• Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile Health
  • Experience Sampling
  • Personal Informatics


  • Ph.D., Personal Health Informatics, 2015 – 2021 (expected)
    Khoury College of Computer Sciences,
    Bouve College of Health Sciences,
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    Advisor: Prof. Stephen S Intille
  • Bachelors in Design (B.Des), 2009 – 2013
    Department of Design,
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India
    Advisors: Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar and Prof. Debayan Dhar

Research Experience:

  • Research Intern,
    Philips Design (Consumer and Clinical Health), Cambridge, MA
    (May 2019 – Aug 2019)
    Advisor: Leontien de Roode
  • Research Assistant, mHealth Research Group,
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    (Sept 2015 – present)
    Advisor: Prof. Stephen S Intille
  • Visiting Research Assistant, Human-Technology-Interaction Lab,
    The Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Advisors: Prof. Jaap Ham and Prof. Cees Midden
    (May 2012 – Jul 2012)
  • Undergraduate Researcher, UE & HCI Lab,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
    (Jan 2012 – April 2012)
    Advisors: Prof. Pradeep Yammiyavar and Prof. Debayan Dhar

Industrial Experience:

  • Sr. User Experience Researcher, Next Experiences with Technology (NxT) Lab,
    Samsung Electronics, R&D Institute, Bangalore, India
    (Mar 2015 – Jul 2015)
  • User Experience Researcher, Next Experiences with Technology (NxT) Lab,
    Samsung Electronics, R&D Institute, Bangalore, India
    (Jul 2013 – Feb 2015)
  • User Experience Design Intern,
    Iridium Interactive Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India
    (May 2011 – Jul 2011)

Honors and Awards:

  • BostonCHI Lifetime Membership awarded by FutureWei Technologies, 2020.
  • NU-TECH + AWS Award to support the development of human-computation games using AWS. Received $5000.00 worth of AWS credits as part of NEU Center for Entrepreneurship Education, 2018.
  • Best Presentation Award at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), New England Chapter’s Student Research Symposium, 2018.
  • Amandus H. Lundqvist Scholarship (ALSP-silver) for masters studies in TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015.
  • Young Achiever of the Year (2nd Position), Samsung Annual Awards, 2013-14
  • Employee of the Month Award, Samsung R&D Bangalore, October 2013
  • Best Research Paper Award, PERSUASIVE 2013


  • Member, Steering committee (programing and speaker engagement) at BostonCHI, Boston area chapter of ACM SIGCHI
  • Chair, Student Design Consortium, IndiaHCI 2015
  • Peer-reviewer, CHI (2017 – 2021), IMWUT (UbiComp 2019 – 2021), TOCHI, EMBC’19, CSCW’21, JMIR
  • Open-source contribution, MixWILD, Signaligner Pro
  • Mentor (at NEU), Stephanie Santana (MPH’17), Krystal Huey (PharmD’18), Clarence Hann (MS Game Science’19), Krit Goyal (MS Comp Science’20), Adeeb Arif (MS Cybersecurity’20), Pranav Sharma (MS Comp Science’21), Spencer Franklin (BS Comp Science + Game Design’19)
  • Representative, DUPC (Department Undergraduate Program Committee), Department of Design, IIT Guwahati


  • [DEMO] “Signaligner Pro: A tool to explore and annotate multi-day raw accelerometer data” at IEEE PerCom (ARDUOUS Workshop) — 2021 (upcoming).
  • [TALK] “Improving health behavior measurements using mobile technologies” at University of West London (virtually) – 2020. Host- Prof. Jose Abdelnour Nocera
  • [TALK] “Health behavior research – A design problem” at GoInvo (formerly Involution Studios), Cambridge, MA — 2019. Host – Juhan Sonin
  • [TALK] “Microinteractions-based ecological momentary assessments (μEMA) using a smartwatch” at Patient-Reported Outcomes, Values, and Experiences (PROVE) center, Brigham and Women’s Health, Harvard Medical, Boston, MA — 2018. Host – Prof. Chris Sidey-Gibbons
  • [TALK] “Longitudinal measurement of self-reported behavior using wearable devices” at MITRE Corporation, Cambridge, MA — 2018. Host – Harry Sleeper
  • [TALK] “Using microinteractions for longitudinal measurement of human behavior”, at Human Factors and Ergonomic Society (HFES), New England Chapter Student Research Symposium, Draper Laboratories, Cambridge, MA –2018.
  • [POSTER] “Using microinteractions for longitudinal measurement of human behavior”, at Data Science in Biomedical Research (Marvin Zelen Memorial Symposium), Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, Boston, MA — 2018.
  • [POSTER] “Using microinteractions for longitudinal measurement of human behavior”, at Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE 2018), Northeastern University, Boston, MA — 2018.
  • [POSTER] “Can microinteractions improve longitudinal measurement of behavior?” at Annual Boston Area Psychology Grad Student Symposium (April 2017), Northeastern University, Boston, MA — 2017.
  • [TALK] “Can microinteractions improve longitudinal measurement of behavior?”, at PHI Seminar on Health and Technology (Sept 2016), Northeastern University, Boston, MA — 2016.


  • UX & HCI Research: Qualitative, Quantitative, Experiments, Interviews (Users & Experts), Questionnaire Designs, Experience Sampling, Psychophysiological Assessments, Item Response Theory
  • Usability & Design: Hi & Lo-fi Prototyping, Card Sorting, Personas & Scenarios, Participatory Design, Heuristic Evaluation, Wireframing, Information Architecture, A/B Testing, Think Aloud Protocols, Eye-Movement Recording and physiological assessments, Data Visualization, Hierarchical Task Analysis
  • Programming: R, JAVA, Python, C#, SQL, SAS, HTML, CSS, C, ActionScript, Processing
  • Software/APIs: Android Studio, RStudio, PyCharm, Visual Studio Code, Unity, NetBeans, SPSS, SAS, Git, ActiLife (Actigraphy), GPower3, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Tableau, Plotly.Js, P5.js, Shiny, Mapbox, and AWS (S3 and DynamoDB)
  • Data analysis & Statistics: Univariate & Multivariate Statistics, Regression Analysis (Linear, Non-linear, and Logistic), Power Analysis, Factor Analysis, Applied Supervised Learning, Time Series Analysis, Multilevel Modeling, Visual Analytics, Data Wrangling & Processing

Spoken Languages:

English (Working Proficiency), Hindi (Working Proficiency), Telugu (Working Proficiency), Sanskrit (Limited Working Proficiency)