About Me

Hello! I am a PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. I am interested in exploring ways to make Machine Learning trustworthy. I have explored explainability and fairness aspects of Machine Learning to make it trustworthy. I hope to continue exploring this area in future.

I majored in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and graduated with a minor in Computer Science in 2019. At IIT Kanpur, I worked on research projects in Fairness in Machine Learning and Program Analysis of Machine Learning and C code. In my free time, I enjoy reading blogs and books, connecting with friends, and exploring outdoors.


  • Trustworthy ML
  • Explainability in ML
  • Fairness in ML


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2024 (expected)

    University of Washington, Seattle

  • Masters in Computer Science, 2021

    University of Washington, Seattle

  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, 2019

    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur



Research Intern


Jun 2022 – Oct 2022 San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Worked on interpretability of recommender systems

Research Fellow

Arthur AI Inc.

Jun 2020 – Sep 2021 Washington D.C., USA

Responsibilities include:

  • Reading and understanding research papers
  • Developing novel technique to solve counterfactual explainability
  • Deployment of the solution for Arthur’s clients

Research Intern

AST Lab, ETH Zurich

Jun 2019 – Sep 2019 Zurich, Switzerland

Responsibilities include:

  • Explored solutions to shape incompatibility bugs in Machine Learning Code
  • Tested our approach on several benchmarks

Research Intern


May 2018 – Aug 2018 Boston, USA

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing new technique which allocate bits to floating point programs
  • Comparing our technique to previous techniques

Research Intern

NUS School of Computing

May 2017 – Aug 2017 Singapore

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyse programs using KLEE
  • Developing tool to convert CSP programs into C code

Undergraduate Researcher

CSE, IIT Kanpur

May 2016 – Mar 2017 Kanpur, India

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing technique to automatically repair buggy C programs


  • vsahil@cs.washington.edu or v.sahil1@gmail.com
  • Paul G. Allen Center, 185 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
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