Basic Information

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

Contact:   rajesh.veera@georgetown.edu

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

 
 
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 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.