I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). I primarily work with Professor Neil Heffernan at the ASSISTments lab. My work revolves around the effective utilization of computers to facilitate learning.
As a researcher, I am interested in exploring the various aspects of HCI, learning science, and statistics. My current research focuses on teacher-facing components of Computer Based Learning Platforms, including facilitating classroom orchestration, designing tools to facilitate crowdsourcing of feedback/instruction, and visualization components to facilitate fair and considerate grading of student responses on open-ended problems. I explore the effectiveness of such interventions and their effects on teacher behavior and student performance.
As an engineer, I am interested in designing systems that facilitate teachers' classroom performance at scale. Before joining the ASSISTments lab, I developed Computer Based Learning Platform for children in rural parts of Nepal at OLE Nepal, a non-profit. During my time at OLE Nepal, I led the E-Paath project and worked with the One Laptop Per Child initiative and Sugar Labs as part of the development and deployment of E-Paath on the XO-Laptops. E-Paath is a curriculum-aligned learning material that is designed to support teachers by enhancing the student learning experience.
Current Research Projects
Some high-level insights into some of my current research projects. A detailed description of these projects can be found in the Active Project section.