(Nair rhymes with 🔥)
I’m currently applying for PhD programs in and around computer science for Fall 2024 admission!
I’m currently advised by Professor David Danks of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) and Department of Philosophy at UCSD. My thesis research deals with using active learning in fairness-sensitive decisions that suffer from unobserved counterfactuals, establishing how decisionmakers can benefit epistemically in the long run by observing points that were historically unlikely to be observed. I’m also currently a teaching assistant in HDSI, supervising the senior capstone course.
Prior to my graduate study, I was a data science major at UC San Diego 🔱, graduating with minors in history and liguistics, and a concentration in political science. They wouldn’t let me triple minor.
Outside the classroom, I was the sports editor of The UCSD Guardian, I was (and continue to be) in UCSD’s quizbowl club, and I spent a summer making a documentary about UCSD’s history. In my free time, I’m watching as many sports as I can, reading books at a glacial pace, and reading Wikipedia pages.
Human-AI interaction: How do people make sense of and react to algorithmic decisionmaking that affects their lives? How do recent publicly released models affect the relationship between users and ML?
Engagement in online learning: student attitudes and behavior during COVID-19. Hollister, B., Nair, P.*, Hill-Lindsay, S., & Chukoskie, L. Frontiers in Education, May 2022. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2022.851019/full