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I come from a tech background with diverse interests, ranging from information technology to computer vision. However, after my Masters specialization in artificial intelligence, I became interested in affective computing and AI ethics. 

  • BE, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, India
  • MComp, Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Singapore

My current research is based on Artificial Morality, where I focus on developing and training an agent to be virtuous. 

Research interests

Artificial Morality (aka Machine Ethics, AI alignment), virtue ethics, Explainable AI, AI and Ethics

Work experience

  • 3 years of experience in the IT industry
  • 3 years in artificial intelligence research with specialization in human robot interaction, natural language processing, and affective computing.

Selected publications

Gupta, R. K., Vishwanath, A., & Yang, Y. (2020). COVID-19 Twitter dataset with latent topics, sentiments and emotions attributes. arXiv e-prints, arXiv-2007.

Vishwanath, A., Singh, A., Chua, Y. H. V., Dauwels, J., & Magnenat-Thalmann, N. (2019, October). Humanoid co-workers: How is it like to work with a robot?. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Baka, E., Vishwanath, A., Mishra, N., Vleioras, G., & Thalmann, N. M. (2019, June). “Am I talking to a human or a robot?”: A preliminary study of human’s perception in human-humanoid interaction and its effects in cognitive and emotional states. In Computer Graphics International Conference (pp. 240-252). Springer, Cham.

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