2623 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA - 94583.
CSCW '14 PC Meeting, Aug 2013
I am a Collaboration Researcher at GE Global Research. I'm part of the GE Software Center of Excellence in San Ramon, CA. Here's a New York Times feature article about the work I'm doing at GE and my GE profile.
In spring/summer of 2012 I was a GE mentor in the CMU Masters in HCI Capstone project course.
Before joining GE, I was a Computing Innovation Fellow with Ed Chi (now at Google Research) and Peter Pirolli in the Augmented Social Cognition group at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
I received my Ph.D. from the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Penn State University in May 2010. My Ph.D. dissertation examined how people collaboratively make sense of information during information seeking activities in two domains - healthcare and Web search. In the healthcare domain, I examined how healthcare providers in a hospital emergency department collaborate to understand information regarding patient care. In the domain of Web search, I studied how groups of people engaged in a joint Web search task make sense of the information found during their search.
In the fall of 2009, I interned at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA with Danyel Fisher and Kori Inkpen in the VIBE group. I also spent the summer of 2008 at Microsoft Research, working with Merrie Morris in the ASI group.
My research interests broadly lie in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, collaborative and social Web search, and social mobile applications.
I completed my Bachelors in Computer Sciences and Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology in India.
11/2012 New York Times feature article on the work I'm doing at GE!
04/2012 Presented our paper on Quora at Collective Intelligence 2012
12/2011 Attended the CHI 2012 program committee meeting in Boston, MA.
11/2011 I wrote a blog post for GE on our new Software Center of Excellence.
10/2011 I joined GE Global Research as a Collaboration Researcher in their new Software Center of Excellence in San Ramon, CA.
10/2011 Participated in panel on commons based peer production systems at WikiSym 2011.
07/ 2011 Scientific American reported on our work on analyzing Twitter using NLP techniques!
06/2011 Paper on using NLP techniques to detect questions on Twitter accepted to the AAAI-11 Analyzing Microtext workshop.
04/2011 Poster on social Q&A on Twitter was accepted to ICWSM 2011.
03/2011 My article with Merrie Morris on 'Sensemaking in Collaborative Web Search' is out in HCI journal.
02/2011 Our paper on crowdsourcing tweet classification for social Q&A was accepted to the CHI 2011 Crowdsourcing and Human Computation workshop.
02/2011 Participated in a panel on 'Assessing the practical impacts of healthcare research' at the iConference 2011.