Hello there! I am a final year PhD candidate at the Interactive Intelligence group of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft),  the Netherlands, working with my advisor Dr. Myrthe Tielman and promotor Prof. Catholijn Jonker.  Prior to joining PhD, I completed my Masters in Media Informatics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where I worked with my advisors Prof. Jan Borchers and Prof. Marianna Obrist  (UCL, London).
My research interests are at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction and Trustworthy AI, and their application in domains such as AI governance and policy-making.  In my PhD, my main focus is on designing for appropriate trust in human-AI interaction. I design AI agents that can guide humans to appropriately trust AI and augment human agency.  To do this, I combine formal and social lenses with human-centered design by conducting mixed-methods research.

My master's program and master thesis research were generously supported by Dr. Jost Henkel Stiftung Scholarship from Henkel and Deutschlandstipendium from RWTH Education fund. I have also worked in industry such as at Siemens ResearchMazda, Grohe and as member of app review board for Microsoft (Student Partner).


Practising Appropriate Trust in Human-Centred AI Design

Chadha Degachi, Siddharth Mehrotra, Mireia Yurrita, Evangelos Niforatos, Myrthe Lotte Tielman

CHI EA '24, Extended Abstracts of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2024

A Systematic Review on Fostering Appropriate Trust in Human-AI Interaction

Siddharth Mehrotra, Chadha Degachi, Oleksandra Vereschak, Catholijn M. Jonker, Myrthe L. Tielman

ACM Journal on Responsible Computing, In Review, 2024

Appropriate Context-Dependent Artificial Trust in Human-Machine Teamwork

Jorge C., Zoelen E., Verhagen R., Mehrotra S., Jonker C.M. and, Tielman M. L.

Paperback ISBN: 9780443159886, Putting AI in the Critical Loop : Assured Trust and Autonomy in Human-Machine Teams, chapter 4, 1st ed., Elsevier, 2024 Jan

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Past Projects

Smell & Social Interactions (Master Thesis) 🥇

This project investigated the effect of controlled scent release from an olfactory designed wearable on the quality of communication and social engagement in a collaborative task.

Sock it up! 🏅

A robot that helps in wearing socks and shoes for older adults/amputee(s).

Tic Tac Toe

A tag-based label system of clothing for visually impaired users.

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Siddharth Mehrotra

PhD Candidate

Interactive Intelligence

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


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