Rohit Khare is the Director of CommerceNet Labs, which is investigating decentralized electronic commerce.
Dr. Rohit Khare is an award-winning researcher in the fields of Internet protocols and decentralized systems. He founded KnowNow in 2000 and previously worked on Internet standards development at MCI's Internet Architecture Group and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He founded 4K Associates and edited the World Wide Web Journal (W3J) for O'Reilly & Associates. He received his Ph.D. in Software Engineering from U.C. Irvine in 2003.
Prior to CommerceNet, Rohit founded KnowNow in 2000 based on his doctoral research at the Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. There, he studied the development of application-layer Internet protocols and architectural styles for decentralized systems with Prof. Richard N. Taylor, for which he won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award and has been nominated for the ACM Distinguished Dissertation Award.
Dr. Khare's participation in Internet standards development with world-renowned technical teams at MCI's Internet Architecture group and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, where he focused on security and eCommerce issues, led him to found 4K Associates, a standards-strategy consultancy, as well as editing the World Wide Web Journal (W3J) for O'Reilly & Associates. Rohit received his B.S. in Economics and in Engineering and Applied Science with honors from Caltech in 1995 and his Master's and Ph.D. in Software Engineering from UC Irvine in 2000 and 2003, respectively.