Hello, I'm Vineet Pandey.

I'm a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher and an Assistant Professor in the Kahlert School of Computing at the University of Utah.

I build social computing systems that expand and improve the interface between communities and institutional experts - especially in science and medicine. 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.

All of my research builds on collaborations with real-world communities and institutional experts to design new ways of creating and acting on evidence.

As a Postdoctoral researcher at MIT (2022-23), I explored novel characterizations of online social movements around clinical trials in neurodegenerative disorders - in collaboration with Arvind Satyanarayan (HCI, Visualization) and Graham Jones (Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology).
(First paper in submission)

As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University (2020-22), I collaborated with neurologists at Mass General Hospital and multiple rare disorder communities (SCAs, ALS, Ataxia-telangiectasia) to advance our understanding of neurological disorders with remote health assessment tools.
(ACM TACCESS 2023, The Cerebellum 2022, Brain Communications 2023).

During my Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego (2013-19), I worked with microbiologists at the American Gut Project and fermenters to support community-led experimentation with novel online platforms. I was lucky to receive wisdom from Jim Hollan, Rob Knight, and Don Norman.
(ACM CHI 2021, Learning@Scale 2018, CHI 2017, Defense Video)

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

Research Group for Summer 2024 (May-August)

   PhD students    MS students     Committee member
   Mutaz Hennawi    Sujit K Kamaraj      Noelle Brown (Computing PhD): Ethics in Computing
   Janet Ikhile          Maxim Lisnic  (Computing PhD): Data-driven misinfo
   Nastaran Jadidi          Semil Jain (CS MS)
             Brennan Cook (CS BS): Optimal strategies in Basketball

Spring 2024 Group

. Our group


Curriculum vitae

PhD, MS, BS Spring 2024: CS 5968 / 6968
(Link) Designing Novel Computing Systems for Science and Medicine

Office Hours M,W After class MEB 3112

BS, MS Fall 2024 2023 CS 3450 Designing Human-Centered Experiences

Students (at Utah): Our research group will debut with building novel systems for citizen science, telemedicine, and climate informatics with school- and university-wide collaborators.

PhD students (CS or other depts): How might I help with your research? Please email me a summary (five lines to a page), then we'll meet over coffee.
MS, BS students: Interested in doing HCI research? Please email me your interests, skills you'd like to develop, and hopes in working with me.

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