Summer 2018

Data Science Fellow at the UNDP Global Pulse Lab (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Global Pulse Lab uses data science insights for policy and humanitarian action. My research used Call Data Records (CDRs) to model the impact of natural disasters in the South Pacific to support future disaster relief efforts. I also modelled internal migration trends in Vanuatu to support national ressource alloation.

Summer 2016

Software Engineering Intern at Google (London, UK)

I worked on the Chrome team for the duration of my internship. Specifically, I worked on Blink, the rendering engine used by Chromium. I built a number of features for Chrome's default media controls including a download and overflow button. My code during the internship is open source and available at the following URL.

Summer 2015

Software Engineering Intern at Google (Mountain View, USA)

I worked on the Android Toolkit team which is responsible for products such as Google Hangouts, Plus, and Photos. I built Android animations for the infrastructure underpinning many of Google’s Android applications and created a library for other developers to incorporate the animations into their mobile applications.

2013 - 2015

Researcher within the Department of CSE at UW (Seattle, USA)

My research focused on using technology as a tool in low-income regions to improve remote health monitoring and disease detection. I developed a mobile application that enables the diagnosis of paper-based tests on a mobile device. The software interprets test results using computer vision algorithms run on a device and provides health workers with an objective and automated diagnosis at the point-of-care.

Summer 2014

Research Intern at Microsoft Research (Bangalore, India)

I worked with CGNet Swara, a voice-based citizen journalism platform in India. Millions of people in India lack access to any mainstream media outlets and CGNet Swara provides an offline means to report and discuss information. I worked on the design, development, and pilot deployment of a mobile application that allows users to contribute and listen to CGNet Swara.

2013 - 2015

Researcher within the Department of Bioengineering (Seattle, USA)

The research team I worked with focuses on creating new measurement techniques to understand physiological and biomechanical issues that individuals with lower limb amputations face. I developed software & hardware for prosthetic devices to ameliorate socket fit using Force Sensitive Resistors.

Summer 2012

Intern at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT (Boston, USA)

I worked on annotations for entries during the development of the BioAssay Research Database (BARD), a large cross-center initiative focused on creating a database to hold published data about chemicals and their biological activities for researchers and those in the pharmaceutical sector.


Conferences and Workshops

  • Krittika D'Silva, Kasthuri Jayarajah, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo, Archan Misra. The Role of Urban Mobility in Retail Business Survival. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (Ubicomp). October 2018, Singapore. [pdf]
  • Nicola Dell, Krittika D’Silva, and Gaetano Borriello. Mobile Touch-Free Interaction for Global Health. International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile). Feb 2015, Santa Fe, New Mexico. [pdf]
  • Krittika D'Silva, Meghana Marathe, Aditya Vashistha, Gaetano Borriello, and William Thies. A Mobile Application for Interactive Voice Forums: Design and Pilot Deployment in Rural India. The Fifth Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV). December 2014, San Jose, California. [pdf]
  • Krittika D’Silva, John Cagle, and Joan Sanders. Quantifying Variations in Prosthetic Sock Thickness over Time. Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. February 2013, Orlando, Florida. [pdf]


  • Krittika D'Silva, Anastasios Noulas, Mirco Musolesi Cecilia Mascolo, and Max Sklar. Predicting the temporal activity patterns of new venues. EPJ Data Science. May 2018. [pdf]
  • John Cagle, Krittika D’Silva, Brian Hafner, Daniel Harrison, and Joan Sanders. Amputee socks: Sock thickness changes with normal use. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. December 2014. [pdf]
  • Krittika D'Silva, Brian Hafner, Kate Allyn, and Joan Sanders. Self-reported prosthetic sock use among persons with transtibial amputation. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. July 2013. [pdf]