I am a PhD candidate in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering 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. My research spans Social Computing, Human-Computer Interaction for Development, and Accessibility Technology. I am advised by Prof. Richard Anderson (and formerly by Prof. Gaetano Borriello). I am a recipient of 2016-17 Facebook Fellowship, 2017 College of Engineering Student Research award, and best paper awards at CHI and ASSETS conferences. I am an active member of ICTD, Change, and DUB group at the University of Washington.
Before coming to the University of Washington, I worked in Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India where I was advised by Bill Thies and Ed Cutrell. I am also the designer and developer of IVR Junction, a free and open source software to build, set-up, and maintain voice-based social computing systems on basic mobile phones and connect them to online social computing platforms like YouTube and Facebook.