I am a third 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. Broadly, I am intersted in using technology to support sound awareness for people who are deaf and 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 award wining 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. My papers can be found below. Please inform me if any document is not accessible to you.
Project Amphibian: a virtual reality scuba diving simulator, my MS thesis at MIT and UIST 2016 paper.Read more →
A one-week intense design and innovation workshop that I led in the remote rural area of Kutch, India.View on vimeo →