Saraschandra Karanam joined Xerox Research Center, Bangalore, India in January 2012 as an R&D Consultant. He comes with a unique interdisciplinary background: combination of computer science with specialization in experimental design, statistical analysis, HCI and usability.
At XRCI, he is working in the area of Crowdsourcing and Human Computation. More specifically, he is looking at means to use crowdsourcing to optimize business processes in the services marketplace. He is also working on green technologies in the print domain. Prior to joining Xerox, he worked as a post doc in HP Labs, Bangalore where he explored mechanisms to support complex exploratory tasks on the web.
He got his PhD in Computer Science from International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad in April 2011. He did his BTech in Computer Science with a honours in Cognitive Science also from the same institute. As part of his PhD dissertation, he spent a bunch of his time in Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He has published about five journals and nine conference articles.
Saras likes teaching and spreading awareness about Usability and Cognitive Science in India. He is also interested in painting, playing violin and practicing yoga/pranayama.