CSE590F: Computing and the Developing World Seminar

This quarter we're focusing on a new topic - Risk Management and Asset Tracking in Developing Countries. Jake Kendal, a visiting professor working on Digital Financial Services will be leading the seminar. Keey topics include micorcredit and microinsurance and how to sustainably implement them in different fields.

The seminar meets Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 in CSE 203.

Background Links


WeekDateDiscussion LeadersPaper
1Oct 3 --------- Planning and organization
2Oct 10 ---- Toward a Satellite-Based System of Surgarcane yeild Estimation and Forecasting in Smallholder Faming Conditions: A Case Study on Reunion Island. Remote Sensing) (PDF)
3Oct 17 ---- Microinsurance in Africa (PDF)
4Oct 24 ---- Overcoming Barriers to Microinsurance Adoption: Evidence from the Field (PDF)
5Oct 31 ---- Oscar Health Insurance Co Overview
6Nov 7 ---- Case Studies: Agriculture
7Nov 14 ----
8Nov 21 ----
9Nov 28 ---- Case Studies: Other
10Dec 5 ---- When One App Rules Them All: The Case of WeChat and Mobile in China