His professional experience includes the delivery of advanced computing technologies in academic environments. He created and continues to moderate the annual Internet2 Collaboration SIG and is also the vice chair of the Internet2 Metaverse group.
He was founding Director of Research Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology and Associate Director for Research Computing at Dartmouth College. Gurcharan has a special interest in innovative collaboration tools and the social aspects of technologically connected communities; he founded the Internet2 Collaboration Special Interest Group and created the Interactive Collaboration Environments Lab and a Global Collaboration Grid at RIT. He has consulted on grant proposals for multipoint collaboration systems and served on panels for the NSF Advanced Networking Infrastructure Research Program and the DOE SBIR Program. Gurcharan received a B.A. in Classical Civilization from Yale University and a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.