Pratyusha Ria Kalluri

Pratyusha Ria Kalluri

PhD student in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory @riakall


I am a third-year PhD student in computer science at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where I am advised by Stefano Ermon and Dan Jurafsky; I also co-lead Stanford Inclusion in AI. I am interested in discovering and inducing concepts inside machine learning models. This leads me to work on learning disentangled representations, novel learning objectives, and interpretability. I believe this work is one part of shaping a more radical and equitable AI future.

Previously, I completed my bachelors in computer science at MIT (2016), advised by Patrick Winston, in the lineage of Marvin Minsky, and I was a visiting researcher at Complutense University of Madrid (2017), advised by Pablo Gervas. I have received the Open Philanthropy AI Fellowship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, the Stanford EDGE Fellowship, and the Interact Fellowship. I am also an artist, previously under the mentorship of Junot Díaz and Charif Shanahan.


Blog posts



  • The Impact of FATE ML research on the queer community
    FATE ML = Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in ML
    Pratyusha Kalluri
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Queer in AI Workshop, 2019.
  • Fairness and ethics in AI
    Pratyusha Kalluri
    Y Combinator AI Conference at OpenAI, 2018.
  • The paradox of privacy: Marginalized communities have long borne the brunt of "ubiquitous" surveillance
    Pratyusha Kalluri, Alvaro Bedoya
    Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship 20th Reunion, 2018.