I am a doctoral student at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, since Fall 2017. My research interests include interactive information retrieval, applied computer vision in HCI, and health informatics. My advisory committee comprises Dr. Jacek Gwizdka (chair), Dr. Yan Zhang and Dr. Matthew Lease.
Prior to joining UT Austin, I was a software engineer for two years in the Information Technology Department of CESC Limited, a leading power utility company in India. My job included full stack web development and database programing.
I received by Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Technology from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India, which is arguably the second oldest engineering college in the country. Before that, I did my schooling (ICSE, ISC) from M. H. Memorial School, Kolkata.
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. There are many blog posts regarding unicorn developers / designers – I consider myself one (tooting my own horn here) since I love design and development equally.
When I am not busy developing delightful web-experiences, I watch movies (Sci-Fi and Thrillers) and TV shows (The Big Bang Theory being my favourite), do some video editing, or tinker with my five-octave Yamaha PSR-E303 keyboard.