Abhay Sheel Anand


I am currently working with Prof. Mayank Goel (Smash Lab, CMU) on ADL(Activities of Daily Living) recognition systems.

Broadly, my research goal is to enrich human-computer interaction by building human-sensing/stimulating wearable systems and enabling novel interactions experience for computing devices. I am also passionate about solving problems pertaining to non-privacy invasive human health and activity monitoring.

My research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile Systems, IoT, and Ubiquitous Computing.

Incoming C.S. Ph.D. student at UMass Amherst


  • July 2020: [Publication] "Evaluating LED-Camera Communication for Drones" accepted in Light-up-the-IoT workshop(in conjuction with ACM MobiCom 2020)

  • Presented paper at ACM WearSys'20 on June 19th 2020 (Virtually)

  • May 2020: Joined NUS-HCI lab remotely as Research intern under Prof. Shengdong Zhao

  • May 2020: [Publication] "Gauntlet" accepted in ACM WearSys 2020 (Mobisys), Toronto, Canada

  • Oct 2019: Attended ESWEEK(Embedded systems week) 2019 held at New York University

  • Sep 2019: Awarded by Prime minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and Minister of Education of Singapore, Mr. Ong Ye Kung for Singapore India Hackathon at IIT Madras

  • Aug 2019: Awarded travel grant of $1200 to attend ESWEEK 2019, New York by ACM & Microsoft research

  • Aug 2019: Started working under Dr. P.B. Sujit(now IISER, Bhopal), CORAL Labs, IIIT Delhi

  • July 2019: Won Smart India Hackathon, Hardware edition 2019 at SRM University, Chennai.