Rahul K. Dass

Hello! I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student from Kolkata, India, studying at the University of Miami. My research interests lies in the development of trustworthy computer vision systems. More specifically, I am exploring deep learning models’ sensitivity and bias based on input data augmentation including the multi-dimentionality of labels, geometrical and texture transformations of images.

Currently, as a U-LINK Predoctoral Fellow, I am investigating how deep learning models reinforce but can also help reduce racial-ethnic inequalities within the U.S. criminal justice system by combining theories and methods from Computer Science and Sociology under the supervision of Dr. Ubbo Visser, Dr. Odelia Schwartz and Dr. Nick Petersen.

Prior to building deep learning models, my background was in Theoretical Physics. I achieved my Masters degree in Physics from Lancaster University where I was fortunate to be advised by Dr. Anupam Mazumdar. My thesis explored the phenomenon of particle production due to an oscillating inflaton field within a non-expanding background using Quantum Field Theory. [Thesis] [Poster].

Link to my current CV.

Away from work, I enjoy making everyday memories with my better-half and binging my favorite shows.


Jul 14, 2020 Recipient of a Miami CTSI Award [UL1TR002736] in collaboration with Bascom Palmer!
Apr 6, 2020 Discussed FATE issues in AI/ML in the domain of facial analysis at the UM CS Ph.D. Talk Series.
Mar 11, 2020 My first paper was accepted at AI-CRV 2020! [html] [poster] [video]