Dr. Richa Gupta completed Ph.D. from IIT Delhi in 2020. She holds a post-graduate degree in Industrial Design (M.Des.) from IDC, IIT Bombay (2013) and completed B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIIT Jabalpur (2011). She has done collaborative research at the School of Informatics and Computing, IUPU Indianapolis, USA (2017-18) and TU Darmstadt, Germany (2012). She has also worked as Project Scientist at AssisTech Labs, IIT Delhi where she contributed in design and development of several award winning translational research projects, namely SmartCane Device, DotBook (Braille Laptop for Blind), TacRead, OnBoard Bus Identification System, Accessible Graphics Design, and Multi-Modal Braille Learning Device. She is recipient of several prestigious fellowships namely, Stanford Ignite Global Innovation Fellowship (2015), Visvesvaraya PhD Fellowship (2015), JENESYS Fellowship (Indo-Japan Exchange Program, 2010). She was awarded the Chairman’s Silver Medal for Excellence in Academics at IIIT Jabalpur in 2011.
Her current research interests are: Perceptual foundations of Design, Inclusive Design and Accessibility, Product Design & Modern Prototyping, Multi-modal Interaction/Experience Design