Resume

Research Interests:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Mobile & Wearable Technologies
  • Personal Health Informatics

Education:

  • Ph.D., Personal Health Informatics, 2015 – 2020 (expected)
    Khoury College of Computer Sciences,
    Bouve College of Health Sciences,
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    Advisor: Prof. Stephen S Intille
    (Completed qualifying examination. Examiners: Prof. Robert Volpe, College of Applied and Educational Psychology and Prof. Matthew Goodwin, Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouve College of Health Sciences)
  • 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 Assistant, mHealth Research Group,
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    (Sept 2015 – present)
  • 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)

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.
    (May 2011 – Jul 2011)

Honors and Awards:

  • 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.
  • Best Presentation Award at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), New England Chapter’s student research symposium
  • Amandus H. Lundqvist Scholarship (ALSP-silver) for masters studies in TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 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

Leadership and Service:

  • Member, Steering committee at BostonCHI, Boston area chapter of ACM SIGCHI
  • Chair, Student Design Consortium, IndiaHCI 2015
  • Reviewer, CHI, IMWUT, TOCHI, ICACCI
  • Representative, DUPC (Department Undergraduate Program Committee), IIT Guwahati

Presentations and Talks:

  • [TALK] “Microinteractions-based ecological momentary assessments (μEMA) using a smartwatch” at Patient-Reported Outcomes, Values, and Experiences (PROVE) center, Brigham and Women Health, Harvard Medical, Boston, MA
  • [TALK] “Health behavior research – A design problem” at GoInvo (formerly Involution Studios), Cambridge, MA
  • [TALK] “Longitudinal measurement of self-reported behavior using wearable devices” at MITRE Corporation
  • [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
  • [POSTER] “Using microinteractions for longitudinal measurement of human behavior”, at Data Science in Biomedical Research (Marvin Zelen Memorial Symposium), Dana Faber Cancer Research Institute
  • [POSTER] “Using microinteractions for longitudinal measurement of human behavior”, at Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo (RISE 2018), Northeastern University
  • [TALK] “Can microinteractions improve longitudinal measurement of behavior?”, at PHI Seminar on Health and Technology (Sept 2016)
  • [POSTER] “Can microinteractions improve longitudinal measurement of behavior?” at Annual Boston Area Psychology Grad Student Symposium (April 2017)

Skills:

  • 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, Wire-framing, Information Architecture, A/B Testing, Think Aloud Protocols, Eye-Movement Recording and physiological assessments, Data Visualization, Hierarchical Task Analysis
  • Programming: R, JAVA, C#, SQL, SAS, HTML, CSS, XML, C, Action Script, PlotLy.js, MapBox.js, Visual Basic, Python (Pandas & NumPy frameworks)
  • Software/Tools: Android Studio, RStudio, Unity, NetBeans, SPSS, SAS, Git, ActiLife (Actigraphy), Authorware, GPower3, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Tableau, PyCharm, 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, Individual Growth Modelling, Visual Analytics, Data Wrangling & Processing

Graduate Coursework:

  • Behavioral Sciences and Research: Theoretical Foundations of Personal Health Informatics, Empirical Research Methods, Health Interface Deployment & Field Evaluation
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Computer/Human Interaction, Mobile Application Development, Personal Health Interface Design and Development, Biosensors and Human Behavior Measurement
  • Statistics and Data Science: Intermediate Statistics, Advanced Psychometric Principles, Introduction to Data Mining/Machine Learning, Advanced Methods in Biostatistics, Using Python for Research (online)

Spoken Languages:

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