I am Gaurav Paruthi, a design technologist with extensive research experience in using user-centered design methods to build systems.

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ABOUT ME

I am a design technologist with extensive research experience in using user-centered design methods. I have been hacking since I was in middle school and currently familiar with most modern platforms for mobile, web, and IOT development. I have designed and built real-world systems for solving problems in diverse domains like ICTD, context-aware computing, social computing, and crowdsourcing.

I am now finishing my Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan in the School of Information, where I was advised by Mark Newman. My research provides design principles for building context-aware systems for behavior change. For my dissertation research, I worked with Pedja Klasnja, Ken Resnicow, and Natalie Colabianchi.

At Microsoft Research, I worked with Bill Thies to build low-cost educational technology for under-resourced environments. As part of DOIIIT studio, I worked with Roland Graf on the Internet of Shoes. At Telefonica Research, I worked with Vanessa Frias to delve into the micro-lending behavior data from the Kiva website. At PARC, I worked with Ashwin Ram, on building an intelligent assistant for physical activity promotion. At IDEO, I worked with the Colab on projects related to Blockchains and Smart Cities. My research has been published in top-tier HCI venues such as CHI, UbiComp.

Please find my resume here, and send me a note if you would like to talk about something.

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