I actively collaborate with Desney Tan and Dan Morris over at Microsoft Research in Redmond. Together we work on bridging applied physics with HCI to come up with interesting haptics and sensing techniques. In the past I have collaborated with Jeffrey Hightower and Beverly Harrison over at Intel Research Labs, Seattle.
My current research focuses on developing novel sensing technologies and supporting software for the home that use minimal sensors, are low cost and easy to deploy. I also build and evaluate innovative electro-mechanical haptic feedback interfaces.
I graduated with a course-focused M.Sc degree in Computer Science with a major GPA of 4.0 from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009, where I was advised by Gregory Abowd. I specialized in operating systems, networking, embedded systems and getting things done.
I was named one of Forbes "30 under 30" disrupters in technology by Forbes magazine in January 2012.
I was awarded the Intel Science & Technology Fellowship for 2011-2012 and the A.Kumar & Roberta L. Bhasin fellowship in 2011. In 2009, I was awarded the Donald C. Whitworth endowed Fellowship by the CSE department. In November, 2009 I won the Madrona prize for the most "entrepreneurially interesting" graduate research presentation. In addition, I have won three best paper awards and two others have received honorable mentions.
I enjoy photography, hacking and tinkering with gadgets and cooking with my wife. You can read my wonderful wife, Maneet Gupta's blog here.