Hello, I'm Vineet Pandey.

I'm a human-computer interaction researcher.

I build social computing systems. My research supports motivated communities in performing scientific work that is personally meaningful, institutionally relevant, and that advances our understanding of health, disorders, and climate change.

I am currently doing postdoctoral research at MIT with Arvind Satyanarayan. Starting Fall 2023, I will be an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, I collaborated with multiple rare disorder communities (SCAs, ALS, Ataxia-telangiectasia) and neurologists at Mass General Hospital to advance our understanding of neurological disorders with remote health assessment tools (In Submission 2022, The Cerebellum 2021).

During my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego, I worked with microbiologists at the American Gut Project and fermenters to support community-led experimentation with novel online platforms.

My dissertation work was awarded the 2019 School of Engineering Henry Booker Award for Exemplary Ethical Engineering. Defense Video

Curriculum vitae

Google Scholar

Prospective students: I will recruit at least two PhD students to start in Fall 2023 at the University of Utah. Our group (that you'll be founding members of) will build novel class of systems for citizen science, telemedicine, and climate informatics with department- and university-wide collaborators. If you are driven to do pioneering inter-disciplinary research in an amazing location, please apply to Utah School of Computing, mention my name on the portal, and send me an email. I care about how deeply you think, how quickly you learn, and how hardly you work. The formal material (grades or statements) matter lesser. Best of luck!

Main Projects

Citizen-Expert Collaboration with Tools for Assessing Motor Impairment

At-home Use → Mouse trajectories → Interpretable features → Valid, Reliable Severity Scores
Remote motor performance assessment tools reliably estimate severity of motor impairments with a few minutes of use at home. These systems contribute a novel class of methods to remotely track condition severity without using expert time. At-home deployments have evaluated the tool with three neurological disorder communities.
Work in progress; Papers in Preparation.

Clinical Researchers Laboratory for Deep Neurophenotyping at Mass General Hospital · Division of ALS and Motor Neuron Diseases, MGH
Participants Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) · Ataxia-telangiectasia (via A-T Children's Project) · Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) · Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
System Try it »(Beta - mail for access)
Slides 2021 Mass General Hospital Ataxia Center Symposium
Posters 2021 ALS/MND · 2021 NEALS · 2020 AMIA WISH
Writing HCI 2022 In Submission · 2022 In Submission · 2020 AMIA WISH · 2020 LIMITS · Abstract at Health Data Science Symposium (Smartphones, Wearables, and Health)
Neurology 2021 The Cerebellum (June, Issue#3)
Abstracts at condition-specific conferences ALS 2021 ALS/MND abstract · 2021 NEALS · Ataxia 2021 ICAR (In submission)

Gut Instinct: Citizen-led Experimentation with a Bespoke Social Computing Platform

Popular Intuitions → Hypotheses → Experiments → Novel Scientific Findings

Three built-from-scratch social computing systems--Galileo, Docent, Vanilla GI--enable citizen-led novel scientific work without involving experts. These systems contribute principles to integrate conceptual and procedural guidance in social computing for collaborative complex work like experimentation. The Gut Instinct platform has been tested with field deployments with over 600 participants.

Full Papers
For reference material (e.g. bibtex entries), please try Google Scholar.

free living
Free-living motor activity monitoring in ataxia-telangiectasia
2021 The Cerebellum (June, Issue#3)
Nergis C Khan, Vineet Pandey, Krzysztof Z Gajos, Anoopum S Gupta

Galileo: Citizen-led Experimentation using a Social Computing System
2021 ACM CHI
Vineet Pandey, Tushar Koul, Chen Yang, Mad Price Ball, Bastian Greshake Tzovaras, Daniel McDonald, Rob Knight, Scott Klemmer
Teaching Guest Lecture at Northwestern (COMP_SCI 496: Interactive Systems for Health Behavior Change) by Maia Jacobs

Ways of knowing
in the 21st century

Citizen-led Work using Social Computing and Procedural Guidance
2019. Ph.D. Dissertation
Vineet Pandey
2019 School of Engineering Henry Booker Award for Exemplary Ethical Engineering

gut instinct
Gut Instinct: Creating Scientific Theories with Online Learners
2017 ACM CHI
Vineet Pandey, A. Amir, J. Debelius, Embriette Hyde, Tomasz Kosciolek, Rob Knight, Scott Klemmer

Concerto: A High Concurrency Key-Value Store with Integrity
Arvind Arasu, Ken Eguro, Raghav Kaushik, Donald Kossmann, Pingfan Meng, Vineet Pandey, Ravi Ramamurthy
Teaching Taught at UIUC and Brown

Framing Feedback logo
Framing Feedback: Choosing Review Environment Features that Support High Quality Peer Assessment
2016 ACM CHI
Catherine M. Hicks, Vineet Pandey, C. Ailie Fraser, Scott Klemmer
Poster (Crystal, Rachel) · Slides ·  News
Teaching Taught at CMU (05-499A / 05-899A: Designing large-scale (peer) learning systems) and Northwestern (EECS 497: Peer Grading)

Integer Representations towards Efficient Counting in the Bit Probe Model
2014 Journal of Discrete Algorithms 2014; 2011 TAMC
Gerth S. Brodal, Mark Greve, Vineet Pandey, S. Srinivasa Rao
Teaching Part of Comps requirement at Sewanee

Shorter Writing (Extended Abstracts, Workshops)

Home speech and coordination measurement in spinocerebellar ataxias and multiple system atrophy
(To submit) 2022 Celebration of Science at Mass General Hospital
Nicole M. Eklund, Jessey Ouillon, Vineet Pandey, Akansha Pandey, Christopher D. Stephen, Jeremy D. Schmahmann, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Jeremy Edgerton, Anoopum S. Gupta
At-home use of a computer-based tool
3rd Annual Health Data Science Symposium (Smartphones, Wearables, and Health)
Vineet Pandey, Jessey Ouillon, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Anoopum S. Gupta

Using Active Digital Phenotyping to Quantify Function and Cognition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
2021 Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Consortium (NEALS)
Zoe Scheier, Alison P. Clark, Mackenzie Keegan, Kelley Erb, Evan Remington, Sheena Chew, Roland Brown, Jessey Ouillon, Vineet Pandey, Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Anoopum S. Gupta, Katherine M. Burke, James D. Berry

Citizen Science

Transitioning the American Gut Project to the Microsetta Initiative
2018 American Society of Microbiology
Daniel McDonald, Alexander Aksenov, Alexey Melnik, Pieter Dorrestein, Larry Smarr, Rashmi Sinha, Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer, Rob Knight

Social Computing and Online Learning

Integrating Citizen Science with Online Learning to Ask Better Questions
Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer, Amnon Amir, Justine Debelius, Embriette Hyde, Tomasz Kosciolek, Rob Knight

This website is heavily inspired from Arvind Satyanarayan's webpage. The original page was designed by Manjeet Singh Sawhney.

देखो मगर प्यार से