Varun Mandalapu

Varun Mandalapu is a third year Ph.D. student (Candidate) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in the Department of Information Systems with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Varun works as a research assistant under Dr. Jiaqi Gong at Sensor Accelerated Intelligent Learning (SAIL) Lab and co-advised by Dr. Sisi Duan. Before enrolling in Ph.D. degree, Varun completed his master’s degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Illinois Springfield and a master’s degree in Sensor Systems Technology from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India. Varun is also an affiliate member (invited) of IEEE EMBS technical committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems.


His current research focuses on applications of Artificial Intelligence in Education and Healthcare domains.

Research Interest

  • Wearable Technology

  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI)

  • Machine Learning

  • Affective Computing

  • Health Care

  • Educational & Learning Technology

Latest News

  • Successfully defended PhD Proposal and admitted to candidacy. (May, 2020)

  • Paper accepted in Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) 2020. (April 2020)

  • Paper accepted in Appetite Journal. (April, 2020)

  • Received NSF Travel Award for CHASE 2019. 

  • Paper accepted in IEEE/ACM CHASE 2019, will be published in Smart health journal.

  • Submitted paper to GetMobile 2019.

  • Scientific abstract accepted in ISB/ASB 2019 for Oral Presentation. (International Society of Biomechanics).

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