Sanjana Mendu

Sanjana Mendu
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · College of Information Sciences and Technology

MS in Systems Engineering, BS in Computer Science

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Education
August 2020 - May 2024
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Informatics
August 2018 - May 2020
University of Virginia
Field of study
  • Systems and Information Engineering
August 2014 - May 2018
University of Virginia
Field of study
  • Computer Science

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Publications (11)
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Background Social anxiety disorder is associated with distinct mobility patterns (e.g., increased time spent at home compared to non-anxious individuals), but we know little about if these patterns change following interventions. The ubiquity of GPS-enabled smartphones offers new opportunities to assess the benefits of mental health interventions b...
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Voice assistants (VAs) have proliferated in the last 10 years. They are now used to support a wide range of tasks and activities across different domains. Effective evaluation of VA usability is critical for sustained user adoption and acceptance. Current approaches for assessing VA usability largely make use of traditional technology-agnostic meas...
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Evidence shows green space exposure has beneficial impacts on psychological and physiological wellbeing. However, aesthetic differences in color use in cultivated garden landscapes on wellbeing remains unexplored. This study investigates how warm and cool colored garden landscapes affect psychological and physiological wellbeing and how responses d...
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Over 35% of the world's population uses social media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have radically influenced the way individuals interact and communicate. These platforms facilitate both public and private communication with strangers and friends alike, providing rich insight into an individual's personality, health, and wellbein...
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Exploiting the capabilities of smartphones for monitoring social anxiety shows promise for advancing our ability to both identify indicators of and treat social anxiety in natural settings. Smart devices allow researchers to collect passive data unobtrusively through built-in sensors and active data using subjective, self-report measures with Ecolo...
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The rise of pervasive and mobile technologies has led to the development of the "quantified self" (QS) movement as a social and cultural phenomenon. Fitness, sleep-tracking, and meditation apps are just a few examples of the rapidly-growing body of QS technology. A large body of literature has outlined methodological approaches to designing and imp...
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In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the number of complex documents and texts that require a deeper understanding of machine learning methods to be able to accurately classify texts in many applications. Many machine learning approaches have achieved surpassing results in natural language processing. The success of these learni...
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As social media platforms have grown to form the foundation of modern digital communication, digital text message datasets that document interpersonal exchanges on these platforms have proliferated. These exchanges comprise a rich corpus of social context data, which can provide insight into how mental health challenges manifest in social contexts....
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Significant health disparities exist between Hispanics and the general US population, complicated in part by communication, literacy, and linguistic factors. There are few available Spanish-language interactive, technology-driven health education programs that engage patients who have a range of health literacy levels. We describe the development o...

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