Swathi Jagannath


I am a PhD candidate in Information Science at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, Philadelphia – working with Dr. Aleksandra Sarcevic. Our research aims at designing and developing technologies to reduce errors and improve efficiency in high-risk, error-prone healthcare settings, such as emergency medical and trauma resuscitations. My areas of research interests are Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Healthcare Informatics.

I completed my Masters degree in Information Systems from Drexel University in 2013. After graduating, I worked as an analyst/developer in one of the nation's best pediatric healthcare network - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). I came to the United States in 2011 after completing my Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science in India.

I am a trained Indian classical singer. I love traveling and I enjoy hiking, photography and watching TV shows (especially comedies and medical dramas). I am a big fan of FRIENDS :)

News

September 12, 2018

I am excited to share that I will be joining the SIGCHI Conferences Working Group, assisting Dr. Aaron Quigley (ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences) with SIGCHI conferences work!!

September 6, 2018

Our manuscript “Understanding paper-based documentation practices in medical resuscitations to inform the design of electronic documentation tools" (co-authored with Aleksandra Sarcevic, Sage Myers, and Nina Multak) was accepted to Pediatric Emergency Care Journal!

July 30, 2018

Our abstract "“We are not entirely replacing paper”: Understanding paper persistence in emergency medical settings" (co-authored with Aleksandra Sarcevic and Andrea Forte) has been accepted to Interactive Poster sessions at CSCW 2018. The conference is going to be held in Jersey City, NJ (November 3 - 7, 2018).

July 30, 2018

I am excited to share that I will be serving as the Vice Chair on the executive board of the new ACM SIGCHI Drexel chapter!

June 27, 2018

I am very happy to share that I passed my candidacy exam today and I am a PhD candidate now! Many thanks to my advisor, Aleksandra Sarcevic, and my candidacy committee, Andrea Forte and Michelle Rogers for their guidance and support. Looking forward to the next phase of my doctoral research!

June 14, 2018

I am excited to serve on the Program Committee for CSCW 2018 Interactive Posters. It is a great experience to be on the PC as a junior researcher. Looking forward to it!

May 25, 2018

I am happy to be a part of Scientista Foundation and work as a Speaker Chair on the organizing committee for Scientista Symposium 2019

May 16, 2018

I am delighted to share that my short paper "Transition from paper to electronic documentation in pediatric emergency medical settings" has been accepted for poster presentation at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The conference is going to be held in Houston, TX (September 26 - 28, 2018).

May 10, 2018

Our abstract "Understanding information and communication technology diffusion in developing countries" (co-authored with Kimberley Hemmings-Jarrett and Ali Jazayeri) has been accepted to TREO (Technology, Research, Education, and Opinion) sessions at AMCIS (Americas Conference on Information Systems) 2018. The conference is going to be held in New Orleans, LA (August 15 - 19, 2018).

May 9, 2018

I have been awarded travel grant from the College of Computing and Informatics to present my work at PervasiveHealth 2018 in New York, NY (May 21 - 24, 2018).

April 21, 2018

I am very excited to share that I won the "Best Talk Award" among Student Research Shorts at the ACM Philadelphia Region Celebration of Women in Computing - PHICWIC 2018!

April 9, 2018

I have been awarded travel grant from the Office of International Programs, Drexel University to attend ACM CHI Conference in Montréal, Canada (April 21 - 26, 2018).

April 3, 2018

I will be attending Scientista Symposium 2018 in New York, NY (April 13 - 15, 2018). Thanks to Drexel Women in Computing Society for sponsoring the tickets for the event!

March 19, 2018

I am very excited that our paper "An analysis of speech as a modality for activity recognition during complex medical teamwork" (co-authored with Aleksandra Sarcevic and Ivan Marsic) has been accepted to PervasiveHealth 2018. I will be presenting this work in New York, NY (May 21 - 24, 2018).

March 10, 2018

My abstract "Speech modeling for automatic activity recognition in complex medical settings" has been accepted for a presentation at the ACM Philadelphia Region Celebration of Women in Computing - PHICWIC (April 20 - 21, 2018).

March 2, 2018

My abstract "Speech-based activity recognition for emergency medical scenarios" has been accepted for poster presentation at the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference being held on April 19, 2018.

December 18, 2017

I am happy to share that I will be serving as a SIGCHI Executive Committee Volunteer, working with Dr. Aaron Quigley (ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences).

May 15, 2017

I am excited to be working as a Hopper (student volunteer) at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing held in Orlando, Florida (October 4 - 6, 2017). I am also thankful to Drexel Women in Computing Society for funding my travel to the conference!

May 5, 2017

I have been awarded travel grants from College of Computing and Informatics and Graduate College (Teck-Kah Lim Graduate Student Travel Award) to attend Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) at the ACM CHI Conference in Denver, Colorado.

March 17, 2017

My short paper "Using speech in complex teamwork to support activity recognition" has been accepted for a poster presentation at Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) at the ACM CHI Conference in Denver, Colorado (May 6 - 11, 2017) - co-authored with Aleksandra Sarcevic.

March 16, 2017

My abstract "Using speech in complex teamwork to support activity recognition" has been accepted for an oral presentation at the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference being held on April 27, 2017.

September 19, 2016

I started my PhD program at Drexel University!

April 13, 2016

I have been offered admission to PhD in Information Science at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. I will be working with Dr. Aleksandra Sarcevic. I look forward to this journey!

Events & Travel

SIGCHI CSCC, Annual Council of Steering Committee Chairs meeting 2018, Jersey City, NJ, USA

November 9, 2018


ACM CSCW Conference 2018, Jersey City, NJ, USA

November 5 - 7, 2018


Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2018, Houston, TX, USA

September 26 - 28, 2018


PervasiveHealth 2018, New York, NY, USA

May 21 - 24, 2018


ACM CHI Conference 2018, Montréal, Canada

April 21 - 26, 2018


ACM Philadelphia Region Celebration of Women in Computing - PHICWIC 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA

April 20 - 21, 2018


Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA

April 19, 2018


Scientista Symposium 2018, New York, NY, USA

April 13 - 15, 2018


Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2017, Orlando, FL, USA

October 4 - 6, 2017


ACM CHI Conference 2017 and Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH), Denver, CO, USA

May 6 - 11, 2017


Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference 2017, Philadelphia, PA, USA

April 27, 2017