About Rajan Vaish

Rajan is a 2nd year CS PhD student at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interest includes HCI, Crowdsourcing, Social Computing and ICTD. In past he has worked for Microsoft Research India, Accenture Technology Labs, Google SoC, OpenStreetMap Foundation and One Laptop per Child. He can be reached via email at rvaish@ucsc.edu.

Call for participation: Microsoft Research India presents “The Whodunit? Challenge”

Rajan Vaish, UC Santa Cruz/ Microsoft Research India
Aditya Vashistha, Microsoft Research India
Bill Thies, Microsoft Research India
Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research India

We’ve seen that social networks can mobilize people in rich countries, but how can people mobilize in environments lacking widespread Internet access?  To understand how people will collaborate in an era of varied ICTs, where countries like India have huge mobile phone penetration; Microsoft Research India will launch the Whodunit? Challenge on February 1st, 2013. The challenge is an India wide social gaming competition that awards 1 Lakh Rupees to the winner.

The Whodunit? Challenge


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