I’m Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan. People call me by my first name, Sruti (pronounced as /ʃrut̪i/ or sh-ru-thi).
I am a CS PhD candidate working with Dr. Margaret Burnett at Oregon State University. My research interests lie in Software Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction and Human-Information Interaction.
My research focuses on how programmers seek information:
- how they find code among program variants in exploratory programming
- how they seek information in software history and version control systems
- how novice programmers seek information on the web.
In a past avatar, I was a software developer at ThoughtWorks. My primary responsibilities involved design and implementation of software, but I also dabbled quite a bit with understanding users, businesses and requirements and automated testing. See here for a list of projects that I worked on.
A little fun fact: I read, write and speak four languages, including two classical languages, Tamil and Sanskrit (the other two are Hindi and English). I’m also a beginner spoken-Telugu student.