Reminder: Change seminar happening now in CSE 203!

On Oct 16, 2017 4:53 PM, "Esther Jang" <infra...@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

> Reminder: Please join us for Change Seminar in *CSE 203* (Paul G. Allen
> Center for Computer Science and Engineering) tomorrow at 12 pm. Note the
> location change for this week!
>
> This week will be a shorter conference-style talk by Kushal Shah, with
> feedback welcome at the end in preparation for the ICTD conference in
> November. Samia Ibtasam will not be joining us this week due to unforeseen
> circumstances.
>
> *Who: *Kushal Shah (UW iSchool and CSE)
> *What: **An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular
> Networks*
> *When: *Tuesday Oct 17
> *Where:* 12pm in CSE 203
>
> *An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular Networks*
> In the last decade, billions of people worldwide have upgraded from basic
> 2G feature phones to data-enabled 4G smartphones. In most cases, people
> upgrade in areas with 4G coverage (typically cities and large towns), but
> increasingly, people choose to upgrade in areas that only have 2G coverage
> or no cellular coverage at all. This counterintuitive behavior – upgrading
> your phone despite living in an area that does not actively support many of
> the features of that new device – is the focus of this work. We investigate
> the rates and reasons for 4G upgrades and adoption in two extremely remote
> areas in Indonesia and the Philippines. Our mixed-methods approach combines
> the quantitative analysis of several years of mobile phone registration
> logs with the qualitative analysis of multiple interviews in one of these
> communities. *Bio:* Kushal is a Master's student in the Information
> School at UW. He is working as a Research Assistant with the ICTD lab to
> analyze different datasets to find ways to improve Financial Services for
> the Poor. He also works on projects in other domains such as Telecom
> Connectivity, Crisis Informatics and Urban Computing.
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Matthew Johnson <mat...@cs.washington.edu
> > wrote:
>
>> Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 10/17/2017
>> in CSE 203 from 12-1 pm*. We will be covering two shorter conference
>> style talks this week, so please try and arrive on time!
>>
>> *Who:* Samia Ibtasam (UW CSE)
>> *What: **An Exploration of Smartphone based Mobile Money Applications in
>> Pakistan*
>> *Who: *Kushal Shah (UW CSE)
>> *What: **An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular
>> Networks*
>> *When: *Tuesday Oct 17
>> *Where:* 12pm in CSE 203 (Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and
>> Engineering)
>>
>> *Kushal: An Investigation of Phone Upgrades in Remote Community Cellular
>> Networks* In the last decade, billions of people worldwide have upgraded
>> from basic 2G feature phones to data-enabled 4G smartphones. In most cases,
>> people upgrade in areas with 4G coverage (typically cities and large
>> towns), but increasingly, people choose to upgrade in areas that only have
>> 2G coverage or no cellular coverage at all. This counterintuitive behavior
>> – upgrading your phone despite living in an area that does not actively
>> support many of the features of that new device – is the focus of this
>> work. We investigate the rates and reasons for 4G upgrades and adoption in
>> two extremely remote areas in Indonesia and the Philippines. Our
>> mixed-methods approach combines the quantitative analysis of several years
>> of mobile phone registration logs with the qualitative analysis of multiple
>> interviews in one of these communities. *Bio:* Kushal is a Masters
>> student in the Information School at UW. He is working as a Research
>> Assistant with the ICTD lab to analyze different datasets to find ways to
>> improve Financial Services for the Poor. He also works on projects in other
>> domains such as Telecom Connectivity, Crisis Informatics and Urban
>> Computing. --- *Samia: An Exploration of Smartphone based Mobile Money
>> Applications in Pakistan* Worldwide, two billion people remain unbanked,
>> the majority of whom reside in resource-constrained environments. While
>> banks have limited reach due to high overhead costs of physical expansion,
>> the global increase in mobile penetration has created opportunities to
>> serve the unbanked using mobile-based Digital Financial Services (DFS).
>> However, access to mobile applications alone is insufficient to ensure
>> their trial, adoption, or continued usage. In this paper, we report a
>> three-phase learnability evaluation (N=118) of smartphone-based mobile
>> wallet applications conducted in Pakistan. We discuss ways in which
>> previous exposure or domain knowledge improve learnability, and we
>> recommend that metrics for learnability should include effectiveness and
>> help sought, independent of usability. We also identify DFS adoption
>> opportunities such as user readiness, interface improvements, and women's
>> independence. All of these opportunities stem from awareness and
>> understanding of relevance, which in our case occurred as a consequence of
>> exposure to the application under evaluation. *Bio: * Samia is a second
>> a second year Ph.D. student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science
>> and Engineering at the University of Washington and is advised by Richard
>> Anderson. Previously, she worked as the founding co-director of Innovations
>> for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) at Information Technology University,
>> Pakistan and taught courses like DLab: Global Development, Human Centered
>> Design, Design thinking, and Technology for Global Development. She has
>> been working as a researcher in using Information and Communication
>> Technologies for Development (ICT4D) since 2010. She started her work with
>> speech interfaces for low-literate users with Umar Saif, Roni Rosenfeld and
>> Agha Ali Raza. At IPAL, she worked to design Maternal, Neonatal and Child
>> Health (MNCH) solutions including information systems, diagnosis
>> applications etc. She also worked with Government of Punjab, Pakistan to
>> redesign the Immunization card and creating digital health records for the
>> province of Punjab. Currently, she is using her knowledge in Human-Computer
>> Interaction to work with unbanked to design and adapt financial
>> technologies and to expand the financial inclusion. She is Acumen Fund
>> Regional Fellow for 2015 and sometimes tweets at @SamiaRazaq
>>
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