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''We live in the world when we love it.''
- Rabindranath Tagore
Hello!

I am a PhD student in Technology and Social Behavior (joint PhD program in Computer Science and Communication Studies) at Northwestern University. I work in the CollabLab with my awesome advisor Professor Darren Gergle. Prior to that, I received BS in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. My research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, and Social Computing. Specifically, I enjoy studying and designing inclusive technologies to support mental and physical well-being of people with disabilities. I believe that an individual should not be treated as 'disabled', rather everyone is 'differently-abled'. My current project focuses on facilitating creative expression of people with visual impairments.

Apart from academic activities, I have always been passionate about music. Whenever I get time, be it during a journey or before going to bed, I listen to music and sing along. I am also very much into traveling and adventures. Now and then I try to get a break from my busy schedule and set out for a tour with friends and family.

Find my CV and Resume here. 

Email:
maitraye [at] u [dot] northwestern [dot] edu

LinkedIn: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maitrayedas