Email: rkumaran [at] ucsb [dot] edu
PhD Candidate in the Four Eyes Lab at the UCSB Computer Science department, advised by Professor Tobias Höllerer. I have a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from R V College of Engineering, and interned at the Indian Institute of Science and IBM during my undergraduate.
I work in human-computer interaction, primarily in the areas of affective computing and mixed reality. I'm interested in developing emotion- and cognition-aware personal computing interfaces that can adapt to user and environment context, to enable seamless interactions in always-on personal computing.
Jiarui Zhu, Radha Kumaran, Chengyuan Xu, and Tobias Höllerer. 2023. Free-form Conversation with Human and Symbolic Avatars in Mixed Reality. In 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 10 pages. pdf
Radha Kumaran*, You-Jin Kim*, Anne Milner, Tom Bullock, Barry Giesbrecht, and Tobias Höllerer. 2023. The Impact of Navigation Aids on Search Performance and Object Recall in Wide-Area Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 17 pages. pdf | link
You-Jin Kim*, Radha Kumaran*, Ehsan Sayyad, Anne Milner, Tom Bullock, Barry Giesbrecht and Tobias Höllerer. 2022. Investigating Search Among Physical and Virtual Objects Under Different Lighting Conditions. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 28, no. 11 (2022): 3788-3798. pdf | link
Short Papers, Demos, Posters and Workshops
*indicates equal contribution.
CS 8: Introduction to Computer Science
CS 176A: Introduction to Computer Communication Networks
Basic concepts in networking, the OSI model, error detection codes, flow control, routing, medium access control, and high-speed networks.
PhD, Computer Science (09/2019 - Current)
Jiarui Zhu (MS, Fall 2022 - Winter 2023)