I am an independent researcher, collaborating on various projects with Dr. Aditya Vashistha at Cornell University. I work at the intersection of community health and online spaces.
I have worked as a UX research intern at Microsoft Research Labs, India, advised by Dr. Manohar Swaminathan. Here, I was a part of the Technology for Emerging Markets group, designing assistive technologies for people on the autism spectrum, using the ludic design principles. Previously, I have worked in the same group, advised by Dr. Joyojeet Pal, studying the effects of inaccessibility of digital platforms in the age of online journalism, which I presented in an open session at ICTDX.
Broadly, I am interested in investigating the socio-technical, political, and economic contexts around information and communication technology (ICT) use in underserved communities and people & organizations in resource-constrained environments in India.
Update: I am looking for research collaborations to think and work on community healthcare+tech, misinformation practices, and gender+tech+wellbeing.
To pass time, I trek, read graphic novels, and draw Mandala art.
Connect with me at srujana [dot] kamath [at] gmail.