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Srishti P.

Srishti Palani is a PhD researcher at the University of California, San Diego. Her research is in the field of human-computer interaction, information retrieval and cognitive science. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research, using methods and theories from psychology, computer science, and learning science to design novel computational techniques to improve web search and collaboration. Her research aims to help people engage in exploratory thinking, with applications in creativity support tools and pedagogy. Prior to starting her PhD, she graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelors degree, double majoring in Computer Science and Psychology (specializing in Cognitive Neuroscience). Outside of research, she is passionate about establishing mentorship programs to bridge the gender gap in technology, and teaching design and computational thinking courses. In her free time, she loves playing squash, and exploring new beaches and hiking trails.

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  • 2022 NationalFinalist
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