Hi! 🤠 I am a Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, where I work with Sarah Fox on creating mechanisms for accountability and greater end-user agency in interactions with machine learning systems.

Previously, I worked as a Research Fellow with Milagros Miceli at Weizenbaum Institute, and as a Pre-Doctoral Researcher with the Google Research India and the Technology, AI, Society and Culture (TASC) team, focusing on mixed-methods research interrogating the practices of dataset production.

Before joining Google Research, I worked as a Research Associate at IIIT Delhi with Pushpendra Singh. We developed a framework containing actionable guidelines for designing mobile applications for low-literacy users. I graduated with a B.Tech in Computer Science from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi in 2019.

I am passionate about teaching, and spent a lot of time tutoring science and math to middle school students as a volunteer with the Aashmaan Foundation. I have also worked with UpGrad as an instructor of Data Science using Python for university students.


Best Paper Honorable Mention Award 🏆
A hunt for the Snark: Annotator Diversity in Data Practices
Shivani Kapania, Alex Taylor, Ding Wang CHI'23 | ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Designing Responsible AI: Adaptations of UX Practice to Meet Responsible AI Challenges
Qiaosi Wang, Michael Madaio, Shaun Kane, Shivani Kapania, Michael Terry, Lauren Wilcox CHI'23 | ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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"Because AI is 100% right and safe": User Attitudes and Sources of AI Authority in India
Shivani Kapania, Oliver Siy, Gabe Clapper, Azhagu SP Meena, Nithya Sambasivan CHI'22 | ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Inheriting Discrimination: Datafication Encounters of Marginalized Workers
Azhagu Meena S P, Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Shivani Kapania, Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Vivek Srinivasan, Nithya Sambasivan ICTD'22 | International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development
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Best Paper Award 🏆
“Everyone wants to do the model work, not the data work”: Data Cascades in High-Stakes AI
Nithya Sambasivan, Shivani Kapania, Hannah Highfill, Diana Akrong, Praveen Paritosh, Lora Aroyo CHI'21 | ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Actionable UI Design Guidelines for Smartphone Applications Inclusive of Low-Literate Users
Ayushi Srivastava*, Shivani Kapania*, Anupriya Tuli*, Pushpendra Singh (* = Equal Contribution)
CSCW'21 | ACM Conference On Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing
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Multi Object Tracking with UAVs using Deep SORT and YOLOv3 RetinaNet Detection Framework
Shivani Kapania, Dharmendar Saini, Sachin Goyal, Narina Thakur, Rachna Jain, Preeti Nagrath ACM AIMS'20 | ACM Workshop on Autonomous and Intelligent Mobile Systems
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2015 - 2019
IIT Hyderabad
IIIT Delhi
2019 - 2020
PAIR @ Google Research
2020 - 2021
Google Research
2020 - Present