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Dr. Saumya Jetley

Associate Director of Academics, Technology Leaders Program

Assistant Professor, Plaksha University

Area of Expertise

Computer Vision, Applied Machine Learning, Data Analytics

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Applied Machine Learning (incl. Robust/Safe AI)
  • Causal Reasoning
  • AI for Social Good


  • Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Machine Learning Algorithms, University of Oxford

Past Associations

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, TAU Team, INRIA - Paris (Saclay)
  • Visiting Research Scientist, Five AI Limited

Dr. Jetley is a founding faculty at Plaksha. She holds a Ph.D. (2014-19) in computer vision and machine learning algorithms from University of Oxford supervised by Prof. Philip Torr. She was a postdoctoral researcher (2019-21) in causal inference and machine learning at INRIA-Paris Saclay under Prof. Michele Sebag. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, applied computer vision (with focus on interpretability), machine learning (additionally under privacy-preserving and robustness conditions), and causal reasoning (e.g. to study biases in the job market). At Plaksha, she is looking to apply her expertise in data science and AI more broadly to problems of social impact.

She is an avid science communicator, having been variously involved in designing and running workshops for students and adults as part of outreach at Oxford University and as a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) volunteer. She was an invited panel member at Infinity 2.0, and has given research talks at Wildlife Institute of India, AI Wadhwani Institute, ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, INRIA - Paris among others.