Nilavra Bhattacharya

 How to pronounce my names?     NILAVRA      BHATTACHARYA

I am a Ph.D. student at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, USA. My research interests span interactive information retrieval, applied computer vision in HCI, and health informatics.

The crossover between design and programming has always interested me, and I’ve been lucky enough to work on a number of such intellectually challenging projects. I have enjoyed creating intuitive and elegant web applications, used for complex operations.

iSchool, UT Austin
PhD Student
Aug ’17 – present

IT Dept., CESC Limited
Software Engineer
Aug ’15 – Jul ’17

(India’s first power utility)

IIEST Shibpur
BE (Comp. Sci. & Tech.)
Jul ’11 – May ’15

(arguably India’s second oldest engineering college)

M. H. Memorial School
ICSE (Std X), ISC (Std XII)
Apr ’99 – Mar ’11


  • 2018.11: Full paper titled Measuring Learning During Search: Differences in Interactions, Eye-Gaze, and Semantic Similarity to Expert Knowledge accepted at 2019 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction Retrieval (CHIIR 2019) at Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
  • 2018.05 – 08: Summer internship in Berlin, Germany at QuoData GmbH (DAAD RISE Professional Praktikant).
  • 2018.04: Short paper titled Relating Eye-Tracking Measures With Changes In Knowledge on Search Tasks accepted at 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2018) at Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2018.03: Awarded the DAAD RISE Professional 2018 Scholarship.
  • 2017.12: Short paper accepted at 52nd Annual Convention of Computer Society of India (CSI 2017). Best Paper Runner-Up Award.
  • 2017.08: Joined the doctoral program at the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin.