CSE590F: ICTD Seminar – Autumn 2010

ICTD - Information and Communication Technologies for Development

We will meet on Tuesdays 1:30-2:20 in CSE203.

Also consider attending and registering for the Change Seminar/Lunch on Thursdays 12:00-12:50 in CSE203.  This is a less formal and more inter-disciplinary seminar where we’ll be hosting some external speakers as well as discussions of some of the work going on in the many ICTD-related groups at UW.  Check out UW Change.

Interested students meet weekly to discuss recent research in the ICTD field.  The format is fairly standard for research seminars in the department.  First, all participants read a research paper (see the table below for the readings selected for this quarter) chosen from recent publications.  A discussion leader is chosen to present a short summary of the paper (15-20 minutes) and close with a series of questions raised by the paper.  The summary should include the larger context of the paper (research group, evolution of the work, context in which it is being applied, etc.).  The questions raised by the discussion leader serve as a starting point for discussion of the work among all the participants.

Typically, students register for a single credit and are expected to lead or co-lead one session and participate in each of the meetings.  Students may register for more credit by prior arrangement with the instructor.

Please sign up for the seminar mailing list.  You can find the mail archives here and links to the webs of earlier quarters here.




05 Oct


Mobile-izing Health Workers in Rural India. 
Divya Ramachandran, John Canny, Prabhu Dutta Das, Ed Cutrell. 
CHI  2010.  Best Paper Award.

12 Oct


Robit: An Extensible Auction-based Market Platform for Challenged Environments.
Azarias Reda, Quang Duong, Timur Alperovich, Brian Noble, Yidnekachew Haile
ICTD 2010.

19 Oct


Managing Microfinance with Paper, Pen and Digital Slate.
Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Sunandan Chakraborty, Kentaro Toyama, Pushkar Chitnis, Keng Siang Ooi, Matthew Phiong, Mike Koenig.
ICTD 2010.

26 Oct


Intelligent Heartsound Diagnostics on a Cellphone using a Hands-free Kit.
T. Chen, K. Kuan, L. Celi, G. Clifford.
Case for Automated Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy.
N. Silberman, K. Ahlrich, R. Fergus and L. Subramanian.
AI-D 2010.

02 Nov


Machine Learning Methods for Verbal Autopsy in Developing Countries.
S. Green and A. Flaxman.
People, Quakes, and Communications: Inferences from Call Dynamics about a Seismic Event and its Influences on a Population.
A. Kapoor, N. Eagle and E. Horvitz.
AI-D 2010.

09 Nov


Collage: A Presentation Tool for the Developing-World School Teacher.
Saurabh Panjwani, Navkar Samdaria, Aakar Gupta, Ed Cutrell, Kentaro Toyama.
ICTD 2010.

16 Nov


Research and Reality: Using Mobile Messages to Promote Maternal Health in Rural India.
Divya Ramachandran, Vivek Goswami, Dhirubhai Ambani, John Canny.
ICTD 2010.

23 Nov


Metamouse: Improving Multi-user Sharing of Existing Educational Applications.
Kurtis Heimerl, Eric Brewer, Tapan Parikh, Janani Vasudev, Kelly Buchanan.
ICTD 2010.

30 Nov


Practice talks for ICTD 2010.
Open Data Kit: Tools to Build Information Services for Developing Regions.
Yaw Anokwa, Carl Hartung, Waylon Brunette, Adam Lerer, Clint Tseng, Gaetano Borriello.
What Exactly is ‘The Internet”?: The Social Meaning of ICTs and Their Ability to Impact Development.
Beth Kolko, Cynthia Putnam.

07 Dec


Practice talks for DEV 2010.
FoneAstra: Enabling Remote Monitoring of Vaccine Cold-Chains Using Commodity Mobile Phones.
Rohit Chaudhri, et al.
Portable Antenatal Ultrasound Platform for Village Midwives.
Waylon Brunette, et al.