Women in Computing – Marshini Chetty

Ph.D. Student, Human-Centered Computing, School of Interactive Computing


Marshini's research focuses on creating visual real-time tools to help households better manage their resources, whether they be bandwidth or energy. She also aims to understand the social consequences of introducing these tools into a home environment. To this end, Marshini has already studied how people set up, maintain and troubleshoot their home networks in households in Atlanta, Seattle and Cambridge (United Kingdom). Working with Associate Professor Beki Grinter in the Work2Play Lab, her current project is Kermit, a tool made to help people understand why their Internet connection is slowing down and what they can do to change it. Marshini also is interested in the emerging field of human computer interaction for development, or "HCI4D."

Marshini earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she grew up.



  • Internship at Microsoft Research Cambridge (United Kingdom), Summer 2009
  • GVU Center Foley Scholar Finalist, 2008-09
  • Georgia Tech Sam Nunn Security Fellowship, 2008-09
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2005-07

Visit Marshini's website.