Technology for Developing Regions

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312 South Hall
(510) 642-7584
Associate Professor
Focus: technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods



      
303B South Hall
(510) 642-4583
Assistant Professor
Focus: HCI, ICTD, information technologies for international development, governance and education



      
102 South Hall
(510) 642-9980
Dean of the I School and Professor (I School and Dept. of City and Regional Planning)
Focus: Regional economic development, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley.



      
311 South Hall
(510) 643-2253
Adjunct Professor
Focus: Social media, digital activism and Internet freedom

Recent Research News

Five School of Information students are developing a system to solve one of the biggest challenges of India’s market for household domestic workers, and to help a whole community that isn’t being served.
Parikh is transforming the world’s poorest areas by designing, evaluating, and deploying appropriate information systems that support sustainable economic development.
New research presents case studies from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Rajasthan, India, at the turn of the 20th century; and a present-day Indian welfare system.
Faculty, Ph.D. students, and alumni present over a dozen papers, notes, demonstrations, and workshops at the international Information and Communication Technologies and Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
Eight I School faculty and students will be presenting their research at the upcoming CHI Conference in Paris, France.
Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
Updates on five student projects from the course “Information and Communications Technologies for Social Enterprise” that have already become full-fledged companies serving the developing world — plus a web platform that is just about to to open its doors to the public.
New research by Ph.D. student Elisa Oreglia looks under the surface of rural Chinese Internet use and reveals a rich nuanced relationship between older, less-educated Chinese villagers, computers, and the Internet.
New research by Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many Ghanaians have struggled to form connections with foreigners and to share in the prosperity of the information age.