Hi! I am Hrishikesh

I am a Ph.D. Precandidate at the University of Michigan, and I work with Prof. Sile O'Modhrain .

My research interests lie broadly in the area of accessiblity and human computer interaction with a focus on tactile interactions on computing devices for people with visual impairments.

You can contact me at hrishir at umich dot edu

Curriculum vitae



  • Hrishikesh Rao and Sile O'Modhrain. (2019) "Multimodal Representation of Complex Spatial Data". In Extended Abstracts of the CHI '19. Glasgow, UK.
    PDF . Github . Youtube Video .

  • Alexander Russomanno, Hrishikesh Rao, Thanasarn Tantivirun, Sile O'Modhrain, and R. Brent Gillespie. (2018) "A Tactile Display with Touch Sensing using a High-Density Microfluidic Chip". IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018, San Fransisco, CA.
    Finalist: Best demo

  • Workshop

  • Vaishnav Kameswaran, Maulishree Pandey, Josh Guberman, Hrishikesh Rao , Sile O’Modhrain. (2019). "Experiences of Mobility in the Global South: Lessons from People with Visual Impairments in India", In Hacking Blind Navigation Workshop of the CHI 2019, Glasgow,UK, May 19.