Ananya Nandy

PhD candidate

Ananya is an MS/PhD student in the department of mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on understanding how humans represent and interact with different types of design information, with the goal of advancing human-centered computing in engineering design. She graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. In addition, she is a former competitive figure skater, beginner guitar player, and coffee lover!


Adaptive Optimization of Subjective Design Attributes: Characterizing Individual and Aggregate Perceptions

VR or Not? Investigating Interface Type and User Strategies for Interactive Design Space Exploration

How does machine advice influence design choice? The effect of error on design decision making

Do human and computational evaluations of similarity align? An empirical study of product function

Evaluating Quantitative Measures for Assessing Functional Similarity in Engineering Design

Aligning Human and Computational Evaluations of Functional Design Similarity

A Comparison of Vector and Network-based Measures for Assessing Design Similarity