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Department of Liberal Arts
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad,
ODF-Campus,
Yeddumailaram 502205
Andhrapradesh, India.
Tel : +91 (40) 2301 ****
Email: nimmir@iith.ac.in

 
 
I am currently Associate Professor at the Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems, Indian Institute of Information Technology,  IIIT,  Hyderabad. I will be bringing an anthropological lens in understanding the impacts of  AI research and praxis.
I am also  Adjunct Professor at the Indian institute of Technology, IIT, Hyderabad where I teach courses at the intersections of society and technology.
Formerly, I was a senior research scientist and lead the Human Interactions research area at the Xerox Research Center India. I worked in the building of technologies in the areas of consumer-centric heath care and urban mobility. 

Previously, my job at Microsoft Research was a combination of theoretical analysis and ethnographic field research to understand technology use in developing countries.  These are studies of patterns of technology adoption in various social contexts and spaces in India, ranging from middle-class consumption of domestic media, the business models of cyber cafés and the use of mobile internet and Facebook among urban slum youth.