I'm Vedant Das Swain, a PhD candidate in Computer Science (specializing in Human-Computer Interaction) from Georgia Institute of Technology. Here I am co-advised by Prof. Munmun De Choudhury and Prof. Gregory D. Abowd. My interests lie at the intersection of ubiquitous computing and computational social science.
Humans interact with technologies in many ways that are impreceptible to them. Since, computers and computing have begun to engulf people's reality, they provide a unique perspective to understand human behavior. I like to extend beyond simply context-aware systems and try to understand socially-aware systems, that can help researchers understand how humans behave in communities. In my work, I leverage devices embedded in everyday life as unobtrusive sources of behavioral data and analyze human dynamics to inform the design of interventions for improving personal health and wellbeing. In particular, I investigate approaches to improve the future of work and campus life.
In 2018, I completed my MS in HCI from Georgia Tech. Before that, I earned my BTech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIIT-Delhi in 2016. Academics aside, I’m passionate about design and an occassional graphic designer. For me the sport to play has always been football ( or 'soccer', if you may) but I've also been playing badminton quite often. Apart from that I'm mostly lazing around, but what really gets me talking is comics and movies, so if you're strong with the Force, I'll know.