I am a researcher in the Technologies for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. Broadly, I explore the introduction of emerging technologies to new populations, by developing ubiquitous computing systems, designing interaction techniques, and collecting and analyzing data. Over the past decade, I have worked on technological solutions for the developing regions focusing on Health, Sustainability, Education and Agriculture.
Currently, I am developing end-to-end system providing low-cost smartphone-based patient diagnostic solutions for critical eye diseases.
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, working at the intersection of HCI and AI, focusing on extending interactivity, accessibility and security of conversational systems. While pursuing my Ph.D, I also worked as a Senior Research Engineer in the Cognitive IoT team at IBM Research India. Prior to that, I graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
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