Yamini Karanam, B.Tech
Yamini is a PhD candidate at the School of Informatics & computing. She holds a B.Tech in Information Technology and worked as a UX designer for three years in India before moving to Indianapolis.
Where are you from?
I grew up at Hyderabad, India where I went to university to get an undergraduate degree in Information Technology. After working as a software developer for a year, I decided to venture into design and have been exploring how to solve problems with technology since then.
Why are you here?
I am pursuing a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the School of Informatics & Computing.
What do you do?
My research interests lie at the intersection of personal and health informatics. I believe technology makes it possible for us to learn and seek individualized solutions for common challenges. My research leads me to explore problem spaces where this perspective has been becoming more and more relevant in the recent years as we discover how unique each person's health and social circumstances are.
What are your skills?
In addition to the programming and interaction design skills, I've been training in conductive qualitative research using interviews and ethnography for the past couple of years.
What are your hobbies?
I love hiking and taking long walks wherever it is green and blue.