Varshita is a recent graduate from University of Oxford where she was studying Master’s in Computer Science. She earned her undergraduate degree (Bachelors of Science (Honours)) in the same field from University of Delhi, India before moving to U.K. to pursue her masters. Her Master’s research combined psychology with Visual Analytics to question the stability of mathematical models (such as Weber’s law) that quantify human perception.
Her interests include focusing on pan-sector research areas to render visualizations that are more self-explanatory and efficient in context of Big Data along with paying close attention to the social, ethical and legal issues associated with it. She is currently collaborating with Middlesex University where she is serving as a Research Assistant on the project VALCRI (Visual Analytics for sense-making in Criminal Intelligence analysis), post which she will start working on the publication of her paper based on the Master’s thesis which earned her a distinction.