University of California, San Diego
M.S. in Human Computer Interaction and Computer Science
GPA: 3.71/4.0


University of Pune, India
B.E. in Computer Engineering
GPA Equivalent: First Class (~3.7)


Design Research Associate
The Design Lab, San Diego

I am working on an Executive Education Project in collaboration with SAP and IBM for the Center for Design Driven Transformation. My role as a Design Research Associate includes performing exploratory research through survey studies, helping with content strategy and execution to my advisors and analysing organizational data to understand companies current culture and maturity stage for a design-led innovation. 


Design Researcher (GSR)
UC San Diego, La Jolla

As a graduate student researcher, I worked on couple of projects with the UC School of Medicine and Design Lab. My role with the healthcare project involved field observational studies through shadowing physicians, medical students and professors. I also conducted focus-group discussions and brainstorming sessions with medical staff to come up with a prototype that helped improved surgical training. For another project, I also conducted a randomized controlled experiment with 19 participants to understand the use of conversational interfaces in learning platforms.

UX Designer and Researcher
The Design Lab, San Diego

I worked on a project with The Design Lab headed by Don Norman And Michele Morris in collaboration with SAP to scale design thinking into higher education.
My role was a UX Researcher where I aided in establishing scope and defining challenges through user research with stakeholders. I helped in crafting user stories, use cases, journey maps, storyboards and wireframes to create a concept prototype platform for educators based on constant iterative feedback and usability testing.

Soft. Engg & UX Consultant
Accenture, India

I was a part of three-member design team where we handled redesigning and integration of Oniqua Analytical System involving visualization and analytics of enterprise data. As an UX Analyst, I was involved in research, user interviews and an iterative design process involving development, testing and data analytics.
I was also recognized by Accenture Leader (M.D.) for identifying and solving a highly critical usability issue for business client that impacted more than 1000+ users across the globe.