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: China’s media, Internet politics and the "Great Firewall"

Technology for Developing Regions news

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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.
Melissa Densmore
“If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.” Doctoral student Melissa Densmore is defying this conventional wisdom, hosting a session that welcomes — and attempts to learn from — experiences of failure.
Tapan Parikh
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience of “ideas worth spreading.” At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
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Ph.D. students Megan Finn, Elisa Oreglia, Stuart Geiger, Christo Sims, and Bob Bell present their research on technology circulation in China, information dissemination for humanitarian relief efforts, online communities in physical space, gender and identity in digital youth culture, and African entrepreneurship, in at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
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A new blog, “Ethnography Matters,” was launched this week by assistant professor Jenna Burrell and I School alumnae Heather Ford and Rachelle Annechino (MIMS ’11). The blog will focus on ethnography and technology, with practical advice for practicing ethnographers and other technology researchers.
Josh Blumenstock
Blumenstock is analyzing a database of every interpersonal monetary transfer over Rwanda's primary telecom network from 2005-2009, including over 1 billion transfers and phone calls by 1 million individuals.

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