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Maitraye Das

Maitraye Das Headshot
Maitraye Das Headshot

Departments

Art + Design

Education

  • PhD in Technology and Social Behavior | Northwestern University, USA | August 2022
  • MS in Technology and Social Behavior | Northwestern University, USA | March 2021
  • BS in Computer Science and Engineering | Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology | September 2015

Awards

  • Donald H. and Carolyn E. Ecroyd Fellowship | Dept of Communication Studies, Northwestern University | 2022
  • Rising Star in EECS | Organized by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | 2021
  • Best Paper Award | ACM CSCW 2021
  • Recognition for Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion (Paper) | ACM CSCW 2021
  • Best Paper Nomination | ACM ASSETS 2021
  • PhD Student Research Award | Dept of CS, Northwestern University | 2021
  • Dissertation Research Grant | Northwestern University | 2021
  • Graduate Research Grant | Northwestern University | 2021-22
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award | ACM CHI 2020
  • Finalist (top 20) | Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship 2020
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award | ACM CSCW 2019
  • Best Paper Award | IEEE COMPSAC 2018

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Maitraye Das is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Department of Art + Design at Northeastern University. Her research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on making collaborative content production more accessible and equitable in ability-diverse teams. In this space, she has investigated how accessibility is created and negotiated in the contexts of collaborative writing, creative making, and remote work. She takes a community-centered research approach combining in-depth qualitative studies with iterative system building and evaluation. Her research has been recognized with several Best Paper Awards and Honorable Mentions at premier venues including ACM CHI, CSCW, and ASSETS, the Daniel H. and Carolyn E. Ecroyd Fellowship, a CS PhD Student Research Award and research grants from Northwestern University and the University of Washington. Prior to joining Northeastern University, she spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Washington Center for Research & Education on Accessible Technology & Experiences.

 

Research/Publications Highlights

1. Maitraye Das, Darren Gergle, and Anne Marie Piper. 2019. “It doesn’t win you friends”: Understanding Accessibility in Collaborative Writing for People with Vision Impairments. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 3, CSCW, Article 191 (November 2019), 26 pages.
*Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

2. Maitraye Das, Katya Borgos-Rodriguez, and Anne Marie Piper. 2020. Weaving by Touch: A Case Analysis of Accessible Making. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20), April 2020.
*Best Paper Honorable Mention Award

3. Maitraye Das, John Tang, Kathryn E. Ringland, and Anne Marie Piper. 2021. Towards Accessible Remote Work: Understanding Work-from-Home Practices of Neurodivergent Professionals. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 5, CSCW1, Article 183, (April 2021), 30 pages.
*Best Paper Award and Recognition for Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion

4. Maitraye Das, Thomas McHugh, Anne Marie Piper, and Darren Gergle. 2022. Co11ab: Augmenting Accessibility in Synchronous Collaborative Writing for People with Vision Impairments. In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22).

5. Maitraye Das, Anne Marie Piper, and Darren Gergle. 2022. Design and Evaluation of Accessible Collaborative Writing Techniques for People with Vision Impairments. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Vol. 29, 2, Article 9 (April 2022), 42 pages.

6. Kelly Mack, Maitraye Das, Dhruv Jain, Danielle Bragg, John Tang, Andrew Begel, Erin Beneteau, Josh Urban Davis, Abraham Glasser, Joon Sung Park, and Venkatesh Potluri. 2021. Mixed abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Autoethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship. In Proceedings of the 23rd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS ’21), 22 pages.
*Best Paper Nomination