Akash Uday Rode

Akash Rode
  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Master's in Human-Computer Interaction


akrodeiu [dot] edu


  • Computer Engineering (BTech) at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India


Hometown:  Maharashtra, India

Bio: I am currently pursuing my master’s in Human-Computer Interaction here at IUPUI since Spring of 2021. Prior to this, I have worked as a User Experience designer for over 2 years. While pursuing my bachelors, I started to realize my passion towards User Experience Design and HCI Research. My journey in the past and currently is pretty much about exploring and acquiring knowledge & experience in this pervasive discipline. Currently, I also work with Dr. Andrew Miller (Ph.D. Human Centered-Computing) as a Research Assistant on his NSF sponsored project.

In addition to academics, I love cooking, reading, meeting new people, exploring nature and playing music. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions related to IUPUI, Human-Computer Interaction or literally anything!

Advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help and assistance. Every day, be on the lookout for your passions, something that brings you joy. Be open to new experiences. Be proactive. Be humble. Be you.