Tapan Parikh is an assistant professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Tapan's research interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), mobile computing and information systems for supporting microfinance, smallholder agriculture and public health. 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 award for best dissertation in Computer Science. Tapan was also named Technology Review magazine's Humanitarian of the Year in 2007,for developing CAM, one of the first general purpose tools for data collection using mobile phones.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD), rural development, agriculture, public health, microfinance
PhD, University of Washington, 2007