Dr. Deepa Austin (MDS)


Year of Joining: 2018

Advisor: Prof. Amit Prakash

Research Interest: Systems thinking in public health settings, Nutritional epidemiology, Tobacco control policies and cessation programs

Education: Bachelors in Dental Surgery (Govt. Dental College, Calicut), Masters in Public Health Dentistry (RGUHS), Masters in Hospital Administration (ICFAI)

Work Experience: 10 years in Dentistry as a clinical practitioner and Lecturer at Mar Baselios Dental College, Kerala (1.5yrs), Quality co-ordinator (NABH) at ISIS Medicare and Research Centre, Bengaluru (1year), Healthcare management Faculty at Marian Institute of Healthcare management, Goa and Management Academy and Research Centre, Bengaluru (1.5 years)

Publications: A Cross-sectional comparative study on White spot lesions and its association with dental caries experience among school Children: International Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry (accepted for Publication in 2019 issue)



PH2016011 (Arvind)

Arvind Upreti

Year of Joining : 2017

Advisor : Dr. V. Sridhar

Research Interests : Societal and labor market impact of technological change, Adoption and implications of artificial intelligence systems.

Education : B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, M.Tech in Software Systems

Work Experience : Principal Consultant- Knowledge Management & Senior Project Manager, Infosys Technologies (16 years) ; Engineer, Tata Motors (1.5 years)




Kavitha Narayanan

Year of Joining : 2016

Advisor : Bidisha Chaudhuri &  Balaji Parthasarathy

Research Interest : Political-economy of technologies; Politics of Development; Gender

Education : Integrated M.A. (Development Studies), Indian Institute of Technology- Madras (IIT-Madras)

Work Experience :  Research Associate, CITAPP, IIIT-B  (2.5 years); Research Assistant, CBPS (1.5 years)

Publications: Narayanan, K., Hoysala, O., & Srinivasan, J. (2016). The Digital Transformation? A Study of Ola Auto. Presented at the Workshop on Bangalore’s Great Transformation. NIAS, Bangalore.

Narayanan, K., Hoysala, O., & Srinivasan, J. (2016). Ola! Moral Economies of the Digital? Presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics (SASE) on ‘Moral Economies, Economic Moralities’. UC Berkeley. Abstract Download. Presentation Download.

PH2015019 - Oindrila

Oindrila Matilal

Year of Joining : 2016

Advisor : Janaki Srinivasan

Research Interest : Technology and Organizations, Technology and Education

Research Topic : Exploratory study on Remote Workers

Education : B.A (Sociology), Presidency College, Kolkata; M.A (Sociology) Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Work Experience : 2 years, Treamis World School; 2 years, Anthroplace Consulting Pvt. Ltd

PH2015021 - Sanjay

Sanjay V. P.

Year of Joining : 2016

Advisor : Amit Prakash

Research Interests : Impacts of ICTs in different sectors of society, agriculture

Research Topic : Applying ICTs to small-sector agriculture

Education : BE, Electronics & Communication, JMIT, University of Mysore; MBA, IGNOU

Work Experience : 9 years in STPI-Bangalore, as Joint Director; 14 years in InKnowTech, as Co-Founder & CEO


Rajesh Hanbal

Year of Joining : 2015

Advisor(s) : Amit Prakash, Janaki Srinivasan

Research interests : ICTs and rural governance, Public systems delivery

Education : Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering, SJCE, Mysore; Masters in Public Administration, IGNOU.

Work Experience : 1.5 years as Engineer with Mindtree Ltd; 1 year as faculty at SJCE, Mysore; 3 years as Project Associate with IT for Change


Radhika Margabandhu

Year of Joining – 2018

Advisor – Professor Balaji Parthasarathy

Research Interest – Policy (Semiconductors), Innovation, Intellectual Property

Education – M.Sc. Integrated Circuit Design, TUM Asia (Singapore)

Work Experience – R&D Engineer, Set Top Box Division, Broadcom Bangalore (Total work experience 6 years)


Siddharth Gurnani

Year of Joining – 2018

Advisor – Bidisha Chaudhuri, Amit Prakash

Research Interest – ICT in Education

Education– MCA

Work Experience – 9 years


Soumyo Das

Year of Joining : 2018

Advisor : Dr. Bidisha Chaudhuri

Research Interests : Automation and Economy, Labour Markets, Data as a Commodity

Education : Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, Calcutta.

Work Experience : Client Associate at Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi. (06 Months)

Publications : Data-fying Anti-Poverty Programmes: Implications for Data Justice. Manuscript under review.