I am a manager on the Natural Language Team at Tableau Software. Previously, I worked as a principal research scientist at Nokia Research Center for 7+ years. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2005 with a Ph.D. in computer graphics.

My research interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and computer graphics, particularly in the area of iconography and content retargeting. My work has involved ideation, prototyping and evaluating novel user interfaces for both mobile and desktop platforms in the following main areas:

1) Data semantics, information visualization and iconography

3) Natural language and search interfaces

2) Cross device and multimodal interaction


Doctor of Philosophy, June 2005.
Dissertation Title: Optimizing Computer Imagery for Visual Communication. Advisor: Professor Bruce Gooch

Master of Science Computer Science, June 2004. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, with honors, December 2000. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.