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Rajiv C. Shah
was a Doctoral Fellow at the NCDG while pursuing a Ph.D. at the
Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include therelationship
between the architecture of information technologies and society.
Many fundamental societal concerns, such as privacy, are intertwined
with the hardware and software of information technologies. He
focuses on two aspects of this, the development of information
technologies and how information technologies regulate behavior. He
earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Illinois at
Shah's published work includes "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" published in
the Washington University Law Quarterly, "Incorporating Societal
Concerns into Communication Technologies" published in the IEEE
Technology and Society Magazine, and the forthcoming "Manipulating the
Governance Characteristics of Code" to be published in Info. His
work has been presented at numerous conferences including the
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, the Association of
Internet Researchers Conference, the International Communication
Association, the National Communication Association's Annual
Convention, the Law & Society Association, and the International
Symposium on Technology and Society.
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