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- BTech in Computer Science and Engineering, Shiv Nadar University
- Hometown: Bangalore
- Field of Study: Human Computer Interaction
- PhD Advisor: Stephen Intille
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I joined the mHealth lab in September 2019. Currently, I am working on activity and context sensing using mobile phones.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
I am interested in using HCI to facilitate more meaningful interactions between people. While working on my undergraduate thesis, which focused on improving infant-parent communication, I realized that I would love to continue working in the field of HCI.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
To provide low-cost methods to help marginalized sections of society with reduced access to resources improve their physical and mental health.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
The fact that despite the growing prevalence of technology, people don’t want to replace situations enabling human interactions with technology.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
To continue developing low-cost and accessible technologies to facilitate interactions that would not be possible face to face.