Hi, I'm Karanvir!

I'm a PhD student in the department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. My research interests lie in studying interruption management and long-term human-machine trust evolution in complex, high-risk, and time-constrained multi-task environments such as aviation. I have industry experience as a software developer and user interface designer at a startup company where I led the design and development of software and hardware products for facilitating human teaming with aerial and ground-based autonomous systems. I also love mountain biking, baking, and painting! Scroll down to see some of the projects I've worked on.




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Campus Harvest

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Matabots Website

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What I Do

Cognitive Ergonomics

As a PhD student in the department of Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, I study how to support humans perform tasks safely and efficiently in a particular environment based on their perceptual, memory, and mental processing capabilities. Specifically, I study and conduct research on human-automation trust calibration, attention/interruption management, and multimodal interface design.

Interface Design

I can leverage my background in human factors engineering and art to design functional, usable, and aesthetically pleasing interfaces for desktop and mobile applications. I'm highly experienced in using Adobe XD for creating software mockups and prototypes, as well as in in using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for doing branding, print design, and illustration.

Software Development

As an undergraduate student at California State University Northridge, I studied computer systems architecture, hardware design, and programming. I have held positions in the industry as a software developer (C++, C#) and flight test engineer. I am also proficient in full-stack web development using JavaScript and PHP with the Meteor, Laravel, and Vue frameworks.




PhD, Industrial and Operations Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


B.S. in Computer Engineering, Minor in Art

California State University, Northridge


Human Automation Teaming Solutions (HATS)

User Interface Designer and Software Developer


College of Science and Math

Instructional Student Assistant