Rao is a the CEO of reQall Inc. an MIT Media Lab spin off and is responsible for the overall strategy and for driving the direction of reQall. reQall is building software (platform and applications) to bring context aware personal assistance for smart devices. reQall technology is offered on Android OS, iOS and various wearables.
Previously, Rao was a Principal Scientist at Apple. At Apple, he headed various groups including the Learning Lab in ATG. Rao worked on a number of research and development efforts in information retrieval, organizational memory, written a number of papers and lectured extensively in USA, Europe. and Asia. Rao holds eleven patents in computing.
Rao has an interdisciplinary educational background in public health (MS/MPH from California State University at Northridge), general systems and information networks (Certificate from United Nations Institute for Research and Training, University of Stockholm and UCLA), and instructional technology (Doctorate from University of Southern California).
Specialties: Information retrieval, Contextual computing, Mobile applications and Usability