Update: I joined Microsoft Research Lab, India as a Senior Researcher!
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MOHIT JAIN

Ph.D. Student
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington, USA
mohitj [at] cs [.] washington [.] edu

Senior Research Engineer
Cognitive IoT Team
IBM Research, India
mohitjain [at] in [.] ibm [.] com


I am pursuing PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, working with Shwetak Patel in the Ubiquitous Computing lab. Along with, I am working as a Senior Research Engineer in the Cognitive IoT team at IBM Research India. Prior to that, I graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto working with Ravin Balakrishnan and Khai Truong in the Dynamic Graphics Project lab. My PhD work is at the intersection of HCI and AI, focusing on extending interactivity, accessibility and security of conversational systems. My research primarily explores the introduction of emerging technologies to new populations, by developing ubiquitous computing systems, designing interaction techniques, and collecting and analyzing data. Over the past decade, I have broadly developed technological solutions for the developing regions focusing on Health, Sustainability, Education and Agriculture. I have published 25+ research papers at top-tier computer science journals and conferences, filed 15+ patents, and received several awards (including Best Paper at BuildSys and Honorable Mention at CHI).



EDUCATION

Ph.D. 2015-2019
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington, USA

GPA
3.94/4.0
Advisor
Shwetak Patel
Area
Ubiquitous Computing
Thesis
Making Chatbots More Transparent and Applicable to New Demographics

Master of Science 2009-2011
Computer Science
University of Toronto, Canada

GPA
4.0/4.0
Advisor
Ravin Balakrishnan
Area
Human-Computer Interaction
Thesis
User Learning and Performance with Bezel Menus

Bachelor of Technology 2005-2009
Information & Communication Technology
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT (DA-IICT), India

GPA
9.61/10 (Bronze Medalist)

WORK EXPERIENCE

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

IBM Research, India 2012-Present
Senior Research Engineer, Cognitive IoT Team

Amazon, USA 2011-2012
Software Development Engineer, Digital Videogames Team


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

University of Washington, USA 2015-Present
Graduate Research Assistant, UbiComp Lab

University of Toronto, Canada 2009-2011
Graduate Research Assistant, Digital Graphics Project Lab


INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

HP Labs, India Summer 2011
Research Intern, Mobile and Immersive Experience Lab
Advisor: Sriganesh Madhvanath

Microsoft Research, India Spring 2011
Research Intern, Technology for Emerging Markets Team
Advisor: Indrani Medhi, Aishwarya Ratan, Edward Cutrell

Microsoft Research, India Summer 2010
Visiting Researcher, Technology for Emerging Markets Team
Advisor: Edward Cutrell

Greenbelt Foundation, Canada Fall 2009
Interface Designer

University of California, Berkeley & Microsoft Research, India Summer 2007
Software Developer Intern, Technology for Emerging Markets Team
Advisor: Joyojeet Pal, Udai Pawar, Sukumar Anikar, Kentaro Toyama