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Payyapilly Thiruvenkatanathan

Informatics Ph.D. Student
Graduate Adviser
Shaowen Bardzell
Graduate Cohort
M.S., Informatics (Human Computer Interaction), The Pennsylvania State University, USA
B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Sastra University, India

My research is situated at the intersection of women’s health and technology with a specific focus on pregnancy after loss. Attending to the rising interest in designing interventions for pregnancy and maternal health, alongside the ongoing call to question the stigmatization of women’s bodies, my research centers a common but tabooed experience of pregnancy after loss. As a computer science engineer turned human-computer interaction researcher, I aim to design for the neglected felt experiences of women navigating pregnancy after loss, with and through technology.

My research positionality is a culmination of my educational background & career, my interests in user research and design, and who I am as a human - of wanting to ultimately contribute towards designing systems that assist people who are really in need.

Research Keywords
Human Computer Interaction
Women's Health Technologies