pkhadpe [at]

I am a first year PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am fortunate to be co-advised by Chinmay Kulkarni and Geoff Kaufman.

Information technologies have revolutionized the way we learn, work, and interact. Systems have been designed to not only augment existing forms of work and collaboration but also enable new kinds of collaborative and learning processes. Despite these successes, a major challenge persists: how do we engineer successful collaboration?

I am interested in developing systems that encourage people to communicate and interact in ways that are promotive of self and group efficacy. In doing so, I try to approach the problem from multiple angles: developing infrastructure within which collaboration takes place, designing processes for effective collaboration, and designing interventions that mitigate social and psychological barriers to effective team communication.

If any of this resonates with you, I'd love to hear from you. The best way to reach me is pkhadpe [at] Feel free to reach out if you have questions about my work, would like to collaborate, or just want to chat!

At CMU, I co-organize the Social Computing Reading Group. We meet every week to discuss papers in Social Computing including research on Online Communities, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Computer Mediated Communication, FATE, Digital Humanities and more. If you would like to join us, reach out to me!



Conceptual Metaphors Impact Perceptions of Human-AI Collaboration
Pranav Khadpe, Ranjay Krishna, Li Fei-Fei, Jeff Hancock, Michael Bernstein
CSCW 2020

Paper Blog


Do Multilingual Users Prefer Chat-bots that Code-Mix? Let's Nudge and Find Out!
Anshul Bawa, Pranav Khadpe, Pratik Joshi, Kalika Bali, Monojit Choudhury
CSCW 2020


Presented by Anshul Bawa


AI-based Request Augmentation to Increase Crowdsourcing Participation
Junwon Park, Ranjay Krishna, Pranav Khadpe, Li Fei-Fei, Michael Bernstein
HCOMP 2019



  • [Jan '21] Moved to Pittsburgh!
  • [Oct '20] Our CSCW 2020 paper received a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award!
  • [Aug '20] Started my PhD remotely. Looking forward to relocating to Pittsburgh early next year.
  • [Jul '20] New paper accepted at CSCW on understanding the causal effect of metaphors associated with AI agents on user experiences and user attitudes towards them.
  • [May '20] Defended my Masters Thesis at IIT Kharagpur
  • [Apr '20] Accepted the PhD offer from CMU HCII and I look forward to starting in the Fall!
  • [Mar '20] Our paper on building chatbots for multilingual users was accepted at CSCW! This was work we started during my internship at MSR India in summer 2018.


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