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. My interests lie at the intersection of ubiquitous computing and social computing.
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 in embedded in everyday life as unobtrusive sources of behavioral data and analyze human behavior to inform the design of interventions for improving personal health and wellbeing.
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) - you can find me in some pick-up game at the SAC fields every Friday around 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.