Portrait of Saleema Amershi

Saleema Amershi

Senior Principal Researcher



I am a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and currently co-chair Microsoft’s Aether Working Group on Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. Aether is Microsoft’s advisory committee on responsible and ethical AI. My research focuses on helping people create effective and responsible AI user experiences. My recent work includes leading Microsoft’s effort to develop general Guidelines for Human-AI Interaction, a unified and validated set of guidelines to establish a foundation for human-AI interaction design. Throughout the years, I have developed tools and methodologies to support practitioners in designing and building AI-based products and services, including general purpose platforms and visualizations for data scientists building predictive models, and application specific techniques for supporting end-users interacting with AI-systems in their everyday lives.

I hold a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Prior to UW, I completed a MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics at the University of British Columbia.