1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park, CA.
I am a User Experience Researcher at Facebook where I work on Search.
Prior to that, I was a Collaboration Researcher at GE Global Research in San Ramon, CA. Research areas I worked on at GE included mobile collaboration, expert search, alarm management in healthcare, and human-machine collaboration. Some of my work was covered in this news article and this blog post.
In the past, I was an NSF Computing Innovation Fellow at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where I studied social computing and social search.
I received my Ph.D. from the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. My Ph.D. dissertation examined collaborative information seeking and sensemaking in two domains - healthcare and Web search. During my Ph.D., I enjoyed two internships at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA in the areas of collaborative search and sensemaking. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Sciences and Engineering at the Birla Institute of Technology in India.
I am passionate about human-computer interaction (HCI)/user experience, computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, social and collaborative search, and social mobile applications.
In my spare time I love to cook and explore the outdoors.
09/2017 Serving on the ACM CHI 2018 program committee as an Associate Chair.
05/2016 Presented a full paper and a case study at the ACM CHI 2016 conference in San Jose, CA.
02/2016 Chaired a session at the CSCW 2016 Conference in San Francisco, CA.
11/2015 Joined Facebook as a UX Researcher in Menlo Park, CA.
11/2015 Presented my work on mobile apps at the Women in Software and Analytics meetup at GE. Lots of fun working with some cool GE women!
07/ 2015 Presented a demo of my project at the GE Software Technology Conference in San Diego, CA.
06/2015 Attended the Computing Community Consortium visioning workshop on Theoretical Foundations of Social Computing in Washington, D.C.
03/2015 Seminar talk at College of IST, Penn State Univ. on HCI research in industry.
02/2015 The Computing Community Consortium highlighted some of my recent research
01/2015 Presented our paper on Ask an Expert, a mobile collaboration tool for field technicians, at HICSS '15.
10/2014 I will be serving on the ICWSM 2015 program committee.
10/2014 A blog post about my work on collaboration tools for the Industrial Internet was published on the GE Software site.
07/2014 Full-paper on mobile collaboration tool for enterprise workers accepted to HICSS 2015.
05/2014 Attended the CIFellows Workshop in San Francisco. It was great to network with former fellows!
04/2014 I'm local arrangements co-chair for CSCW 2016 in San Francisco.
08/2013 Attended the CSCW 2014 PC meeting.
11/2012 New York Times feature article on the work I'm doing at GE!