The MIDI Conference will be held on 9-10 December 2021 as virtual/remote event.

Keynote Speaker

Neha Kumar

Neha Kumar is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech, where is jointly appointed at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing.

At Georgia Tech Neha Kumar leads the TanDEm (short for Technology and Design towards “Empowerment”) lab, which is focused on research about health and wellbeing on the margins, centering topics such as gender, stigma, and knowledge production.

In research Neha uses her background in computer science, design, and ethnography. Her research lies in the overlap of the Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) spaces. She is passionate about community-building.

Neha also works towards wider adoption of the research solutions that she designs. She has co-founded a non-profit mHealth start-up, which targets concerns regarding children’s health – early detection of growth, development, and immunization issues – in the Indian context. This idea won first prize at a health hackathon organized by CAMTech and held at GE Research in Bangalore, in July 2014. It also won an Innovation Award from CAMTech in early 2015.

More information will be coming soon!