MOHIT JAIN

Senior Researcher
Technology for Emerging Markets team
Microsoft Research India
mohja [at] microsoft [.] com


I am a researcher in the Technologies for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India. Broadly, I explore the introduction of emerging technologies to new populations, by developing ubiquitous computing systems, designing interaction techniques, and collecting and analyzing data. Over the past decade, I have worked on technological solutions for the developing regions focusing on Health, Sustainability, Education and Agriculture.

Currently, I am developing end-to-end system providing low-cost smartphone-based patient diagnostic solutions for critical eye diseases.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, working at the intersection of HCI and AI, focusing on extending interactivity, accessibility and security of conversational systems. While pursuing my Ph.D, I also worked as a Senior Research Engineer in the Cognitive IoT team at IBM Research India. Prior to that, I graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.



EDUCATION

Ph.D. 2015-2019
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington, USA

GPA
3.94/4.0
Advisor
Shwetak Patel
Area
Ubiquitous Computing
Thesis
Making Chatbots More Transparent and Applicable to New Demographics

Master of Science 2009-2011
Computer Science
University of Toronto, Canada

GPA
4.0/4.0
Advisor
Ravin Balakrishnan
Area
Human-Computer Interaction
Thesis
User Learning and Performance with Bezel Menus

Bachelor of Technology 2005-2009
Information & Communication Technology
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT (DA-IICT), India

GPA
9.61/10 (Bronze Medalist)

WORK EXPERIENCE

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Microsoft Research India 2019-Present
Senior Researcher, Technology for Emerging Markets team

IBM Research, India 2012-2019
Senior Research Engineer, Cognitive IoT team

Amazon, USA 2011-2012
Software Development Engineer, Digital Videogames team


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

University of Washington, USA 2015-2019
Graduate Research Assistant, UbiComp Lab

University of Toronto, Canada 2009-2011
Graduate Research Assistant, Digital Graphics Project Lab


INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

HP Labs, India Summer 2011
Research Intern, Mobile and Immersive Experience Lab
Advisor: Sriganesh Madhvanath

Microsoft Research, India Spring 2011
Research Intern, Technology for Emerging Markets team
Advisor: Indrani Medhi, Aishwarya Ratan, Edward Cutrell

Microsoft Research, India Summer 2010
Visiting Researcher, Technology for Emerging Markets team
Advisor: Edward Cutrell

Greenbelt Foundation, Canada Fall 2009
Interface Designer

University of California, Berkeley & Microsoft Research, India Summer 2007
Software Developer Intern, Technology for Emerging Markets team
Advisor: Joyojeet Pal, Udai Pawar, Sukumar Anikar, Kentaro Toyama