Pramod is a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Researcher, Graphic Artist, and Software Engineer from Seattle, Washington. He is a recent graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA where he studied the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and HCI in his coursework and research for his Bachelors in Computer Science.
He has led various research projects under Professor Thad Starner, inventor of Google Glass and AI pattern recognition expert. Their work (involving numerous talented collaborators) has led to multiple publications in ACM journals and one Best Paper Award at the 2018 ACM International Symposium of Wearable Computers conference in Singapore.
During his time at Georgia Tech, Pramod has served as a Technical Officer and President of gt-webdev, a large (100+) campus-wide organization for students seeking to jumpstart their career in web design and programming. Here, Pramod has been able to pass along his own learnings in industry-standard full-stack programming from his internships at SpaceX and Cisco; through these internships, Pramod has gained a mastery of full-stack development involving various clients (iOS, Android, web) and multiple sophisticated web backends (.NET, Django, message queues, orchestration, machine learning, etc.). He has also played a co-founding role in three startups, all at the intersection of AI, HCI, wearable computers, and accessible design.
Pramod's passion is to further the melding of humans and computers, through Symbiotic AI, an approach to computing that keys in on human-centered design, usability, and accessibility. He will be pursuing this direction through his Masters in Computer Science at Stanford University in California, class of 2021. Pramod intends to stay active with the research and startup communities in the Bay Area.
In his free time, Pramod enjoys writing, hiking, photography, graphic design, and a good game of table tennis.