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Papers

April
2021
'That courage to encourage': Participation and Aspirations in Chat-based Peer Support for Youth Living with HIV
Naveena Karusala, David Seeh, Cyrus Mugo, Brandon Guthrie, Megan Moreno, Grace John-Stewart, Irene Inwani, Richard Anderson, and Keshet Ronen
Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21)
April
2021
Network Capacity as Common Pool Resource: Community-Based Congestion Management in a Community Network
Matthew William Johnson, Esther Han Beol Jang, Frankie O’Rourke, Rachel Ye, and Kurtis Heimerl
Proc. ACM Human-Computer Interaction 5, CSCW1, Article 61
April
2021
Whale Watching in Inland Indonesia: Analyzing a Small, Remote, Internet-Based Community Cellular Network
Matthew Johnson, Jenny Liang, Michelle X. Lin, Sudheesh Singanamalla, and Kurtis Heimerl
Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021 (WWW '21)
Oct
2020
Accept the Risk and Continue - Measuring the Long Tail of Government https Adoption
Sudheesh Singanamalla, Esther Han Beol Jang, Richard Anderson, Tadayoshi Kohno, Kurtis Heimerl
Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference (IMC'20)
Jun
2020
Global Goods Software for the Immunization Cold Chain.
Waylon Brunette, Clarice Larson, Shourya Jain, Aeron Langford, Yin Yin Low, Andrew Siew, Richard Anderson
Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS ’20)
Jun
2020
Can Phones Build Relationships?: A Case Study of a Kenyan Wildlife Conservancy's Community Development
Matt Ziegler, Morgan Wack, Nancy Ingutia, Ian Muiruri, Nicholas Njogu, Kennedy Muriithi, William Njoroge, James Long, Kurtis Heimerl
Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS ’20)
April
2020
Making Chat at Home in the Hospital: Exploring Chat Use by Nurses.
Naveena Karusala, Ding Wang, and Jacki O’Neill
Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20)
Jun
2020
Designing Digital Payments for Next Billion Users
Pranjal Jain, Samia Ibtasam, Devanuj K. Balkrishan, Nova Ahmed, Matt Jones, Suleman Shahid, Lubna Razaq, Mark Perry, and Anirudha Joshi.
In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems,
Jun
2020
Connecting Isolated Communities: Quantitative Evidence on the Adoption of Community Cellular Networks in the Philippines
Niall Keleher, Mary Claire Barela, Joshua Blumenstock, Cedric Festin, Matthew Podolsky, Erin Troland, Arman Rezaee, and Kurtis Heimerl.
Eleventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) '20
Apr
2020
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Reframing Urban Agriculture as an Opportunity for Social Engagement
Joseph Breda, Esther Jang, Kurtis Heimerl, and Shwetak Patel.
Self-Sustainable CHI '20
Nov
2019
Trust and Technology Repair Infrastructures in the Remote Rural Philippines: Navigating Urban-Rural Seams
Esther Han Beol Jang, Philip Garrison, Ronel Vincent Vistal, Maria Theresa D. Cunanan, Mia Theresa Perez, Philip Martinez, Matthew William Johnson, John Andrew Evangelista, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Josephine Dionisio, Mary Claire Aguilar Barela, Kurtis Heimerl.
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 3, Issue CSCW,
Nov
2019
"My cousin bought the phone for me. I never go to mobile shops." The Role of Family in Women's Technological Inclusion in Islamic Culture.
Ibtasam, S., Razaq, L., Ayub, M., Webster, J.R., Ahmed, S.I. and Anderson, R.,
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 3, Issue CSCW,
Nov
2019
Engaging Feminist Solidarity for Comparative Research, Design, and Practice
Neha Kumar, Naveena Karusala, Azra Ismail, Marisol Wong-Villacres, and Aditya Vishwanath.
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 3, Issue CSCW,
Nov
2019
Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for Resilience.
Naveena Karusala, Isaac Holeman, and Richard Anderson
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 3, Issue CSCW,
Nov
2019
Street-Level Realities of Data Practices in Homeless Services Provision
Naveena Karusala, Jennifer Wilson, Phebe Vayanos, and Eric Rice
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Vol. 3, Issue CSCW,
Oct
2019
Deep Learning for Automatically Detecting Sidewalk Accessibility Problems Using Streetscape Imagery
Galen Weld, Esther Jang, Aileen Zeng, Anthony Li, Kurtis Heimerl, Jon Froehlich
21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility(ASSETS)
Oct
2019
Experiences: Design, Implementation, and Deployment of CoLTE, a Community LTE Solution
Spencer Sevilla, Matthew Johnson, Pathirat Kosakanchit, Jenny Ting Liang, Kurtis Heimerl
The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom)
July
2019
Mental health in the global south: challenges and opportunities in HCI for development
Sachin R. Pendse, Naveena Karusala, Divya Siddarth, Pattie Gonsalves, Seema Mehrotra, John A. Naslund, Mamta Sood, Neha Kumar, and Amit Sharma
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
July
2019
An assessment of SMS fraud in Pakistan
Fahad Pervaiz, Rai Shah Nawaz, Muhammad Umer Ramzan, Maryem Zafar Usmani, Shrirang Mare, Kurtis Heimerl, Faisal Kamiran, Richard Anderson, Lubna Razaq
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
July
2019
Examining the use and non-use of mobile payment systems for merchant payments in India
Aditya Vashistha, Richard Anderson, Shrirang Mare
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
July
2019
Examining the challenges in development data pipeline
Fahad Pervaiz, Aditya Vashistha, Richard Anderson
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
Jun
2019
Privacy, Patriarchy, and Participation on Social Media
Naveena Karusala, Apoorva Bhalla, and Neha Kumar
Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’19)
May
2019
ReCall: Crowdsourcing on Basic Phones to Financially Sustain Voice Forums
Aditya Vashistha, Abhinav Garg, and Richard Anderson
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
May
2019
Threats, Abuses, Flirting, and Blackmail: Gender Inequity in Social Media Voice Forums
Aditya Vashistha, Abhinav Garg, Richard Anderson, and Agha Ali Raza
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
May
2019
Digital Financial Needs of Micro-entrepreneur Women in Pakistan: Is Mobile Money The Answer?
Maryam Mustafa, Noor Mazhar, Ayesha Asghar, Maryem Zafar Usmani, Lubna Razaq, and Richard Anderson
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
May
2019
Engaging Lived and Virtual Realities
Aditya Vishwanath, Naveena Karusala, Marisol Wong-Villacres, Neha Kumar
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
February
2019
Scaling Community Cellular Networks with CommunityCellularManager
Shaddi Hasan, Mary Claire Barela, Matthew Johnson, Eric Brewer, Kurtis Heimerl
Proceedings of the 16th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '19)
January
2019
Fresh Insights: User Research Towards a Market Information Service for Bihari Vegetable Farmers
Matt Ziegler, Lokesh Garg, Shailesh Tiwari, Aditya Vashistha, Kurtis Heimerl
Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '19)
Jan
2019
Aspirations-based design.
Neha Kumar, Marisol Wong-Villacres, Naveena Karusala, Aditya Vishwanath, Arkadeep Kumar, and Azra Ismail
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’19).
Nov
2018
Bridging Disconnected Knowledges for Community Health
Azra Ismail, Naveena Karusala, and Neha Kumar
Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 2, CSCW
November
2018
dLTE: Building a more WiFi-like Cellular Network (Instead of the Other Way Around)
Matthew Johnson, Spencer Sevilla, Esther Jang, and Kurtis Heimerl (University of Washington)
The Seventeenth ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (HotNETS)
August
2018
Designing Sustainable Rural Infrastructure Through the Lens of OpenCellular
Kashif Ali, Kurtis Heimerl
Communications of the ACM
June
2018
Siskin: Leveraging the Browser to Share Web Content in Disconnected Environments
Sam Sudar (Google), Matt Welsh (Google), Richard Anderson (University of Washington)
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
June
2018
Male Partner Engagement in Family Planning SMS Conversations at Kenyan Health Clinics
Trevor Perrier.Elizabeth Harrington, Keshet Ronen, Daniel Matemo, John Kinuthia, Grace John-Stewart, Richard Anderson, Jennifer Unger
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
June
2018
A Qualitative Exploration of Mobile Money in Ghana
Sarah Yu (University of Washington), Samia Ibtasam (University of Washington)
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
June
2018
Knowledge, Access, and Decision-Making: Women's Financial Inclusion in Pakistan
Samia Ibtasam (University of Washington), Lubna Razaq (Information Technology University), Haider W. Anwar (Northeastern University), Hamid Mehmood (Information Technology University), Kushal Shah (University of Washington), Jennifer Webster (University of Washington), Neha Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology), Richard Anderson (University of Washington)
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
June
2018
Examining Security and Privacy Research in Developing Regions
Aditya Vashistha, Richard Anderson, Shrirang Mare
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
June
2018
ThinSIM-based Attacks on Mobile Money Systems
Rowan Phipps, Shrirang Mare, Peter Ney, Jennifer Rose Webster, Kurtis Heimerl
ACM Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS)
Jun
2018
Designing for Intersections
Marisol Wong-Villacres, Arkadeep Kumar, Aditya Vishwanath, Naveena Karusala, Betsy DiSalvo, and Neha Kumar.
Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’18).
April
2018
eKichabi: Information Access through Basic Mobile Phones in Rural Tanzania
Galen Weld, Trevor Perrier, Jenny Aker, Joshua Blumenstock, Brian Dillon, Adalbertus Kamanzi, Editha Kokushubira, Jennifer Webster and Richard Anderson
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April
2018
Crowdsourcing Rural Network Maintenance and Repair via Network Messaging
Esther Jang, Mary Claire Barela, Matt Johnson, Philip Martinez, Cedric Festin, Margaret Lynn, Josephine Dionisio, and Kurtis Heimerl
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April
2018
BSpeak: An Accessible Voice-based Crowdsourcing Marketplace for Low-Income Blind People
Aditya Vashistha, Pooja Sethi and Richard Anderson
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April
2018
'You Can Always Do Better!', The Impact of Social Proof on Participant Response Bias
Aditya Vashistha, Fabian Okeke, Nicki Dell and Richard Anderson
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
April
2018
'Only if you use English you will get to more things': Using Smartphones to Navigate Multilingualism
Naveena Karusala, Aditya Vishwanath, Aditya Vashistha, Sunita Kumar and Neha Kumar
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
January
2018
Computer security for data collection technologies
Camille Cobb, Samuel Sudar, Nicholas Reiter, Richard Anderson, Franziska Roesner, and Tadayoushi Kohno
Development Engineering, Volume 3, 2018, Pages 1-11
November
2017
An Exploration of Smartphone Based Mobile Money Applications in Pakistan
Samia Ibtasam, Hamid Mehmood, Lubna Razaq, Jennifer Webster, Sarah Yu, and Richard Anderson
ICTD 2017
November
2017
An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular Networks
Kushal Shah, Philip Martinez, Emre Tepedelenlioglu, Shaddi Hasan, Ceric Festin, Joshua Blumenstock, Josephine Dionisio and Kurtis Heimerl
ICTD 2017
June
2017
Open Data Kit 2.0: A Services-Based Application Framework for Disconnected Data Management
Waylon Brunette, Sam Sudar, Mitch Sundt, Clarice Larson, Jeff Beorse, Richard Anderson
Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys 2017)
June
2017
Examining Localization Approaches for Community Health
Aditya Vashistha, Neha Kumar, Anil Mishra and Richard Anderson
ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '17)
May
2017
Respeak: A Voice-based, Crowed-powered Speech Transcription System
Aditya Vashistha, Pooja Sethi and Richard Anderson
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17)
November
2016
Iterative Design of an Immunization Information System in Pakistan
Samia Razaq, Amna Batool, Umair Ali, Muhammad Salman Khalid, Umar Saif and Mustafa Naseem
ACM DEV
November
2016
Let’s Talk Money: Evaluating the Security Challenges of Mobile Money in the Developing World
Sam Castle, Fahad Pervaiz, Galen Weld, Franziska Roesner and Richard Anderson
ACM DEV
October
2016
Technology Use and Non-use by Low-income Blind People in India
Aditya Vashistha and Richard Anderson
ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing Newsletter Issue 116
July
2016
Fine-grained dengue forecasting using telephone triage services
Nabeel Abdur Rehman, Shankar Kalyanaraman, Talal Ahmad, Fahad Pervaiz, Umar Saif and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
Science Advances
June
2016
Computer Security for Data Collection Technologies
Camille Cobb, Sam Sudar, Richard Anderson, Franzi Roesner, Yoshi Kohno
ICTD
June
2016
Mobile Video Dissemination for Community Health
Aditya Vashistha, Neha Kumar, Richard Anderson
ICTD
December
2015
USSD: The Third Universal App
Trevor Perrier, Brian Derenzi, Richard Anderson
ACM DEV
December
2015
Optimizing Mobile Application Communication for Challenged Network Environments
Waylon Brunette, Morgan Vigil, Fahad Pervaiz, Shahar Levari, Richard Anderson
ACM DEV
December
2015
DUCES: A Framework for Characterizing and Simplifying Mobile Deployments in Low-Resource Settings
Samuel Sudar, Richard Anderson
ACM DEV
December
2015
Understanding sociotechnical implications of mobile health deployments in India, Kenya, and Zimbabwe
Neha Kumar, Waylon Brunette, Nicola Dell, Trevor Perrier, Beth Kolko, Gaetano Borriello and Richard Anderson
Information Technologies and International Development, 11(4)
October
2015
Social Media Platforms for Low-Income Blind People in India
Aditya Vashistha, Ed Cutrell, Nicola Dell, and Richard Anderson
International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '15)
September
2015
The Whodunit Challenge: Mobilizing the Crowd in India
Aditya Vashistha, Rajan Vaish, Ed Cutrell, and William Thies
IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '15)
May
2015
Projecting Health: Community-Led Video Education for Maternal Health
Neha Kumar, Trevor Perrier, Michelle Desmond, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Vikrant Kumar, Sudip Mahapatra, Anil Mishra, Shreya Agarwal, Rikin Gandhi, Pallavi Lal, and Richard Anderson
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’15)
May
2015
User Errors in SMS Based Reporting Systems (Note)
Fahad Pervaiz, Trevor Perrier, Sompasong Phongphila, Richard Anderson
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’15)
May
2015
Data Specification for Information Systems for the Immunization Cold Chain
Fahad Pervaiz, Sophie Newland, Richard Anderson
IFIP WG.94 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries,
April
2015
Mobile Phones for Maternal Health in Rural India
Neha Kumar and Richard J. Anderson.
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15)
April
2015
Sangeet Swara: A Community-Moderated Voice Forum in Rural India [Best Paper Award]
Aditya Vashistha, Ed Cutrell, Gaetano Borriello, and William Thies
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)
April
2015
Engaging Pregnant Women in Kenya with a Hybrid Computer-Human SMS Communication System.
Trevor Perrier, Nicola Dell, Brian DeRenzi, Richard Anderson, John Kinuthia, Jennifer Unger, Grace John-Stewart
The SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
March
2015
Paper-Digital Workflows in Global Development Organizations
Nicola Dell, Trevor Perrier, Neha Kumar, Mitchell Lee, Rachel Powers, Gaetano Borriello
ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '15)
March
2015
Increasing the Reach of Snowball Sampling: The Impact of Fixed versus Lottery Incentives
Aditya Vashistha, Ed Cutrell, and William Thies
ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '15)
February
2015
Mobile Touch-Free Interaction for Global Health.
Nicola Dell, Krittika D'Silva, and Gaetano Borriello
International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '15)
December
2013
Questioning to Feedback: Improving Public Health Messaging (Note)
Trevor Perrier, Abhigyan Kaustubh, Richard Anderson
International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’13)
January
2013
Mobile Video for Patient Education: The Midwives' perspective
Brittany Fiore-Silfvast, Carl Hartung, Kirti Iyengar, Sharad Iyengar, Kiersten Israel-Ballard, Noah Perin and Richard Anderson
ACM Symposium for Computing and Development (DEV 2013)

Book Chapters

August
2018
Connecting Communities through Mobile Networks: The VBTS-CoCoMoNets Project.
Mary Claire Barela, Josephine Dionisio, Kurtis Heimerl, Manuel Victor Sapitula, and Cedric Angelo Festin.
Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks.
August
2018
Building Community LTE Networks with CoLTE.
Spencer Sevilla, Pathirat Kosakanchit, Matthew Johnson, and Kurtis Heimerl..
The community network manual: how to build the Internet yourself.

Talks / Presentations

June
2019
Technologies for Decentralizing Urban Community Networks.
Kurtis Heimerl.
IETF 105, Singapore.
June
2018
Male Partner Engagement in Family Planning SMS Conversations at Kenyan Health Clinics.
Trevor Perrier.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
June
2018
Siskin: Leveraging the Browser to Share Web Content in Disconnected Environments.
Sam Sudar.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
June
2018
Knowledge, Access, and Decision-Making: Women's Financial Inclusion in Pakistan.
Richard Anderson.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
June
2018
Meta-analysis: Examining Security and Privacy Research in Developing Regions.
Shrirang Mare.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
June
2018
Thin Sim-Based Mobile Money Attacks.
Rowan Phipps.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
June
2018
A Qualitative Exploration of Mobile Money in Ghana.
Sarah Yu.
COMPASS 2018, Silicon Valley, California.
April
2018
eKichabi: Information Access through Basic Mobile Phones in Rural Tanzania.
Galen Weld.
CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada.
January
2018
Digital Financial Services: Gender & Learnability.
Samia Ibtasam.
Change Seminar, University of Washington.
November
2017
An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular Networks.
Kurtis Heimerl.
ICTD 2017, Lahore Pakistan.
November
2017
An Exploration of Smartphone Based Mobile Money Applications in Pakistan.
Samia Ibtasam.
ICTD 2017, Lahore Pakistan.
June
2017
Open Data Kit 2.0: A Services-Based Application Framework for Disconnected Data Management.
Waylon Brunette.
Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys 2017).
December
2016
Projecting Health: Engaging Communities Through Visual Communication.
Richard Anderson.
Global Digital Health Forum.
November
2016
Iterative Design of an Immunization Information System in Pakistan.
Samia Ibtasam.
ACM DEV.
November
2016
Let’s Talk Money: Evaluating the Security Challenges of Mobile Money in the Developing World.
Fahad Pervaiz.
ACM DEV.
June
2016
Mobile Video Dissemination for Community Health.
Aditya Vashistha.
ICTD.
June
2016
Computer Security for Data Collection Technologies.
Sam Sudar.
ICTD.
June
2016
Zero-rating in emerging mobile markets: Internet.org/Free Basics and Wikipedia Zero in Ghana.
Genevieve Gebhart.
ICTD.
March
2016
Computing and Digital Services for the Poor: The UW Digital Financial Services Research Group.
Richard Anderson.
Change Seminar.
March
2016
M4D: Connecting and Engaging with End Users.
Trevor Perrier.
CSEC597G, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
February
2016
Computing and Financial Services for the Poor: The UW Digital Financial Services Research Group.
Richard Anderson.
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), New Delhi, India.
January
2016
Projecting Health: Engaging communities through visual communication.
Richard Anderson.
CSEC597G, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.
October
2015
ICTD @ UW CSE.
Richard Anderson.
Change Seminar, University of Washington.
September
2015
Projecting Health: Engaging communities through visual communication.
Richard Anderson.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AAIMS), New Delhi, India.
February
2015
OPEN DATA KIT: Building and Refining Information Services for under-served Populations.
Waylon Brunette.
UW Department of Global Health.