About Me

I am currently a research scientist employed at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

My research sits at the intersection of AI, Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction. I currently work on understanding how AI developers and teams work, investigating the barriers that they face, and developing solutions and tools to address those needs. Specifically, I am focusing on how to support information and communication needs between stakeholders throughout the software life cycle involving AI or machine learning. Previously, I researched challenges that developers incorporating AI libraries, frameworks and services into their software projects, and on developing novel ways to measure and evaluate conversational systems.

Before IBM, I graduated with a Computer Science Ph.D. from Oregon State University, advised by the incomparable Dr. Margaret Burnett.

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David Piorkowski, Ph.D.

  • Research Scientist at IBM
  • Works where HCI meets Software Engineering and AI
  • Currently working on FactSheets

This site was last updated on June 24, 2021.

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