I design tools to help make better public policy, using a complex adaptive systems lens. My work spans across areas ranging from inequality, transport, energy, disaster management, urban planning, governance to social protection. I have academic publications based on my work in these areas and it has been covered in the media.
In 2012, I co-founded Fields of View, a non-profit research group in India to create these tools. I was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2018 for my work in developing tools and methods to allow stakeholders to collaboratively create public policy. I teach courses upon request in the areas of Tools for Participation in Public Policy, Games as Research Tools, and Data in Public Policy.
A few things I do are: maintain a list of books on Bangalore, mail postcards with poems that seem appropriate for the times we live in, collect handmade fountain pens, occasionally sketch and practice English Roundhand, speak in Esperanto, and constantly miss my amateur radio licence examinations. While I have been maintaining an online presence on this site since 2009, I have recently started using KeyOxide as a comprehensive identity management system.