About Me

I’m a second-year PhD student in Computer Science at the Crowd Intelligence Lab at Virginia Tech, where I’m advised by Dr. Kurt Luther. I received my BE in Computer Science from PES University (Electronic City) under the guidance of Dr. Snehanshu Saha.

My research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, design, and sensemaking, where I study and build real-time crowdsourcing systems to augment expert investigators’ work practices and scale up their expertise.

I employ a variety of methods—both qualitative and quantitative—to evaluate the systems and interfaces that I build. Currently, I am conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of a crowdsourcing system to help journalists find where a photo was taken anywhere in the world. It includes a think-aloud protocol, log analysis, and a semi-structured interview to analyze how journalists perform using our tool, and what their thoughts and reflections are.

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