Ramaravind Kommiya Mothilal is a PhD student in the Faculty of Information and a graduate fellow of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society (SRI) at the University of Toronto. He is co-advised by Ishtiaque Ahmed and Shion Guha. Ramaravind is also a member of the Department of Computer Science’s Third Space research group, Dynamics Graphics Project lab, and iSchool’s Human-Centred Data Science Lab.
Before starting his PhD, Ramaravind worked as a Data Scientist at Everwell Health Solutions and as a pre-doctoral AI Center Fellow at Microsoft Research India. During these years, he has built dashboards for state organizations, developed optimal incentive schemes for spreading public awareness messages, created open-source software to explain ML models, and analyzed caste hierarchy and information flow within the online social networks of Indian politicians.