What am I working on


  • The political economy of AI and its impact on workers/work
  • The Automated Workplace: Digital Taylorism in India and abroad
  • What shapes the public and academic discourse around AI and its policy?
Recent funded projects:
  • "A Study in Intelligence: Mapping the Impact of AI on Indian Labour", IRCC Seed Grant, Total grant: INR 20,00,000, 1 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2024
  • "landscape analysis for Mozilla’s Responsible Computer Challenge program in India", Consultancy Project for Digital Futures Lab, Total grant: INR 6,00,000, 2 Sept 2022 to 31 Dec 2022
  • "Trust and Public AI: A Policy Analysis", Project for the Trust Lab IITB, Total grant: INR 6,00,000, 1 Aug 2023 to 31 July 2024

Peer reviewed publications

PhD Thesis Papers
  • Satyam Mohla, Bishnupriya Bagh, and Anupam Guha. A Material Lens to Investigate the Gendered Impact of the AI Industry. IJCAI 2021 Workshop on AI for Social Good.

  • Satyam Mohla, Sidharth Mohla, Anupam Guha, and Biplab Banerjee. Multimodal Noisy Segmentation based fragmented burn scars identification in Amazon Rainforest. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2020.

  • Mohit Iyyer*, Varun Manjunatha*, Anupam Guha, Yogarshi Vyas, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Hal Daumé III, and Larry Davis. The Amazing Mysteries of the Gutter: Drawing Inferences Between Panels in Comic Book Narratives. Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017.
    CODE+DATA  •  Press: MIT Tech Review, Digital Trends  •  [BIBTEX]

  • Anupam Guha, Mohit Iyyer, and Jordan Boyd-Graber. "A Distorted Skull Lies in the Bottom Center..." Identifying Paintings from Text Descriptions. North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) Human-Computer QA Workshop, 2016.
    DATA  •  Supplementary  •  [BIBTEX]

  • Mohit Iyyer, Anupam Guha, Snigdha Chaturvedi, Jordan Boyd-Graber, and Hal Daumé III. Feuding Families and Former Friends: Unsupervised Learning for Dynamic Fictional Relationships. North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2016.
    Best Paper Award

  • Anupam Guha, Mohit Iyyer, Danny Bouman, and Jordan Boyd-Graber. Removing the Training Wheels: A Coreference Dataset that Entertains Humans and Challenges Computers. North American Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), 2015.
    CODE+DATA  •  Video  •  [BIBTEX]

  • Yezhou Yang, Anupam Guha, Cornelia Fermüller, and Yiannis Aloimonos. Manipulation Action Tree Bank: A Knowledge Resource for Humanoids. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids, 2014.

  • Yezhou Yang, Anupam Guha, Cornelia Fermüller, and Yiannis Aloimonos. A Cognitive System for Understanding Human Manipulation Actions.. Advances in Cognitive Systems, (ISSN 2324-8416), 2014.

  • Anupam Guha, Yezhou Yang, Cornelia Fermüller, and Yiannis Aloimonos. Minimalist Plans for Interpreting Manipulation Actions. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.

Reports and Policy Publications

Courses I teach at IITB

  • PS 643, Introduction to AI, Data, and Policy: [Fall 2023]
  • PS 609, Research Methodology and Design, (shared teaching): [Fall 2023] [Fall 2021]
  • PS 626, AI, Data, and Policy: [Spring 2023] [Spring 2022] [Spring 2021] [Spring 2020], note: This course has changed to the courses PS 643 and PS 644
  • PS 630, Technology and the Future of Workers: [Fall 2022] [Fall 2021] [Spring 2021]
  • PS 610, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, (shared teaching): [Spring 2021]


Research Associates/Fellows
  1. Tisha Chakrabarti
  2. Aayushi Vishnoi
PhD students I am advising
  1. Abhishek Sharad Mali, CPS PhD 2020 –
  2. Avnika Nagar, CPS 2021 –
  3. Iznallah, CPS 2021 –
  4. Nikita Amar Jha, CPS conversion from MPP 2020-22
  5. Purnima Rohilla, CPS conversion from MPP 2021-23
Masters students I am advising
  1. Krish Jaiswal, CPS MPP 2022-24
  2. Preeti Kumari, CPS MPP 2022-24
Alumni I advised
  1. Koyal Sindhu, HSS MPhil 2021-23
  2. Shadab Alam, CPS MPP 2021-23
  3. Surujmoni Thakuria, CPS MPP 2021-23
  4. Ojasvi Verma, (co-advised), CPS MPP 2020-23
  5. Tisha Chakrabarti, CPS MPP 2020-22
  6. Nikita Amar Jha, CPS MPP 2020-, converted to a PhD student
  7. Anushree Choudhury, CPS MPP 2020-22
  8. Taijshee Mishra, CPS MPP batch of 2019-21

Image: Scenes from the first scroll of a fascimile of the famous 12th C. caricature from Japan, Chouju Jinbutsu Giga (Animal Person Caricatures). Copyright: Public domain from Wikimedia Commons.
The scrolls depict anthropomorphic rabbits, toads, and monkeys doing hilarious things. The original scrolls are at the Kyoto National Museum and the Tokyo National Museum.
Read the scroll from right to left