I have a very simple approach to design and problem solving. I believe in fast, iterative and data-driven design. Break down complex problems into smaller and simpler components, use prototypes of appropriate fidelity as learning tools to study the experiences in its context. Make minimalistic changes and measure its impact on UX. Synthesize the insights and iterate on the design until you cannot get any better.
I recently finished my doctoral studies in Interactive Technology at Tampere University. I started my doctoral studies in August 2014 in the Visual Interaction Research Group (VIRG) under the supervision of Dr. Poika Isokoski. My doctoral thesis is in the intersection of gaze-based Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and computer supported-cooperative work (CSCW).
During my time in academia, I worked in Haptic-Gaze Interaction (HAGI) project focusing on natural ways of combining gaze input with haptic feedback. Apart from the research work, I have worked as a teaching assistant to Dr. Päivi Majaranta in the implementation of Usability Evaluation Methods (UEM) course for 4 years (2014 - 2017).
I have overall 25+ peer-reviewed academic publications in top HCI venues in the broad areas of gaze tracking and its applications, CSCW, Haptics, Multimodal interaction with wearables (AR/VR) and Egocentric videos. I also review in leading HCI publication venues such as CHI, UBICOMP, TOCHI, NordiCHI, ETRA, MUM, ICMI etc.
|Address||Hitsaajankatu 9C 70, Helsinki, Finland|
|Degree||Pursuing PhD in Interactive Technology|
|Period||Aug 2014 - Aug 2019 (Expected)|
|Supervisor||Dr. Poika Isokoski|
The finding of my thesis can contribute towards designing future remote collaboration systems, towards the vision of pervasive gaze-based interaction and towards improved validity, repeatability and comparability of scientific research involving gaze trackers.
|Degree||MDP Human Technology Interaction|
|University||University of Tampere|
|Period||Sept 2012- Dec 2013|
My masters degree in Human-computer interaction gave me strong foundation in User experience, User-centered design, Multimodal interaction and Research method in HCI.
|Degree||Bachelors in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation|
|University||Govt. Engg. College Kozhikode, University of Calicut|
|Period||Mar 2005 - Jun 2009|
My bachelors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation comprised of courses like Control Theory, Advanced microprocessors and microcontrollers, Signal processing and Biomedical instrumentation.
|Organization||University of Tampere|
|Period||Jan 2014- Aug 2019|
I received the School of Information Sciences (SIS) salaried position for my doctoral studies. The funding included 80hrs/yr of teaching. Prior to my doctoral work, I worked as research assistant in the Visual Interaction Research Group
|Organization||Infosys Technologies Ltd.|
|Period||Feb 2010- Aug 2012|
|Post||Senior system engineer|
During my tenure at Infosys, I worked as a core java back-end developer in the network management domain.