Professional Biography

I am a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research India, where I manage the Technology for Emerging Markets group (TEM). I also hold an affiliate faculty appointment in the Information School at the University of Washington. I received my BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Rice University in 1992. I went on to study Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Oregon where I received my PhD in 1999. I have been working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since 2000.

My research concerns the exploration and measurement of human interactions with information technology. Over the years, I have worked on a broad range of HCI topics, including input technologies, visual perception and graphics, intelligent notifications and disruptions, and interfaces for search and personal information management. My current research focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). I work with a multidisciplinary team to study, design, build, and evaluate technologies and systems that are useful for people living in underserved rural and urban communities. The goal of this work is to understand how people in the world's poor and developing communities interact with information technologies, and to invent new ways for technology to meet their needs and aspirations.

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