Hi there! I'm a first-year Human-Centered Computing PhD student advised by Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech 🐝 . I work in the Everyday Computing Lab at Georgia Tech's GVU Center. My research interests include human-computer interaction, personal health informatics and understanding the nature and use of technology in the context of health and well-being using evidence-based user research methods.
I'm a recent graduate (Class of 2021) of the MS in Human-Computer Interaction program at Georgia Tech. My masters research was focused on conversational assistants to empower older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) for specific tasks such as medication management. More details about my work as a graduate student in the MS-HCI program can be found in the featured projects section.
I also have a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India.
Hi! I am Niharika, I discovered my passion for Human-Computer Interaction when I constantly found myself wondering about the implications of technology. I have always found myself leaning towards questions like, 'Why are products designed the way they are?', and 'Who are these products designed for?'. Every day, I discover a new answer to these questions and strive to keep myself hungry to explore more!
During weekends, I can be found petting dogs (occasionally cats too), reading science fiction or researching incessantly about various kinds of tea!