Swamy Ananthanarayan

I've accepted a position as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at Monash University starting in mid-2020 as part of the Faculty of Information Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I am currently a human-computer interaction (HCI) postdoctoral researcher at the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS (Germany). I received my PhD in computer science from University of Colorado Boulder, while working at the Craft Technology Lab with Mike Eisenberg and Katie Siek.

My research focuses on designing, constructing, and evaluating tangible interactive systems. This often involves the integration of specialized hardware, software, and craft materials to create systems that are practical, novel, and aesthetically pleasing. My work includes electronic toolkits for supporting healthy behaviors, tangible programming environments for facilitating computational thinking, storytelling platforms for sharing emotions, and multimodal interfaces for bicycle safety.