Welcome to my Website!

I am a third year Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. I am affiliated with the BioRobotics Lab, and work with Prof. Blake Hannaford in the field of Robotics and Computer Vision. My collaborators include Dr.Laligam Sekhar and Dr. Zeeshan Qazi from the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle and the School of Medicine at University of Washington – Seattle.

My current research interests are Human-Robot/Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Vision. I have also worked on projects in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Game Development, Haptics and .

I am also a part of the Science, Technology and Society Studies (STSS) program at UW, work on Tech Policy research for robotics. I am advised by Prof. Ryan Calo for my project with the department.

I was a Fellow at Laboratory for Analysis of Motion and Performance (AMP Lab), a joint initiative between the College of Engineering and School of Medicine at University of Washington, Seattle, until 2018.

I am also passionate about introducing children and young adults to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). I volunteer at Tinker Tank and Meet-A-Scientist with the Pacific Science Center and the Education Team for Data Circles/Women in Data Science-Seattle.

If you would like to connect with me, then be sure to find me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Please visit painttheplanetblueblog.wordpress.com for my blog with short writes on an array of topics. I am starting to move technical content to Medium for easier reading, and you can find me at https://medium.com/@nkalavakonda. Thank you for your interest in my profile!