Bio – Dr. Sukeshini Grandhi

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Dr. Sukeshini A. Grandhi
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
office Webb Hall, Office 441
phone number (860) 465-3791
fax number (860) 465-4469

Academic Achievements
PHD New Jersey Institute of Technology
MBA University of Western Australia
MSc University of Madras
Bsc University of Madras

Short Biography
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.

Teaching Interests
Information Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Computer Supported Collaborative work (CSCW)

Research Areas
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.