Dr. Prasad Ram “Pram” started Gooru as a 20% project while at Google, where he led Google Books for Education in Mountain View, California, USA. Gooru is free learning navigator – a “GPS” for learning, that empowers students with real-time data about their proficiencies and choices of learning activities, so they can choose their learning path and pace.
Prior to Gooru, he was CTO Google in India where he led projects on Maps, News, Translation Technologies, Search and Ads. Prior to Google, Pram led engineering teams at Yahoo! He started his career as a research scientist at Xerox Research.
Pram is Council Member and Chair of the Education Committee at California Council of Science and Technology, and he is a Board Member at Leadership Public Schools. Pram has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from UCLA, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, India.”