Chinmay Kulkarni

Chinmay Kulkarni

Ph.D. candidate @ Stanford HCI

Publications on Google Scholar (or locally)
Curriculum Vitae
Code on Github (and from friends)
@chinmay on Twitter

I'm starting as an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon's Human-computer Interaction Institute this Fall. My students and I hope to build technology that uses the networked properties of online communities to improve how people live and learn. Our work has already helped 100,000+ students from 130+ countries learn more effectively in MOOCs, and has advanced the science of learning.

If you're a CMU student who'd like to work with me, please get in touch!

I'm in the last few months of being a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I have two awesome academic advisors, Professor Scott Klemmer and Professor Michael Bernstein.

Student collaborators

I've had the joy of mentoring some amazing masters and undergraduate students.

  • Julia Cambre
    now @Coursera

  • Yasmine Kotturi
    now @MSR

  • Courtney Noh

  • Kathryn Papadopoulos
    now @Google

  • Kanit Wongshuphasawat
    now @U. of Washington

And of working with amazing fellow PhD students

  • Justin Cheng

  • Vineet Pandey
    UC San Diego

Research projects

Talk to classmates from around the world!

Talkabout enables students in massive classes to talk in small, but global discussion groups. Randomized controlled experiments show these global discussions help students learn better. Please fill out this form. We will be able to support your class if it runs on Coursera, edX or other LTI-compatible platform.

PeerStudio provides them fast qualitative feedback on open-ended work. Students using PeerStudio get feedback in less than an hour, orders of magnitude faster than traditional methods. Thousands of learners in both Massive Open Online Classrooms (MOOCs) and university classrooms have used these platforms for large-scale peer assessment and discussion.

Please email us at If you're a student using PeerStudio in your class, you can email us your problem– please use the email address you use with your class. For regrades and deadline extensions, please ask your course staff.

The insights behind our structured peer assessment systems have also since been adopted by other researchers in human-computer interaction (HCI) and social computing.

Last updated on July 16, 2015. Web design based on ideas from Juho Kim, Justin Cheng, and Scott Klemmer. Thanks to the Siebel Scholars program for supporting my research in 2014.