Technology for Developing Regions

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Assistant Professor
Alumni (PhD 2012)
Development Economics, Data Science, Econometrics, Machine Learning, 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

Josh Blumenstock at the Artifical Intelligence for Economic Development conference

Prof Blumenstock received the Faculty Award for Research in the Public Interest for his research at the intersection of machine learning and development economics.

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Joshua Blumenstock cautions that new digital methods of approaching issues of poverty must be used as a complement to more traditional approaches.

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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.

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