Gauri Kambhatla


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. I work with Professor Matt Lease in the AI and Human-Centered Computing Lab and as part of the UT Austin NLP community. My primary research interests include natural language processing, NLP for social good, and computational social science.

I received my Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science and Masters degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan (go blue!). During this time, I worked with Professor Rada Mihalcea as part of the LIT lab.

I help out with GRACS (Graduate Representative Association of CS) and GWGMC (Graduate Women & Gender Minorities in Computing) at UT.


Jun 21, 2022 Presented at FAccT in Seoul, South Korea
Apr 21, 2022 Participated in the CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women in New Orleans
Aug 25, 2021 Started PhD in CS at UT Austin.

selected publications

  1. FAccT
    Surfacing Racial Stereotypes Through Identity Portrayal
    Gauri Kambhatla, Ian Stewart, and Rada Mihalcea
    ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency 2022
  2. EvoMUSART
    Chord Embeddings: Analyzing What They Capture and Their Role for Next Chord Prediction and Artist Attribute Prediction
    Allison Lahnala, Gauri Kambhatla, Jiajun Peng, Matthew Whitehead, Gillian Minnehan, Eric Guldan, Jonathan K. Kummerfeld, Anıl Çamcı, and Rada Mihalcea
    Proceedings of Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design - 10th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2021
  3. TOCHI
    PLIERS: A Process that Integrates User-Centered Methods into Programming Language Design
    Michael Coblenz, Gauri Kambhatla, Paulette Koronkevich, Jenna L. Wise, Celeste Barnaby, Joshua Sunshine, Jonathan Aldrich, and Brad A. Myers
    ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 2021