Karthik Dinakar is a PhD candidate and Reid Hoffman Fellow at MIT. He is a computer scientist in the fields of machine learning, natural language processing and human-computer interaction to compute for empathy. His graduate work involves applying probabilistic graphical models and to model, understand and predict adolescent distress, crisis counseling, self-harm and heart disease. He is interested in causal inference, large-scale single-subject experiment designs, bayesian graph theoretic machine learning for embedding clinical science in the naturalistic settings that people live in everyday. A recipient of the 2015 Dewey Winburne Award, Karthik was twice invited by the White House to present his research on the computational detection of cyberbullying and on using probabilistic graphical models to scale crisis counseling in the United States.