Email: alisha.pradhan[at] njit [dot]edu

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

My research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on inclusive technology design. My research goal is to ensure that technological advancements are inclusive and usable by everyone. By adopting user-centered design approaches, much of my work has engaged with older adults to design technologies that can support people of varying ages and abilities. My research has been published at top HCI venues including ACM CHI, CSCW, and TOCHI and has been recognized with best paper and honorable mention awards. 

I received my Ph.D. in Information Studies with focus on HCI from University of Maryland, College Park.  Before joining NJIT, I was a user experience researcher in the Social Impact team of Meta, Inc. I have a Masters in HCI from University of Maryland, College Park and Bachelors in Industrial Design from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, (India).

Prospective Students

I am looking for motivated students who share my vision of a future where technology is inclusive and accessible for all, irrespective of their age or abilities. If this sounds like you, send me an email!


Sept'23 Starting as Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Aug'23 Our work customizable reminders through embodied objects accepted at ASSETS'23

July'23 Look forward to working as Associate Chair for ACM CHI 2024

May'23 Invited panelist on User Experience Research and Design in Industry, VIT (India)