Focus: HCI, ICTD, information systems supporting microfinance, smallholder agriculture, education, governance and public health
Tapan Parikh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, where his research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), mobile computing, paper and voice UIs and information systems for microfinance, agriculture, health, governance and education. Tapan’s students have started several successful social enterprises, including Awaaz.De, Captricity, NextDrop and Acopio. He holds a Sc.B. degree in Molecular Modeling with Honors from Brown University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Washington, where his dissertation received the William Chan Memorial dissertation award. Other recognitions include the NSF CAREER award, TR35 Humanitarian of the Year, UW Diamond Award, and several best paper awards for his group’s research.