I am a PhD student in Technology and Social Behavior (joint PhD program in Computer Science and Communication Studies) at Northwestern University. I work in the CollabLab with my awesome advisor Professor Darren Gergle. I also closely work with Professor Anne Marie Piper in the Inclusive Technology Lab. Prior to Northwestern, I received BS in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. My research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, and Social Computing. Specifically, I enjoy studying and designing inclusive technologies to support mental and physical well-being of people with disabilities. My current project focuses on facilitating creative expression of people with visual impairments.
Apart from academic activities, I have always been passionate about music. Whenever I get time, be it during a journey or before going to bed, I listen to music and sing along. I am also very much into traveling and adventures. Now and then I try to get a break from my busy schedule and set out for a tour with friends and family.
Maitraye Das , Brent Hecht, and Darren Gergle, "The Gendered Geography of Contributions to OpenStreetMap: Complexities in Self-Focus Bias," in the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, Scotland, May 2019. (conditionally accepted - acceptance rate 23.8%)
Maitraye Das , Nusrat Jahan Mazumder, Sharmin Afrose, Khandaker Ashrafi Akbar, and Tanzima Hashem, "A Novel Secret Sharing Approach for Privacy-Preserving Authenticated Disease Risk Queries in Genomic Databases," in the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2018), Tokyo, Japan, July 2018. [Best Paper] [slides]
Moushumi Sharmin, Monsur Hossain, Abir Saha, Maitraye Das , Margot Maxwell, and Shamim Ahmed, "From Research to Practice: Informing the Design of Autism Support Smart Technology," in the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018), Montreal, Canada, April 2018.
Abir Saha and Maitraye Das , "Impact of Social Networking on Post-Partum Depression in Women: An Analysis in the context of Bangladesh," in the 20th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2017.
Maitraye Das , Sunandita Sarker, and Syeda Lammim Ahad, "A Novel Health Support System with Biometric Data Acquisition Device," in the 19th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2016.
Fatema Khan, Maitraye Das , and Ahiya Ahammed, "PurpleAid: An mHealth platform to combat health hazards of women," in IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Medical Engineering, Health Informatics, and Technology (MediTec), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2016.
Maitraye Das , "Understanding Collaborative Writing Practices of People with Visual Impairments," to be presented in the Broadening Participation Workshop, UbiComp/ISWC'18, Singapore, October 2018.
Maitraye Das , "Towards Understanding the Effects of Social Networking on Postpartum Depression in Women: An Analysis in the Context of Bangladesh," to be presented in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, USA, September 2018. [pdf]
Fatema Khan and Maitraye Das , "SafeTeens: An SMS-based System to Monitor Children’s Internet Activity," accepted in the ACM Student Research Competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, USA, October, 2016.
Maitraye Das , Sharmin Afrose, and Tanzima Hashem, "Protecting Genomic Privacy in Medical Tests using Distributed Storage," accepted in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2015. [pdf] [poster]
Maitraye Das , Sunandita Sarker, and Shahina Ferdous, "SpeechAid: A Self-treatment System for Individuals with Speech Disorder via Mobile Application," presented in the Grace Hopper Celebration India, Bangalore, India, November, 2014. [pdf] [poster] [Best Technical Poster]
Music is my passion that takes my mind off the regular grid. Coming from a music-loving family, my journey with music started at early age. I could not continue my formal singing training due to busy schedule of academics, still I try to continue music practices as much as I can.
'Touch the cloud' - this has always been one of my most cherished dreams. Yes, I love traveling, trekking, adventures.... in a word, I want to touch the cloud. That's why, whenever I can manage time from my busy schedule, I set out for a tour with friends and family.
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