Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Department of Business Administration
PhD 2012, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Department of Information Systems, USA.
MBA 1998, University of Western Australia, Graduate School of Management, Australia
MSc (Mathematics) 1995, University of Madras, Madras Christian College, India
BSc (Mathematics) 1993, University of Madras, Madras Christian College, India
Dr. Grandhi’s experience as a researcher and an educator spans across several areas of social computing and Human Computer Interaction including mobile applications, location based services as well as gesture-based interfaces. She has designed and conducted numerous quantitative and qualitative studies in both academia (RWTH Aachen University,
Germany) and industry (Nielsen Norman Group) exploring mobile/ubiquitous social computing and e-commerce web applications. Her work to date has resulted in over 20 peer reviewed HCI Journal/Conference publications with many in preparation. Her previous work experience includes research and teaching in HCI at RWTH Aachen University, Germany and teaching Calculus at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.
Human Computer Interaction
Computer Supported Collaborative work (CSCW)
Mobile Applications, Location-Based Systems, Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing, Social Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Work.
Predominant themes in Dr. Grandhi’s research are understanding user needs and behavior using mixed-methodology approaches that include observation studies, lab experiments, experience sampling techniques and field studies; informing new and/or improved interaction design of products or applications based on qualitative and quantitative analyses; evaluating and designing user interaction for enhanced user experience for social and business domains.