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R Suresh

R. Suresh

Director of Survey Technology Programs


MS, Computer Science, North Carolina State University
MS, Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University


Ramasubramanian Suresh specializes in the design and development of software systems that support survey data collection. His expertise spans personal, telephone, and web-based interviewing systems, especially FIPS-moderate (NIST-moderate) compliant systems. In his current role, he helps set the vision and strategy for RTI’s data acquisition technologies and systems.

Mr. Suresh has been with RTI since 1985 and has contributed significantly to our pioneering development of general purpose and standard methods for computer-assisted interviewing (CAI). He led the development of RTI’s Survey Management System (codenamed Nirvana), an overarching control and case management system for multimodal survey projects. He has led or played a key role in the development of RTI’s systems for telephone, field, web, and mobile data collection–including CATI, CAPI, CAWI, CARI, and ACASI. Additionally, he has developed systems for medical data extraction. 

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