Congratulations Sam Sudar on successfully defending his PhD Thesis “Leveraging the Mobile Web in Resource-Constrainted Environments.”
Waylon Brunette presented his paper Open Data Kit 2.0: A Services-Based Application Framework for Disconnected Data Management at this years Mobisys conference. The paper describes experiences building, deploying, and refining the Open Data Kit (ODK) 2.0 tool suite. ODK 2.0 is a modular application framework that facilitates organizations with limited technical capacity to build application-specific information services for use in disconnected environments
Ph.D. student Aditya Vashistha has earned the 2017 Graduate Student Research Award from the UW College of Engineering. Vashistha, who is advised by professor Richard Anderson in the Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) Lab, earned the award for his work on social media technologies for the developing world. See the Computer Science and Engineering news article for more information.
The ICTD group takes to the pitch for a first ever cricket match!
Aditya Vashistha, Pooja Sethi, and Richard Anderson wins Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at CHI 2017 for their paper titled “Respeak: A Voice-based, Crowed-powered Speech Transcription System.”
Fahad Pervaiz and Samia Ibtasam presented papers at the 2016 ACM Dev conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Fahad presented work on evaluating security challenges for mobile money in the developing world, and Samia presented work, done at ITU prior to her arrival at UW on Immunization Information Systems. Trevor Perrier presented a poster on the UW-Pesa DemoLab project.
Prof. Umar Saif, the Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board and the Vice Chancellor of ITU Pakistan, will be giving a Distinguished Lecture, Designing Technology for the Other 5 Billion, in the UW Computer Science and Engineering department on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3:30 PM in EEB-105. This talk is open to the public. For more information see the UW Distinguished Lecture announcement.
We are excited to welcome new grads in ICTD lab: Samia Ibtasam, Esther Jang, and Matt Johnson! Samia will be working with Richard Anderson, and Esther and Matt will be working with Kurtis Heimerl.
Welcome Shrirang! Shrirang Mare has joined UW CSE as post doc in ICTD and Security working on the BMGF sponsored Digital Financial Services project. Shrirang Mare received his PhD from Dartmouth College, Hanover where he developed authentication techniques for personal computing devices (desktops and smartphones) levaraging wrist wearables. Before Dartmouth he worked at IBM India for two years and at Indian Institue of Science (IISc), Bangalore for one year. He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India in 2006. He is interested in security and privacy issues in healthcare and digital financial services, and HCI. His current research focuses on usable authentication methods for smartphones.
A paper, Let’s talk money: Evaluating the security challenges of mobile money in the developing world has been accepted for publication at the 2016 ACM Dev conference. The paper was authored by Sam Castle, Fahad Pervaiz, Galen Weld, Franziska Roesner and Richard Anderson. The paper assesses security vulenerabilities for Android mobile money applications and reports on interviews of software developers to give insights into current practices.
Fahad Pervaiz is a co-author on a paper on dengue surveillance in Pakistan appearing in Science Advances. The paper shows how calling patterns to a hotline can help in forecasting dengue outbreaks. The work was led by Lakshmi Subramanian of NYU and involved collaborators at NYU, University of Washington, and Information Technology University, Pakistan. See the UW CSE News posting for more information.
A big showing by UW at the 2016 ICTD Conference in Ann Arbor. The UW contingent had three papers, presented by Sam Sudar, Aditya Vashista, and Genevieve Gebhart, and two demos, presented by Trevor Perrier and Waylon Brunette. A poster displayed some interesting statistics on UW prominence in publishing at ICTD and Dev.
UW senior Krittika D’Silva has been named a 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholar, one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world. D’Silva, who will graduate from the UW this June with a degree in computer engineering and bioengineering, will pursue her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Cambridge’s Jesus College starting in the fall. Krittika collaborated with the late CSE professor Gaetano Borriello and CSE Ph.D. alum Nicki Dell on the development of mobile health apps for use in low-resource settings.
Two full papers from the research group will appear at ICTD, a paper studying ODK Security by Camille Cobb and Sam Sudar, and a paper studying the spread of mobile videos in Projecting Health by Aditya Vashistha.
Aditya Vashistha gets married! Congratulations. Lillian de Greef, Waylon Brunette, and Richard Anderson travelled to Jaipur to attend the wedding.
UW CSE will form a Digital Financial Services Research Group with support from the Gates Foundation. This effort will be led by Richard Anderson in Computer Science and Engineering, and Josh Blumenstock in the Information School.
Aditya Vashistha wins best student paper at ASSETS 2015 for his paper “Social Media Platforms for Low-income Blind People in India”
The ICTD lab co-organized the Gaetano Borriello Feet on the Ground Humanitarian Symposium at this year’s GHTC conference.
Three papers from our lab got accepted in ACM DEV.
Aditya Vashistha, in collaboration with IIT Bombay, won a USD 70,000 grant by the government of Maharashtra.
Aditya’s paper, Social Media Platforms for Low-Income Blind People in India, is accepted at ASSETS 2015.
Aditya’s paper, The Whodunit Challenge: Mobilizing the Crowd in India, is accepted at INTERACT 2015.
Aditya Vashistha wins best student paper award at CHI 2015 for his paper “Sangeet Swara: A Community-Moderated Voice Forum in Rural India”.