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Jeevan Kalanithi

Jeevan Kalanithi
Principal, Taco Lab LLC


Jeevan Kalanithi is a designer and technologist specializing in human-computer interaction and physical computing. He is a principal and founder of Taco Lab, a design/engineering firm specializing in physical-to-cloud interfaces.

Jeevan and his collaborators’ works have been shown at venues such as Villette Numerique, EYEBEAM, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Miami Art Museum. Jeevan has received awards including honors from the ID Magazine Student Design Review and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. His work has been featured in publications such as Gizmodo, Engadget, Wired Gagdet Blog, PC Magazine, Media Magazine and The Boston Globe.

Jeevan holds an SM from The Media Lab at MIT and BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford.


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