About me

Hey there ! I am Siddharth Mehrotra. I am a student of M.Sc Media Informatics at RWTH Aachen University, Germany under supervision of Prof. Marianna Obrist & Prof. Jan Borchers. I have completed my Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering from Galgotias University, India.

My prowess lies in Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science and Design for Accessibility. The field of computer science is advancing on a daily basis, something new and more sophisticated is being developed in labs every day all around the world. In particular, I am interested in bringing those scientific inventions out of laboratories and make them accessible for people to benefit from around the world. Building applications based on the theories developed in labs, and impacting the lives of masses, interests me.

In particular, I conduct research in the emerging field of accessible technology. While the topic of accessibility has a long history in industry, the often ignorance of UX community makes this topic to be considered seriously. In the last years, accessible technological devices have started to enter the mass-market and research organization are now advocating for accessibility. This development comes with new challenges, especially from an HCI perspective, as developers are lacking the proper design tools to create objects that serve their needs. Upon graduating, I hope to pursue PhD. that aim to explore usability of mainstream technologies, exploration of barriers to technology access and providing substantial solutions. I believe using mainstream technologies we can improve accessibility and technological innovations that can help us to improve access.

Research Highlights

Selected as Top 100 Young Researchers in Computer Science worldwide to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2018.

• Peer-reviewed publications in Tier-A & B ACM conferences in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) including CHI, ASSETS & IndiaHCI.

Citation Indices since 2014: 27, h-index: 3.

Dr. Jost Henkel Stifung Scholar

UIST School 2018 – Hackathon 1st Place Winner, ASSETS – SRC Broze Medalist and UIST’18 – Finalist Student Innovation Contest.

• Windows Azure Top Community Contributor – 2014.

Research interests

Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Assisstive Technology, Calm Technology, User Experience (UX) Research, Human Centered Computing, Augmented Reality, Assistive computing and Music Cognition.