Ph.D. student in Digital Media at Georgia Tech
I critically investigate power structures and value systems embedded in the design of data-driven technologies. My focus is on tools and systems that aim to advance safety in cities. I draw on feminist and STS literature along with design-based and qualitative methods to examine the impact of emerging data-driven safety tools on how safety is conceptualized, exercised, and imagined. I foreground ways in which existing approaches propogate injustice and discrimination against marginalized social groups. I suggest alternative approaches that can utilize the power of data, with care and consideration, to challenge oppressive systems that continue to allow violence and abuse.
I am advised by Dr. Nassim Parvin and am funded by the Women, Science, and Technology Learning Community at Georgia Tech.
Jun 2022: Presented a poster about my work 'Rethinking Safe Mobility: The Case of Safetipin in India' as part of the International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development 2022 in Seattle, WA.
May 2022: Started working as a Research Intern for the Responsible and Inclusive Tech team at IBM.
Apr 2022: Successfully passed my qualifier exams! 😭 😭 😭
S Gupta, S Janikci, P Casula, N Parvin. 2022. Rethinking Safe Mobility: The Case of Safetipin in India. International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies and Development.