Rajan is a Computer Science PhD student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is an avid open source software enthusiast and has great interest in research & development with social impact. His current research focuses on Computing for Social Issues and/or Global Development through Human Computation under Professor James Davis. He is also very interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI/HCI4D), Social and Ubiquitous Computing, Crowd-sourcing/Micro-tasking, Technology for Emerging Markets (ICTD/ICT4D), Education and Health Technology and Assistive Technology/Accessibility. In the past, he has bridged his interests into actions through several competitions, conferences, and internships via Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, AOL, ACM, IEEE, OpenStreetMap Foundation, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) and more. Being an aspirant social technology entrepreneur, he looks forward to further his research and pursue a social enterprise venture in future. To complement his aspirations, he is currently competing at UC Berkeley's Global Social Venture Competition as semi-finalists and serving as a TA for "From Software Innovation to Social Entrepreneurship" course with Professor Suresh Lodha. Rajan has almost ten research publications, and serves as Technical Program Committee member of several international conferences and workshops.