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PhD Candidate Sourojit Ghosh receives Presidential Dissertation Fellowship

Leah Pistorius
June 17, 2024

Sourojit Ghosh, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering, has received a prestigious UW Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Sourojit Ghosh
Sourojt Ghosh, fourth-year PhD Candidate in HCDE

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Award is intended to assist PhD candidates in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations and is established with the support of the University President. The Graduate School awards two fellowships annually, one from across Arts and Humanities programs and the other across Social Sciences and Social Professions programs. Ghosh was selected from the 24 eligible programs in the Social Sciences category.

In his dissertation work, Ghosh is studying the harms created by generative AI tools, particularly towards traditionally marginalized populations. Ghosh is researching text-to-image generators and examining how human-centered approaches can influence the design of generative AI tools.

“I’m really grateful to the Graduate School for this prestigious fellowship," said Ghosh. "It is an incredible feeling to be recognized for the work I’m doing, and this fellowship will offer me the opportunity to really focus on making the work even better.”

Ghosh is advised by Professor Cecilia Aragon, director of the Human-Centered Data Sciences Lab.