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CV

Rajiv Shah
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
rshah AT pobox.com


EDUCATION

PhD, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Dissertation Title: Understanding How Communication Technologiesco Regulate.
JD, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997. 
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994

SKILLS

•    Experienced in statistical analysis, e.g., SPSS, Tableau, R, and SQL
•    Ability to use scripting languages, such as Powershell
•    Developing databases and web sites
•    Fluent in MS Office Suite, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio



APPENDIX
FULL ACADEMIC CV


ACADEMIC RESEARCH FOCUS

My research focuses on the public policy implications stemming from the design of communication technology.  Many fundamental societal concerns, such as privacy, are intertwined with the hardware and software of technologies.  I have examined this in the last ten years by considering the relationships between society, technology, and law. 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Fall 2004 – Present, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago
2013 – 2014, Instructor, Department of Technology, Illinois State University
Fall 2004 – 2009, Post Doctorate Research Associate, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PUBLICATIONS

Shah, R. C., & Braithwaite, J. (2012) Spread Too Thin: Analyzing the Effectiveness of the Chicago Camera Network on Crime. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2012) Lost in Translation: Interoperability Issues for Open Standards.  I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 8(1), 113-141.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2009) Running Code as Part of an Open Standards Policy.  First Monday 6(1), online at http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2414/2201.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2009) Recipes for Cookies: How Institutions Shape Communication Technologies.  New Media & Society 11(3), 315-336.
Shah, R.C., Kesan, J. P., & Kennis A. (2008) Lessons for Government Adoption of Open Standards: A Case Study of the Massachusetts Policy.  Journal of Information Technology & Politics 5(4), 387-398.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P.  (2008) Setting Online Policy with Software Defaults.  Information, Communication, and Society 11(7), 989-1007.
Shah, R. C., & Sandvig, C. (2008) Software Defaults as De Facto Regulation:  The Case of Wireless Access Points.  Information, Communication, and Society, 11(1), 25-46.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2007) How Architecture Regulates. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 24(4), 350-359.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2007) The Privatization of the Internet's Backbone Network.  Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(1), 93-109.
Kesan, J.P., & Shah, R.C. (2006) Setting Software Defaults. Notre Dame Law Review, 82(2), 583-634.
Kesan, J. P., & Shah, R. C. (2006) Shaping Code.  Journal of Internet Law, 9(9), 3-13.
Kesan, J. P., & Shah, R. C. (2005) Shaping Code.  Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 18(2), 319-399.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2005)  Nurturing Code:  How Societal Institutions Shape the Development of Software. Communications of the ACM, 48(9), 80-85.
Kesan, J. P., & Shah, R. C. (2004) Deconstructing Code. Yale Journal of Law & Technology, 6, 277-389.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2003) Incorporating Societal Concerns into Communication Technologies. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 22(2), 28-33.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2003) Manipulating the Governance Characteristics of Code. Info, 5(4), 3-9.
Kesan, J. P., & Shah, R. C. (2001) Fool Us Once Shame on You - Fool Us Twice Shame on Us:  What We Can Learn from the Privatizations of the Internet Backbone Network and the Domain Name System. Washington University Law Quarterly, 79(1), 89-220.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Shah, R. C., & McQuade, Brendan (2016). Surveillance, Security, and Intelligence-Led Policing in Chicago.  In (Bennett, Larry; Garner, Roberta and Hague, Euan,,eds), Neoliberal Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2010). Software as Governance. In H. Scholl (Ed.), Electronic Government: Information, Technology, and Transformation: M.E. Sharpe, p. 125-140.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2009) Improving Access to Government Information with Open Standards for Document Formats in Handbook of Research on ICT Enabled Transformational Government: A Global Perspective, Eds. V. Weerakkody, M. Janssen, and Y. Dwivedi, p. 163-174.


RESEARCH GRANTS

Governing with Information Technologies, National Science Foundation, Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate #0429217, $471,345, with Jay P. Kesan as the principal investigator 2004-2007.
Understanding "Code": How Information Technologies Regulate Behavior, National Science Foundation, Information Technology Research #0081426, $297,345, with Jay P. Kesan as the principal investigator, 2000-2004.

CONFERENCES WITH PROCEEDINGS

Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2009, Jan 5-8). Running Code as Part of an Open Standards Policy. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, Hawaii.
Shah, R.C., & Kesan, J.P. (2008, Dec. 1-4). Evaluating the Interoperability of Document Formats:  ODF and OOXML as Examples, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Macao, China.
Shah, R. C., Kesan, J.P., & Kennis A. (2008, May 20). Implementing Open Standards:
A Case Study of the Massachusetts Open Formats Policy.  International Conference on Digital Government Research, Montreal, Canada.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2008, Jan 7). An Empirical Examination of Open Standards Development. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, Hawaii. **Best Paper Award**
Shah, R.C., Kesan, J.P., and Kennis A., (2007, Dec. 13). Lessons for Open Standard Policies:  A Case Study of the Massachusetts Experience, International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Macao, China.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2007, May 20-23). Open Standards and the Role of Politics. International Conference on Digital Government Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, vol. 228, 3-12. **Best Paper Award**
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2006, May 24). Policy Through Software Defaults. National Conference on Digital Government Research, San Diego, California, vol. 151, 265-272.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2005, May 17). Governance Characteristics of Information Technology. National Conference on Digital Government Research, Atlanta, Georgia, vol 89, 91-96.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, June 8). Incorporating Societal Concerns into Communication Technologies. International Symposium on Technology and Society, Raleigh, North Carolina, 290-295.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Shah, R. C. (2013, October 23).  Open Standards and Running Code.  Interoperable Open Architecture, London, UK.
Shah, R. C. (2011, May 24). Never Focused:  Video Surveillance in Chicago.  International Symposium on Technology and Society, Chicago, IL.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2010, Feb. 9). Adding Voices to the Standards Process. International Scholars Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2009, May 21-25). A Lost Promise:  The Lack of Interoperability for Open Standard Document Formats. International Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2009, Jan 5). An Empirical Examination of Open Standards Development. Global E-Government Research and Practice Symposium, Manoa, Hawaii. **Invited Presentation**
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2008, Dec. 11). Regulatory Strategies for Shaping Technology.  Tilting Perspectives on Regulating Technologies, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2008, Sep. 27). Evaluating the Interoperability of Software Implementations for Open Standards: ODF and OOXML As Examples. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Shah, R. C., Kesan, J. P., & Kennis A. (2008, May 23). Saving the World from Microsoft’s DOC Format:  
How Governments Can Transition to Open Formats for Documents. International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2008, Jan 7).  Governing with IT, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, Hawaii. **Invited Presentation**
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J.P. (2007, Sep. 29). An Empirical Examination of Open Standards. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Shah, R.C., & Kesan, J.P. (2007, Oct. 18). Government Policy Towards Open Standards:  A Case Study on the Massachusetts Policy. Association of Internet Researchers, Vancouver, Canada.
Kesan, J.P., & Shah, R.C. (2007, July 25). Setting Software Defaults, Law and Society Association, Berlin, Germany.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2007, May 28). Influencing Communications Policy With Software Defaults. International Communication Association, San Francisco, California.
Shah, R.C., & Kesan, J.P. (2006, Sep. 30). Setting Policy with Software Defaults. Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Shah, R.C., & Kesan, J.P. (2006, Sep. 20). Setting Online Policy with Software Defaults, iCS Symposium, University of York, UK.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2006, July 9). Regulating with Software Defaults. Law & Society, Baltimore, Maryland.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2005, Oct. 6). Examining How Users Reconfigure Their Computers. Association of Internet Researchers, Chicago, Illinois.
Shah, R.C. (2005, Oct. 5). Wireless Internet Mapping and Visualization. Association of Internet Researchers, Chicago, Illinois.
Shah, R. C., & Sandvig, C. (2005, Sep. 24). Software Defaults as De Facto Regulation:  The Case of Wireless Access Points. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Kesan, J.P., & Shah, R.C. (2005, June 5). Analyzing the Governance Characteristics of Code. Law and Society Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2005, May 30). Recursive Regulatory Model for Technology. International Communication Association, New York, New York.
Shah, R. C. (2005, April 14). Strategies for Infusing Code with Values. Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, Seattle, Washington.
Shah, R. C. (2005, April 13). Moderator for Intelligent Video Surveillance. Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, Seattle, Washington.
Shah, R.C. (2005, April 9), Governance Characteristics. W(h)ither the Middleman, College of Law, Michigan State University.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2004, Oct 1-3). Old Wine in a New Bottle: RFIDs and Cookies. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Shah, R.C. (2004, Sep. 19-22). Delineating the Politics of Architecture. Association of Internet Researchers, Sussex, England.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2004, Sep. 19-22). Theorizing Code:  A Recursive Regulatory Model for Code. Association of Internet Researchers, Sussex, England.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2004, May 30). Governing Through Code:  The Manipulable Characteristics of the Law of Cyberspace. International Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2004, May 29). Evaluating Three Potential Models for Theorizing the Medium. International Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kesan, J.P., & Shah, R.C. (2004, May 27). Theorizing Regulation Through Code: A Recursive Regulatory Model for Technology. Law and Society Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Shah, R.C. (2004, March 29). Panel member for Public Policy and Data Engineering: E-government Applications, Trust, Privacy, and Security. International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts.
Shah, R.C. (2003, Dec. 8). Technology and Standards in the Public Interest: Comparing Values and Approaches to Code as Law. Cotswold, England.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2003, October 16). Manipulating Code:  How Society Can Utilize Code as a Regulatory Mechanism. Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, Ontario.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2003, June 6). Theorizing Architecture as a Regulatory Force. Law and Society Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2003, May 26). Analyzing the Production of the Law of Cyberspace. International Communication Association, San Diego, California.
Shah, R. C. (2003, March 6). Inclusion of Public Interest Values in Internet Policy. Public Values, System Design, and the Public Domain, Rockefeller Foundation Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy.
Shah, R. C. (2003, February 2). Shaping Digital Infrastructures. Infrastructures of Digital Design: Thinking/Building/Living, San Diego, California.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, November 21). The Role of the Open Source Movement in the Development of Communication Technologies. National Communication Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, October 16). Shaping the Development of Information Technologies to Meet Societal Concerns. Association of Internet Researchers, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, October 16). Privatization of the Internet’s Backbone Network. Association of Internet Researchers, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, September 29). Governance Characteristics of “Code”:  The Role of Transparency, Defaults, and Standards. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington D.C.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2002, May 31). The Role of Institutions in the Production of the Law of Cyberspace. Law and Society Association, Vancouver, Canada.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2001, November 1). The Politics of "Code":  The Role of Societal Institutions in the Design of Communication Technologies. National Communication Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2001, October 28). The Role of Institutions in the Design of Communication Technologies. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Washington D.C.
Shah, R. C., & Kesan, J. P. (2001, October 13). The Role of Institutions in the Design and Development of Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies. Association of Internet Researchers, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Shah, R. C. (2001, October 12). Cracking Codes:  The Debate about Code:  Regulators and Policy Makers. Association of Internet Researchers, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

INVITED TALKS

Shah, R. C. (2014, Sep 22).  Surveillance in Chicago.  Presented on a panel for Rethinking Privacy in a Digital Age for State Senator Daniel Bliss, Skokie, IL.
Shah, R. C. (2014, April 22).  History of Surveillance in Chicago.  Columbia College, Panel on Surveillance and the Arts, Chicago.
Shah, R. C. (2014, March 27). History of Surveillance in Chicago.  CivicLab, Chicago.
Shah, R. C. (2011, Feb 2). Chicago’s Cameras and Crime. Presented on panel by Chicago Council of Lawyers, Chicago.
Shah, R. C. (2012, March 14).  In the Know: Chicago's Spy in the Sky. Presented at panel hosted at the Chicago History Museum by WBEZ, Chicago.
Shah, R. C. (2011, May 4th). Never Focused:  Video Surveillance in Chicago.  Information Science School, Cornell University.
Shah, R. C. (2001, June 20). How the Architecture of Communication Technologies Regulates Behavior. National Science Foundation's Graduate Summer WebShop, University of Maryland.


HONORS AND AWARDS

Fellowships
Technology, Institutions, and Governance fellowship from the National Center for Digital Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003-2004.
Graduate Fellowship, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2002.
Awards
Best Paper Award for E-Government Track at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2008.
Best Paper Award at the Digital Government Conference, 2007.
Honors
Kappa Tau Alpha (Academic Honor Society for Communications), 2001.
Research Product Development Team Award, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1999.
Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honor Society), 1998.
Research Assistant of the Semester, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Summer 1998.

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Fellow, National Center for Digital Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003-2004.
Teaching Assistant, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (teaching Comm. 101), 2002-2003.
Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (conducting research under a NSF grant), 2000-2003.
Research Assistant, Institute for Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (awarded a fellowship), 2001-2002.
Research Assistant, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (aided Dr. Robert McChesney), Spring 2000.
Research Assistant, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL (conducted research in the material sciences department), 1997-2000.
Research Assistant, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (aided Dr. Francis Boyle), Fall 1996.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Social and Cultural Foundations of the Mass Media (Comm. 101), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002-2003.

Electronic Commerce (TEC 348.06), Illinois State University 2013, 2014.


REVIEWER FOR

Journals:
The Information Society, New Media & Society, IEEE Journal of Privacy and Security, Communication Review, Information, Communication and Society, Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, Proceedings of the IEEE, Journal of Management Information Systems, Space & Culture, Critical Studies in Media Communication

Conferences:
Association of Internet Researchers
Digital Government Conference Program Committee
International Communication Association


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Association of Internet Researchers
National Communication Association
International Communication Association
Digital Government Society
Law and Society Association
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Illinois State Bar Association