Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) Lab is an inter-disciplinary group that explores how technology can improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions. Our research has wide range that includes HCI, Systems, Communication and Data Analytics. We are part of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. We collaborate with folks from other departments like Department of Global Health and organizations like PATH and Red Cross.
Matt Ziegler, Manasi Shah, Lauren Vreeken, and Zage Strassberg-Phillips won an honorable mention at ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies 2021! Their paper explores wildlife-tracking maps and environmental communication with EarthRanger, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.
Emmanuel Azuh Mensah has joined the lab!
Allen School News ran a feature about Esther Jang, Kurtis Heimerl, and team’s efforts deploying community networks in the Puget Sound region.
We won a PIT-UN Grant to build distributed cellular infrastructure!
Matt Ziegler and team won best paper at ACM COMPASS 2020 for “Can Phones Build Relationships? A Case Study of a Kenyan Wildlife Conservancy’s Community Development”
Jenny Liang, an undergraduate working on community LTE, was recognized as one of the Husky 100.
Tim Althoff, See-Kiong Ng and Kurtis Heimerl were awarded an NSF EAGER grant to study social good with Grab in Southeast Asia. Thanks NSF!
Esther Jang and team won a diversity and inclusion award for “Trust and Technology Repair Infrastructures in the Remote Rural Philippines: Navigating Urban-Rural Seams” at CSCW 2019.