Nirupam Roy

Sanorita Dey

PhD Candidate, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Research interests
      Core: Persuasion theory, Biased Assimilation, Cognitive Learning
      Application: Enterprise Crowdfunding, Political Crowdfunding, Educational Funding, Navigation Applications



Effects of Socially Stigmatized Crowdfunding Campaigns in Shaping Opinions
Sanorita Dey, Karrie Karahalios, Wai-Tat Fu
Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference (CHI), 2018
Honorable Mention Award (top 5%)

Getting There and Beyond: Incidental Learning of Spatial Knowledge with Turn-by-Turn Directions and Location Updates in Navigation Interfaces
Sanorita Dey, Karrie Karahalios, Wai-Tat Fu
Spatial User Interaction (SUI), 2018

Understanding the Effects of Endorsements for Scientific Crowdfunding
Sanorita Dey, Karrie Karahalios, Wai-Tat Fu
Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference (CHI), 2017

The Art and Science of Persuasion: Not All Crowdfunding Campaign Videos Are The Same
Sanorita Dey, Brittany Duff, Karrie Karahalios, Wai-Tat Fu
Computer- Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2017

A scalable online platform for evaluating and training visuospatial skills of engineering students
Ziang Xiao, Yuqi Yao, Chi-Hsien Yen, Sanorita Dey, Helen Wauck, James Leake, Brian Woodard, Angela Wolters, Wai-Tat Fu
In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, 2017

AccelPrint: Imperfections of Accelerometer Make Smartphones Trackable
Sanorita Dey, Nirupam Roy, Wenyuan Xu, Romit Roy Choudhury, Srihari Nelakuditi
The Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), 2014


IUI, 2017

Doctoral Consortium: Videolyzer: An Interactive Platform for Making Videos Persuasive
Sanorita Dey

IUI 2015

Student Consortium: Know your Surroundings with an Interactive Map
Sanorita Dey

HCI Consortium, 2014

Boster: Study the Effect of Allocentric and Egocentric Interfaces in Indoor Navigation
Sanorita Dey

HotMobile, 2013

Poster: Leveraging Imperfections of Sensors for Fingerprinting Smartphones
Sanorita Dey, Nirupam Roy, Wenyuan Xu, Srihari Nelakuditi
Second Best Poster Award

HotMobile, 2013

Poster: Mitigating Distractions from Smartphones
Connor Bain, Sanorita Dey, Romit Roy Choudhury, Srihari Nelakuditi
Google Mobile Faculty Summit 2015

Awards & Honors


Maria Pia Gratton International Award


Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship


Adobe Digital Marketing Research Award


Outstanding thesis award for MS thesis in the University of South Carolina


Won the SPARC (Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity) Graduate Fellowship Award, 2013 presented by the Office of Vice President for Research, University of South Carolina


18th rank in the Higher Secondary Examination

Roles and Experiences


Adobe Research (Data Science Research Lab)


Teaching Assistantship

User Interface Design (CS 465)

2015, 2016, 2017

Computer Security (CS 461)


Smartphone Computing and Applications (CS/ECE 498)


Algorithmic Design I & II (CSCE 145/146)

2011, 2012