Usman Gohar

Ph.D. student | Computer Science @ Iowa State University


116 A Atanasoff Hall

2434 Osborn Dr.

Ames, Iowa 50011

Hi! I am a Ph.D. student in Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University (ISU). I received my M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and my B.Eng. degree from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). My research interests are broadly at the intersection of software engineering and machine learning, with a particular focus on Fairness in AI and LLMs, social computing, and AI for social good.

My industrial experience includes working as a Data Scientist in fields ranging from agriculture, manufacturing, and power systems with specific experience in forecasting, predictive analytics, and model deployment.


Feb 2024 Presenting a poster of our work at Imagin Aviation 2024!
Feb 2024 Invited to be on the Program Commitee for IJCAI’24 Survey Track!
Jan 2024 Invited to be Volunteer Co-Chair for FAccT 2024!
Dec 2023 Paper on fairness and equity in engineering automated software systems for drones has been accepted at ICSE!
Jul 2023 Our work on Intersectional Fairness has been featured by Montreal AI Ethics Institute
Jun 2023 I will be giving a talk on Fairness in ML, specifically ensembles in Data Tech 2023 in Minneapolis, MN on June 9th.
May 2023 This summer, I will be working at Seagate as a Ph.D. Data Science Intern!
May 2023 I will be a volunteer at FaccT 2023. See you in Chicago!!
Apr 2023 Our work on Intersectional Fairness has been accepted at IJCAI’23 Survey Track!
Feb 2023 ICSE paper artifact accepted and got two badges!
Dec 2022 Our work titled “Towards Understanding Fairness and its Composition in Ensemble Machine Learning” has been accepted at ICSE’23!
Nov 2022 Nominated for Midwest Teaching Exellency Award!
May 2022 Received Teaching Excellency Award from Iowa State University
Apr 2022 Organized the Women in Data Science (WiDS) event at ISU and served as an ambassador of WiDS Global, Stanford University.
Jun 2021 I will be volunteering for FAccT’21 (South Korea - Virtual).
Aug 2020 Awarded ACM travel grant and registration waiver for KDD 2020!