I am an Associate Professor at the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing and associate faculty at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems of Indian Institute of Science. I have been elected as a vice chairman of ITU Study Group 9 and also a Co-Chair of the IRG AVA and Focus Group on Smart TV at International Telecommunication Union I am a member of the UKRI International Development Peer Review College Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and was a professional member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers British Computer Society, Associate Fellow at the UK Higher Education Academy and Royal Society of Medicine
My research focuses on user modelling and multimodal human-machine interaction for aviation and automotive environments and for assistive technology. I set up and lead the Interaction Design (I3D) Lab. My research won Microsoft’s AI 4 Accessibility Grant Award, Facebook’s Responsible AR/VR Award and research grants from British Telecom (on AR/VR Systems), Faurecia Groupe Services Ltd. (on Automotive UI), Wipro Ltd (On Autonomous Vehicle), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Departments of Science & Technology (DST) and BioTechnology (DBT). My research was featured in New Scientist, NDTV, All India Radio and various other media outlets.
Earlier, I was a Senior Research Associate at Engineering Department, Research Fellow at Wolfson College and Research Associate at Trinity Hall of University of Cambridge. I completed PhD in Computer Science at the Rainbow Group of University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and Trinity College in 2010 and was awarded a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship in 2006. I undertook a first degree in Information Technology at the University of Kalyani and a master degree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
I conducted courses on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at National Institute of Fashion Technology, Automotive User Interface and AR/VR systems at Ashok Leyland, Multimodal Interaction at Honeywell, Human Computer Interaction at Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, Assistive Technology at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.Besides academics, I am a keen rifle shooter and won gold medals in Imperial Shooting Meet from 2010 to 2017. I was the Senior Treasurer of Cambridge University Revolver and Pistol club, captain of Wolfson College Cricket Club, Trinity College graduate cricket team and secretary of the Engineering Department cricket team.