Technology for Developing Regions

Related Faculty

Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Alumni (MIMS 2006)
Science and technology studies; education; anthropology; youth technocultures; ideology and inequity; critical data science
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Assistant Professor
Alumni (PhD 2012)
Development Economics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Econometrics, ICTD
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Associate Professor
technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian
Professor
Regional economic development, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley.

Technology for Developing Regions news

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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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.

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