Dr. ir. Verma, H.

Himanshu Verma is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered AI at the Knowledge and Intelligence Design (KInD) group within the Department of Sustainable Design Engineering (SDE) at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

His research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Social Cognition, and Ubiquitous Computing, and focuses on the examination of the internal mechanisms comprising latent, non-verbal, and transient social signals that support or inhibit collaboration, and how they can be meaningfully harnessed by technological means. In recent years, his research has focused on investigating human-AI collaboration and how AI can meaningfully assist humans in their endeavours. He is also investigating the role of empathy in mediating collaboration between humans and autonomous (AI/ML-based) agents. 

Himanshu holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the École PolyTechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). Prior to joining TU Delft, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Human-IST Institute at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), the LEARN Centre at EPFL (Switzerland), and the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland.


  • 2010 – 2015
    PhD in Computer Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 – 2010
    M.Tech in Information Technology (Specialisation in Human-Computer Interaction), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India


  • 2020 — Present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Design Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • 2019 — 2020
    Scientific Collaborator at LEARN Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • 2018 — 2020
    Scientific Collaborator at University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
  • 2015 – 2018
    Senior Researcher at Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

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