Sidd Maini works as a Senior HCI Designer and Engineer at the Community Grids Lab of the Pervasive Technology Institute
. He has worked on projects such as FutureGrid and QuakeSim. He was part of a team with Josh Rosen and Marlon Pierce that developed an Audio-Video collaboration tool called AVATS that was used for broadcasting the entire e-Science 2008
conference to audiences around the world. He currently manages and leads projects while wearing different hats - developer, designer, or a system administrator. His latest projects include e-Humanity
and the Big Data MOOC
. He earned his first MS degree in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management from the Kent State University
and a second MS degree in Human Computer Interaction from the Indiana University
. He also holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pune, India
. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, dancing, and watching movies.