I’m a Ph.D. Student @ Harvard working with Prof. Elena Glassman at Glassman Lab. I work in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Engineering.

Prior to this, I was a Master’s Student @ UCSD, where I worked with Prof. Philip Guo at the UCSD Design Lab. I was also fortunate to work in Microsoft Research India as a Research Fellow for two years, where I worked on a multitude of projects related to Information retrieval, developer tools, and programming accessibility.

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  • Imagining a Future of Designing with AI: Dynamic Grounding, Constructive Negotiation, and Sustainable Motivation
    DIS 2024
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Ian Arawjo, Elena L Glassman
    [arxiv] | [pdf]

  • DynaVis: Dynamically Synthesized UI Widgets for Visualization Editing
    🏆Best Paper Award CHI 2024
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Elena L Glassman, Jeevana Priya Inala, Chenglong Wang
    [arxiv] | [pdf]

  • ChainForge: A Visual Toolkit for Prompt Engineering and LLM Hypothesis Testing
    🎖️Honorable Mention Award CHI 2024
    Ian Arawjo, Chelse Swoopes, Priyan Vaithilingam, Elena L Glassman, Martin Wattenberg
    [arxiv] | [pdf]

  • Amortizing Pragmatic Program Synthesis with Rankings
    ICML 2024
    Yewen Pu, Saujas Vaduguru, Priyan Vaithilingam, Elena L Glassman, Daniel Fried
    [arxiv] | [pdf]

  • Towards More Effective AI-Assisted Programming: A Systematic Design Exploration to Improve Visual Studio IntelliCode’s User Experience
    ICSE SEIP 2023
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Elena L Glassman, Peter Groenwegen, Sumit Gulwani, Austin Z. Henley, Rohan Malpani, David Pugh, Arjun Radhakrishna, Gustavo Soares, Joey Wang, Aaron Yim
    [acm] | [pdf]

  • Expectation vs. Experience: Evaluating the Usability of Code Generation Tools Powered by Large Language Models
    CHI LBW 2022
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Tianyi Zhang, Elena L Glassman
    [acm] | [pdf]

  • Assuage: Assembly Synthesis Using A Guided Exploration
    UIST 2021
    Jingmei Hu, Priyan Vaithilingam, Stephen Chong, Margo Seltzer, Elena L Glassman
    [acm] | [pdf]

  • Interpretable Program Synthesis
    CHI 2021
    Tianyi Zhang, Zhiyang Chen, Yuanli Zhu, Priyan Vaithilingam, Xinyu Wang, Elena L Glassman
    [acm] | [pdf]

  • Papercode: Generating Paper-Based User Interfaces for Code Review, Annotation, and Teaching.
    UIST 2020 Poster
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Julia M. Markel, Philip J. Guo.
    [acm] | [paper pdf] | [poster pdf]

  • Bespoke: Interactively Synthesizing Custom GUIs from Command-Line Applications By Demonstration.
    UIST 2019
    Priyan Vaithilingam, Philip J. Guo.
    [acm] | [pdf]

  • CodeTalk: Improving Programming Environment Accessibility for Visually Impaired Developers
    🎖️Honorable Mention Award CHI 2018
    Venkatesh Potluri, Priyan Vaithilingam, Suresh Parthasarathy, Vidhya Reddy, Manohar Swaminathan, Gopal Srinivasa
    [acm] | [pdf]

Relevant Work Experience

  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research
    May 2024 - Present, Redmond USA

  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research
    May 2023 - Aug 2023, Redmond USA

  • Research Intern, Microsoft Research
    Sep 2021 - Aug 2022, Remote

  • Research Fellow, Microsoft Research India
    Applied Sciences and Engineering
    Mar 2016 - Jul 2018, Bengaluru India

  • Software Engineer, Microsoft India
    MS IDC
    Jun 2015 - Mar 2016, Hyderabad India


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