About

I am an HCI researcher and first year PhD student at the University of Waterloo, located in Waterloo, Ontario. I am supervised by Dr. Daniel Vogel in the human-computer interaction (HCI) lab. I am interested in how we can augment our interactions with existing objects in the environment.

I also completed my master's at the University of Waterloo, where I evaluated the speed and accuracy of touch input at the edge of a table. This work was published at CHI 2019 [C1]. During this time, I interned at North Inc. as a Software Engineer and at Autodesk Research as a Researcher, where I led a research project for CHI 2020 [C2].

Before starting my master's, I completed my Bachelor of Science at Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, New Brunswick. Here, I majored in computer science and minored in commerce. Through my time at Mount Allison University, I got the chance to hone my programming and other software development skills. In addition, my background in commerce has allowed me to understand the implications of new technology in a professional environment.


News

May 2020 - I presented my work at The University of Waterloo's WatCHI event (that I helped organize)! Check out my presentation here!

March 2020 - Our paper, MicroMentor: Peer-to-Peer Software Help Sessions in Three Minutes or Less was accepted to CHI 2020! Check out our blog post here!

January 2020 - Started my PhD at the University of Waterloo!


Research

[C2] Nikhita Joshi, Justin Matejka, Fraser Anderson, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. MicroMentor: Peer-to-Peer Software Help Sessions in Three Minutes or Less. CHI 2020.

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[C1] Nikhita Joshi and Daniel Vogel. An Evaluation of Touch Input at the Edge of a Table. CHI 2019.

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