VIKRAM MOHANTY
Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

vikrammohanty@vt.edu

My research focuses on developing novel tools that leverage the complementary strengths of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and collective human intelligence for solving complex, open-ended problems.

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I work at the Crowd Intelligence Lab, where I am advised by Dr. Kurt Luther. For my research, I have won the Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge Grand Prize (2018), the ACM IUI Best Paper (2019) award and the AAAI HCOMP Best Poster/Demo (2018) award. In the summer of 2019, I was a research intern at Dataminr in New York City.

Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where I graduated from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering with a dual degree (B.Tech and M.Tech). During this time, my work focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning, with a special focus on autonomous robots and self-driving cars. I have also worked as a research intern at the Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group (ARPG), University of Colorado at Boulder and at the CAMMA Research Group, University of Strasbourg.