Priyank Chandra is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information. Prior to joining the Faculty of Information, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Computer Science Department. He has completed a PhD in Information from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also holds a MS in Economics and a BE in Electronics Engineering, with prior experience in education research and data analytics. His research focuses on the sociotechnical practices of marginalized communities.
Priyank’s research focuses on the sociotechnical practices of informal communities at the margins of society. His research is interdisciplinary, influenced by research drawn from HCI and CSCW, and theories and concepts from STS, sociology, development studies, and institutional analysis. Through empirically investigating the lived experiences of communities, he critically assesses the design and evaluation of technologies and the role they play in social exclusion. His research is committed to developing socially just and ethical systems designed to support the needs of marginalized communities and individuals. His work has earned awards in leading computing venues including ACM CHI and CSCW.
· Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
· Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
· Information & Communication Technologies & Development (ICTD)
An up to date list of publications can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=0mfGjwsAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate
· Moitra, Aparna, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, and Priyank Chandra. “Parsing the’Me’in# MeToo: Sexual Harassment, Social Media, and Justice Infrastructures.” In CSCW 2021: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.
· Chandra, P. (2021). Piracy and the Impaired Cyborg: Assistive Technologies, Accessibility, and Access. In CSCW 2020: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.
· Megh Marathe, Priyank Chandra (2020). Officers Never Type: Examining the Persistence of Paper in e-Governance. In CHI 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
· Priyank Chandra, Joyojeet Pal (2019). Rumors and Collective Sensemaking: Managing Ambiguity in an Informal Marketplace. In CHI 2019: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
· Priyank Chandra, Jay Chen (2019). Taming the Amazon: The Domestication of Online Shopping in Bangalore, India. In ICTD 2019: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development.
· Joyojeet Pal, Priyank Chandra, Vaishnav Kameswaran, Aakanksha Parameshwar, Sneha Joshi, Aditya Johri (2018). Digital Payment and Its Discontents: Street Shops and the Indian Government’s Push for Cashless Transactions. In CHI 2018: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
· Priyank Chandra, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Joyojeet Pal (2017). Market Practices and the Bazaar: Technology Consumption in ICT Markets in the Global South. In CHI 2017: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
· Priyank Chandra (2017). Informality and Invisibility: Traditional Technologies as Tools for Collaboration in an Informal Market. In CHI 2017: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
· Priyank Chandra (2016). Order in the Warez Scene: Explaining an Underground Virtual Community with the CPR Framework. In CHI 2016: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
INF2201H: ICTs, Design, and Marginality