About me

I am a second year PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. I work in accessibility and augmented & virtual reality with my advisers Jon Froehlich and Leah Findlater. Currently, we are deploying smarthome sound awareness systems in the homes of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Before coming to UW, I completed my Masters from MIT Media Lab and bachelors from IIT Delhi. In 2016-2017, I also did a one year backpacking tour, visiting 23 countries and earning my scuba instructor certificate. Check out our recent autoethnography research paper on my experiences as a hard of hearing traveler. Finally, I was a Google Lime Scholar in 2015-16. Email me for questions, collaboration or casual coffee at djain [at] cs [dot] uw [dot] edu.


I work in accessibility, augmented & virtual reality and more generally, Human Computer Interaction. Currently, I am making systems to support sound awareness for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. My papers can be found below. Please tell me if any document is not accessible to you.