Portrait of Saleema Amershi

Saleema Amershi

Principal Researcher


I am a Principal Researcher in the Adaptive Systems & Interaction Group at Microsoft Research AI. I received my PhD in 2012 from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). That year, my dissertation entitled “Designing for Effective End-User Interaction with Machine Learning”  won UW’s Distinguished Dissertation Award. Prior to UW, I completed a MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics at the University of British Columbia where I worked at The Laboratory for Computational Intelligence on Tools for Learning Artificial Intelligence. Through the years, I have also had the opportunity to work at Google Research and IBM Research.

My research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI) and artificial intelligence (AI).  Specifically, I create technologies to make people better at building and using machine learning. Examples include developing general purpose tools…