Hi!

I'm Vedant Das Swain, a PhD student in Computer Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. I am co-advised by Prof. Gregory D. Abowd and Prof. Munmun De Choudhury. I recently completed my MS in HCI from Georgia Tech, where I continue my doctoral studies as well. I plan on continuing research in this field and build, as well as explore, innovative user-centric solutions for grounded but pervasive issues.

My interests are primarily at the intersection of ubiquitous computing and social computing. 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 use opportunistic behavior sensing through unobtrusive mobile data collection to analyse human behavior and in turn inform the design of interventions that work towards improving personal health and wellbeing.

Before that, I earned my BTech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIIT-Delhi in 2016. Academics aside, I’m passionate about design and an amateur graphic designer myself. For me the sport to play has always been football ( or 'soccer', if you may) - you can find me in some pick-up game at the SAC fields every Friday around 4ish (or sometimes 5ish). 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.