Basic Information

Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Assistant Professor, 
Science Technology and International Affairs
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University


My work focuses on the intersection of data, technology and governance. I am interested in the politics of data and technology, inequality and the role of data and technology to improve lives of the marginalized.

You can see my CV here.

Selected Papers


 Bob Bell, Veeraraghavan, Rajesh. Using Convolutional Networks and Very-High Resolution Satellite Imagery to Classify New Delhi into Planned vs. Informal Settlements (Working paper) [PDF]

Vivek, S., Narayanan, R., Chakraborty, D., Veeraraghavan, R., Vardhan, V. Are Technology-enabled Cash Transfers Really 'Direct'? Economic and Political Weekly, July 28, 2018. [PDF]

Veeraraghavan, Rajesh. Strategies for Synergy in a High Modernist Project: Two Community Responses to India’s NREGA Rural Work Program. November, 2017. World Development Volume 99, Pages 203-213. [PDF]

Veeraraghavan, Rajesh. Seeing with Paper: Government Documents and Material Participation.Documents and work track. (authorship equally shared with Finn, M. and Srinivasan, J.) HICCS. Hawaii, January 2014. (Best Paper Award under Digital and Social Media Category) [PDF]

Veeraraghavan, Rajesh.Dealing with the Digital Panopticon: The Use and Subversion of ICT in an Indian Bureaucracy. IEEE/ACM Int’l Conf. on Information & Communication Technologies for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2013. [PDF]

Veeraraghavan, Rajesh., Yasodhar, N., Toyama, K. Warana Unwired: Replacing PCs with Mobile Phones in a Rural Sugarcane Cooperative. Information Technologies & International Development, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp 81-95, Spring 2009. [PDF]

Gandhi, R., Veeraraghavan, Rajesh., Toyama, K., Ramprasad, V. Digital Green: Participatory Video for Agricultural Extension. Information Technologies & International Development, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp1-15, Spring 2009. [PDF]

Active Research Projects

Digital Urban Observatory: Mapping Unequal Access to Public Services in New Delhi, India.  

Combating Corruption using Mobile Phones, Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford University (2012-current) (Collaborators: Vivek, Vibhore, Rajendran, Chakri) This project seeks to provide citizens living in rural India with relevant information about changing government practices and public records through mobile phones to foster local public action.