Women in Computing – Sarita Yardi

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

Research

Working with Associate Professor Amy Bruckman in the Electronic Learning Communities Lab, Sarita studies how Atlanta-area teens use technology in their lives. Her area of specialization is social computing, focusing on social networks and the science of networks. She is interested in combining quantitative data-mining techniques with qualitative social analyses to understand how people use computers and technology in their daily lives.

Sarita earned her master’s in information management and systems at University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information and her bachelor’s in computer engineering at Dartmouth College.


Honors/Awards

  • Georgia Institute of Technology President's Fellowship
  • Intern at Microsoft Research New England, Summer 2009
  • Published in CHI, Communities & Technologies, CSCL, CSCW
  • Organized a panel at Grace Hopper 2007 with Allison Druin, Robin Jeffries, & Yasmin Kafai as panelists

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