Rajiv C. Shah is a Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is finishing a fellowship at the National Center for Digital Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His research seeks to understand how the relationship between the design 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. Shah's research has been accepted and published by the Communications of the ACM, Info, Washington University Law Quarterly, Yale Journal of Law & Technology, and the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.