Dr. Swati Mishra – Faculty of Engineering
Swati Mishra

Dr. Swati Mishra


Human computation architectures, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer vision, digital signal processing

Areas of Specialization

Research Clusters

  • Assistant Professor

    Computing and Software

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Swati Mishra joined McMaster’s Department of Computing and Software as an Assistant Professor in July 2023. Her research focuses on designing tools that improve ML system’s usability, reliability, and interactivity with stakeholders. She is interested in leveraging Machine Teaching (MT), an inverse problem of Machine Learning, to improve teacher efficiency in applications for healthcare and computational journalism. Before joining McMaster, she received her Ph.D. in Information Science from Cornell University, where her research was funded by a multi-year Data Science Fellowship from Bloomberg AI. She also received an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Cornell University and an M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction from Indiana University. She has worked in the AI industry for 9 years, building and leading state of the art AI products. Her research has been published in top-tier conferences and journals like ACM SICGHI, CSCW, TEI, UMAP, and IEEE VIZ and won best paper awards at ACM SIGCHI. Her lab currently focuses on applying cognitive modeling to understand end-user behavior and leveraging it to build reliable AI systems for decision-making, sensemaking, and storytelling.