019 – Dec 2019 Delhi, India

Student Trainee (Research Intern)

Samsung R&D Institute

May 2019 – Jul 2019 Bangalore, India

Computer Vision Intern

Bharti Airtel

Dec 2018 – Feb 2019 Gurugram, India

Research Assistant

Biometric Research Lab, DTU

Sept 2018 – Dec 2018 Delhi, India


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