I'm an engineer turned designer with extensive experience in web and mobile services and applications, specializing in social networks, games, dating, ubiquitous computing, interactive media, gis, mapping and more. I'm interested in early-stage startups and companies making impactful change on societal behaviors, especially those rethinking how new technology can be used for the betterment of the day to day.
My past work has received both print and digital coverage in PC Gamer Magazine, Wired.com, Engadget.com, Gothamist.com, NationalGeographic.com, and CBS News online. My projects have also been accepted to conferences such as Ars Electronica Festival, Conflux Festival and TEDxBayArea/TEDWomen.
I hold a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a master's degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). I have worked previously at Microsoft Research, Verizon FiOS TV, Intel, MIT Media Lab, and Seagate among others.
My resume can be found here: pdf
I can be reached via email here: ran (at) ephexi (dot) com