I am currently an ms-hci student at georgia tech


Education

􏰉􏰊Georgia Institute of Technology
MS Human Computer Interaction 

Graduate School
Fall '15 - Spring '17 (Expected)

BITS Pilani, India
MSc (Tech) Information Systems

Undergraduate School
(July 2009 - May 2013)


Work ExperiencE

Electronic Arts DICE studio - Design Intern
March '16 - Aug'16 in Playa Vista, CA
Worked as a Game UI and Experience designer on one of the upcoming games (details to be out soon!).

Georgia Institute of Technology - Graduate Research Assistant
Jan '16 - May '16 in Atlanta, GA
Worked on the Aware Home Research Initiative, on the Connected Living Project

Dreamworks Dedicated Unit - Technical Director (Animation + Final Layout)
2 years (Aug '13 - Jul '15) in Bangalore, India

  • Designed and engineered inter/intra department and cross site pipeline workflows
  • Developed tools and plugins for the Animation/ Final Layout departments
  • Provided technical support to artists
  • Improved and debugged pipeline code and efficiency
  • Tested and rolled out new software to the pipeline
  • Worked on Penguins of Madagascar and Ogre (VR immersive experience ride)

Dreamworks Animation - Full time Intern Animation + PIpeline Engineering)
6 months (Jan '13 - Jun '13) in Redwood City, CA

Technical Direction - I designed and developed tools for animators to simplify their workflow for requirements specific to a particular movie, especially on How To Train Your Dragon 2, where I built plugins on our proprietary animation software - Premo

Pipeline Engineering - I Worked with the R&D team to develop studio wide pipeline tools to improve generic pipeline and workflow.

CMC Limited - Summer Intern
3 months (May '11 - July '11) in Mumbai, India
Worked with a team on building an Android App for the top management of CMC Ltd, to facilitate quick reviews of the status of revenues obtained and bids won/lost on a quarter wise basis on a dashboard. The app was customised to the needs of CMC Ltd.


SKILLS

Programming
Python. C, Java, Shell Scripting, HTML

Tools
Sketch3, InVision, Processing, Arduino Prototyping, Frostbite game engine, MAYA

UX Design and Research
Affinity Mapping, Contextual Inquiry, Heuristic Evaluation, Task Analysis, Paper Prototyping, Cognitive Walkthroughs, User Evaluations and Testing, Design Thinking

 


Achievements

Earned Movie Credits for:

How to Train Your Dragon 2
(Additional Technical Director)

Penguins of Madagascar
(Technical Director)

Shrek's Adventure (VR Immersive Ride)
(Technical Director)
 

Poetry Writing
1st place winner in WAVES '09
1st place winner in WAVES '10
2nd place winner in PEARL '11

Indian Classical Dance
Trained for 10 years and have performed in several and won in some national level dance competitions including Ryan International (2008), Raagam (2012).

5th level certificate holder for Elocution from the Trinity College of London