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Sandeep Athavale

Tata Consultancy Services
Sr. Scientist, Games Research Human Centric Systems Lab TCS Research,
Pune

Sandeep Athavale leads a newly formed team of game researchers at TCS Research.  The focus of his research is understanding purposeful games from designer, player and researcher standpoint. The questions of interest include - knowing whether and how designers align fun and purpose, the ways to attract and engage players in purposeful games and use of games to study and change human behaviour.

He completed his bachelors in Electronics Engineering, followed by MBA and worked in the software project management, design and innovation roles before moving to research in 2011. He is a PhD scholar at Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. He conducts course modules on ‘Game as a System’ at NID Bangalore as guest faculty.