Dr. Singh, A.

Abhigyan Singh is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. His research interest is inline in the areas of design anthropology, energy studies, ethnography, and visual methods. 

Academic Background

In early 2019, Abhigyan defended his PhD dissertation at Delft University of Technology. His doctoral research brings together fields of design anthropology, economic anthropology, and energy studies. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in New Media Design and Bachelor of Technology (BTech) from Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture (Finland) and Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (India) respectively. The findings from his research have been exhibited at diverse venues such as Dutch Design Week 2017 and CUMULUS Exhibition at Tongji University in combination with Shanghai World Expo 2010. Before entering academia, he used to work as a User-Interface Designer at Infosys Technologies Limited in India. As part of his professional designer role, he has worked on the various user experience design aspects of IT applications for multinational clients such as Bank of America, Kmart & Sears (USA), ABN-AMRO Bank, BNSF Railways (USA), and Pfizer.

Education

  • 2019
    PhD dissertation, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2010
    Master of Arts in New Media Design, Media Lab, Department of Media, Aalto University School of Art, Design, and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2005
    Bachelor of Technology in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India

Experience

  • 2019 – 2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft 
  • 2019
    Guest Researcher, Cybersecurity Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EWI), TU Delft 
  • 2018  
    Researcher, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft 
  • 2013 – 2018 
    PhD Candidate, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft 
  • 2012 – 2013 
    Scientific Programmer, Parallel & Distributed Systems Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EWI), TU Delft 
  • 2012 
    Research Intern, IBM Research India 
  • 2011 – 2012 
    Scientific Programmer, Multimedia Information Retrieval Lab, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EWI), TU Delft 
  • 2010 - 2011
    (Self-Employed) Ethnographer, Maternal Health Research, Chhattisgarh, India  
  • 2009
    Usability Researcher, Crucible Studio Research Group, Aalto University, Finland 
  • 2008
    Research Assistant, ARKI Research Group, Aalto University, Finland 
  • 2005 - 2007 
    User Interface Designer, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, India

Teaching

  • Design Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Energy Research
  • Visual Research Methods (participatory mapping, photography, and videography)
     

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