anittala@ucalgary.ca

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I am Aditya Shekhar Nittala, a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. I am a member of the Interactions Lab (https://ilab.ucalgary.ca/).

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from the HCI Group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University advised by Prof. Dr. Juergen Steimle. My research vision is to enable the seamless integration of interactive computing devices into our daily environment. As part of my Ph.D., my first exploration in this area is to bring computing and interactivity closer to the user’s body. Specifically, I have built “Epidermal Devices”, i.e. interactive devices that reside on the human epidermis. These wearable devices are ultra-slim, adapt themselves to the complex geometries of the body, and enable a wide range of expressive interactions. I also create computational design tools to aid the fabrication of these devices. My research is interdisciplinary and I blend diverse disciplines (e.g. Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Digital Fabrication, Printed Electronics, and Human-Computer Interaction) for solving fundamental research problems. Previously, I received my MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in Canada where I worked on designing and building novel interaction techniques for mobile devices and Mobile Augmented Reality.

NEWS

1st Apr'22: Joined UCalgary as an Asst. Prof

11th Feb'22 : CHI'22 Paper accepted.

4th Nov'21: Gave a talk at University of Washington.

3rd Nov'21: Nature Communications paper is online!

22nd Oct'21: Gave a talk at University of Virginia. Hosted by Dr. Seongkook Heo.

6th Oct'21: My first first-author research article in a Nature journal!

27th Sep'21: Invited Talk at University of Calgary, Canada

7th July'21: Invited to Heidelberg Laureate Forum

21st Apr'21: Guest Talk at UMich hosted by Dr. Michael Nebeling

14th Apr'21: Guest Talk at HCIE Group, MIT CSAIL hosted by Dr. Stefanie Mueller.

14th Jan'21: Excited to be ACing for CHI LBW.

SELECTED PROJECTS

NEXT STEPS IN EPIDERMAL COMPUTING

(CHI 2022)

OPTIMIZING PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSORS

(NATURE COMMS 2021)

SOLOFINGER

(CHI 2021)

PHYSIOSKIN

(CHI 2020)

TIPTEXT

(UIST 2019)

Best Paper Award

LIKE A SECOND SKIN

(CHI 2019)

Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

MULTI-TOUCH SKIN

(CHI 2018)

SKINMARKS

(CHI 2017)