Sudheendra Hangal

Stanford MobiSocial Computing Laboratory


Sudheendra Hangal is Professor of the Practice in Computer Science at Ashoka University. His research focuses on the areas of human-computer interaction, social media and personal digital archives.

Prof. Hangal got his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, where he worked on social computing and human-computer interaction in the Mobisocial and HCI Labs.His thesis explored novel applications for the digital life-logs that millions of consumers are collecting. Prof. Hangal has also worked on multiprocessor computer architecture, virtual machine compilers, software engineering and debugging tools. During his tenure in the microprocessor division of Sun Microsystems, he led a team that was recognized with the Chairman’s Award for Innovation, the highest recognition for technical leadership.

Prof. Hangal also holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an M.S. with Distinction in Research from Stanford, both in Computer Science.


  • Ph.D. Stanford University
  • B.Tech, IIT Delhi
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