I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Washington where I design, build and evaluate voice-based social media platforms and crowdsourcing systems for low-income, low-literate people in resource-constrained settings. I am advised by Prof. Richard Anderson (and formerly by Prof. Gaetano Borriello). My research interests are in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, and Accessibility Technology. I am also a 2016-17 Facebook Fellow.
Before coming to UW, I worked in Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India where most of my research was focused at the intersection of ICTD and Social Computing. At Microsoft Research India, I was advised by incredible researchers: Bill Thies and Ed Cutrell. I was also a Visiting Researcher at IIT-Bombay where I collaborated with Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan on Machine Learning and ICTD projects.