Technology for Developing Regions

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Assistant Professor
Alumni (PhD 2012)
jblumenstock@berkeley.edu
Focus: Development Economics, Data Science, Econometrics, Machine Learning, ICTD
(510) 642-4583
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Associate Professor
jenna@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
(510) 642-7584
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Dean of the I School and Professor (I School and Dept. of City and Regional Planning)
dean@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: Regional economic development, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley.
(510) 642-9980
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Adjunct Professor
Focus: Digital Media, Informational Politics and Internet Freedom

Technology for Developing Regions news

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Dost, cofounded by alumna Sindhuja Jeyabal (MIMS ’16), is an educational nonprofit providing India’s illiterate mothers regular audio calls with instructions to prepare their children for kindergarten.

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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.
Tapan Parikh
Parikh is transforming the world’s poorest areas by designing, evaluating, and deploying appropriate information systems that support sustainable economic development.
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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.
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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.
Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
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Eight I School faculty and students will be presenting their research at the upcoming CHI Conference in Paris, France.
Elisa Oreglia
Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
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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.
Elisa Oreglia
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.

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