I'm an HCI Researcher exploring the potential of conversational AI technology to assist older adults in their daily tasks.
My research interests broadly include Human-AI Interaction, Explainable AI and Conversational Assistants for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. I'm interested in studying how different approaches to explainability in AI systems engender trust in them in the context of older adults for which I primarily employ use-inspired qualitative user research methods.

I'm fortunate to be advised by Dr. Beth Mynatt (Everyday Computing Lab) and Dr. Andrea Parker (Wellness Technology Lab).  

I'm also a Spring 2021 graduate of the MS - Human-Computer Interaction program at Georgia Tech. My masters research was focused on understanding the use of Conversational Assistants to support older adults with MCI for specific tasks such as medication management. 

When I'm not working, I can be found attempting to learn more about astronomy and stargazing, doing yoga or volunteering at Atlanta animal shelters. 

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Publications

​1. [Best Paper Award] 🏆 A Collaborative Approach to Support Medication Management in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Using Conversational Assistants (CAs). Link  

Niharika Mathur, Kunal Dhodapkar, Tamara Zubatiy, Jiachen Li, Brian D. Jones, Elizabeth D. Mynatt

The 24th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS ’22), 14 pages.
 

2. Empowering Dyads of Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment And Their Care Partners Using Conversational Agents. Link

Tamara Zubatiy, Kayci L. Vickers, Niharika Mathur, Elizabeth D. Mynatt

CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), 15 pages.
 

3. Sentiment analysis of the #MeToo movement using neutrosophy: Application of single-valued neutrosophic sets. Link

lanthenral Kandasamy, W.B. Vasantha, Niharika Mathur, Mayank Bisht, Florentin Smarandache

Optimization Theory Based on Neutrosophic and Plithogenic Sets, Academic Press, 2020, 18 pages.
 

 

Featured Projects

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Project supported by Focus Brands - 

Complete Redesign of the Jamba Juice mobile app by formulating the problem statement and using research methods and multi-stage design evaluations resulting in measurable improvements in the design of the mobile app

UX Redesign Project

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Thesis Project - Designed a conversational medication "check-in" built within the Google Home for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and their care partners evaluated over a 20-week study. Collaboration with the Cognitive Empowerment Program at Emory Hospital, Atlanta

Ongoing HCC Research

Medication Assistant for Google Home

Jamba Juice App Redesign

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The dPod

Designed a prototype for a mounted and bike-attachable device for food delivery bikers to manage orders, navigate while on-the-go and communicate with customers and restaurants with the help of a companion mobile app

UX Case Study

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Animal Aid Shelter App

Designed a mobile app for Animal Aid Unlimited - an animal rescue shelter in Udaipur, India. Conducted user research with shelter workers, potential adopters and volunteers and presented the design to the shelter as part of volunteer effort 

UX Case Study

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