I am a third year PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland in College Park, MD, USA. I am very privileged to work with Dr. Niklas Elmqvist. I am interested in data visualization, visual analytics, and HCI in general. My research encompasses these fields and more specifically explores novel interaction devices for collaborative visual data analysis. I am also working on other areas in these fields as listed in my projects. I received my Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering in 2014 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, USA. My Masters thesis involved developing digital media platforms for early design. I enjoy playing tennis, rock climbing, and sketching in my spare time.
Before my graduate life, I received my Bachelors degree in computer science in 2012 from Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad, India. At that time, I developed Android mobile applications to support rescue and recovery operations in post-disaster situations through a novel multi-hop, peer-to-peer synchronization protocol. This was part of DISANET---Information Network for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery---a joint research project between India and Japan on the use of information and communications technology to mitigate the after-effects of natural disasters.