I'm Biswaksen Patnaik.
Hi! I am Biswaksen.
I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland College Park. I am interested in designing novel interaction paradigms for humans to interact with information. Over the years, I have worked with various research labs around the world in the domain of muti-sensory interactions - Taste(Gustation), Touch (Tactile/Haptic Interactions), Smell (Olfaction) and Vision (Visualization).
Human-Computer Interaction | Multi-Sensory Interaction | Ubiquitous Computing | Data Physicalization | Tangible User Interfaces
My research vision is based on the framework of Phenomenology which studies the ways in which our physical and social environment, and the elements present in them matter for our cognition.
My interest in Multi-Sensory Interactions stems from the Extended-Mind Hypothesis portrayed in Phenomenology that describes cognition as not only being in the mind but also being shaped by extra-neural bodily and environmental factors.
Designing multi-sensory pathways for cognition shall help us perceive information better, improve our peripheral awareness and help us overcome the bounds of situational impairment and accessibility.
I would be happy to talk to you!
PhD Student, Computer Science
Student Member, Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA
MY LATEST WORK.
December 2017 - Present | USA
Human-Computer Interaction Lab,
University of Maryland College Park
Graduate Research Assistant
I am currently working with Prof. Niklas Elmqvist in the VizTeam. I am working on immersive analytics.
Teaching Assistant (Fall 2018)
I am working as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate class "INST362 User-Centered Design" led by Prof. Amanda Lazar.
February 2017 - May 2017 | Australia
Wearable Computer Lab,
University of South Australia
I worked with Prof. Ross Smith under the co-supervision of Prof. Bruce Thomas. I worked on designing collaborative shape display interactions.
May 2018 - August 2018 | Germany
Human-Computer Interaction Group,
I worked with Prof. Patrick Baudisch. I designed force-feedback mechanisms for haptic devices.
May 2015 - July 2015 | Singapore
Keio-NUS CUTE Center,
National University of Singapore
I worked with Prof. Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Dr. Nimesha Ranasinghe in the field of multi-sensory interactions. I worked on two projects - the Digital Taste and Designing Tactile Wearable Communication aids for Deaf-Blind.
Aug 2015 - May 2016 | India
Computer-Aided Design Lab,
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Designed and developed a novel sit-to-stand-mobility assistive device for early ambulation and elderly.
May 2014 - June 2014 | India
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Performed research on application of ergonomics in material handling systems and workstation design with Digital Human Modeling.
Towards Understanding Sensory Substitution for Accessible Visualization: An Interview Study
Chundury, P., Patnaik, B., Reyazuddin, Y., Tang, C., Lazar, J., & Elmqvist, N. (2021). Towards Understanding Sensory Substitution for Accessible Visualization: An Interview Study. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 28(1), 1084-1094.
Scents and sensibility: Evaluating information olfaction
Batch, A., Patnaik, B., Akazue, M., & Elmqvist, N. (2020). Scents and sensibility: Evaluating information olfactation. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14).
Information Olfactation: Harnessing Scent to Convey Data
Patnaik, B., Batch, A., & Elmqvist, N. (2018). Information Olfactation: Harnessing Scent to Convey Data. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics.
Olfactory Analytics: Exploring the Design Space of Smell for Data Visualization
Biswaksen Patnaik, Andrea Batch, and Niklas Elmqvist. 2018. Olfactory Analytics: Exploring the Design Space of Smell for Data Visualization. AVI 2018 Workshop on Multimodal Interaction for Data Visualization (May 2018). https://multimodalvis. github.io/papers/AVI_2018_paper_148.pdf
Design and Development of a Novel Sit-to-Stand and Mobility Assistive Device for Ambulation and Elderly
Khan M.R., Patnaik B., Patel S. (2017) Design and Development of a Novel Sit-to-Stand and Mobility Assistive Device for Ambulation and Elderly. In: Chakrabarti A., Chakrabarti D. (eds) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 1. ICoRD 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 65. Springer, Singapore
Context-specific design interventions in blending workstation: an ergonomics perspective
Sanjog, J., Patnaik, B., Patel, T., & Karmakar, S. (2016). Context-specific design interventions in blending workstation: an ergonomics perspective. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 33(1), 32-50.
A Cognitive Approach to Design of Habitats in Extraterrestrial Environments: Review of Literature
Patnaik B. (2018) A Cognitive Approach to Design of Habitats in Extraterrestrial Environments: Review of Literature. In: Ray G., Iqbal R., Ganguli A., Khanzode V. (eds) Ergonomics in Caring for People. Springer, Singapore