I am a mixed methods researcher and behavioral scientist currently working as a Research Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. My research focuses on using statistical techniques to achieve development outcomes and inform policy in the fields of financial inclusion, public health, agriculture, and women empowerment through information and communication technologies.
Analysing the impact of mobile Internet uptake on women’s socio-economic wellbeing in Bangladesh and Ghana and the social norms surrounding it. This will be done through a mixed methods study involving a quantitative survey with 11,000 indivuals (users and non users) and qualitative in depth interviews.
Encouraging Indian farmers to diversify crop portfolio using behaviorally framed text and voice messages. These behavioral nudges are tested via the design of a randomised control trial (RCT) with 9,000 smallholder farmers across 2 treatment and 1 control group.
Applying Behavioral Economics to Reduce Broken Dental Appointments. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2020.07.024
I am passionate about understanding user behavior and conducting research on human interaction with technology using both quantitative and qualitative methods. I use insights from behavioral science to help achieve development outcomes in public health, agriculture, and women empowerment through information and communication technologies.
As a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology, Competition and Innovation, my current research involves designing large scale surveys and conducting panel data analysis using statistical methods to measure the impact of mobile Internet uptake on the wellbeing of women in Bangladesh and Ghana.
In the past, I have used quantitative and qualitative research methods to design interventions tested through randomised experiments, conducted behavioral lab experiments, studied social norms and developed surveys for longitudinal data collection in Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. I also have experience of working as a management consultant across various countries in Asia with multi disciplinary and diverse teams.
Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, 2020
University of Pennsylvania
BTech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences, 2018
Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay