Dr. Chirag Shah

Co-Director of RAISE (Responsible AI Systems & Experiences)

Professor at the University of Washington

Dr. Shah is a Professor in Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). He is the Founding Director for InfoSeeking Lab and Founding Co-Director of Center for Responsibility in AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE). He works in the area of intelligent information access systems, focusing on task-oriented search, proactive recommendations, and conversational systems. He is also engaged in work with generative AI, specifically in information access and image classification problems. In addition to creating AI-driven information access systems that provide more personalized reactive and proactive recommendations, he is also focusing on making such systems transparent, fair, and free of biases.

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