Swamy Ananthanarayan

I'm a Lecturer in the Department of Human Centered Computing at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

My research focuses on designing, constructing, and evaluating interactive systems for underserved populations (e.g., individuals with disablities, low SES children, older adults). 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.

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. After my graduate studies, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Susanne Boll's Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS (Germany).