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 building visualization systems that enable creating ad-hoc sensemaking environments in physical spaces by leveraging physical computing and XR. My work explores display and interaction techniques to enable collaborative sensemaking at the fingertips.
Human-Computer Interaction | Immersive Analytics | Data Visualization | Multi-Sensory Interaction | Ubiquitous Computing | Data Physicalization | Tangible User Interfaces | XR
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.
Extended-Mind Hypothesis portrayed in Phenomenology describes cognition as not only being in the mind but also being shaped by extra-neural bodily and environmental factors.
Sensemaking Sans Power: Interactive Data Visualization Using Color-Changing Ink
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
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.
December 2017 - Present | USA
Human-Computer Interaction Lab,
University of Maryland College Park
May 2015 - July 2015 | Singapore
National University of Singapore
Aug 2015 - May 2016 | India
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.
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