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I am a Senior Lecturer in the University of Cape Town Department of Computer Science, and a member of the UCT Centre in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D). Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India.  I completed my PhD at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, where I was a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group.

From January 2009-April 2010, I was living in Mbarara, Uganda conducting my dissertation research. While there I was also volunteering as a visiting lecturer at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and working on ICT projects for HEAL Africa Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Research Interests: Information, Communications Technology and Development (ICTD), Human-Computer Interaction for Development (HCI4D), Mobile Computing for Healthcare Information Management, Telecommunications Policy and Practice

Methodology: Multi-disciplinary Q2 approach, specifically studying ICT interventions and the socio-cultural dynamics around them.

Education: PhD in Information, Management and Systems from University of California, Berkeley; MSc in Data Communications, Networks and Distributed Systems (DCNDS) from University College London; BA in Computer Science from Cornell University

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