Pragathi Praveena👋🏼 I design, build, and evaluate human-robot interfaces to enable remote work and collaboration. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am advised by Dr. Bilge Mutlu and Dr. Michael Gleicher.
Get a glimpse of my current research in this 1-minute teaser! 🎉 I am most excited about the Periscope robotic camera system which facilitates remote collaboration between two people. I have also been exploring the use of collaborative robot arms in cinematography.
Prior to joining graduate school, I was a junior research scientist for two years at Xerox Research Center India where I built algorithms for monitoring a person’s breathing using webcams (see video). I have a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
I am on the job market for post-doc/research scientist/faculty positions! I prototype interactive robot systems (especially with cobots and cameras) and study user interactions with them (through mixed methods). I enjoy mentoring and put effort into fostering collective growth. I am deeply passionate about human collaboration, both in my research and outside.