Saurabh Srivastava

Research Scientist


Saurabh Srivastava is a Research Scientist and the Area Lead of Human Interactions & Experience Design group in Conduent Labs India (formerly Xerox Research Centre India). Saurabh has been managing research projects and building competencies related to the area of Human Computer Interaction, User Modelling, Social Computing, Machine Learning, Mobile & IOT and Context-aware Computing. His personal interest is to build novel interaction systems, mostly focusing on the mobile platforms and underprivileged populations.

Prior to joining Xerox, Saurabh was associated with IBM Research - India, where he worked in Telecom and Mobile Research Group as Lead of User Experience Design & HCI Research.

Saurabh is an active ACM member and is active in several research communities, where he has co-organized/co-chaired conferences and workshops, and often serves on the reviewing committees for key conferences in these areas. He has also reviewed a book "IBM Worklight Development Essentials" book published by Packt Publication, London.

Saurabh has been named as "Innovators under 35" by MIT Tech Review (MIT TR 35 under 35) for year 2015.


  • Gesture-based Interaction for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in India” The 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2016), Sumita Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, Krishnaveni Achary, Blessin Varkey et al. – Nominated for Best Paper Award.

  • Kirana: A Gesture-based Market App for Life Skills Learning for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities” System and Demo paper- The 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2016). Sumita Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, et.al.

  • TutorSpace: Content-centric Platform for Enabling Blended Learning in Developing Countries. 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) Kuldeep Yadav, Kundan Shrivastava, Ranjeet Kumar, Saurabh Srivastava and Om Deshmukh.

  • LMS weds WhatsApp: Bridging Digital Divide using MIMs. In procs of WWW (Web for All) 2016 conference. Jyotirmaya Mahapatra, Saurabh Srivastava, Kuldeep Yadav, Om Deshmukh.

  • ViZig: Anchor Points based Non-Linear Navigation and Summarization in Educational Videos” In procs of Intelligent User Interface 2016 conference (IUI 2016). Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Gandhi, Arijit Biswas, Kundan Shrivastava, Saurabh Srivastava, Om Deshmukh.

  • Promoting Joint Attention with Computer Supported Collaboration in Children with Autism in India. In procs of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016). Sumita Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, Markku Turunen et al.

  • QART : A System for Real-time Holistic Quality Assurance for Contact Center Dialogues. In procs of thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI’16) conference. Shourya Roy, Ragunathan Mariappan, Sandipan Dandapat, Saurabh Srivastava, Sainyam Galhotra, Balaji Peddamuthu.

  • Gesture Selection Study for a Maternal Healthcare Information System in Rural Assam, India. In Journal of Usability Studies (JUS) Vol. 11, Issue 1, November 2015 pp. 7–20. Keyur Sorathia, Minal Jain, Mannu Amrit, Ravi Mokashi Punekar, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput.

  • VibRein: An engaging and assistive mobile learning companion for intellectually challenged students. In procs of the 26th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI 2015). Shubham Toshniwal, Saurabh Srivastava, Prasenjit Dey, Nitendra Rajput.

  • Personalized Messaging Engine: the Next Step In Employee Engagement. In procs of 13th International conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2015). Sharma Varun; Tripathi Abhishek; Srivastava Saurabh; Dasgupta, Koustuv.

  • Brain Computer Interfaces for Mobile Apps : Survey, Limitations & Implications. In proceedings of Ninth International conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2015, Spain. Sumit Soman, Siddharth Srivastava, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput.

  • USHER: An Intelligent Tour Companion. In proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2015 (IUI Companion), pp 81-84. Shubham Toshniwal, Parikshit Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, Richa Sehgal.

  • Towards Capturing Learners Sentiment and Context. In proceedings of the Second ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale 2015 (L@S '15) pp 217-222. Jaye Clarkes-Nias, Juliet Mutahi, Andrew Kinai, Oliver Bent, Komminist Weldemariam, Saurabh Srivastava.

  • An Un-tethered Mobile Shopping Experience. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ubiquitous Environments Journal, European Union Digital Library (EUDL), 2014. Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Saurabh Srivastava, Jerome White.

  • Body-touching: an embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. In procs of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, ACM pp 49-56. Sumita Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, Keyur Sorathia, Nitendra Rajput.

  • An Un-tethered Mobile Shopping Experience”In proceedings of 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, Tokyo (Mobiquitous 2013). Venkatraman Ramakrishna, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput, Sourav Bhattacharya and Yetesh Chaudhary.

  • Body-touching: an embodied interaction technique for health information systems in developing regions. In procs of the 18th International Academic MindTrek Conference, ACM pp 49-56. Sumita Sharma, Saurabh Srivastava, Keyur Sorathia, Nitendra Rajput.

  • Audvert: Using Spatial Audio to Gain a Sense of Place. In proceedings of 14th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction - Interact 2013, Capetown, South Africa. pp 455-462. Liam Betsworth, Nitendra Rajput, Saurabh Srivastava & Matt Jones.

  • Supporting Voice Content Sharing among Underprivileged People in Urban India. In proceedings of 14th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (Interact 2013), pp 489-506. Christian Remy, Sheetal Agrawal, Arun Kumar & Saurabh Srivastava.

  • I want to be Sachin Tendulkar ! a spoken english cricket game for rural students. In proceedings of Computer Supported Co-operative Work (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, pp 1353-1364. Abhigyan Singh, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput and Martha Larson.

  • Community Oriented Spoken Web Browser for Low-literate Users, In proceedings of 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, pp 503-514. Mahelaqua Alam, Saurabh Srivastava, Sara Basson, John Thomas, Nitendra Rajput, Kundan Shrivastava.

  • Usability Evaluation of Visual IVR Systems. In proceeding of 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI 2012), Matsue, Japan. Anirudha Joshi, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput et. al.

  • Visual IVRs for Low-literate, non-literate and Low-tech-savvy Users. In procs of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2012, Anirudha Joshi, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput et. al.

  • Designing a Voice-Based Employment Exchange for Rural India. In proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD’12) pp 367-373. Jerome White, Mayuri Duggirala, Saurabh Srivastava, Krishna Kummamuru.

  • SWAicons : Spoken web Audio Icons - Design, Implications and Evaluation. In proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (CSCW 2012) pp 211-214. Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput, Gururaj Mahajan.

  • Audio Visual Interfaces for Way finding for low literate, non tech savvy users in India. In Proceeding of 4th international conference on human-computer interaction (India HCI 2012), Pune, India. Anirudha Joshi, Saurabh Srivastava, Nitendra Rajput et. al. (2012).

  • Designing Voice user Interfaces for Growth Markets. In Proceeding of 4th international conference on human-computer interaction (India HCI 2012), Pune, India. Saurabh Srivastava, Ketki Dhanesha, Nitendra Rajput, Sara Basson, John Thomas.

  • Audio Cloud: Creation and Rendering” In the proceedings of 2012 ACM international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces pp 277-280. Jitendra Ajmera, Nitendra Rajput, Saurabh Srivastava, Om Deshmukh.

  • Organizational, Social and operational Implications in Delivering ICT Solution: A Telecom Web Study. In proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development ICTD’ 10, Atlanta. Sheetal Agarwal, Amit Nanavati, Nitendra Rajput, Saurabh Srivastava et. al.


  • System and Method for Facilitating tangible interactions in voice applications” – Issued [P.1] US Patent 20130054247 A1.

  • System and Method for Cognitive Filtering of Audio in Noisy Environments.”- Patent Application Filed, 2014.

  • System and Method of Authentication using Social Information” - Patent Application Filed, 2013.

  • System and method for Sketch based Customizable Interfaces in mobile applications - Patent Application Filed, 2013.

  • Shrey Sahay, Saurabh Srivastava, Kundan Shrivastava, Nitendra Rajput, “A Method for content based recommendation system for spoken web” - Patent Application Filed 2014.

  • A System and Method for collaborative Consumer Testing Services through AR - Patent Application Filed 2014.

  • System and a method of communication for multiple caregivers during Chronic Disease Management- Patent Application Filed 2015.

  • A System and method for real-time visualization of Customer Experience in Customer Care Center - Patent Published 2015.