The University of Southampton

Dr Indu Bodala PhD

Indu P Bodala is a Lecturer in Computer Science. She received her Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore where she studied vigilance fluctuations during naturalistic tasks using EEG and eye-tracking modalities and developed techniques for vigilance enhancement through multisensory stimuli. She worked as a postdoc at the NUS School of Computing where she studied human factors such as trust and attention during interactions with autonomous agents. She also worked as a postdoc at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, in the areas of HRI and social robotics and developed a robotic coach that can deliver mindfulness. She used longitudinal methods to study changes in the user affect and perceptions of the robotic mindfulness coach which received recognition in the media platforms such as BBC Look East and Raspberry Pi Foundation's Hello World magazine. Her recent work is also shortlisted for the RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award in the IEEE RO-MAN 2021 conference. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, affective computing, machine learning, healthcare technologies, and cognitive neuroscience. 

The full publication list is available on my google scholar page.


Research interests

  • human-robot interaction,
  • affective computing
  • machine learning
  • healthcare technologies
  • cognitive neuroscience 


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