I am in this job for the students I get to work with. They rock my world. I am also in this job because I’ve had the good fortune of being mentored by some amazing hearts and minds. The giants I constantly draw inspiration from include Ellen ZeguraRichard AndersonSusan DrayAbigail De Kosnik, and my advisor Tapan Parikh. Also on this list, but no longer with us, is Gaetano Borriello, who was everything I’d want to see in a professor. I’m grateful for the impact each of them has had on my academic journey.


Graduate Students

Michaelanne Dye – Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing
Mehrab Bin Morshed – Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing
Marisol Wong-Villacres – Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing
Shruti Dalvi – MS-HCI student
Vikas Luthra – MS-HCI student
Azalea Irani – MS-HCI student
Philippe Kimura-Thollander – MS-HCI student


Aditya Vishwanath (Undergraduate in Computer Science)
Azra Ismail (Undergraduate in Computer Science)


Naveena Karusala (Ph.D. student in CSE at University of Washington)
Arkadeep Kumar (Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering)
Ravi Mangal (Ph.D. student in Computer Science)
Jasmine Hentschel (THRIVE)
Cristina Velasquez (MS in International Affairs from Georgia Tech)
Samyukta Sherugar (MS-HCI from Georgia Tech)

In the Past

Kristin Dew (Ph.D. student in HCDE at University of Washington)
Aditi Dhar (MS-HCI from Georgia Tech)
Tanisha Wagh (MS-HCI from Georgia Tech)
Aditi Gupta (MS-CS from Georgia Tech)
Prakriti Kaini (Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing)
Rui Zhou (Ph.D. student in Human-Centered Computing)
Aman Mangal (MS-CS from Georgia Tech)