Contact me at t-avash at microsoft dot com or +91 963 274 6257
I work in Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India where I design and build technologies for underserved rural and urban communities to improve their access to information, healthcare and education. My research interests are in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD), Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Ubiquitous Computing.
Most of my current research projects are at the intersection of Crowd-sourcing and ICTD. Currently, I am investigating how Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems can be used for providing information to and collecting data from marginalized communities. My research aims to make IVR systems more usable, powerful, sustainable and integrated with Internet.
- Aditya Vashistha, Ed Cutrell, and Bill Thies, Mapping Interactive Voice Response Call Data in Developing Regions, ACM CHI 2013 Workshop on Geographic Human-Computer Interaction, May 2013
- Rijurekha Sen, Andrew Cross, Aditya Vashistha, Venkat Padmanabhan, Edward Cutrell, and William Thies, Accurate speed and density measurement for road traffic in India, in Proceedings of ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV 2013), ACM, January 2013
- Pranav Ramkrishnan, Aditya Vashistha, Ed Cutrell, and Bill Thies, DocTalk: Extending Doctors' Reach with Personalized Voice Messages, ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV), January 2013
- Aditya Vashistha and Bill Thies, IVR Junction: Building Scalable and Distributed Voice Forums in the Developing World, 6th USENIX/ACM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions (NSDR 2012), 15 June 2012