A Little about me

Hello! I am Nina Sakhnini. I am a Computer Engineer, a researcher and a Computer Science graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research interest is in Human-Computer Interaction. I am currently working on my thesis project titled “myCityMeter: Helping Older Adults Manage the Environmental Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment” this project explores designing and creating a wearable for older adults that works side by side with a mobile application for Android platform to guide the older adults throughout their daily activities to avoid areas with high noise and PM 2.5 pollution. The project’s motivation is that Epidemiological studies have shown that prolonged exposure of older adult to noise and PM 2.5 pollution is is adversely affecting their Cognitive state. This project is under the supervision and direction of professor Debaleena Chattopadhyay at the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCI Lab) and the Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL).

I am 24 years old. I am a dreamer, I love things with the letter “C”: Cats, Computers, Chocolate, Chicago, Creativity, and Curly-hair. I am living in Oak Lawn, IL with my beloved family. My type of the 16-personalities is INFP (Healer or Mediator).

Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about CREATING yourself.