My name is Muskan (muhs-kawn), which means smile in Hindi 😊 I am a second-year student at Virginia Tech pursuing Master of Science (Thesis) in Computer Science advised by Dr. Sang Won Lee. I am currently working on investigating perceptions of trigger/content warnings on social media. My research interests lie in HCI intersecting social computing, specifically digital mental health and computer-mediated empathy.
What keeps me going in tech?
I want to contribute to making tech more inclusive and equitable. May it be by conducting user studies on how marginalized people are affected by social media, or increasing gender diversity just by being in the room where important tech decisions are being made.
I am creative and curious at heart. Love to learn new things and gain experiences which make me a well-rounded person. (I believe the world is my oyster, and yours too) 🦪
Purpose-driven. Enthusiastic about diversity and inclusion, makeup art, public policy, and mental health.
Aug 2021 - May 2023 (Expected)
MS CS (Thesis) at Virginia Tech
Jul 2013 - Jul 2017
B. Tech in CS at Manipal Institute of Technology
Work experience 💻
May 2022 - Aug 2022
The Trade Desk
Software Engineer Intern in Identity Team
Oct 2017 - Aug 2021
Software Engineer II in Routing Protocols Development Team
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017
Software Development Intern in Database Team