165384_723219195899_3782107_n I am an HCI and ICTD (information communication technologies and development) researcher, currently leading forward-looking research on under-represented communities at the Next Billion Users team at Google. Some of my projects include:

I graduated with a Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine and an MS from Georgia Tech. My Ph.D. was funded by an ICS Dean’s fellowship and Google Anita Borg scholarship. I have interned at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore, Nokia Research Center in Tampere, and IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Hawthorne.

My work brings insightfulness that is a source of solving hard, socially important design and technical problems for people in the Global South, especially focused on increasing fairness and autonomy. I have worked on technology platforms in the domains of Wi-Fi access, energy infrastructure, prepaid data apps, caching platforms, crisis response, charitable giving, and civic engagement.

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