Sameer Patil is a Research Scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in Helsinki, Finland and a Honorary Research Scientist in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, IN.
Previously he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at IU. He has held appointments as a researcher at the Institute for Software Research at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Institute for Management Information Systems at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Sameer obtained his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Sciences from the Department of Informatics at UCI with a specialization in Interactive and Collaborative Technologies. He also holds dual Master’s degrees – in Information, and in Computer Science & Engineering – from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His Bachelor’s degree is in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, India.
Sameer was a summer intern at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, during the summers of 2003, 2004, and 2009, and Avaya Labs Research in Lincroft, NJ, during the summer of 2006. He has been a visiting research scientist for a term each at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Karlstad University, Sweden, and Humboldt University, Germany. He has also served as an information technology consultant to companies and non-profit organizations.
Sameer was born in India and grew up in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography.