Priyashri Sridhar

Priya is a PhD Candidate at SUTD- Augmented Human Lab. Her work lies at the intersection of developmental psychology and affective computing. Prior to her PhD she completed a Master of Science degree in speech language pathology and audiology. Through her doctoral research, she explores learning behaviour in children for various concepts with a particular interest in STEM and language learning. Her approaches triangulate physiological, behavioural and observational data to gain insights into the cognitive and affective states of the learner. Her interests also include understanding classrooms, pedagogies and designing learning interfaces that enhance learner agency in classrooms and beyond. In the long run, she hopes to bring this all together to to design affective learning interfaces, toys and learning companions that recognise and respond to learner states.

She is also an aspiring polymath and loves meeting people. The key to her heart is of course a good coffee.


Location: SUTD-MIT International DesignCentre, Building 3, Level 3 - DARES Lab


  • Priya Kamlesh Sridhar, Suranga Nanayakkara. "Development of a Triangulated Framework Understand Cognitive-Emotional States during Learning in Children". Accepted in International Conference of Learning Sciences and Early Childhood Education, 2018.
  • Priya Kamlesh Sridhar, Suranga Nanayakkara . Towards Understanding of Play with Augmented Toys. In Proceedings of the 8th Augmented Human International Conference (AH'17). ACM, Silicon Valley, LA, USA, Article No. 22.
  • Priya Kamlesh Sridhar, Suranga Nanayakkara. Working with physiotherapists: Lessons learned from project SHRUG. ‘Digital Participation: Engaging Diverse and Marginalized Communities’ Workshop paper in Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  • Priya Kamlesh Sridhar, Suranga Nanayakkara. Towards Development and Evaluation of Tangible Interfaces that Support Learning in Children. ‘Tangible Interaction and Cognition’ Workshop paper in Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA.
  • Juan Pablo, J., Fernando, P., Sridhar, P., Withana, A., Nanayakkara, S. C., Steimle, J. and Maes, P. . PostBits: using contextual locations for embedding cloud information in the home. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 2016, (Pages 1-14). [PDF]
  • Priya Kamlesh Sridhar, Benjamin Petry, Pavithren V.S. Pakianathan, Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Suranga Nanayakkara. Towards One-Pixel-Displays for Sound Information Visualization. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 91-95. [PDF] [DOI]
  • Priyashri, S., Mallik, J., Geetha, Y.V. (2012, July). Neural changes induced by behavioural stuttering therapies in persons with stuttering – Accepted for presentation in the 7th World Congress on Fluency Disorders, Tours, France.
  • Priyashri Sridhar, Jasmine Mallik, Geetha Yelimeli, "Dysfluency Characteristics in Persons with Dementia", Presented at 9th Oxford Elseiver Dysfluency Conference, 2011.
  • Priyashri Sridhar, Jasmine Mallik and Geetha Yelimeli. "Clinical Implications Of Neuroimaging Studies On Stuttering: A Review", Presented at 9th Oxford Elseiver Dysfluency Conference, 2011.
  • PriyashriSridhar, Gayatri Krishnan and Brajesh Priyadarshi, "Effect of culture on non-verbal communication", Presented at the South Asian Conference for Linguistics, 2010.
  • Priyashri Sridhar, Sheetal Ramprasad and Pushpavathi, "Effect of Speaking Rate on Nasality", Presented at International Frontiers of Speech and Music, 2008.
  • Priyashri Sridhar and Vinay, "Effect of Hearing Loss on Cognition", Presented at Indian Speech and Hearing Association Conference, 2008.
  • Priyashri Sridhar and Manjula Rajanna, "Comparison of Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers of Typically Developing Children with those of Children with Mental Retardation and Hearing Impairment", Presented at National Science Women’s Congress, 2009.