Naveena Karusala


Hi, I'm Naveena!

I'm a PhD student at the University of Washington's School of Computer Science and Engineering, working with the Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) Lab and advised by Richard Anderson. I graduated from Georgia Tech's College of Computing in December 2016 and worked with the TanDEm lab, advised by Neha Kumar. ​

I'm interested in the use and design of technology related to learning and health in low-resource contexts, particularly by girls and women. This work tends to fall in the overlap of HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and ICTD. I have worked on a range of projects related to women's safety in public spaces, offline media sharing in rural areas, virtual reality and technology use in learning environments, and healthcare access for low-income populations.

My research is rooted in feminist methodologies, in which participation, pluralism, reflexivity, and careful consideration of the potential effects of a technology are crucial to the research and design process. ​

You can contact me at naveenak at cs dot washington dot edu.