Aditya Shekhar Nittala

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

PhD - Computer Science

Saarland University, 2022

MSc - Computer Science

University of Calgary, 2016

B.Eng - Computer Science and Engineering

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India, 2010

Contact information


Office : MS680J

Research and teaching


Research areas
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Ubiquitous Computing

Research interests
Digital Fabrication
Interaction Techniques and Devices

Teaching interests
Human-Computer Interaction
Interactive Systems
Research Methods in HCI
Physical Computing
Interactive Skin


My research vision is to enable the seamless integration of interactive computing devices into our daily environment. As part of my Ph.D., my first exploration in this area is to bring computing and interactivity closer to the user’s body. Specifically, I have built “Epidermal Devices”, i.e. interactive devices that reside on the human epidermis. These wearable devices are ultra-slim, adapt themselves to the complex geometries of the body, and enable a wide range of expressive interactions. I also create computational design tools to aid the fabrication of these devices. My research is interdisciplinary and I blend diverse disciplines (e.g. Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Digital Fabrication, Printed Electronics, and Human-Computer Interaction) for solving fundamental research problems. Previously, I received my MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in Canada where I worked on designing and building novel interaction techniques for mobile devices and Mobile Augmented Reality.


  • Best Paper Award, ACM UIST (2019)
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, ACM CHI (2019)