Hello Everyone. Namaste.

Welcome to my home page. I am Deepti Aggarwal, a Research Fellow in the Microsoft Research Centre for SocialNUI at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Below is the list of my publications, media coverage and my research experience. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Long Papers

  1. Deepti Aggarwal, Weiyi Zhang, Thuong Hoang, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, and Mark Bradford. 2017. SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Lower Limb Assessment in Video Consultations of Physiotherapy. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3916-3928.
  2. Rohit Ashok Khot, Deepti Aggarwal, Ryan Pennings, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. 2017. EdiPulse: Investigating a Playful Approach to Self-monitoring through 3D Printed Chocolate Treats. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6593-6607.
  3. Deepti Aggarwal, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, Mark Bradford, and Thuong Hoang. 2016. Doctor, Can You See My Squats?: Understanding Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1197-1208.
  4. Deepti Aggarwal, Robyn Garnett, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, Patricia Eadie, and Bronwyn Joy Davidson. 2015. Understanding Video based Parent Training for Children with Autism. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '15), Bernd Ploderer, Marcus Carter, Martin Gibbs, Wally Smith, and Frank Vetere (Eds.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10-19.
  5. Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Deepti Aggarwal, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. 2015. TastyBeats: Designing Palatable Representations of Physical Activity. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2933-2942. [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award]
  6. Deepti Aggarwal, Rohit Ashok Khot,Vasudeva Varma, and Venkatesh Choppella. 2012. uPICK: Crowdsourcing Based Approach to Extract Relations Among Named Entities. In Proceedings of the 4th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction (IndiaHCI ’12).
  7. Deepti Aggarwal, Himanshu Zade, and Anind K. Dey. 2012. Demography based Automated Teller Machines. In Proceedings of the 4th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction (IndiaHCI ’12).
  8. Vasudeva Varma, Bhaskar Ghosh, Mohan Soundararajan, Deepti Aggarwal, and Priya Radhakrishnan. 2012. IIIT Hyderabad at TAC 2012. In Proceedings of the Text Analysis Conference (TAC’12).
  9. Deepti Aggarwal. 2007. Introduction to Cryptography: A review. In Proceedings of the National Conference on STEM 2007, India.
  10. Deepti Aggarwal, and Kanika Singhal. 2007. Optimization of Energy in Wireless Sensor Networking. In Proceedings of the National Conference on ISSS-MEMS 2007, India.
 

Short Papers

  1. Deepti Aggarwal. 2017. SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Effective Video Consultations of Physiotherapy. In Proceedings of The University of Melbourne CIS DC 2017. [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award]
  2. Deepti Aggarwal, Thuong Hoang, Weiyi Zhang, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, and Mark Bradford. 2017. SoPhy: Smart Socks for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy. In: Bernhaupt R., Dalvi G., Joshi A., K. Balkrishan D., O’Neill J., Winckler M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017. INTERACT 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10516. Springer, Cham.
  3. Deepti Aggarwal. 2016. Understanding the Role of Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy. In Proceedings of The University of Melbourne CIS DC 2016.
  4. Deepti Aggarwal. 2016. Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Based Clinical Consultations. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 188-192.
  5. Deepti Aggarwal. 2015. Understanding the Current Practices of Teleconsultation . In Proceedings of The University of Melbourne CIS DC 2015.
  6. Robyn Garnett, Patricia Eadie, Bronwyn Davidson, Ken Clarke, Zaher Joukhadar, and Deepti Aggarwal . 2015. Utilising Technologies to Address the Social Communication of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Proceedings of Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC’15).
  7. Deepti Aggarwal. 2014. Supporting Tele-consultation through Tangible Interfaces. In (digital) Proceedings of The University of Melbourne CIS DC 2014.
  8. Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Helmut Munz, Deepti Aggarwal, and Florian Floyd Mueller. 2014. TastyBeats: making mocktails with heartbeats. In CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 467-470.
  9. Deepti Aggarwal, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Venkatesh Choppella. 2013. Power of friends: when friends guess about their friends' guess . In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 907-912.
  10. T. B. Dinesh, S. Uskudarli, Subramanya Sastry, Deepti Aggarwal, and Venkatesh Choppella. 2012. Alipi: a framework for re-narrating web pages . In Proceedings of the International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A'12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 22, 4 pages.
 

Workshop Papers

  1. Deepti Aggarwal, Philip Goebel, and Rohit Ashok Khot. 2017. Caring for the Caregivers of People with Dementia . In Proceedings of CHI'17 workshop on HCIXDementia: The Role of Technology and Design in Dementia.
  2. Deepti Aggarwal, Bernd Ploderer, and Frank Vetere. 2015. Addressing Research Gaps in Teleconsultation Settings. In Proceedings of CHI ’15 workshop on Everyday TelePresence: Emerging Practices and Future Research Directions.
  3. Rohit Ashok Khot, Larissa Hjorth, Deepti Aggarwal, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. 2014. Supporting Autonomy in Physical Activity Through Material Artefacts. In Proceedings of CHI ’14 workshop on Positive Computing.
 

Media Coverage

My PhD work on SoPhy smart socks has received coverage in over 200 media outlets (including radio, TV news, newspapers and magazines) in Australia and overseas, with a combined coverage of over 86 million people. The story was covered overseas in the United Kingdom, United States, India, Malaysia, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Iran, Canada and China.

Key highlights include cover stories in The Indian Weekly and G’Day India magazines; video coverage on BBC news, Ten News, ABC News, and 7 News; selection in the London Science Museum (From the lab video series); and live interviews on Channel 9 Today Show and Pulse Radio. Some media stories are listed below.

 

Theses

  1. [PhD Dissertation] Deepti Aggarwal. Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Consultations of Physiotherapy (Under Review)
  2. [Masters Dissertation] Deepti Aggarwal. 2013. Exploring Crowdsourcing to PersonalizeWeb Experiences .
 

Public Presentations

  1. Interaction Design Lab, University of Melbourne, 2017 -- Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy
  2. CIS Doctoral Colloquium 2017, University of Melbourne -- SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Effective Video Consultations of Physiotherapy
  3. CHI 2017, USA -- SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Lower Limb Assessment in Video Consultations of Physiotherapy [Slides]
  4. Dept. of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Children’s Hospital, 2017 -- Understanding Video Consultations for Physiotherapy (Host: Dr. George Chalkiadis)
  5. UCL Interaction Center, London -- Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy (Host: Prof. Nadia Berthouze)
  6. Microsoft Research Cambridge, Cambridge -- Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy (Host: Kenton O’Hara)
  7. CIS Doctoral Colloquium 2016, University of Melbourne -- Understanding the Role of Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy
  8. DIS 2016, Brisbane -- Doctor, Can You See My Squats?: Understanding Bodily Communication in Video Consultations for Physiotherapy [Slides]
  9. CHI 2016 Doctoral Consortium, USA -- Supporting Bodily Communication in Video Based Clinical Consultations
  10. OzCHI 2015, Melbourne -- Understanding Video based Parent Training for Children with Autism [Slides]
  11. Health XL Hackathon on Aging 2015, Melbourne -- Automatic Environment Therapy for People with Dementia -  [Slides]
  12. CIS Doctoral Colloquium 2014, University of Melbourne -- Supporting Teleconsultation Through Tangible Interfaces
  13. Interaction Design Lab, University of Melbourne, 2014 -- A broad overview of Teleconsultation through SocialNUI lens [Slides]
  14. USID 2011, India -- Demography based Automated Teller Machines[Video]
  15. OpenData Camp-Hyderabad Meet 2012, India -- uPick: Crowdsourcing Based Approach to Extract Relations among Named Entities[Video]
 

Public Exhibitions

  1. LNCS INTERACT 2017, India -- SoPhy: Smart Socks for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy
  2. ACM CHI 2017, USA -- SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy
  3. IIT Bombay Techfest 2014, India -- TastyBeats: Making Mocktails with Heartbeats
  4. UIST Student Innovation Contest 2013, St. Andrews -- TastyBeats: Making Mocktails with Heartbeats
  5. OpenData Camp Showcase - Hyderabad Meet 2012, India -- uPick: Crowdsourcing Based Approach to Extract Relations among Named Entities
  6. IIIT-Hyderabad R&D Showcase 2013 -- Alipi: Making the Web Inclusive and Accessible for All
  7. MIT Media Lab Design Innovation Workshop 2012, India -- Umang: Emotions over-a-distance
  8. IIIT-Hyderabad R&D Showcase 2012, India -- Alipi: Web Accessibility through re-narration
  9. IIIT-Hyderabad R&D Showcase 2012, India -- Crowd Consensus: Rethinking Games With a purpose
 

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of Fresh Science Award in Victoria, 2017
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CIS Doctoral Colloquium 2017
  • Invited Research Demo of SoPhy: A Wearable Technology for Video Consultations of Physiotherapy at CHI 2017
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at ACM CHI 2015
  • Finalist for the Premier’s Design Award 2015 (Student Category)
  • Finalist for the Student Innovation Contest, UIST 2013
  • Innovative Design Award at TechEase 2011
  • Finalist for the Student Technical Paper Contest at Unisys Cloud20/20 2010
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    Scholarships

  • Conference Travel Scholarship to present at ACM CHI 2017 (AUD $750)
  • Melbourne Abroad Travel Scholarship to present at ACM DIS 2016 (AUD $750)
  • ACM Travel Scholarship to present at ACM CHI 2016 Doctoral Consortium (USD $2,050)
  • SocialNUI Student Travel Scholarship 2015 – 2017 (AUD $7,000)
  • SocialNUI Postgraduate Research Top-up Scholarship 2015 - 2017 (AUD $15,000)
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) 2014 – 2017 (AUD $34,080 annually)
  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) 2014 – 2017 (AUD $25,810 annually)
  • Pursuit Travel Grant 2013 to intern at Carnegie Mellon University (USD $1,000)
  • ACM-Women Travel Grant to present at CHI 2013 (USD $2,000)
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    Experience

    • Research Fellow with Prof. Frank Vetere at Microsoft Centre for SocialNUI, University of Melbourne (May 2018 - present)
    • Research Intern with Prof. Nadia Berthouze at UCL Interaction Center, UK (Oct. 2016 - Nov. 2016)
    • Student Intern with Prof. Anind Dey at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (May 2013 - Oct. 2013)
    • Research Associate with Prof. Venkatesh Choppella at Virtual Labs (MHRD Project), IIIT Hyderabad (Jan. 2011 - Dec. 2012)
    • Campus System Administrator at IIIT-Hyderabad (Oct. 2010 - Dec. 2010)
    • Internship at National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Dadri (July 2009)
    • Internship at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Ranipur (June 2009)
    • Training on Network Management and Ethical Hacking, Nettech, Jaipur (June 2008)
     

    Affiliations

    • Honorary Appointment at Mudroch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne (June 2018 - present)
    • Honorary Appointment at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne (Feb. 2017 - present)
     

    Services

    • Program Committee Member: ACM OzCHI 2018 long papers
    • Associate Chair: ACM CHI 2018 late breaking work
    • Media Liaison: Dept. of Computing & Information Systems, University of Melbourne, 2016
    • Co-ordinator: IDL seminars, 2015 - 2016
    • Co-Chair: ACM OzCHI 2015 Student Design Challenge
    • Co-organiser: for Hands on computing, University of Melbourne, 2015
    • Reviewer (full-paper category): ACM OzCHI 2014-2017, ACM DIS 2016, ACM CHI 2017, ACM CHI Play 2017, ACM NordiCHI 2018
    • Reviewer (WiP category): ACM OzCHI 2017, ACM CHI Play 2016-2017, ACM CHI 2013, 2014 & 2017
    • Student Volunteer: ACM DIS 2016, ACM CHI 2015, ACM WWW 2011
    • Co-Organiser: TechEase-2011
    • Co-Organiser and program host: Spic Macay Virasat 2010, IIIT-Hyderabad sub-chapter
     

    Teaching

    • Tutor for INF090006 Fieldwork for Design, University of Melbourne, 2018 (semester 2)
    • Guest Lecture in MGMT90223 Design Thinking, University of Melbourne, 2018 (Host: Prof. Frank Vetere)
    • Guest Lecture in INFO30004 Usability Engineering, University of Melbourne, 2018 (Host: Prof. Martin Gibbs)
    • Tutor and Marker for ISYS90051 Impacts of Digitisation, University of Melbourne, 2018
    • Marker for ISYS90085 Interaction Design and Usability, University of Melbourne, 2017
     

    Supervision

    • Weiyi Zhang (Masters Project, Dec. 2015 - May 2016), “Real-time data visualization system for smart socks”, Co-supervised with Dr. Thuong Hoang
    • Kartikey Vyas & Deep Dixit (B.Tech Project, Feb. 2012 - May 2013), “Developing Ontological Framework for Alipi”, Co-supervised with Prof. Venkatesh Choppella
    • Mentoring of the 10th grade experience students at The University of Melbourne, June 2018

    Research interests

    Education

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