Seminars

Change seminar Change is an interdisciplinary seminar that highlights research and projects at the intersection of technology and development. The seminar covers topics such as global health, education, microfinance, agriculture, and communication. The seminar meets on Tuesdays, noon to 1:00 pm, throughout the quarter. Seminars are announced on the change mailing list (see website for signup instructions). Autumn 2015 location: CSE 203.

ICTD Reading seminar, CSE590F: The topic this quarter is digital financial services, with papers on the technology, security, and impact of mobile money systems on development. 590F meets Tuesdays at 1:30 - 2:20 in CSE 203.

Undergraduate reading seminar, Technology for the Developing World - Digital Financial Services, CSE490D: This winter quarter we are offering a 1-credit, undergraduate reading seminar on technology in the developing world, with an emphasis on digital financial services. The purpose of the seminar is to provide an introduction to a research area at the intersection of computer science and global development. One of the mechanisms to bring people out of poverty is to increase access to financial services, including mobile money and savings instruments. To accomplish this, it is necessary to utilize multiple technologies that can be deployed in resource constrained environments. Winter 2016, Wednesdays, 4:30-5:20 PM.

Courses

Graduate ICTD Course, CSE 599: General ICTD class. Covers the history of ICTD, current works, and current status in the field. Students will learn best practices for working with communities and how to critically analyze their own research. Last offered Autumn 2016.

CSEP 590B, Computing and Global Health (Offered Winter 2015)

CSE 490D/481K, Technology for Resource Constrained Environments capstone (Last offered, Spring 2014) CSE 490D/481K is a two-quarter-long design and implementation sequence. In winter, students form project groups to scope and design projects for resource-constrained environments. In the spring quarter students implement and evaluate the projects that were started in the winter. The emphasis is on group work leading to the creation of testable realizations and completion of initial evaluations of the software and hardware artifacts produced. Students work in with a faculty or graduate student manager.