Priya Geetha, M.S.

  • Graduate Student Ambassador
  • Degree sought: M.S., Human-Computer Interaction


gepadmaiu [dot] edu



M.S., Software Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology


Hometown: Andhra Pradesh, India

About: I currently am pursuing my master’s in Human-Computer Interaction, and have a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu, India.

In the past, I have worn different hats while digitizing platforms for financial, health care, and educational products. Also, I have explored A11y (Accessibility), security aspects of enterprise and cloud applications in my academics. I chose to pursue a master’s in HCI to develop professional-level skills. My future aspirations as a UX/product designer are to design elegant and sustainable solutions that benefit humans and society.

At IUPUI, I currently work on three sponsored projects in CSCW, Human-Centered AI-ML Genres, and as a part-time research assistant with Dr. Saptarshi Purkayastha (Ph.D.  Information Systems) and Dr. Andrew Miller (Ph.D. Human-Centered Computing). In my final Capstone project I am exploring the internet and data privacy for cloud e-commerce platforms to increase positive experiences for the consumers and customers.

Apart from academics, I fight for causes, including health care, awareness, education, and often engage myself by volunteering in a community that supports these causes.

Advice for new students: Building your passion needs time and effort. Hunt for the right tools, resources, and mentors. Finally, never give up on what you want to do and where you want to be.