[change] Volunteer Request - COVID-19 outbreak visualization

2020-08-04 Thread Richard Anderson

There is a volunteer opportunity for helping the COVID-19 response. In order to 
help systematically investigate and respond to localized outbreaks, a tool for 
visualizing these transmission clusters is needed. This work would involve 
programming and ideally experience with data visualization.  You would work 
with epidemiologists involved in current outbreak responses.
Right now clusters are being plotted manually but an automated tool could speed 
up their processes and improve quality.

To get a sense of what the desired output looks like, see
Fig 1c of https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.18.20034561v1.full.pdf
or
Fig 1 of 
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30273-5/fulltext#figures
Ideally the output would be in a format, like powerpoint, that could be further 
edited by the epidemiologists.

The level of work is hard to predict because it depends in part on what related 
software already exists, e.g. for phylogenetic trees, and how easy this is to 
adapt. A first version of a tool would ideally be usable within 1-2 weeks.

For more information, please contact Aram Harrow 
mailto:a...@mit.edu>>.
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[change] Inaugurating the "X4D" Virtual Speaker Series (August 4, 11am-12.30pm EDT)

2020-07-30 Thread Neha Kumar
Hi all,


We invite you to participate in our new "X4D" virtual speaker series, with
a focus on unpacking the intersections of technology and global development
from different disciplines and/or epistemic locations.


Our inaugural session will take place on August 4, 3-4.30pm UTC (that's
11am-12.30pm EDT, 4-5.30pm BST, and 8.30pm-10pm IST).  The Zoom link:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78811443025?pwd=VHI1SitTVmovSVBuWmp5SHExM0lNUT09

We are delighted to have these speakers at our inaugural session, who will
be presenting their perspectives on the value and importance of
interdisciplinarity, and opportunities to productively engage in
interdisciplinary work, in attempting to address the problems that impact
us globally:

Dr. Kentaro Toyama

University of Michigan, USA

Title: 15 years of ICTD research

Dr. Dorothea Kleine

University of Sheffield, UK

Title: Gender and Intersectionality in ICT4D

Dr. Aaditeshwar Seth

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi & Gram Vaani, India

Title: Making ICTD More Impactful

Dr. Rediet Abebe

Harvard Society of Fellows & UC Berkeley, USA

Title: Roles for Computing in Social Justice

Event details including abstracts of talks and bios are available on our
website https://sites.google.com/view/x4d. We also aim to keep you informed
about future events over email and invite you to join this Google group
.


We plan to organize an event every 3-4 weeks; the exact time will be
determined based on what works best for all our presenters, but keeping in
mind that we must be inclusive of many time zones. The next topic will be
feminist perspectives on technology design, followed by mental health as a
global concern.

See you next week!

Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech, USA Akhil Mathur, Nokia Bell Labs, UK
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[change] Final call for submissions: Data4Good Workshop at ACM AVI 2020 (Deadline: July 31)

2020-07-29 Thread Neha Kumar
If you care about data and ICTD/HCI4D, we invite you to submit to this
workshop. Deadline is this Friday the 31st! The workshop will be online (if
there was any doubt).

Regards,
Luigi, Neha, & Akhil

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From: Akhil Mathur 
Date: Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 3:14 PM
Subject: 2nd Call for Papers: Data4Good Workshop at ACM AVI 2020
[Submission deadline: July 28]
To: Luigi De Russis , Neha Kumar <
nehaku...@gmail.com>


ACM AVI 2020 Workshop

Data4Good: Designing for Diversity and Development

https://sites.google.com/view/data4good/home

September 28th, 2020

Island of Ischia, Italy

***Remote attendance will be facilitated***

OVERVIEW

As smartphone penetration continues to expand throughout the Global South,
and various "AI for/and Social Good" efforts prepare to dominate technology
trends in such parts, challenges related to the robustness and utility of
data infrastructures become increasingly pressing. For data to be
meaningful, they must be collected, stored, understood, analyzed, and
visualized, all from a holistic and contextually appropriate perspective.
There are challenges encountered in each of these stages, however, given
the cultural, technological, and/or infrastructural specificities of
multilingually diverse and resource-constrained parts of the Global South.
This is also increasingly true for many diverse regions in the North.

Across domains of global development such as global health, education, and
agriculture, among others, all prominent focus areas for AI for Social Good
efforts in the Global South, the data burden is borne by low-literate
workers from socioculturally and economically diverse backgrounds. Low
digital expertise and different vantage points mean that these workers lack
the kind of data literacies required of them by their employers. Although
AI for Social Good as well as Machine Learning for Development (ML4D)
conversations are rapidly unfolding in computing venues such as NeurIPS and
International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), they may
benefit from taking a more human-centered approach towards the design,
deployment, and evaluation of AI-based technologies in global development
contexts. These are the important conversations that our workshop seeks to
advance.

DATES

July 31st: Submission deadline

August 6th: Notification of acceptance

August 21st: Camera-readies and registration due

September 28th: Half-day workshop

September 28th-October 2nd: AVI 2020 (main conference)

CONTRIBUTIONS

We invite researchers and practitioners in the interdisciplinary domains
intersecting HCI, AI, ML, design, and global development to engage in
dialog around how a human-centered design perspective might be suitably
factored into the technological advancements being researched in upcoming
AI- and ML-focused work. We solicit participation across members of the HCI
research community who are motivated to address the following topics:

Interfaces and Visualization
- Novel Interfaces for Deriving Qualitative/Quantitative Insights from Data
- Interfaces to support data literacy among Multilingual users
- Information Visualization Tools and Techniques for Data Literacy
- Data Literacy for End-Users in the Global South

Data Infrastructures for Social Good
- Data Collection and Field Research
- Data Quality
- Data Sharing
- Privacy and Transparency in Data Analytics

User-Centered AI
- Interfaces for Explainable AI
- User-centered Evaluations Techniques and Methods for AI-based
Technologies in the Global South
- Study of Public Concerns with AI technologies

Data Literacy in Specific Application Areas, such as:
- Public/Global Health
- Education
- Agriculture
- Refugee Resettlement

PARTICIPATION

We invite submissions of position papers in the CHI Extended Abstracts
format, 2-4 pages in length. PDFs of submissions can be emailed to Luigi De
Russis at luigi.derus...@polito.it.

These will be reviewed by all organizers based on relevance, originality,
and overall quality. At least one author of each accepted paper is required
to participate in our workshop.

All workshop participants (including non-authors) are required by the
conference to register for the workshop (not necessarily for the
conference). We do plan to facilitate remote attendance.

OUTCOMES

Accepted and presented papers will be made available on CEUR Workshop
Proceedings, while workshop results will be published on our website.
Notifications will be mailed to the authors within 15 days of receipt (and
no later than the dates reported above). Workshop results will be
summarized and submitted as an article or blog post in Interactions or
Communications of the ACM.

ORGANISERS

Luigi De Russis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Neha Kumar, Georgia Tech, USA

Akhil Mathur, Nokia Bell Labs & University College London, UK
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[change] Fwd: Apply to Google’s 2020 exploreCSR funding for undergraduate computing research workshops

2020-07-07 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
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From: Ben Greenstein 
Date: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 2:24 PM
Subject: Apply to Google’s 2020 exploreCSR funding for undergraduate
computing research workshops
To: Kurtis Heimerl , Shyamnath Gollakota <
gsh...@cs.washington.edu>


Hi Shyam and Kurtis,

Google has opened applications for exploreCSR, a funding program that
supports universities to host computer science research (CSR) workshops in
order to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups
pursuing CS graduate studies and research careers. The website
 and this flyer
 have more
information.

*Applications* * close July
30, 2020 at 11:59:59pm PDT.* I encourage you to apply and share this
announcement through your networks. Please contact explore...@google.com
with questions.

Take care,

Ben


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[change] Potential for Online Fall Change Seminar

2020-06-22 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
Hi All,

We're seeking input as to if we should hold a change speaker seminar in the
fall. It would be 12pm PDT every Tuesday. If you're interested, please fill
out the following google form: https://forms.gle/4Sv6ZNaQvGaNwcMu8

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[change] CfP for ACM AVI 2020 Workshop: "Data4Good: Designing for Diversity and Development"

2020-06-07 Thread Neha Kumar
*2nd CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONACM AVI 2020 Workshop*

*Data4Good: Designing for Diversity and
Development*https://sites.google.com/view/data4good/home

September 28th-October 2nd
Island of Ischia, Italy
***Remote attendance will be facilitated***

OVERVIEW
Even as computing makes transformative advancements in data-driven
sub-disciplines such as AI and ML, and we witness unprecedented
datafication of the society we live in, there is also growing awareness
that emergent applications are systematically discriminating against many
populations. A major driver of the bias is data, or the lack thereof. As
long as the data are drawn using methods that align with a Western,
universalist approach, gender, ethnic, racial, and cultural biases are
likely to persist. Zou and Schiebinger (2018) have noted that over 45% of
Imagenet data, which computer vision research draws from significantly,
comes from the United States (US), where only 4% of the world's population
resides. India and China together contribute only 3% of Imagenet data,
while representing 36% of the world's population. The result is that a
photograph of a traditional US bride is annotated accurately, while a
photograph of a North Indian bride is recognized as 'performance art' and
'costume'.

Given this lack of representation in data, problems related to the
robustness and representativeness of data infrastructures become more
pressing. For data to be meaningful, they must be collected, stored,
understood, analysed, and visualised, all from a holistic and contextually
appropriate perspective. There may be challenges encountered in each of
these stages; these challenges are exacerbated when we consider the
cultural, technological, and/or infrastructural specificities of
multilingually diverse and resource-constrained regions across the world.
This is true for parts of the Global North as well as the Global South.

In many application domains such as global health, education, gender
equality, agriculture, and others, the data burden is borne by workers from
socioculturally and economically diverse backgrounds. Low digital expertise
and different vantage points can mean that these workers lack the kind of
data literacies required of them by their employers. Data-driven approaches
can benefit from integration of a more human-centered orientation before
being used to inform the design, deployment, and evaluation of technologies
in various less-served contexts. These are some of the important
conversations that our workshop seeks to advance.

CONTRIBUTIONS
We invite researchers and practitioners in interdisciplinary domains
intersecting HCI, AI, ML, design, STS, and/or global development to engage
in dialog on the topics above. A key priority of our workshop will be to
invite submissions from an intellectually diverse and global group of
participants to further discussions on how appropriate human-centered
design can contribute to addressing data-related challenges among
marginalised and under-represented/underserved groups around the world. In
particular, we solicit participation across more and less technical
researchers in HCI who are motivated to address the list of topics
below, including but not limited to:

*Interfaces and visualization:*

   - Novel interfaces for deriving qualitative/quantitative insights from
   data
   - Interfaces to support data literacy in multilingual contexts
   - Information visualization tools and techniques for data literacy
   - Data literacy for end-users in under-resourced contexts

*Data infrastructures for social good:*

   - Data collection and field research
   - Data quality
   - Data sharing
   - Privacy and transparency in data analytics

*Human-centered design of data-driven approaches:*

   - Interfaces for explainable AI
   - User-centered evaluations, techniques, and methods for AI and social
   good
   - Study of public concerns with AI-based technologies

*Data work in specific application areas, such as:*

   - Public/global health
   - Education
   - Agriculture
   - Gender equality
   - Refugee resettlement
   - and more.


PARTICIPATION
We invite submissions of position papers in the CHI Extended Abstracts
format, 2-4 pages in length. PDFs of submissions can be emailed to Luigi De
Russis at luigi.derus...@polito.it .

These will be reviewed by all organisers based on relevance, originality,
and overall quality. At least one author of each accepted paper is required
to participate in our workshop.

All workshop participants (including non-authors) are required by the
conference to register for the workshop (not necessarily for the
conference). We do plan to facilitate remote attendance.

OUTCOMES
Accepted and presented papers will be made available on CEUR Workshop
Proceedings, while workshop results will be published on our website.
Notifications will be mailed to the authors within 15 days of receipt (and
no later than the dates reported above). Workshop results will be

[change] FW: Register for ACM COMPASS 2020 (only $25-50), June 14-17 (only 2-4 hrs a day!)

2020-06-03 Thread Richard Anderson
Even more apologies for the multiple copies you have received.

From: Lakshminarayanan Subramanian 
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:35 PM
To: Lakshminarayanan Subramanian 
Subject: Register for ACM COMPASS 2020 (only $25-50), June 14-17 (only 2-4 hrs 
a day!)

Dear All:

(Apologies if you receive multiple copies)

Hope you are keeping good health and staying safe during these Covid-19 times!

We have an exciting set of papers and posters in ACM COMPASS 
2020, the 3rd Annual SIGCAS Conference on Computing and 
Sustainable Societies. COMPASS 2020 will be held as a virtual conference (via 
Zoom) from 14th to 17th June 2020.

This year, to make ACM COMPASS accessible to everyone, we have significantly 
reduced the registration costs ($25 and $50). We encourage you all to register 
and check out the conference. To make the virtual conference interactive and 
not a burden on your virtual times, we have an awesome virtual conference team 
who have set a condensed and exciting agenda for only 2-4 hours everyday at an 
accessible time for most geographies.

Register here: http://www.cvent.com/d/pnqywb

Once you have registered for the event, we will send a follow-up email with 
Zoom links and calendar invites.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:
cont...@acmcompass.org or tweet @acmcompass.

We look forward to seeing you at ACM COMPASS 2020!

Best wishes,
Lakshmi
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[change] Fwd: [TIER] CFP: ACM MobiCom 2020 - FRUGALTHINGS 2020: 1th Workshop on Frugal Smart Objects

2020-05-22 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Pietro Manzoni 
Date: Fri, May 22, 2020 at 9:51 AM
Subject: [TIER] CFP: ACM MobiCom 2020 - FRUGALTHINGS 2020: 1th Workshop on
Frugal Smart Objects
To: 


**Hoping that this workshop will be of interest to the members of the
group. I apologize if it is not appropriate for the list.**

FRUGALTHINGS 2020: 1th Workshop on Experiences with the Design and
Implementation of Frugal Smart Objects

http://www.grc.upv.es/frugalthings2020/

**In conjunction with ACM MobiCom 2020 - The 26th Annual International
Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 21-25 Sep, London, United
Kingdom.**

Paper Submissions Deadline extension: June 5th, 2020 (FIRM)

## MOTIVATION AND RATIONALE
Frugal innovation employs a creative approach to problem solving which
starts from user needs and works to develop contextually appropriate
solutions that have to be scalable, durable and environmentally
sustainable, while using state-of-the-art technologies and know-how.
Frugal innovation explores the introduction of emerging technologies to new
populations, by developing ubiquitous computing systems, designing
interaction techniques, and collecting and analyzing data.
Examples of frugal innovations uncover the facilitating role of
digitization and technological advancements in developing resource
efficient and sustainable solutions. Ubiquitous internet, telecommunication
and technological tools such as 3-D printing, cloud computing, social
media, crowdfunding are a few examples.
The FRUGALTHINGS workshop focuses on frugal innovations and the application
of its goals for the design, implementation, deployment, operation and
evaluation of novel approaches and systems in the emerging cooperative
environments. We are therefore seeking original, previously unpublished
papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in the frugal
innovation arena.


## TOPICS
* Accessibility Through Smart Objects
* App Concepts and Technologies for Different Mobile Platforms
* Applications for Social Good
* Content Distribution
* Context-awareness
* Data Collection, Organization and Dissemination Methods
* Deployment and Field Testing
* Engineering of Frugal Objects
* Game, Entertainment, and Multimedia Applications
* Human-object Interaction
* Location- and Track-based Services
* Middleware for Fog/edge Infrastructures
* Mobile Service Architectures and Frameworks
* Multimodal Interaction With Frugal Objects
* Novel Interaction Concepts for Frugal Objects
* Pervasive and Ubiquitous Services in Cloud and IoT
* Platforms and Frameworks for Mobile Devices
* Privacy and Trust Aspects Of Frugal Objects
* Protocol Design, Testing, and Verification
* Rural Areas Connectivity Solutions
* Security Issues, Architectures and Solutions
* Self-explanatory Smart Objects
* Sensors and Data Collection
* Smart Sensory Augmentation and Smart Spaces
* Technology and Models Required for Enabling The Interaction With Smart
Objects
* User Studies and Evaluation Techniques



## IMPORTANT DATES
- Workshop Paper Submissions Deadline: June 5, 2020 (FIRM)
- Workshop Paper Notification: July 1st, 2020
- Camera-ready Workshop Papers Due: July. 31st, 2020

**Submission web page:**
http://www.grc.upv.es/frugalthings2020/authors/

Accepted workshop papers will be included with the MobiCom proceedings and
published in the ACM Digital Library.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to
the:
* Special Issue on "Sustainable Human-Computer Interaction Development" of
the MDPI Sustainability Journal (Impact Factor: 2.592)
* Special Issue on "AI for IoT" of the MDPI Sensors Journal (Impact Factor:
3.031)

## ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
**GENERAL CHAIRS**

* Claudio Palazzi, Università  degli Studi di Padova, Italy
* Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

**TPC CHAIRS**

* Catia Prandi, University of Bologna, Italy
* Dejan Vukobratovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
* Giovanni Pau, University of Bologna, Italy

-- 

Pietro Manzoni @ Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
http://www.grc.upv.es/members/pmanzoni

-- 

*Pietro Manzoni @ Universitat Politècnica de Valè**ncia (SPAIN)*

*http://www.grc.upv.es/members/pmanzoni
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[change] Call for participation: virtual "_4D" events this summer

2020-05-07 Thread Neha Kumar
Dear friends,

TL;DR: Please fill out this short survey  to
let us know if and how you'd like to participate in our virtual events, and
circulate to all the 4Ders you think may be interested.

We hope that this email finds you in good health. COVID-19 has forced some
of us to hit pause on many aspects of our lives, even as it throws others’
into a frenzy. To make sense of this madness, build a stronger and richer
community, and draw together our strengths in this current (and rapidly
evolving) state of the world, we propose a series of virtual events to
bring us together: to take a step back and learn more about each other’s
work, engage in dialog over various ongoing discussion threads, and think
about the larger questions that face us, as a community and as a world.

The goal of these events will be to organize dialog in varying formats on
topics pertaining to computing and global, sustainable development.
Included in our target audience will be students, researchers, and
practitioners working at this intersection across fields such as ICT4D,
HCI4D, ML4D, AI4D, Data Science for Social Good, COMPASS, ICT4S,
Sustainable HCI, etc. If this series is successful in the summer, we will
aim for extending it, possibly to culminate with an in-person event when
the COVID madness is behind us (TBD indeed).

Questions on our minds that we could start with (no doubt there are more on
yours):

   - How is COVID-19 impacting underserved communities across the world?
   - How is the research I’m doing relevant or useful in these times?
   - How are others in my research community responding to COVID-19 in
   their work and/or day-to-day lives?
   - How might we best continue with our past research initiatives given
   our lack of mobility in these times?
   - How might we make use of this time to reorient ourselves, our
   students, our scholarship, our community, maybe by being better/different
   learners, instructors, researchers, practitioners, communicators, etc.?
   - Are there research questions and agenda that we as a community should
   be brainstorming right now?
   - How can *I* get involved in more, and more impactful, research and
   initiatives?
   - These and many more!

All types of participation are welcome—you can choose to stay informed,
participate as listener or learner, or contribute more actively either by
talking or collaborating with others. If there was ever a time that was
right for us all to come together, this would perhaps be it. But what would
be the structure of these events? Here is the result of our first
brainstorm, and your inputs via the survey or just email would be great!

Proposal version 0.0:
We conduct a session every two weeks (starting mid-late May) that lasts
90-120 minutes and involves one/more of the following:

   - A panel with 3-4 participants (e.g., the use of social media during
   COVID-19)
   - A set of research talks (e.g., a selection of CHI2020 HCI4D paper
   presentations)
   - Reporting back on efforts from non-profits (e.g., GramVaani)
   - Facilitated brainstorming session (e.g., on doing research under
   lockdown)
   - Calls for action (e.g., for collaborations across disciplinary borders)
   - Virtual happy hours (or dance parties?!)
   - ...

We plan to do informal Zoom/BlueJeans calls that are open to everyone. We
will send out a schedule roughly once a month, and publicize using Facebook
and Twitter. We will also send out a brief announcement on the Google
groups mailing list we create. So please fill out this short survey
 to let us know how you’d like to be
involved.

Thank you, stay well, and see you soon!
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[change] ICT4S Summer School 2020 - ICT for Sustainability

2020-03-30 Thread Jay Chen

---
ICT4S Summer School 2020
---

The ICT4S summer school will bring together researchers from all areas 
related to the transformational role of ICT for sustainable futures.


Program:
-
The preliminary program is online:
https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/international-summer-school-on-ict-for-sustainability.html 



For whom:
---
For researchers of any area related to Information and Communication 
Technologies for Sustainability.


When:
-
From Monday 17 August through Friday 21 August 2020 (full time)

Where:
--
The school is hosted by the Lorentz center on the campus of the 
University of Leiden, in The Netherlands, a short 30 minutes west of 
Amsterdam.
3rd Floor Oort Building, Niels Bohrweg 2, Leiden, Netherlands 
https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/ 
 



School format:

The format combines lectures on cutting-edge ICT4S topics with hands-on 
sessions discussing future collaborations and synergies, and 
collaborative paper writing.


Organizers:
---
Christoph Becker, University of Toronto
Jay Chen, NYU Abu Dhabi
Patricia Lago, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Daniel Pargman, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Daniel Schien, University of Bristol

Accommodation:
---
At the Hotel Van der Valk, a few minutes walk from the Lorentz Center.
Haagse Schouwweg 14,  2332 KG Leiden, Netherlands 
https://www.hotelleiden.nl/en/ 



Costs:

Lorentz Center does not charge registration fees. In addition, Lorentz 
Center hosts a welcome reception and a workshop dinner, both free of 
charge.
We are still in the process of acquiring additional funding. If you need 
a contribution to your expenses, please indicate so in the online 
registration. If reimbursements will be granted, they will be 
transferred after the workshop, upon presentation of ticket or travel 
receipts.


Sponsorship:
--
For questions about sponsoring, please contact Prof. Patricia Lago 
mailto:p.l...@vu.nl>>


Applications:
-
Interested attendees can apply online at: 
https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/international-summer-school-on-ict-for-sustainability.html 
 

SIKS, IPA and ASCII PhD-students working on the ICT4S topics are 
strongly encouraged to apply. However the number of seats is limited.
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers based on need and fit 
in the school topics, and will be informed about the decision as soon as 
possible.


Application Deadline

30 April 2020

The Lorentz Center
---
The Lorentz Center is a Dutch national center for international 
workshops in all scientific disciplines. Its guiding philosophy is that 
innovative research thrives on interaction between creative researchers. 
Lorentz Center workshops focus on new collaborations and on interactions 
in highly diverse groups of researchers – international and with 
different scientific viewpoints as well as seniority, gender, and culture.
The Lorentz Center receives structural financial support by Leiden 
University, and by the Dutch research councils Netherlands Organisation 
for Scientific Research NWO.


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[change] Change Seminar Cancelled Spring 2020

2020-03-27 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
Owing to the unique climate we're in, the Change seminar is cancelled for
the quarter. I hope everyone remains healthy as we pick it back up in the
fall.

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[change] Fwd: [liberationtech] COVID 19 app for D.R. Congo - Dev support needed

2020-03-22 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
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From: Kambale Musavuli 
Date: Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:59 PM
Subject: [liberationtech] COVID 19 app for D.R. Congo - Dev support needed
To: l...@lists.liberationtech.org 


Hello everyone.

For years now, I’ve followed the list and have found it very informative
especially around tools we can use in Africa.

Today, I’m coming for support as the COVID-19 spread in my country may get
out of control. I know all cases worldwide are important. I do hope that
some of you may be able to help with the situation we have. We are a group
of volunteer devs from the Democratic Republic of the Congo helping the
ministry of telecommunications in having a platform to report cases in DRC
faster than the John Hopkins API, mainly so that health workers can be
updated on the live situation of the virus spread.

Today we launched our website helping the ministry of telecommunications
with contact tracing and sms notification. We are a group of about 5
techies trying to respond to a massive need of 80 million people.

The specific help we need revolves around our code and other best practices
for scenarios like ours (huge USSD users, WhatsApp and sms adoption all
across the country, low internet penetration - below 10%)

The site is live here:
https://covid-19info.cd

The code is here:

Backend: https://github.com/devscast/covid19-backend

Client: https://github.com/devscast/covid19-client

SMS notifier: https://github.com/devscast/covid19-notifier

1. We hope that we can have any developer who has free time to join us in
the expansion of the platform. This will be helpful for code review or also
managing/creating issues on github.

2. We have used Ushaidi and smssync by them also before but we are not
experts in setting it up properly for 80 million people. We are still
waiting for telecoms support to give us a shortcode but for now we are
using twilio with a US number since we are not able to use +243 on their
platform.

There are other issues to add but these are the main ones for now.

If you are interested in helping us in this endeavor, feel free to contact
me.

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[change] Course Announcement: CSE 599 H1: Computing for Social Good

2020-03-17 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
Hi everyone,


I'm leading a computing for social good class this Spring quarter and am
seeking wider participation across the university. Please reach out if you
have any questions.


Spring 2020

Time: MW 1:30-2:50pm

Instructor: Kurtis Heimerl 
TA: Esther Jang 

Location: t.b.a.

As the role of technology has grown, from mainframes to laptops to mobile
phones and pervasive AI, so has the desire to leverage these advances for
the good of society. This class will explore the broad, ongoing themes
around Computing for Social Good, inclusive of advances in HCI, computer
networks, artificial intelligence, and sustainability. We will read about
national- and global-scale challenges and more specific subproblems, and
relevant technology projects. While we will examine some conventional
engineering ethics topics, our aim is much broader: we will start with
fundamental social and ecological challenges and then consider what role,
if any, technology should play in responding to them. One of our aims will
be to differentiate between nice-sounding-but-ineffective tech-for-good
solutions and those that have a chance for real impact. As a result, we
will take a systems perspective -- to trace root causes and find the right
place(s) to make lasting change.

While a working knowledge of critical technology theory is important to
doing good work, this is a class for builders and designers. All students
will complete a project and end up with an artifact; potentially a tool
(designed and/or built) for solving a real-world problem that they bring to
the class or a fictional narrative elucidating the potentials and dangers
of new ongoing advances.

This is a graduate-level computer science class but particularly motivated
and experienced students (including undergrads) from other disciplines can
reach out if they'd like to participate.

More info here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17RNcB0wb3I1ZbAaLXEuwB5W7X32MOVvP8LAhMONxA-Q/edit?usp=sharing

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[change] FW: Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

2020-03-13 Thread Meher Antia
We have decided to extend the application deadline for this fellowship to help 
students cope with all the disruption on campus.

The new deadline is March 29.

Thanks,

Meher

From: Meher Antia
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:33 AM
To: change@change.washington.edu
Subject: Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

Deadline for this summer fellowship opportunity is March 13!

From: Meher Antia
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:34 PM
To: change@change.washington.edu
Subject: Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

Hello all,


Applications are now being accepted for the Population Health Initiative Summer 
Social Entrepreneurship Fellows 
Program.
 The paid fellowship will be offered to four graduate students from different 
disciplines to develop strategic roadmaps for how UW innovations with societal 
impact can become successful and sustainable ventures. Projects this year 
include:



* Global Water Labs - An affordable technology to remove heavy metal 
contamination from water (Katya Cherukumilli, Department of Civil & 
Environmental Engineering)

* PestiSeguro/PestiSafe - A mobile app that delivers pesticide safety 
information in Spanish (Kit Galvin, Department of Environmental & Occupational 
Health Services)

* PHAST - A financial reporting tool for public health agencies (Betty 
Bekemeier, School of Nursing)

* Central District Loan Program (AVAILABLE ONLY FOR FOSTER MBA 
STUDENTS) - Structuring a loan guarantee program for minority entrepreneurs 
(Michael Verchot, Foster School of Business)



Applications are due by March 13.


Learn more and 
apply

Please feel free to forward to any others who may be interested in this 
opportunity.

Thanks,

Meher


MEHER ANTIA, PHD
Assistant Director for Strategic Engagement
Population Health Initiative
Executive Office of the President & Provost

Gerberding Hall, Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
206.897.1405
me...@uw.edu  /  
uw.edu/populationhealth
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[change] Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

2020-03-10 Thread Meher Antia
Deadline for this summer fellowship opportunity is March 13!

From: Meher Antia
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:34 PM
To: change@change.washington.edu
Subject: Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

Hello all,


Applications are now being accepted for the Population Health Initiative Summer 
Social Entrepreneurship Fellows 
Program.
 The paid fellowship will be offered to four graduate students from different 
disciplines to develop strategic roadmaps for how UW innovations with societal 
impact can become successful and sustainable ventures. Projects this year 
include:



* Global Water Labs - An affordable technology to remove heavy metal 
contamination from water (Katya Cherukumilli, Department of Civil & 
Environmental Engineering)

* PestiSeguro/PestiSafe - A mobile app that delivers pesticide safety 
information in Spanish (Kit Galvin, Department of Environmental & Occupational 
Health Services)

* PHAST - A financial reporting tool for public health agencies (Betty 
Bekemeier, School of Nursing)

* Central District Loan Program (AVAILABLE ONLY FOR FOSTER MBA 
STUDENTS) - Structuring a loan guarantee program for minority entrepreneurs 
(Michael Verchot, Foster School of Business)



Applications are due by March 13.


Learn more and 
apply

Please feel free to forward to any others who may be interested in this 
opportunity.

Thanks,

Meher


MEHER ANTIA, PHD
Assistant Director for Strategic Engagement
Population Health Initiative
Executive Office of the President & Provost

Gerberding Hall, Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
206.897.1405
me...@uw.edu  /  
uw.edu/populationhealth
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[change] No Change Seminar this week

2020-03-09 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi everyone,
Given the end of the quarter and the recent health concerns, we would not
have a Change Seminar this week.

We hope to see you all next quarter!

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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Re: [change] Change Seminar Thursday 3/5: Mohsen Ali - "Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan"

2020-03-05 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Join us in 30 minutes! Please note the change in time and room for today.

*When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

*Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)

*Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
University, Pakistan)

*Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan


*Live Stream:*
We will have today's Change seminar in the form of a video recording. We
will serve our regular lunch with the seminar but everyone should feel free
to watch it at home as well. In case you cannot attend in person, we will
also live-stream the talk using the link https://youtu.be/4WVRKpvlFgs

*Question & Answers:*
If you are not able to attend in person, we will take Question & Answers in
the youtube Live chat section on the same link. Please list your questions
there.

Since we are trying a video lecture today, so please bear with us in case
we experience any technical issues.

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington



On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:21 AM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi,
> We will have today's Change seminar in the form of a video recording. We
> will serve our regular lunch with the seminar but everyone should feel free
> to watch it at home as well. In case you cannot attend in person, we will
> also live-stream the talk using the link https://youtu.be/4WVRKpvlFgs
>
> Since we are trying a video lecture today, so please bear with us in case
> we experience any technical issues.
>
> Best,
> Samia Ibtasam 
> PhD Student
> Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:03 AM Samia Ibtasam 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Please note that this week's special Change seminar will be on Thursday,
>> March 5th, 2020 starting at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day and
>> time only for this week. There won't be a seminar on Tuesday this week.
>>
>>
>> *When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
>>
>> *Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)
>>
>> *Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
>> University, Pakistan)
>>
>> *Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan
>>
>>
>> *Abstract *
>>
>> The past decade saw the graduation of machine learning from the academic
>> setting to incorporation into the practical world. From self-driving cars
>> to designing antibiotics, from personal life to businesses we are relying
>> on the data-driven algorithms to make decisions for us. Dependence on the
>> data means that members of societies, which are not similar to the
>> technologically advanced ones, and which do not produce a regular and
>> uniform stream of data, are left behind. With a data democratization a
>> target, we are trying to fill the gap by designing deep learning-based
>> neural networks for satellite imagery to do urban analysis and combine the
>> information extracted from it with the existing geospatial data sources to
>> create rich informative maps of Pakistan in the public domain.
>>
>>
>>
>> In this talk, I will start by looking at an attention-based deep neural
>> network we designed to compute the fine-grain building foot-print map of
>> the province Punjab in Pakistan. Moving from there, I will talk about our
>> work on counting buildings from satellite imagery (think about boxes inside
>> boxes, next to the other boxes) and detecting areas devastated by war or
>> natural disaster. All this will lead to the Slum Detection project and how
>> we boot-strapped our algorithm to detect slums from satellite imagery in
>> three cities of Pakistan. And our current effort to use satellite imagery
>> and other GIS information to approximate multidimensional poverty. Finally,
>> I will introduce two on-going projects Tag-Pakistan and “Yadain: An Oral
>> History”; [Yadain means memories in Urdu] where we are using crowdsourced
>> images and augmented reality to create highly informative maps.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Bio:*
>>
>> Mohsen Ali is an Assistant Professor
>>  at Information Technology
>> University and co-founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab
>> .  IML has been established with the
>> objective to provide a platform for researchers and engineers working in
>> machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to collaborate and solve
>> real-world problems. Mohsen’s current interest lies in theoretical and
>> practical problems entailing Computer Vision and Machine Learning
>> (including Deep learning), and their application in the field of video and
>> image analysis, remote sensing and affective computing
>> . His work on
>> decreasing the Affective Gap, between the multimedia content and modeling
>> emotional response, and designing Emotion Filters
>>  to transform an image
>> in 

Re: [change] Change Seminar Thursday 3/5: Mohsen Ali - "Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan"

2020-03-05 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi,
We will have today's Change seminar in the form of a video recording. We
will serve our regular lunch with the seminar but everyone should feel free
to watch it at home as well. In case you cannot attend in person, we will
also live-stream the talk using the link https://youtu.be/4WVRKpvlFgs

Since we are trying a video lecture today, so please bear with us in case
we experience any technical issues.

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington



On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:03 AM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Please note that this week's special Change seminar will be on Thursday,
> March 5th, 2020 starting at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day and
> time only for this week. There won't be a seminar on Tuesday this week.
>
>
> *When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
>
> *Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)
>
> *Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
> University, Pakistan)
>
> *Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan
>
>
> *Abstract *
>
> The past decade saw the graduation of machine learning from the academic
> setting to incorporation into the practical world. From self-driving cars
> to designing antibiotics, from personal life to businesses we are relying
> on the data-driven algorithms to make decisions for us. Dependence on the
> data means that members of societies, which are not similar to the
> technologically advanced ones, and which do not produce a regular and
> uniform stream of data, are left behind. With a data democratization a
> target, we are trying to fill the gap by designing deep learning-based
> neural networks for satellite imagery to do urban analysis and combine the
> information extracted from it with the existing geospatial data sources to
> create rich informative maps of Pakistan in the public domain.
>
>
>
> In this talk, I will start by looking at an attention-based deep neural
> network we designed to compute the fine-grain building foot-print map of
> the province Punjab in Pakistan. Moving from there, I will talk about our
> work on counting buildings from satellite imagery (think about boxes inside
> boxes, next to the other boxes) and detecting areas devastated by war or
> natural disaster. All this will lead to the Slum Detection project and how
> we boot-strapped our algorithm to detect slums from satellite imagery in
> three cities of Pakistan. And our current effort to use satellite imagery
> and other GIS information to approximate multidimensional poverty. Finally,
> I will introduce two on-going projects Tag-Pakistan and “Yadain: An Oral
> History”; [Yadain means memories in Urdu] where we are using crowdsourced
> images and augmented reality to create highly informative maps.
>
>
>
>
>
> *Bio:*
>
> Mohsen Ali is an Assistant Professor
>  at Information Technology
> University and co-founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab
> .  IML has been established with the
> objective to provide a platform for researchers and engineers working in
> machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to collaborate and solve
> real-world problems. Mohsen’s current interest lies in theoretical and
> practical problems entailing Computer Vision and Machine Learning
> (including Deep learning), and their application in the field of video and
> image analysis, remote sensing and affective computing
> . His work on
> decreasing the Affective Gap, between the multimedia content and modeling
> emotional response, and designing Emotion Filters
>  to transform an image in
> order to garner desired emotional impact, has been accepted in respected
> computer vision conferences.
>
>
> Currently, he is working on satellite imagery analysis using deep learning
> to understand urbanization and economic condition. In collaboration with
> UNDP and Sustainable Development Goal Tech Lab at ITU, he is working to
> replace intensive surveying exercises to detect and estimate the economic
> condition of slums, with satellite imagery and geospatial data analysis
> techniques. His work on counting buildings
>  and detecting destroyed areas from
> satellite imagery has been accepted in a top-ranking journal. Intending to
> democratize the data, he is interested in using machine learning and
> computer vision to collect large datasets capturing bio-diversity, culture,
> and history to create an informative, self-growing and in-depth map of
> Pakistan. His group is exploring techniques like active learning, domain
> adaptation, unsupervised learning for the task.
>
>
> Mohsen Ali completed his doctoral studies from the University of Florida
> in the area of Computer Vision and is the recipient of the Fulbright
> Scholarship award. His work 

Re: [change] Change Seminar Thursday 3/5: Mohsen Ali - "Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan"

2020-03-05 Thread Mohsen Ali
Hi Samia,
I have uploaded the ppt with audio embedded

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-7BhpfaoK5feK3p43d_Stp4JvMcGuG3b?usp=sharing

regards

Dr. Mohsen Ali | Assistant Professor
Information Technology University (ITU)
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan
E-mail: mohsen@itu.edu.pk | Phone: +92 (42) 9904 6049
Website: Mohsen Ali  | Google
Scholar: https://goo.gl/WzLVj9


On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 5:42 AM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Join us for the Change seminar tomorrow at 12:30 pm. In case you cannot
> attend in person, we will also live-stream the talk using the link
> https://youtu.be/4WVRKpvlFgs
>
> Best,
> Samia Ibtasam 
> PhD Student
> Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington
>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:03 AM Samia Ibtasam 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Please note that this week's special Change seminar will be on Thursday,
>> March 5th, 2020 starting at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day and
>> time only for this week. There won't be a seminar on Tuesday this week.
>>
>>
>> *When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
>>
>> *Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)
>>
>> *Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
>> University, Pakistan)
>>
>> *Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan
>>
>>
>> *Abstract *
>>
>> The past decade saw the graduation of machine learning from the academic
>> setting to incorporation into the practical world. From self-driving cars
>> to designing antibiotics, from personal life to businesses we are relying
>> on the data-driven algorithms to make decisions for us. Dependence on the
>> data means that members of societies, which are not similar to the
>> technologically advanced ones, and which do not produce a regular and
>> uniform stream of data, are left behind. With a data democratization a
>> target, we are trying to fill the gap by designing deep learning-based
>> neural networks for satellite imagery to do urban analysis and combine the
>> information extracted from it with the existing geospatial data sources to
>> create rich informative maps of Pakistan in the public domain.
>>
>>
>>
>> In this talk, I will start by looking at an attention-based deep neural
>> network we designed to compute the fine-grain building foot-print map of
>> the province Punjab in Pakistan. Moving from there, I will talk about our
>> work on counting buildings from satellite imagery (think about boxes inside
>> boxes, next to the other boxes) and detecting areas devastated by war or
>> natural disaster. All this will lead to the Slum Detection project and how
>> we boot-strapped our algorithm to detect slums from satellite imagery in
>> three cities of Pakistan. And our current effort to use satellite imagery
>> and other GIS information to approximate multidimensional poverty. Finally,
>> I will introduce two on-going projects Tag-Pakistan and “Yadain: An Oral
>> History”; [Yadain means memories in Urdu] where we are using crowdsourced
>> images and augmented reality to create highly informative maps.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *Bio:*
>>
>> Mohsen Ali is an Assistant Professor
>>  at Information Technology
>> University and co-founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab
>> .  IML has been established with the
>> objective to provide a platform for researchers and engineers working in
>> machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to collaborate and solve
>> real-world problems. Mohsen’s current interest lies in theoretical and
>> practical problems entailing Computer Vision and Machine Learning
>> (including Deep learning), and their application in the field of video and
>> image analysis, remote sensing and affective computing
>> . His work on
>> decreasing the Affective Gap, between the multimedia content and modeling
>> emotional response, and designing Emotion Filters
>>  to transform an image
>> in order to garner desired emotional impact, has been accepted in respected
>> computer vision conferences.
>>
>>
>> Currently, he is working on satellite imagery analysis using deep
>> learning to understand urbanization and economic condition. In
>> collaboration with UNDP and Sustainable Development Goal Tech Lab at ITU,
>> he is working to replace intensive surveying exercises to detect and
>> estimate the economic condition of slums, with satellite imagery and
>> geospatial data analysis techniques. His work on counting buildings
>>  and detecting destroyed areas from
>> satellite imagery has been accepted in a top-ranking journal. Intending to
>> democratize the data, he is interested in using machine learning and
>> computer vision to collect large datasets capturing bio-diversity, culture,
>> and history 

Re: [change] Change Seminar Thursday 3/5: Mohsen Ali - "Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan"

2020-03-04 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi everyone,
Join us for the Change seminar tomorrow at 12:30 pm. In case you cannot
attend in person, we will also live-stream the talk using the link
https://youtu.be/4WVRKpvlFgs

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington



On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 10:03 AM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Please note that this week's special Change seminar will be on Thursday,
> March 5th, 2020 starting at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day and
> time only for this week. There won't be a seminar on Tuesday this week.
>
>
> *When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
>
> *Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)
>
> *Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
> University, Pakistan)
>
> *Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan
>
>
> *Abstract *
>
> The past decade saw the graduation of machine learning from the academic
> setting to incorporation into the practical world. From self-driving cars
> to designing antibiotics, from personal life to businesses we are relying
> on the data-driven algorithms to make decisions for us. Dependence on the
> data means that members of societies, which are not similar to the
> technologically advanced ones, and which do not produce a regular and
> uniform stream of data, are left behind. With a data democratization a
> target, we are trying to fill the gap by designing deep learning-based
> neural networks for satellite imagery to do urban analysis and combine the
> information extracted from it with the existing geospatial data sources to
> create rich informative maps of Pakistan in the public domain.
>
>
>
> In this talk, I will start by looking at an attention-based deep neural
> network we designed to compute the fine-grain building foot-print map of
> the province Punjab in Pakistan. Moving from there, I will talk about our
> work on counting buildings from satellite imagery (think about boxes inside
> boxes, next to the other boxes) and detecting areas devastated by war or
> natural disaster. All this will lead to the Slum Detection project and how
> we boot-strapped our algorithm to detect slums from satellite imagery in
> three cities of Pakistan. And our current effort to use satellite imagery
> and other GIS information to approximate multidimensional poverty. Finally,
> I will introduce two on-going projects Tag-Pakistan and “Yadain: An Oral
> History”; [Yadain means memories in Urdu] where we are using crowdsourced
> images and augmented reality to create highly informative maps.
>
>
>
>
>
> *Bio:*
>
> Mohsen Ali is an Assistant Professor
>  at Information Technology
> University and co-founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab
> .  IML has been established with the
> objective to provide a platform for researchers and engineers working in
> machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to collaborate and solve
> real-world problems. Mohsen’s current interest lies in theoretical and
> practical problems entailing Computer Vision and Machine Learning
> (including Deep learning), and their application in the field of video and
> image analysis, remote sensing and affective computing
> . His work on
> decreasing the Affective Gap, between the multimedia content and modeling
> emotional response, and designing Emotion Filters
>  to transform an image in
> order to garner desired emotional impact, has been accepted in respected
> computer vision conferences.
>
>
> Currently, he is working on satellite imagery analysis using deep learning
> to understand urbanization and economic condition. In collaboration with
> UNDP and Sustainable Development Goal Tech Lab at ITU, he is working to
> replace intensive surveying exercises to detect and estimate the economic
> condition of slums, with satellite imagery and geospatial data analysis
> techniques. His work on counting buildings
>  and detecting destroyed areas from
> satellite imagery has been accepted in a top-ranking journal. Intending to
> democratize the data, he is interested in using machine learning and
> computer vision to collect large datasets capturing bio-diversity, culture,
> and history to create an informative, self-growing and in-depth map of
> Pakistan. His group is exploring techniques like active learning, domain
> adaptation, unsupervised learning for the task.
>
>
> Mohsen Ali completed his doctoral studies from the University of Florida
> in the area of Computer Vision and is the recipient of the Fulbright
> Scholarship award. His work has been accepted in venues like ICCV, CVPR,
> ISPRS P
>
> Our Research Page: Computer Vision and Machine Learning Research Group
> 
>
> Selected 

[change] Change Seminar Thursday 3/5: Mohsen Ali - "Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan"

2020-03-02 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi everyone,

Please note that this week's special Change seminar will be on Thursday,
March 5th, 2020 starting at 12:30 pm. Please note the change in day and
time only for this week. There won't be a seminar on Tuesday this week.


*When: *Thursday 3/5, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

*Where:* CSE1 305 (Allen Building)

*Who:* Dr. Mohsen Ali (Intelligent Machines Lab, Information Technology
University, Pakistan)

*Title:* Deep Learning for Intelligent Mapping of Pakistan


*Abstract *

The past decade saw the graduation of machine learning from the academic
setting to incorporation into the practical world. From self-driving cars
to designing antibiotics, from personal life to businesses we are relying
on the data-driven algorithms to make decisions for us. Dependence on the
data means that members of societies, which are not similar to the
technologically advanced ones, and which do not produce a regular and
uniform stream of data, are left behind. With a data democratization a
target, we are trying to fill the gap by designing deep learning-based
neural networks for satellite imagery to do urban analysis and combine the
information extracted from it with the existing geospatial data sources to
create rich informative maps of Pakistan in the public domain.



In this talk, I will start by looking at an attention-based deep neural
network we designed to compute the fine-grain building foot-print map of
the province Punjab in Pakistan. Moving from there, I will talk about our
work on counting buildings from satellite imagery (think about boxes inside
boxes, next to the other boxes) and detecting areas devastated by war or
natural disaster. All this will lead to the Slum Detection project and how
we boot-strapped our algorithm to detect slums from satellite imagery in
three cities of Pakistan. And our current effort to use satellite imagery
and other GIS information to approximate multidimensional poverty. Finally,
I will introduce two on-going projects Tag-Pakistan and “Yadain: An Oral
History”; [Yadain means memories in Urdu] where we are using crowdsourced
images and augmented reality to create highly informative maps.





*Bio:*

Mohsen Ali is an Assistant Professor
 at Information Technology
University and co-founder of the Intelligent Machines Lab
.  IML has been established with the
objective to provide a platform for researchers and engineers working in
machine learning, computer vision, and robotics to collaborate and solve
real-world problems. Mohsen’s current interest lies in theoretical and
practical problems entailing Computer Vision and Machine Learning
(including Deep learning), and their application in the field of video and
image analysis, remote sensing and affective computing
. His work on
decreasing the Affective Gap, between the multimedia content and modeling
emotional response, and designing Emotion Filters
 to transform an image in
order to garner desired emotional impact, has been accepted in respected
computer vision conferences.


Currently, he is working on satellite imagery analysis using deep learning
to understand urbanization and economic condition. In collaboration with
UNDP and Sustainable Development Goal Tech Lab at ITU, he is working to
replace intensive surveying exercises to detect and estimate the economic
condition of slums, with satellite imagery and geospatial data analysis
techniques. His work on counting buildings 
and detecting destroyed areas from satellite imagery has been accepted in a
top-ranking journal. Intending to democratize the data, he is interested in
using machine learning and computer vision to collect large datasets
capturing bio-diversity, culture, and history to create an informative,
self-growing and in-depth map of Pakistan. His group is exploring
techniques like active learning, domain adaptation, unsupervised learning
for the task.


Mohsen Ali completed his doctoral studies from the University of Florida in
the area of Computer Vision and is the recipient of the Fulbright
Scholarship award. His work has been accepted in venues like ICCV, CVPR,
ISPRS P

Our Research Page: Computer Vision and Machine Learning Research Group


Selected Publications: http://im.itu.edu.pk/publications/

Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com.pk/


Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
Ph.D. Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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Re: [change] Change Seminar Tuesday 2/25: James D. Long - "How Technology Shapes the Crowd and Protects Electoral Integrity: Digital and Real-World Political Participation in Emerging Democracies."

2020-02-25 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Happening in an hour!

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington



On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi,
> Join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow - Tuesday 25th February 2020 at
> noon.
>
> When: Tuesday 1/28, 12pm-1pm
>
> Where: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).
>
> *Title:*
> "How Technology Shapes the Crowd and Protects Electoral Integrity: Digital
> and Real-World Political Participation in Emerging Democracies."
>
> *Who:*
> James D. Long, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of
> Washington
> (with Clark Gibson, Karen Ferree, and Craig McIntosh--UC-San Diego  &
> Danielle Jung--Emory University)
>
> *Abstract:*
> How does technology shape political participation and electoral integrity
> in emerging democracies? By lowering costs, new information and
> communications technology (ICT) draws new participants into politics. Yet
> lower costs also shift the composition of participants in politically
> important ways by attracting more extrinsically motivated individuals and a
> crowd that is more responsive to incentives (``malleable'') and sensitive
> to costs (``fragile''). We illustrate these dynamics using VIP: Voice, a
> multi-channel ICT platform we built to encourage both digital and
> real-world forms of participation in South Africa's 2014 election. VIP:
> Voice allowed citizens to engage in campaign activities via low-tech mobile
> phones and high-tech social media, randomized incentives for different
> types of participation, and generated a corps of citizen election monitors
> deployed to provide checks on the integrity of vote counts. VIP: Voice
> generated engagement in over 250,000 South Africans but saw large attrition
> switching from low to high-cost forms of engagement, and attrition was
> particularly large for extrinsically motivated participants. ICT-enabled
> citizen monitoring also worked effectively to provide low-cost
> cost-effective independent checks on the integrity of the electoral process
> that also guard against electronic hacking.
>
> Best,
> Samia Ibtasam 
> PhD Student
> Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington
>
>
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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 2/25: James D. Long - "How Technology Shapes the Crowd and Protects Electoral Integrity: Digital and Real-World Political Participation in Emerging Democracies."

2020-02-24 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi,
Join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow - Tuesday 25th February 2020 at
noon.

When: Tuesday 1/28, 12pm-1pm

Where: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).

*Title:*
"How Technology Shapes the Crowd and Protects Electoral Integrity: Digital
and Real-World Political Participation in Emerging Democracies."

*Who:*
James D. Long, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of
Washington
(with Clark Gibson, Karen Ferree, and Craig McIntosh--UC-San Diego  &
Danielle Jung--Emory University)

*Abstract:*
How does technology shape political participation and electoral integrity
in emerging democracies? By lowering costs, new information and
communications technology (ICT) draws new participants into politics. Yet
lower costs also shift the composition of participants in politically
important ways by attracting more extrinsically motivated individuals and a
crowd that is more responsive to incentives (``malleable'') and sensitive
to costs (``fragile''). We illustrate these dynamics using VIP: Voice, a
multi-channel ICT platform we built to encourage both digital and
real-world forms of participation in South Africa's 2014 election. VIP:
Voice allowed citizens to engage in campaign activities via low-tech mobile
phones and high-tech social media, randomized incentives for different
types of participation, and generated a corps of citizen election monitors
deployed to provide checks on the integrity of vote counts. VIP: Voice
generated engagement in over 250,000 South Africans but saw large attrition
switching from low to high-cost forms of engagement, and attrition was
particularly large for extrinsically motivated participants. ICT-enabled
citizen monitoring also worked effectively to provide low-cost
cost-effective independent checks on the integrity of the electoral process
that also guard against electronic hacking.

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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[change] Fwd: CALL: TechCongress, Congressional Innovation Scholars Program

2020-02-19 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Sajan Ravindran 
Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:01 AM
Subject: Fwd: CALL: TechCongress, Congressional Innovation Scholars Program
To: 


Dear Prof. Heimerl,

 If you could please circulate the below position among your contacts, I
would be grateful.

Kind Regards,
Sajan

-- Forwarded message -

TechCongress is now recruiting for the 2020 Congressional Innovation
Scholars program, placing recent graduate students in CS, engineering, data
science and other technical fields to serve as tech policy advisors to top
Members of Congress (offices like Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Cory
Gardner (R-CO) and the House Homeland Security Committee).

It’s a ten month paid program ($55,000 annual equivalent stipend) with
other benefits and fellows have done incredible work like:

   - Passing the OPEN Government Data Act into law.
   - Investigating and organizing hearings about Cambridge Analytica,
   voting machine vulnerability, and facial recognition technology.
   - Securing changes to defense procurement policy to allow startups to
   better compete with big government contractors.

Applications are open through 3/15 and there’s more information here:
https://www.techcongress.io/congressional-innovation-scholars



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[change] Reminder : No change Seminar tomorrow February 18th 2020

2020-02-17 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi Everyone,
Reminder - there won't be a Change seminar tomorrow (February 18th, 2020).
We will meet next week for a talk by James Long from the Department of
Political Science.

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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[change] Fwd: Engineer needed to help measure power reliability around the world!

2020-02-13 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Noah Klugman 
Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 3:47 PM
Subject: Engineer needed to help measure power reliability around the world!
To: 


Hello all,

I’m writing to announce a job posting at nLine for a full-stack engineer
who is passionate about using technical expertise to address societal
problems.

nLine is a start-up recently founded out of UCB by Prabal Dutta (a prof in
EECS), Noah Klugman, and Josh Adkins (both PhD students in EECS). This team
has a history with TIER... nLine’s roots started with GridWatch project,
which Noah and Prabal started alongside Javier, Matt, and Eric many years
ago now.

GridWatch (now nLine) combines different types of sensors to take
measurements of grid reliability in areas where there is traditionally very
little data on the actual lived energy environment. People experience a ton
of power outages that the utility and regulators never see and therefore
can't correct. At UCB, this project resulted in a couple of publications
(ICTD’19, COMPASS’19, MobiCom’18, HotMobile’14) and a multi-year deployment
of about 500 power quality sensors in Ghana funded by DFID and MCC.

We just received funding from the Government of Ghana to scale up our work
in Accra. This has given us the chance to also build a team to scale our
measurements globally. If helping us gather critical and never before
measured data on energy reliability for the next 30 countries sounds
interesting please check out the job description attached!

Best wishes,
Noah Klugman
n...@nline.io


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[change] ACM COMPASS 2020 CFP (Deadline: March 2nd, 2020)

2020-02-12 Thread Richard Anderson

Dear All,

Please consider submitting papers to ACM COMPASS 2020 
which will be held between June 15-17, 2020 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  The paper 
deadline is March 2nd, 2020 and the CFP is attached below. ACM COMPASS 2020 has 
expanded its scope to support eight separate submission tracks catering to 
different focal areas:

· Computing Systems
· Human-Computer Interaction
· AI for Social Impact
· Health
· Energy, IoT and Smart Cities
· Development, Economics and Social Policy
· Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
· Deployment Experiences and Practitioner Reports

We have assembled a strong set of area chairs and PC members for each track, 
collectively making a set of 100+ PC members across all tracks from different 
disciplines.

We are hoping to attract strong submissions for every track. We would be very 
grateful if you could spread the word within your research groups and to 
relevant collaborators.

thanks
Aadi & Lakshmi


ACM COMPASS 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submission of full papers: March 2nd, 2020

The conference will be held on June 15-17, 2020, at ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Inspired by the broad agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development 
Goals (SDGs), ACM COMPASS 2020 aims to publish significant and original 
research from a broad array of computer and information sciences, social 
sciences, environmental sciences and engineering fields that support the growth 
of sustainable societies worldwide, especially including under-represented and 
marginalized communities. The ACM COMPASS 2020 conference aims to explicitly 
promote interdisciplinary research work—including new methodologies, systems, 
techniques, applications, and behavioral, qualitative, and quantitative 
studies—that addresses key societal challenges related to sustainability, 
gender equality, health, education, poverty, accessibility, conservation, 
climate change, energy, infrastructure, and economic growth, among others. We 
also welcome research on the ethics of technology, especially from a critical 
perspective, to discuss limitations and concerns with technology-led solutions 
for sustainable societies.

To ensure strong research contributions, the ACM COMPASS 2020 conference will 
review papers based on focus tracks corresponding to the research areas they 
draw upon. The key focal tracks are:
· Computing Systems
· Human-Computer Interaction
· AI for Social Impact
· Health
· Energy, IoT and Smart Cities
· Development, Economics and Social Policy
· Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
· Deployment Experiences and Practitioner Reports







Computing Systems Track
Track chair: Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Gaius Networks

This track takes paper submissions on the design, implementation, and 
deployment of all forms of networked and software systems for sustainable 
societies. Topics of interest may include (but not limited to):
· Connectivity solutions
· Mobile systems and applications
· Network planning and measurements
· Spectrum management
· Content distribution
· Low-cost computing devices
· Middleware systems
· Blockchain systems
· Security and privacy issues



Human-Computer Interaction Track
Track chair: Patrick Olivier, Monash University

This track takes paper submissions on new research related to, but not limited 
to:
· User interfaces for underserved populations
· Human-centered AI
· Information and computer ethics
· Experiences with information systems
· Information system and technology design methodologies
· Technology adoption dynamics
· Social relationships and information flows within and across communities
· Gender and intersectionality
· Other topics related to interactions between technology and society

We especially encourage contributions on critical perspectives about 
technology, that may impose limitations on technology-led solutions for 
sustainable societies.



AI for Social Impact
Track chair: Daniel B. Neill, Machine Learning for Good Laboratory, New York 
University

This track takes paper submissions for new research and development of AI/ML 
and data science techniques in the context of sustainable societies. Topics may 
include, but are not limited to:
· Methods for large-scale data analysis, participatory sensing and 
crowd-sourced data collection.
· Handling of missing, messy, and biased data, including data cleaning, data 
wrangling, data integration, and domain adaptation methods.
· Analysis of massive, complex data sources, such as networked data, satellite 
data, mobile phone data, time-series, and spatial-temporal data.
· Data privacy, security, and anonymity.
· FATE (fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics) in AI and ML.

Methods may be applied to relevant areas including but not limited to 
agriculture, poverty mapping, disease surveillance, speech interfaces, computer 
vision techniques, etc. We encourage (but do not require) real-world deployment 
and evaluation of methods in 

[change] Summer fellowship opportunity for graduate students

2020-02-11 Thread Meher Antia
Hello all,


Applications are now being accepted for the Population Health Initiative Summer 
Social Entrepreneurship Fellows 
Program.
 The paid fellowship will be offered to four graduate students from different 
disciplines to develop strategic roadmaps for how UW innovations with societal 
impact can become successful and sustainable ventures. Projects this year 
include:



* Global Water Labs - An affordable technology to remove heavy metal 
contamination from water (Katya Cherukumilli, Department of Civil & 
Environmental Engineering)

* PestiSeguro/PestiSafe - A mobile app that delivers pesticide safety 
information in Spanish (Kit Galvin, Department of Environmental & Occupational 
Health Services)

* PHAST - A financial reporting tool for public health agencies (Betty 
Bekemeier, School of Nursing)

* Central District Loan Program (AVAILABLE ONLY FOR FOSTER MBA 
STUDENTS) - Structuring a loan guarantee program for minority entrepreneurs 
(Michael Verchot, Foster School of Business)



Applications are due by March 13.


Learn more and 
apply

Please feel free to forward to any others who may be interested in this 
opportunity.

Thanks,

Meher


MEHER ANTIA, PHD
Assistant Director for Strategic Engagement
Population Health Initiative
Executive Office of the President & Provost

Gerberding Hall, Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
206.897.1405
me...@uw.edu  /  
uw.edu/populationhealth
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[change] Hiring HCI researchers at Google Research India

2020-02-11 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
We are excited to announce a new *HCI-AI group* at the Google Research India

lab,
Bangalore. We invite applications for full-time HCI researchers working at
the intersection of HCI and AI/ML. Specifically, we are looking for those
working in sub-fields of natural language processing, intelligent user
interfaces, technology and global development, and data visualization.

Being part of the HCI group at Google Research India provides an
opportunity to do cutting-edge research on human-AI systems that aims to
fundamentally amplify human capacity. Google researchers do fundamental,
long-term research that is incorporated into large-scale, real-world
systems that affect the lives of millions of people. Examples of HCI
research from Google Research are the What-if Tool
, Teachable Machines
 and PAIR Guidebook
 and examples of AI research are the BERT

 model, Tensorflow  and Federated Learning
,
incorporated into several products.

In addition to HCI, the India lab is also home to groups doing research on
artificial intelligence (e.g., deep learning, AI applications for societal
issues, natural language understanding, multi-agent systems), systems,
computational social sciences, and more. India is home to a large and
dynamic technology user base and presents unique opportunities for societal
impact. Our India academic relations move forward the discipline of HCI, as
well as other disciplines, through collaborations, fellowships and
mentorship.

Successful candidates for full-time roles will have a PhD. in HCI or
related fields, a strong track record of scholarship in top-tier HCI
venues, evidence of real-world impact, and an ability to successfully
collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams. An understanding of or
experience with AI/ML technology is a prerequisite.

We also invite conversations on visiting faculty, pre-docs (exceptional
Bachelor's or Master's), post-docs, and student projects. Pre-docs and
Post-docs are 1- to 2-year gigs. Visiting faculty length varies from a few
months to a year.

Interested candidates should contact *Nithya Sambasivan
at nithyasa...@google.com * with a CV and bio. We
especially welcome members from under-represented Indian communities.



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[change] Fwd: [TIER] job opening - broadband policy and regulatory specialist

2020-02-11 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Dhanaraj Thakur 
Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 10:19 AM
Subject: [TIER] job opening - broadband policy and regulatory specialist
To: 


Dear all,

Apologies for cross-posting.

We have a new job opening for a Policy and Regulatory Specialist. They will
provide expert advice to all Alliance for Affordable Internet
 (A4AI)’s projects, with a focus on technical assistance
and advisory work. You’ll design and implement effective policy advocacy
strategies to support A4AI’s ambitious policy change goals and contribute
to the development of a powerful evidence base to support our work to make
broadband affordable for all.

*Read the full job description

to find out more.*

*To apply, please read the full job description

and email your CV and a cover letter with the subject line “Policy and
Regulatory Specialist” to j...@webfoundation.org 
by **February 28, 2020**.*

Feel free to share with your colleagues and networks.


thanks and take care,
Dhanaraj

-- 
Dhanaraj Thakur (he/him)
Research Director
World Wide Web Foundation 
+1 857 498 8869 (USA)
@thakurdhanaraj
PGP: 0xFCB84FE2A0E7C147

*World Wide Web Foundation | **1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 500, Washington
DC 20005, USA.*
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[change] No Change Seminar Tomorrow February 11th, 2020

2020-02-10 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that there won't be a Change Seminar tomorrow February
11th, 2020 (Tuesday).

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
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[change] Study Abroad in Hawaii this Summer

2020-02-05 Thread Kat Chung
Please share this unique opportunity with the students in your program.

Aloha,

Together, the Information School and the Office of 
Minority Affairs and Diversity have an 
exciting new Study Abroad Program in Hawaii this summer. The program will 
expose students to different ways of knowing and take them through a hands-on 
journey from oceanic navigation to taro cultivation and fishing. The focus will 
be on Hawaii and Oceania and will help students understand the value of 
indigenous knowledge systems as valid, critical, and credible sources of 
scientific information. There are two upcoming information sessions where 
interested students can learn more and speak with program leaders.

Information sessions will be held in Bloedel 061 (in the iSchool Research Suite 
– Bloedel Basement)

  *   Thursday, February 6, 2:30 – 3:30pm (PST)
  *   Monday, February 10, 4:00-5:00pm (PST)

If you cannot make it in person, you can join remotely using Zoom:
https://washington.zoom.us/j/5572669425

More information and a link to apply can be found here:
https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular=11907

The application deadline is just around the corner: February 15. Everyone who 
submits an application will be invited to participate in a group interview.

Feel free to email me in the interim if you have other questions: 
chri...@uw.edu

Mahalo,
Chris

--
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Communications Manager
(she, her)
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[change] Change Seminar Today : Shaddi Hasan - Democratizing Service Provider Networks

2020-01-28 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Join us today for a talk from Shaddi Hassan (Facebook Connectivity).
Happening in an hour in CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science
Building).

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington



On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 3:21 PM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Join us for the Change Seminar next Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 at noon.
>
>
> When: Tuesday 1/28, 12pm-1pm
>
> Where: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).
>
> Who: Shaddi Hasan (Facebook)
>
> Title: Democratizing Service Provider Networks
>
>
> *Abstract: *
> As the Internet grows in importance worldwide, legacy network
> architectures, closed vendor ecosystems, and rigid regulatory frameworks
> constrain innovation in Internet service provider and mobile operator
> networks. As a result, the expansion of the Internet is slowing, leaving
> more than 1.7 billion people without access, largely in rural areas.
>
> In this talk, I present approaches to enabling new classes of service
> providers that are able to expand the frontiers of the Internet beyond what
> is achievable today. First, I present Nomadic GSM, a system that
> demonstrates community-run mobile networks can safely share radio spectrum
> with existing mobile network operators. Next, I present CCM, a system that
> shows how community networks and traditional mobile network operators can
> cooperate to share resources to extend service. Finally, I will discuss an
> evaluation of these systems through longitudinal deployments in Southeast
> Asia that provide service to thousands of rural people, as well as their
> implications for future service provider networks and universal access to
> the Internet.
>
> *Bio: *
> Shaddi Hasan works on open wireless networks and rural connectivity at
> Facebook Connectivity. His research interests lie at the intersection of
> computer networks and ICTD. His work addresses fundamental scale and
> flexibility challenges faced by service provider networks, especially in
> rural and developing regions, and has appeared in venues such as NSDI, IEEE
> DySPAN, ICTD, and SIGCOMM. He received his Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science
> from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BS in Computer Science
> from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to its
> acquisition by Facebook, he was a co-founder of Endaga, a startup focused
> on building systems to enable community cellular networks.
>
> Best,
> Samia Ibtasam 
> PhD Student,
> Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington,
>
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[change] Fwd: LIMITS 2020

2020-01-25 Thread Jay Chen


 Forwarded Message 
Subject:LIMITS 2020 outreach and promotion
Date:   Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:02:07 +
From:   Bates, Oliver (bateso) 
To: Jay Chen 
CC: Barath Raghavan 



Hi Jay,

Barath and I are reaching out to all of the LIMITS organisers to drum up 
some interest and promotion of the workshop, our distributed workshop 
plan and new paper format.


It would be a huge favour to us if you could reach out personally to 
people you know might be interested and see if they’re interested in 
submitting a paper for LIMITS 2020.


We’re doing this outreach earlier this year as we are looking for more 
generation contributions focusing on what we’ve branded as  "future 
systems paper” where there is an empirical contribution towards a LIMITS 
2030 future (more details below).


Warm regards,

Oliver and Barath

—
Call for Papers
—

LIMITS 2020
Sixth Workshop on Computing within Limits
June 21-22, 2020 


Bristol, UK and Los Angeles, USA
https://computingwithinlimits.org/2020/ 




The LIMITS workshop concerns the role of computing in a human society 
affected by real-world limits (ecological or otherwise). We seek to 
reshape the computing research agenda as these topics are seldom 
discussed in contemporary computing research. LIMITS 2020 solicits 
papers looking ahead to 2030, as described below.


This year, LIMITS will be a distributed workshop between USC (Los 
Angeles, California, USA) and University of Bristol (UK). All main 
sessions will be held in parallel (morning in Los Angeles, evening in 
Bristol), with local events in addition to these main sessions. LIMITS 
in the UK will be co-located with ICT4S.


LIMITS 2020 aims to reach computing researchers outside of the LIMITS 
community who might ask: "what does research in a LIMITS future look like?"


Suppose the ideas of LIMITS have diffused throughout both computing 
research and broader society, such that LIMITS 2030, ten years from now, 
need not exist as a separate venue. What would researchers and engineers 
be building in that future world?


To reach this audience, we solicit papers on "future systems". Such 
systems are socio-technical systems that are responsive to the LIMITS 
2030 world that might exist. This year we specifically discourage 
"critical", "analysis", and similar types of papers.


A future systems paper concerns the design, implementation, and/or 
evaluation of a real tool, system, app, or any other artifact situated 
in a future (year 2030) world. Such contributions would be of a flavor 
that could be imagined to be published in a more applied venue of 
computing (e.g., UIST for HCI researchers, NSDI for networked systems 
researchers, etc.). That is, if the researchers from more-applied, 
less-critical areas of computing were to shift their topics of interest 
to align with this envisioned world of 2030, what would they build? 
Empirical evaluation is strongly encouraged; papers without an empirical 
evaluation are acceptable if they provide substantial evidence regarding 
the practical usefulness of the future system(s) described.


We look to a classic vision outlined by Donella Meadows (see LIMITS 
website for details) for the future world of 2030 papers should be 
placed within. That is, authors should imagine that one or more of the 
economic, societal, business, energy, and other changes that Meadows 
describes here are already coming into being, but require computing to 
help them take shape.


***
Abstract registration deadline: March 6, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Time 

Paper submission deadline: March 20, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Time 

Paper reviews available: April 10, 2020 

Camera ready deadline: May 15, 2020 

[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 1/28: Shaddi Hasan - Democratizing Service Provider Networks

2020-01-24 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi,

Join us for the Change Seminar next Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 at noon.


When: Tuesday 1/28, 12pm-1pm

Where: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).

Who: Shaddi Hasan (Facebook)

Title: Democratizing Service Provider Networks


*Abstract: *
As the Internet grows in importance worldwide, legacy network
architectures, closed vendor ecosystems, and rigid regulatory frameworks
constrain innovation in Internet service provider and mobile operator
networks. As a result, the expansion of the Internet is slowing, leaving
more than 1.7 billion people without access, largely in rural areas.

In this talk, I present approaches to enabling new classes of service
providers that are able to expand the frontiers of the Internet beyond what
is achievable today. First, I present Nomadic GSM, a system that
demonstrates community-run mobile networks can safely share radio spectrum
with existing mobile network operators. Next, I present CCM, a system that
shows how community networks and traditional mobile network operators can
cooperate to share resources to extend service. Finally, I will discuss an
evaluation of these systems through longitudinal deployments in Southeast
Asia that provide service to thousands of rural people, as well as their
implications for future service provider networks and universal access to
the Internet.

*Bio: *
Shaddi Hasan works on open wireless networks and rural connectivity at
Facebook Connectivity. His research interests lie at the intersection of
computer networks and ICTD. His work addresses fundamental scale and
flexibility challenges faced by service provider networks, especially in
rural and developing regions, and has appeared in venues such as NSDI, IEEE
DySPAN, ICTD, and SIGCOMM. He received his Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science
from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BS in Computer Science
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to its
acquisition by Facebook, he was a co-founder of Endaga, a startup focused
on building systems to enable community cellular networks.

Best,
Samia Ibtasam 
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Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington,
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[change] Fwd: [liberationtech] Research Faculty Opportunity at UW Information School

2020-01-22 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Chris Coward 
Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 7:58 AM
Subject: [liberationtech] Research Faculty Opportunity at UW Information
School
To: l...@lists.liberationtech.org 


The University of Washington Information School has an exciting opportunity
for an Open Rank Research Faculty (Research Assistant Professor, Research
Associate Professor, or Research Professor), non-tenure track position.



This position will be expected to engage in outstanding research that
broadens and deepens our scholarly and social impacts in areas such as:
civic media, civic engagement, information literacy, media literacy,
information and communication technologies and development (ICTD),
community informatics, digital democracy, digital geographies, digital
youth, open data, misinformation, and public interest technology, among
others. We are particularly interested in scholars willing to apply these
areas of study to the context of public libraries.



This position will benefit from a close association with the research
center for which I currently work, the *Technology & Social Change Group
(TASCHA)*, a collaborative and multidisciplinary research center with an
applied research mission to explore the role of digital technologies in
engendering open, inclusive, and equitable societies. Candidates are
encouraged to apply if they are interested in also engaging with the newly
formed *Center for an Informed Public (CIP), *with a core mission of
resisting strategic misinformation and strengthening democratic discourse.



The position is a full-time 12-month appointment at the rank of Research
Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
Rank is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The Information
School will offer three years equivalent of full funding for this position,
with the expectation that the individual will be able to maintain an
ongoing program of research funding.  The anticipated start date for this
position is September 1, 2020.



Applicants may find further information about the Information School at
ischool.uw.edu, the Technology & Social Change Group at tascha.uw.edu, and
Center for an Informed Public at cip.uw.edu .

To learn more about the opening and to apply, click this link
. The deadline for applications is *Friday,
February 28**th, 2020*.





Chris Coward

Senior Principal Research Scientist

Information School, University of Washington



Technology & Social Change Group  (TASCHA), Director

Center for an Informed Public , Co-founder


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[change] FW: Call for Notes ICTD 2020

2020-01-22 Thread Richard Anderson

-
Call for Participation - ICTD 2020 Notes
Hello!

I would like to invite you to submit a Note to The International Conference on 
Information Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) 2020.

 With a 4-page limit, Notes are intended to introduce work-in-progress and also 
serve as an excellent venue to submit revised papers that may not be ready for 
full-paper status.

Notes are due on March 6, 2020, and the conference will be held on June 17-20, 
2020, in Gayaquil, Ecuador. For more information visit: 
https://ictd2020.org/call-for-notes/.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the Notes chairs: 
ictd2020no...@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Michaelanne and Eduardo

(Spanish Version Below)

Hola,

Quisiera invitarte a enviar una Nota a la Conferencia Internacional sobre 
Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación para el Desarrollo (ICTD) 2020.

Con un tamaño máximo de cuatro páginas, las Notas buscan presentar trabajos en 
progreso, y sirven además como una excelente manera de enviar ponencias que no 
estén aún listas para ser consideradas como artículos terminados.

Las Notas deben ser enviadas a más tardar el 6 de marzo de 2020, y la 
Conferencia tendrá lugar entre el 17 y el 20 de junio de 2020, en Guayaquil, 
Ecuador. Para más información, visiten https://ictd2020.org/call-for-notes/.

Si tienen más preguntas, no duden en escribir a los responsables de las Notas, 
ictd2020no...@gmail.com.

¡Gracias!

Michaelanne y Eduardo

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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 1/21: Torgie Madison and Rene Peters - Introduction to the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB)

2020-01-16 Thread Samia Ibtasam
*Join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 21st Jan 2020.*

*When*: Tuesday 1/21, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271 (Bill & Melinda Gates CSE Building
)
*Who: *Torgie Madison (chair) and Rene Peters (vice-chair), CTAB
*Title*: Introduction to the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB)

*Bio*:
CTAB was founded in 1995 and is one of Seattle's Boards and Commissions.
Our primary responsibility is to make recommendations to the Mayor and the
City Council on issues of community-wide interest relating to information
and communications technology. Issues are referred by the Mayor, City
Council, or come from community input.

Torgie is the chair of CTAB. He has been a board member for 3 years and was
previously the chair of CTAB's Privacy & Cybersecurity committee. He had
spent 15 years in the corporate tech world focusing on payments,
authentication, and DevOps security and best practices for global-scale
Software-as-a-Service products. Recently, he left that career to pursue
independent video game development.

Rene is the vice-chair of CTAB. He's currently a product manager within the
augmented reality space at Microsoft, with a focus on bringing new business
applications to the market. As an engineer by trade who has passed through
manufacturing, and now cloud/AI/IoT/augmented reality, René is interested
in imagining how technology will influence the way people work and live in
the future.

*Abstract:*
Torgie Madison (chair) and Rene Peters (vice-chair) will introduce the
roles and responsibilities of the Community Technology Advisory Board
(CTAB). They will cover past accomplishments, as well as the
accomplishments of CTAB's three subcommittees, Digital Equity, Smart
Cities, and Privacy & Cybersecurity. Topics will include Net Neutrality,
Citywide Surveillance, AI, Self-Driving Vehicles, and more!

Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student,
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington,
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Re: [change] Change Seminar Tuesday 1/14: Naveena Karusala - Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for Resilience

2020-01-14 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Reminder: Join us for Change seminar at noon today in CSE2 (Bill & Melinda
Gates) building - Room 271.

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM Samia Ibtasam 
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Join us for the Change Seminar next Tuesday 14th, 2020 at noon.
>
>
> *When*: Tuesday 1/14, 12pm-1pm
>
> *Where*: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).
>
> *Who: *Naveena Karusala
>
> *Title: *Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for
> Resilience
>
>
> *Bio:*
>
> Naveena is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the University of Washington's
> School of Computer Science and Engineering, working with the Information
> and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) Lab and advised
> by Richard Anderson. Her research lies at the intersection of HCI and
> ICTD. Drawing on qualitative and participatory methods, she studies the use
> of chat in patient-provider communication and how it can be leveraged
> towards the design of sustainable health technologies that support care
> work. Her work draws on feminist and assets-based perspectives on design,
> focusing on equity, bridging policy and ground-level perspectives, and
> sustainability.
>
>
> *Summary:*
>
> We contribute to the growing conversation on assets-based approaches to
> design in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer
> Interaction (HCI) with a qualitative study of resilience. Our study is
> situated within a community health infrastructure in a rural county in
> southwest Kenya, where health organizations pay community health workers’
> salaries via digital payments, backdropped by ongoing issues with missing
> and delayed payments. Through the lens of intersectionality, we examine how
> community health workers of diverse backgrounds and contracted status
> respond to the mandated use of digital payment methods and long payment
> delays. We highlight how resilience in this context is situated in workers’
> intersecting socioeconomic and professional identities, which shape the
> assets and constraints that workers engage with, in efforts to be
> resilient. We leverage our findings to discuss how assets-based approaches
> to design can be further operationalized and used to sustainably support
> resilience.
>
> Samia Ibtasam 
> PhD Student,
> Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
> University of Washington,
>
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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 1/14: Naveena Karusala - Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for Resilience

2020-01-10 Thread Samia Ibtasam
Hi,

Join us for the Change Seminar next Tuesday 14th, 2020 at noon.


*When*: Tuesday 1/14, 12pm-1pm

*Where*: CSE2 271 (Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Building).

*Who: *Naveena Karusala

*Title: *Engaging Identity, Assets, and Constraints in Designing for
Resilience


*Bio:*

Naveena is a 3rd year Ph.D. student at the University of Washington's
School of Computer Science and Engineering, working with the Information
and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) Lab and advised
by Richard Anderson. Her research lies at the intersection of HCI and ICTD.
Drawing on qualitative and participatory methods, she studies the use of
chat in patient-provider communication and how it can be leveraged towards
the design of sustainable health technologies that support care work. Her
work draws on feminist and assets-based perspectives on design, focusing on
equity, bridging policy and ground-level perspectives, and sustainability.


*Summary:*

We contribute to the growing conversation on assets-based approaches to
design in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI) with a qualitative study of resilience. Our study is
situated within a community health infrastructure in a rural county in
southwest Kenya, where health organizations pay community health workers’
salaries via digital payments, backdropped by ongoing issues with missing
and delayed payments. Through the lens of intersectionality, we examine how
community health workers of diverse backgrounds and contracted status
respond to the mandated use of digital payment methods and long payment
delays. We highlight how resilience in this context is situated in workers’
intersecting socioeconomic and professional identities, which shape the
assets and constraints that workers engage with, in efforts to be
resilient. We leverage our findings to discuss how assets-based approaches
to design can be further operationalized and used to sustainably support
resilience.

Samia Ibtasam 
PhD Student,
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington,
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[change] Study Abroad Opportunity in Hawaii

2020-01-10 Thread Kat Chung
Good morning,

Applications are now open for an exciting new study abroad program in Hawaii. A 
partnership between the Information School and the 
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the 
program will expose students to different ways of knowing and take them through 
a hands-on journey from oceanic navigation to taro cultivation and fishing. The 
focus will be on Hawaii and Oceania and will help students understand the value 
of indigenous knowledge systems as valid, critical, and credible sources of 
scientific information. Please share this unique opportunity with the students 
in your program.

More information and a link to apply can be found here:
https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular=11907

The application deadline is February 15th. For questions, contact Chris 
Rothschild at chri...@uw.edu


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Re: [change] You have a new message

2020-01-08 Thread Matthew Johnson
Dear Change,
Please ignore the above message -- it is spam. I will update the list now
to only allow posts from list members instead of just relying on spam
filters (which appear to not be holding up lately).
-Matt J.

On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 12:01 PM University of Washington <
sjoh4...@cs.washington.edu> wrote:

> Dear user,
>
> You have received a new message from University of Washington posted to
> you through the Blackboard Learning System.
>
> www.blackboard.com/blackboard/course/messagecenter
> 
>
> Regards,
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[change] You have a new message

2020-01-08 Thread University of Washington
Dear user,
You have received a new message from University of Washington posted to you 
through the Blackboard Learning System.
www.blackboard.com/blackboard/course/messagecenter
Regards,
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[change] Change Seminar Organizer Recruitment- it could be you!

2020-01-07 Thread Esther Jang
Hi Change community,

We are recruiting organizers for Change Seminar to help us recruit speakers
and take care of Change logistics for the coming year. Reply to this email
if you are interested!

Thanks,
-Esther
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[change] From Hurricane to Earthquake: Puerto Rico Needs Your Help // Help Puerto Rico by Supporting RISE

2020-01-07 Thread Yosem Companys
From: Marla Perez Lugo 

Dear friends:

I hope this email finds you well.  In light of the recent seismic activity
in PR, we write this message in an attempt to activate a community of
interest within the RISE Network to participate in strategic activities of
service to the people of PR.  As you know, the RISE Network is supposed to
work as a mesonet of universities serving as radars of local and regional
vulnerabilities to leave “no blind spots”.  We have an opportunity to act
in a preemptive manner:

1. Identifying relevant expertise that can have an impact at this time of
high uncertainty in the island;

2. Engage universities that have been doing work in PR post Maria to gather
information and knowledge about vulnerabilities found on the ground, either
in terms of physical infrastructure and/or social organization, etc.;

3. Put together a rapid response team that can make itself available to
local colleagues, managers, communities, etc, to collaborate in activities
such as public service announcements, press conferences, consulting, or
other activities that local stakeholders see appropriate.

I feel we have a lot to offer in this time of uncertainty. This is what the
RISE Network is meant to do. We are on our way to Washington DC to
participate in the NCSE Annual Conference.  If you would like to be a part
of this effort, please contact us as soon as possible. We will connect you
with a group of local experts which is already designing educational,
capacity building and public outreach efforts.

Take care and see you soon
Marla and Cecilio

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 6:25 PM Cecilio Ortiz García 
wrote:

> Good evening colleagues. I hope you all are well. Right now the
> centrifugal forces of our multiple institutional commitments suck us back
> in to finish the semester. The grading, putting  out reports and
> visualizing what the Spring of 2020 brings, overtake our agendas. While we
> do not have a class load (thanks to Penn State) we are working hard to turn
> all the data generated by RISE 2019 into a usable report. As such, we will
> be convening several debrief sessions and analysis activities in the next
> few weeks. I want to take a minute of your time to thank each and everyone
> of you from the bottom of our hearts for the countless hours of
> conversation, debate, arguments, proposals, presentations, meetings, etc.
> all of you have so elegantly afforded us. After all the travels and visits
> made to our friends in this email list, we are thankful that those
> collaborative efforts have now been validated by the kind of successful
> activity we all enjoyed at RISE 2019.  I am forever in debt to President
> Rodriguez and the outstanding Albany team and for Michelle and Valerie at
> NCSE who’s unyielding level of commitment convinced us to take this leap of
> faith along with our family. In fact, by virtue of the tremendous
> investment in RISE 2019, President Rodriguez should have the honor of
> passing the ceremonial “baton” to the next President that steps up to
> continue the journey on the path he has so gallantly helped set RISE on.
>
> Today I do not want to talk about money. No funding euphemisms, business
> models, fiscal schemes or financial arrangements.
> I want to talk to you, our RISE close circle of friends and colleagues
> that have either suggested hosting a workshop/observatory activity or
> stepped up to support the sustainability of our fellowship. I would like to
> have a conversation about concrete steps that with all of you we need to
> take to successfully accelerate the obvious momentum the conference has
> generated generated.
>
> I call your attention to several opportunities:
>
> 1) Our colleagues Dr. Daniel Soto (Sonoma State) and Cheri Chastain
> (Sustainability Officer, UC-Chico) have made a call for the RISE Network to
> design a workshop activity around socio-demographics pressures associated
> to wildfires (Daniel and Cheri please correct me if I am missing the
> correct issue definition) to occur this Spring 2020 in California before
> the next wildfire season. This particular issue is a particularly wicked
> one, connecting fire, water, energy, housing, migration, across
> jurisdictions, social stakeholder groups and communities. We could
> accompany our colleagues to make a call to the UC system and offer the RISE
> Network’s collaboration. Certainly exploring wildfires as socio-ecological
> hazards, have a lot to offer in the co production of new knowledge about
> community resilience.
>
> 2) Professor Jacob Mans is spearheading an effort to bring the RISE
> Network to collaborate around the serious issue of homelessness in
> Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Area. Issues of energy security and justice,
> housing, migration, public health, etc. convergence to make the
> homelessness issue a nation wide threat to the health and wellbeing of our
> communities. Similar the the wildfires, homelessness is a boundary object
> with direct impact on community 

Re: [change] Change Seminar 1/7: Andrew Powers- "Eco - Tech In the Urban Garden" (STEM education project in Seattle)

2020-01-06 Thread Esther Jang
The room will be Gates 271.
Thanks,
-Esther

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 9:24 AM Esther Jang 
wrote:

> *Join us for the first Change Seminar of the year, tomorrow 1/7!*
>
>
> *When*: Tuesday 1/7, 12pm-1pm
> *Where*: TBD- there will be another email to announce the room
> *Who: *Andrew Powers
> *Title: *Eco - Tech In the Urban Garden
>
> *Bio:*
>
> Andrew is a graduate of Seattle University and holds a B.A. in Digital
> Design. As a passionate S.T.E.M. educator, he focuses on connecting people
> in underserved communities with technology in culturally competent ways.
> In 2015, Andrew and his twin brother Adam joined forces to create Key Tech
> labs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that strives to provide open sourced education to
> underserved communities in order to empower the community through project
> based learning and S.T.E.M. Education.
>
> *Summary:*
> Eco - Tech in the Urban Garden is a program where we use the disciplines
> of science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) to produce the
> producers. The practice of agriculture is what helped humanity rise and
> grow, and S.T.E.M. is the soil that feed that growth. In our program we
> teach our students how to build a “Farmbot GreenHouse” a  robot that will
> water, weed, and seed a garden, as well as smart greenhouse that will
> monitor the garden as it also provides protection. The program isn't just
> designed to provide education, but to produce food, jobs, and a community
> of self sustainable people with the choice to use, share, or sell the
> fruits of their labor.
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[change] Change Seminar 1/7: Andrew Powers- "Eco - Tech In the Urban Garden" (STEM education project in Seattle)

2020-01-06 Thread Esther Jang
*Join us for the first Change Seminar of the year, tomorrow 1/7!*


*When*: Tuesday 1/7, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: TBD- there will be another email to announce the room
*Who: *Andrew Powers
*Title: *Eco - Tech In the Urban Garden

*Bio:*

Andrew is a graduate of Seattle University and holds a B.A. in Digital
Design. As a passionate S.T.E.M. educator, he focuses on connecting people
in underserved communities with technology in culturally competent ways.
In 2015, Andrew and his twin brother Adam joined forces to create Key Tech
labs, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that strives to provide open sourced education to
underserved communities in order to empower the community through project
based learning and S.T.E.M. Education.

*Summary:*
Eco - Tech in the Urban Garden is a program where we use the disciplines of
science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) to produce the
producers. The practice of agriculture is what helped humanity rise and
grow, and S.T.E.M. is the soil that feed that growth. In our program we
teach our students how to build a “Farmbot GreenHouse” a  robot that will
water, weed, and seed a garden, as well as smart greenhouse that will
monitor the garden as it also provides protection. The program isn't just
designed to provide education, but to produce food, jobs, and a community
of self sustainable people with the choice to use, share, or sell the
fruits of their labor.
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2020-01-03 Thread University of Washington
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Re: [change] I got a message requiring a UW Net ID

2020-01-03 Thread Gabrielle Strandquist
I have a NetID but I can't login in either... plus the URL says codecave...
so it does seem suspicious...

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:43 PM Jason Hoffman 
wrote:

> To me, it seemed like a phishing email, since it redirected to a site that
> wasn't the normal UW login site. I reported it to UW IT, so we'll see what
> they say. Either way, I would recommend to be careful and probably ignore
> it for now...
>
> Jason
>
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 12:38 PM Steve Lewis  wrote:
>
>> I don't have one  - how do I read it?
>>
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Re: [change] I got a message requiring a UW Net ID

2020-01-03 Thread Ed Lazowska
It is indeed phishing - you can tell from the bogus email address.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 12:45 PM Jason Hoffman 
wrote:

> To me, it seemed like a phishing email, since it redirected to a site that
> wasn't the normal UW login site. I reported it to UW IT, so we'll see what
> they say. Either way, I would recommend to be careful and probably ignore
> it for now...
>
> Jason
>
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 12:38 PM Steve Lewis  wrote:
>
>> I don't have one  - how do I read it?
>>
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>> 4221 105th Ave NE
>> Kirkland, WA 98033
>> 206-384-1340 (cell)
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Re: [change] You have 1 new Schedule Message

2020-01-03 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
This is probably a Phishing email that made it through our spam filter.
Please ignore it.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 11:34 AM University of Washington 
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Re: [change] I got a message requiring a UW Net ID

2020-01-03 Thread Jason Hoffman
To me, it seemed like a phishing email, since it redirected to a site that
wasn't the normal UW login site. I reported it to UW IT, so we'll see what
they say. Either way, I would recommend to be careful and probably ignore
it for now...

Jason

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> I don't have one  - how do I read it?
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[change] I got a message requiring a UW Net ID

2020-01-03 Thread Steve Lewis
I don't have one  - how do I read it?

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[change] You have 1 new Schedule Message

2020-01-03 Thread University of Washington
You have 1 new Schedule Message

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[change] Fwd: ICTD 2020 paper submission deadline approaching!

2019-12-16 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
mobile

-- Forwarded message -
From: Nicki Dell 
Date: Mon, Dec 16, 2019, 5:04 AM
Subject: ICTD 2020 paper submission deadline approaching!
To: YRICTD 


Final push! Full paper submissions for ICTD 2020 are due in five days, Dec
20 2019, 8pm Anywhere on Earth. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Conference website: http://ictd2020.org/
Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ictd2020
Call for papers: https://ictd2020.org/participate/cfp/

The International Conference on Information Communication Technologies and
Development (ICTD) will be June 17-20, 2020 at Escuela Superior Politécnica
del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Re: [change] Special Change Seminar **Wednesday 10:30-11:30**

2019-12-04 Thread Matthew Johnson
Livestream link available here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLH2dYUkDqg

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 10:31 AM Matthew Johnson 
wrote:

> Reminder that this will begin in 5 minutes, in CSE2-371!
>
> On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:03 PM Matthew Johnson 
> wrote:
>
>> Hello!
>>
>> We will have Josh Hug from UC Berkeley joining us this week for a special
>> change seminar on Wednesday at 10:30 in CSE2-371. (There will not be a
>> speaker on Tuesday.)
>>
>> We hope to see you all there, but if you can’t make it we will send out a
>> livestream link before the talk on Wednesday as well!
>>
>> *Embedding Social Impact Awareness into Introductory CS Education*
>>
>> *Abstract*
>> Computer science and data science education provide our students with
>> tremendous power and responsibility immediately after graduation. Many of
>> our graduates find themselves embedded in organizations like Facebook,
>> Google, and Amazon that shape the destinies of billions of people around
>> the world. As university instructors, we do a great job providing the
>> technical foundation for our students' future careers, but I believe that
>> we could do a much better job helping students chart the broader narrative
>> arcs of their lives.
>>
>> Berkeley has long had a dedicated Social Implications of Computing
>> Course. In this class, we discuss the impacts of computing on all aspects
>> of society, and have students discuss and reflect on some of the big
>> ethical challenges faced by technical workers and entrepreneurs, e.g. free
>> policies on social media platforms. Recently, we have begun to integrate
>> such bigger picture discussions into our technical coursework. In this
>> talk, I will describe these efforts to integrate professional development,
>> career goal reflection, and ethics into three core technical courses in UC
>> Berkeley's CS and Data Science Majors, as well as the challenges we've
>> faced along the way.
>>
>> *Bio*
>> Josh Hug is an Associate Teaching Professor in Computer Science at UC
>> Berkeley. He completed his PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley in 2011, with a
>> primary focus on reverse engineering of bacterial signal processing systems
>> and bacterial decision making and a minor focus in education. After
>> Berkeley, he taught at Princeton from 2011-2014, where he helped develop
>> the Princeton Algorithms MOOC on Coursera. He joined the Berkeley EECS
>> faculty in 2014. He most frequently teaches Data Structures, Data Science,
>> and the Social Implications of Computing, and is the Equity and Inclusion
>> Officer for CS undergraduates. His primary research interest is in learning
>> at scale, especially tools and social structures for supporting struggling
>> students. Before UC Berkeley, he was born, raised, and went to college in
>> Texas where it was very hot and there were many terrible bugs. Prior to his
>> time in the Lone Star State, he was a dispersion of random molecules,
>> unassembled into any greater being.
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Re: [change] Special Change Seminar **Wednesday 10:30-11:30**

2019-12-04 Thread Matthew Johnson
Reminder that this will begin in 5 minutes, in CSE2-371!

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:03 PM Matthew Johnson 
wrote:

> Hello!
>
> We will have Josh Hug from UC Berkeley joining us this week for a special
> change seminar on Wednesday at 10:30 in CSE2-371. (There will not be a
> speaker on Tuesday.)
>
> We hope to see you all there, but if you can’t make it we will send out a
> livestream link before the talk on Wednesday as well!
>
> *Embedding Social Impact Awareness into Introductory CS Education*
>
> *Abstract*
> Computer science and data science education provide our students with
> tremendous power and responsibility immediately after graduation. Many of
> our graduates find themselves embedded in organizations like Facebook,
> Google, and Amazon that shape the destinies of billions of people around
> the world. As university instructors, we do a great job providing the
> technical foundation for our students' future careers, but I believe that
> we could do a much better job helping students chart the broader narrative
> arcs of their lives.
>
> Berkeley has long had a dedicated Social Implications of Computing Course.
> In this class, we discuss the impacts of computing on all aspects of
> society, and have students discuss and reflect on some of the big ethical
> challenges faced by technical workers and entrepreneurs, e.g. free policies
> on social media platforms. Recently, we have begun to integrate such bigger
> picture discussions into our technical coursework. In this talk, I will
> describe these efforts to integrate professional development, career goal
> reflection, and ethics into three core technical courses in UC Berkeley's
> CS and Data Science Majors, as well as the challenges we've faced along the
> way.
>
> *Bio*
> Josh Hug is an Associate Teaching Professor in Computer Science at UC
> Berkeley. He completed his PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley in 2011, with a
> primary focus on reverse engineering of bacterial signal processing systems
> and bacterial decision making and a minor focus in education. After
> Berkeley, he taught at Princeton from 2011-2014, where he helped develop
> the Princeton Algorithms MOOC on Coursera. He joined the Berkeley EECS
> faculty in 2014. He most frequently teaches Data Structures, Data Science,
> and the Social Implications of Computing, and is the Equity and Inclusion
> Officer for CS undergraduates. His primary research interest is in learning
> at scale, especially tools and social structures for supporting struggling
> students. Before UC Berkeley, he was born, raised, and went to college in
> Texas where it was very hot and there were many terrible bugs. Prior to his
> time in the Lone Star State, he was a dispersion of random molecules,
> unassembled into any greater being.
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[change] Special Change Seminar **Wednesday 10:30-11:30**

2019-12-02 Thread Matthew Johnson
Hello!

We will have Josh Hug from UC Berkeley joining us this week for a special
change seminar on Wednesday at 10:30 in CSE2-371. (There will not be a
speaker on Tuesday.)

We hope to see you all there, but if you can’t make it we will send out a
livestream link before the talk on Wednesday as well!

*Embedding Social Impact Awareness into Introductory CS Education*

*Abstract*
Computer science and data science education provide our students with
tremendous power and responsibility immediately after graduation. Many of
our graduates find themselves embedded in organizations like Facebook,
Google, and Amazon that shape the destinies of billions of people around
the world. As university instructors, we do a great job providing the
technical foundation for our students' future careers, but I believe that
we could do a much better job helping students chart the broader narrative
arcs of their lives.

Berkeley has long had a dedicated Social Implications of Computing Course.
In this class, we discuss the impacts of computing on all aspects of
society, and have students discuss and reflect on some of the big ethical
challenges faced by technical workers and entrepreneurs, e.g. free policies
on social media platforms. Recently, we have begun to integrate such bigger
picture discussions into our technical coursework. In this talk, I will
describe these efforts to integrate professional development, career goal
reflection, and ethics into three core technical courses in UC Berkeley's
CS and Data Science Majors, as well as the challenges we've faced along the
way.

*Bio*
Josh Hug is an Associate Teaching Professor in Computer Science at UC
Berkeley. He completed his PhD in EECS at UC Berkeley in 2011, with a
primary focus on reverse engineering of bacterial signal processing systems
and bacterial decision making and a minor focus in education. After
Berkeley, he taught at Princeton from 2011-2014, where he helped develop
the Princeton Algorithms MOOC on Coursera. He joined the Berkeley EECS
faculty in 2014. He most frequently teaches Data Structures, Data Science,
and the Social Implications of Computing, and is the Equity and Inclusion
Officer for CS undergraduates. His primary research interest is in learning
at scale, especially tools and social structures for supporting struggling
students. Before UC Berkeley, he was born, raised, and went to college in
Texas where it was very hot and there were many terrible bugs. Prior to his
time in the Lone Star State, he was a dispersion of random molecules,
unassembled into any greater being.
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[change] No Change Seminar Today (Happy Thanksgiving!)

2019-11-26 Thread Matthew Johnson
Hi Folks,
Just a reminder that there will be no Change Seminar today!
-mj
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[change] Fwd: [TIER] Fwd: ACM COMPASS 2020: Call for Papers - new track for deployment experiences and practitioner reports

2019-11-24 Thread Matt Johnson
See CFP at https://acmcompass.org/

*ACM COMPASS 2020 Call for Papers*


Deadline for submission of full papers: March 2nd, 2020

The conference will be held in June 2020, at ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador


Inspired by the broad agenda of the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs), ACM COMPASS 2020

aims to publish significant and original research from a broad array of
computer and information sciences, social sciences, environmental sciences
and engineering fields that support the growth of sustainable societies
worldwide, especially including under-represented and marginalized
communities. The ACM COMPASS 2020 conference aims to explicitly promote
interdisciplinary research work—including new methodologies, systems,
techniques, applications, and behavioral, qualitative, and quantitative
studies—that addresses key societal challenges related to sustainability,
gender equality, health, education, poverty, accessibility, conservation,
climate change, energy, infrastructure, and economic growth, among others.
We also welcome research on the ethics of technology, especially from a
critical perspective, to discuss limitations and concerns with
technology-led solutions for sustainable societies.

To ensure strong research contributions, the ACM COMPASS 2020 conference
will review papers based on focus tracks corresponding to the research
areas they draw upon. The key focal tracks are:

   - Computing Systems
   - Human-Computer Interaction
   - AI for Social Impact
   - Health
   - Energy, IoT and Smart Cities
   - Development, Economics and Social Policy
   - Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
   - Deployment Experiences and Practitioner Reports


--



*Computing Systems Track*
*Track chair: Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Gaius Networks*

This track takes paper submissions on the design, implementation, and
deployment of all forms of networked and software systems for sustainable
societies. Topics of interest may include (but not limited to):

   - Connectivity solutions
   - Mobile systems and applications
   - Network planning and measurements
   - Spectrum management
   - Content distribution
   - Low-cost computing devices
   - Middleware systems
   - Blockchain systems
   - Security and privacy issues



*Human-Computer Interaction Track*
*Track chair: Patrick Olivier, Monash University*

This track takes paper submissions on new research related to, but not
limited to:

   - User interfaces for underserved populations
   - Human-centered AI
   - Information and computer ethics
   - Experiences with information systems
   - Information system and technology design methodologies
   - Technology adoption dynamics
   - Social relationships and information flows within and across
   communities
   - Gender and intersectionality
   - Other topics related to interactions between technology and society

We especially encourage contributions on critical perspectives about
technology, that may impose limitations on technology-led solutions for
sustainable societies.



*AI for Social Impact*
*Track chair: Daniel B. Neill, Machine Learning for Good Laboratory, New
York University*

This track takes paper submissions for new research and development of
AI/ML and data science techniques in the context of sustainable societies.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:

   - Methods for large-scale data analysis, participatory sensing and
   crowd-sourced data collection.
   - Handling of missing, messy, and biased data, including data cleaning,
   data wrangling, data integration, and domain adaptation methods.
   - Analysis of massive, complex data sources, such as networked data,
   satellite data, mobile phone data, time-series, and spatial-temporal data.
   - Data privacy, security, and anonymity.
   - FATE (fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics) in AI and ML.

Methods may be applied to relevant areas including but not limited to
agriculture, poverty mapping, disease surveillance, speech interfaces,
computer vision techniques, etc. We encourage (but do not require)
real-world deployment and evaluation of methods in collaboration with
public sector partners such as government or NGOs. Submitted papers are
expected to present an argument for the (either realized or potential)
social impact of the work.



*Global Health*
*Track chair: Shameer Khader, Astra Zeneca*

This track takes papers on all aspects pertaining to the use of computing
solutions to address challenges in global health. Topics may include (but
not limited to):

   - AI/ML techniques for global health
   - EHR analysis
   - Health policy interventions
   - Randomized control trials
   - Bioinformatics and genomics for global health
   - Disease surveillance
   - Maternal and child health
   - 

[change] Change Seminar tomorrow 11/19: "Richard Anderson - Mapping the Global Immunization Cold Chain"

2019-11-18 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar tomorrow 11/19!*


*When*: Tuesday 11/19, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who: *Richard Anderson, University of Washington
*Title: *Mapping the Global Immunization Cold Chain

*Abstract:*
Vaccines are one of the most important public health interventions ever
invented, saving millions of lives every year.  The effectiveness of
immunization depends on keeping vaccines at appropriate temperatures
through a network of storage facilities referred to as the immunization
cold chain.  However, there is uncertainty about the status of the
immunization cold chain in many countries, with basic questions such as
“what is the distribution and condition of vaccine refrigerators?”
unanswered. This talk will address two fundamental issues:  how can
accurate information be collected about the global immunization cold chain,
and how can this information be made available to global and country
stakeholders who are working to strengthen immunization systems.  Two
complementary University of Washington projects will be presented:  The
Cold Chain Mapper and ODK-X Cold Chain Data Collection Application.   The
Cold Chain Mapper is a visualization system that takes cold chain inventory
information and presents it for a global audience.   The Cold Chain Data
Collection Application is built on the ODK-X data management platform and
is being deployed in multiple countries including DRC, Pakistan, and Uganda
to support modernization of the vaccine cold chain.   This talk will
emphasize how ideas coming from this work can be scaled to a global system.

*Bio:*
Richard Anderson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, where
he has been on the faculty since 1986, with brief leaves to Indian
Institute of Science, Microsoft Research, and PATH. His research has
focused on computing for the developing world since 2005, when he became
involved with the Digital Study Hall project. In 2009, Richard spent a
sabbatical year working with the Digital Health Solutions group at PATH, a
global health NGO based in Seattle. This opportunity allowed him to
increase his efforts on applying computing technologies to challenges in
global health. While working with PATH, he co-founded the Projecting Health
project, which uses the Community-Led Video Education model to promote
healthy practices in rural areas in India. Now back at the University of
Washington, his research interests in ICTD include technologies for
behavior change communication, improving tools to support the use of data
in strengthening health systems, and digital financial services.



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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 11/19: "Richard Anderson - Mapping the Global Immunization Cold Chain"

2019-11-14 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 11/19!*


*When*: Tuesday 11/19, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who: *Richard Anderson, University of Washington
*Title: *Mapping the Global Immunization Cold Chain

*Abstract:*
Vaccines are one of the most important public health interventions ever
invented, saving millions of lives every year.  The effectiveness of
immunization depends on keeping vaccines at appropriate temperatures
through a network of storage facilities referred to as the immunization
cold chain.  However, there is uncertainty about the status of the
immunization cold chain in many countries, with basic questions such as
“what is the distribution and condition of vaccine refrigerators?”
unanswered. This talk will address two fundamental issues:  how can
accurate information be collected about the global immunization cold chain,
and how can this information be made available to global and country
stakeholders who are working to strengthen immunization systems.  Two
complementary University of Washington projects will be presented:  The
Cold Chain Mapper and ODK-X Cold Chain Data Collection Application.   The
Cold Chain Mapper is a visualization system that takes cold chain inventory
information and presents it for a global audience.   The Cold Chain Data
Collection Application is built on the ODK-X data management platform and
is being deployed in multiple countries including DRC, Pakistan, and Uganda
to support modernization of the vaccine cold chain.   This talk will
emphasize how ideas coming from this work can be scaled to a global system.

*Bio:*
Richard Anderson is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, where
he has been on the faculty since 1986, with brief leaves to Indian
Institute of Science, Microsoft Research, and PATH. His research has
focused on computing for the developing world since 2005, when he became
involved with the Digital Study Hall project. In 2009, Richard spent a
sabbatical year working with the Digital Health Solutions group at PATH, a
global health NGO based in Seattle. This opportunity allowed him to
increase his efforts on applying computing technologies to challenges in
global health. While working with PATH, he co-founded the Projecting Health
project, which uses the Community-Led Video Education model to promote
healthy practices in rural areas in India. Now back at the University of
Washington, his research interests in ICTD include technologies for
behavior change communication, improving tools to support the use of data
in strengthening health systems, and digital financial services.
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[change] Change Seminar today canceled!

2019-11-12 Thread Sara Vannini
Kind reminder that Change seminar will not take place today.

We'll see you all *next Tuesday, November 19th*!

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[change] Change Seminar 11/12 - CANCELLED

2019-11-06 Thread Sara Vannini
Please note that Change is cancelled on next Tuesday, November 12th.

We will see you all regularly on *November 19th*!


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[change] Change Seminar today 11/5: Nithya Sambasivan - Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

2019-11-05 Thread Sara Vannini
Join us for Change Seminar *today 11/5! *

Also, please not the change of room: *we will be in CSE2-371*


*When*: Today 11/5, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: *CSE2-371*
*Who: *Nithya Sambasivan
*Title: *Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

*Abstract*
The Internet isn't gender equitable. In over two-thirds of countries
worldwide, there are more male than female users online. And, in India,
only 29% of Internet users were reported to be women in 2017. In this talk,
I will share findings on how safety & privacy threats limit women's access
and free expression online, drawn from our gender equity research in seven
countries, spanning nearly 2 years. I will present novel and chilling abuse
threats enabled by pervasive social media platforms, resulting in
cyberstalking, impersonation and personal data leakages, and how our
participants experienced and coped with the threats. I will also share how
inadequate privacy on devices led participants to create privacy-preserving
practices while sharing phones, such as locks, deleting traces, and
avoiding specific digital activities. I will then discuss design
implications towards a safer, more private Internet. These research
insights have been applied to several Google products, like Google Maps and
Neighourly. Check out the full report at g.co/genderequityonline, and
papers on abuse

 and privacy

for
details.

*Bio*
Nithya Sambasivan is a researcher at Google Research, focused on the HCI
questions of AI globally. Her research has enabled Google to focus on
people in the Global South and been applied to several product deployments,
such as Google Station, Datally, Google Go, Google Maps, and Crisis
Response. She graduated with a Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine
and an MS from Georgia Tech, with a dissertation focused on technology
design for low-income slum communities, urban sex workers, and
microenterprises in India. She previously worked at Next Billion Users,
Access & Energy and Google.org (all at Google), Microsoft Research India,
IBM Research T J Watson, and Nokia Research Finland.
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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 11/5: Nithya Sambasivan - Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

2019-11-04 Thread Sara Vannini
Join us for Change Seminar *tomorrow 11/5! *

Also, please not the change of room: *we will be in CSE2-371*


*When*: Tuesday 11/5, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: *CSE2-371*
*Who: *Nithya Sambasivan
*Title: *Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

*Abstract*
The Internet isn't gender equitable. In over two-thirds of countries
worldwide, there are more male than female users online. And, in India,
only 29% of Internet users were reported to be women in 2017. In this talk,
I will share findings on how safety & privacy threats limit women's access
and free expression online, drawn from our gender equity research in seven
countries, spanning nearly 2 years. I will present novel and chilling abuse
threats enabled by pervasive social media platforms, resulting in
cyberstalking, impersonation and personal data leakages, and how our
participants experienced and coped with the threats. I will also share how
inadequate privacy on devices led participants to create privacy-preserving
practices while sharing phones, such as locks, deleting traces, and
avoiding specific digital activities. I will then discuss design
implications towards a safer, more private Internet. These research
insights have been applied to several Google products, like Google Maps and
Neighourly. Check out the full report at g.co/genderequityonline, and
papers on abuse

 and privacy

for
details.

*Bio*
Nithya Sambasivan is a researcher at Google Research, focused on the HCI
questions of AI globally. Her research has enabled Google to focus on
people in the Global South and been applied to several product deployments,
such as Google Station, Datally, Google Go, Google Maps, and Crisis
Response. She graduated with a Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine
and an MS from Georgia Tech, with a dissertation focused on technology
design for low-income slum communities, urban sex workers, and
microenterprises in India. She previously worked at Next Billion Users,
Access & Energy and Google.org (all at Google), Microsoft Research India,
IBM Research T J Watson, and Nokia Research Finland.

-- 
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Lecturer - Integrated Social Sciences and Department of Communication
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Personal website: http://www.saravannini.com
Sanctuary collective website: http://www.sanctuarycollective.net/
Pronouns: she, her, hers


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Lecturer - Integrated Social Sciences and Department of Communication
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[change] Fwd: [TIER] Fwd: opening at UC Berkeley for Assistant Professor in Development Engineering

2019-11-01 Thread Matt Podolsky
-- Forwarded message -
From: Melissa Densmore 
Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Subject: [TIER] Fwd: opening at UC Berkeley for Assistant Professor in
Development Engineering
To: TIER , Maryanne McCormick <
mmccorm...@law.berkeley.edu>




-- Forwarded message -
From: Maryanne McCormick JD 
Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 8:16 AM
Subject: opening at UC Berkeley for Assistant Professor in Development
Engineering
To: 



Dear Colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce that UC Berkeley has an opening in Development
Engineering.  We would be grateful if you would share with your networks.

Assistant Professor in Development Engineering, Blum Center for Developing
Economies College of Engineering

RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open October 7th, 2019 through Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific
Time)
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02360

DESCRIPTION
The College of Engineering and the Blum Center for Developing Economies at
the University of California at Berkeley seek applications for a
tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level in
Development Engineering with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Development Engineering is a growing multidisciplinary field that
integrates engineering, economics, business, natural resources, public
health and social sciences in order to create, implement, evaluate and
scale new technologies to benefit people living in poverty in developing
regions and low-income areas in the U.S. The goal is to solve big societal
problems both globally and locally.

Example focus areas include, but are not limited to: engineering better
health, the nexus of food, energy and water systems, accessible low-cost
energy technologies, the digital transformation of societal systems,
climate change mitigation, and sustainable design and communities. Research
in any one of these areas will enable cross-campus multi-disciplinary
collaborations for innovation of scalable and sustainable technological
solutions to improve the human condition and lift people out of poverty,
particularly in developing economies.

Applicants will be hired into a home department within the College of
Engineering: Bioengineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical
Engineering & Computer Sciences; Industrial Engineering & Operations
Research; Materials Science & Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or
Nuclear Engineering. More information on the College of Engineering, and a
link to each department, is available at http://engineering.berkeley.edu/

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute meaningfully to
both their home department and to the activities of the Development
Engineering Graduate Group, housed in the Blum Center for Developing
Economies. They will be expected to teach courses in both their home
department and the Development Engineering Graduate Group, and have a
strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching, service, and
contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Graduate Group in
Development Engineering is getting ready to offer a new Professional
Masters in Development Engineering. It is expected that the new faculty
member selected will participate in the pedagogy associated with the new
Masters.

The Blum Center for Developing Economies leverages the talent, enthusiasm,
and energy of the University of California community to address global
poverty. The Blum Center’s interdisciplinary problem-solving approach draws
on students and faculty dedicated to facing this challenge through
innovative technologies, services, and education. It catalyzes the efforts
of the university community, in partnership with for-profit, nonprofit, and
government entities, to develop scalable and sustainable solutions. These
multidisciplinary approaches are built around new technologies with great
potential for low-income regions. The Blum Center invests in promising
efforts and shepherd them to the next stage, engaging partners outside the
university interested in bringing these innovations to millions. In
addition to hosting the Development Engineering Graduate Group, the Blum
Center also offers an undergraduate minor in Global Poverty & Practice and
manages the Big Ideas contest that provides funding, support, and
encouragement to students who have “big ideas” for social and
entrepreneurial impact. More information about the Blum Center is at:
http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must, at a minimum, be in the process of
completing a doctoral dissertation or an equivalent international degree at
the time of application.
Additional Qualifications: The candidate should have experience in
teaching, outreach and research in development globally or in low-income
areas of the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications: Holding a doctorate or equivalent degree by the
start of the position. The candidate should include evidence of outstanding
scholarship, the ability to establish and pursue a program of high-quality
research within a 

[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 11/5: Nithya Sambasivan - Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

2019-10-31 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 11/5!*


*When*: Tuesday 11/5, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who: *Nithya Sambasivan
*Title: *Safety, privacy, and gender equity online

*Abstract*
The Internet isn't gender equitable. In over two-thirds of countries
worldwide, there are more male than female users online. And, in India,
only 29% of Internet users were reported to be women in 2017. In this talk,
I will share findings on how safety & privacy threats limit women's access
and free expression online, drawn from our gender equity research in seven
countries, spanning nearly 2 years. I will present novel and chilling abuse
threats enabled by pervasive social media platforms, resulting in
cyberstalking, impersonation and personal data leakages, and how our
participants experienced and coped with the threats. I will also share how
inadequate privacy on devices led participants to create privacy-preserving
practices while sharing phones, such as locks, deleting traces, and
avoiding specific digital activities. I will then discuss design
implications towards a safer, more private Internet. These research
insights have been applied to several Google products, like Google Maps and
Neighourly. Check out the full report at g.co/genderequityonline, and
papers on abuse

 and privacy

for
details.

*Bio*
Nithya Sambasivan  is a researcher at Google
Research, focused on the HCI questions of AI globally. Her research has
enabled Google to focus on people in the Global South and been applied to
several product deployments, such as Google Station, Datally, Google Go,
Google Maps, and Crisis Response. She graduated with a Ph.D. from
University of California, Irvine and an MS from Georgia Tech, with a
dissertation focused on technology design for low-income slum communities,
urban sex workers, and microenterprises in India. She previously worked at
Next Billion Users, Access & Energy and Google.org (all at Google),
Microsoft Research India, IBM Research T J Watson, and Nokia Research
Finland.

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[change] Change Seminar today 10/29: Hamid Mehmood - "Towards Digitization of Collaborative Savings Among Low-Income Groups"

2019-10-29 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar today 10/29!*


*When*: today, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who*: Hamid Mehmood

*Title*: Towards Digitization of Collaborative Savings Among Low-Income
Groups

Author List:
Hamid Mehmood, Tallal Ahmad, Lubna Razaq, Shrirang Mare, Maryam Zafar,
Richard Anderson, Agha Ali Raza

*Abstract: *
Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA) is a mechanism of informal
collaborative savings that is widely used across the globe. Despite its
popularity and prevalence, it is not well-studied from HCI and CSCW
perspectives. The global increase in mobile penetration has created
opportunities to serve the unbanked using mobile-based Digital Financial
Services (DFS) for greater financial inclusion but there have not been any
DFS-based interventions around ROSCAs. We report a qualitative study
involving 80 individuals to understand the dynamics of ROSCAs and
opportunities for their digitization in the Pakistani context. We also
present a smartphone-based Digital ROSCA platform designed on top of a
simulated mobile money system. The platform was designed to be inclusive
towards low-literate users. We present qualitative findings of its
evaluation with 15 users (3 individual ROSCA groups). We find that
digitization has the potential to support and strengthen traditional ROSCAs
by mitigating issues like record-keeping, delayed payments, collection,
distribution, and safety of money. It also allows the creation of payment
history for individuals that can be used to score their financial
credibility.

*About the Speaker:*
Hamid Mehmood works as a Research Associate at ITU Fintech Center Lahore,
Pakistan. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Human
Centered Design and ICTs for Development. He completed his Masters in
Computer Science from Information Technology University, Lahore in 2017. He
is a member of International Development and Innovation Network (IDIN) at
MIT's DLab and have attended several design summits. Hamid has published
his research work to CSCW, ICTD and COMPASS.


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[change] Change Seminar today 10/22: Samia Ibtasam - "The Role of Family in women’s Technological Inclusion in Islamic Culture"

2019-10-22 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar today 10/22!*


*When*: today, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who*: Samia Ibtasam

*Title*: "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



*Abstract*:

In this talk, I will discuss how the intersection of Islam and gender
affects technological and social interactions for Muslim women in
significant ways, including gendered roles, generational differences in a
family, and wider socio-cultural and religious influences.

I will present a recent CSCW work that builds on 73 qualitative interviews
with low-income women in Punjab, Pakistan, and analyzes the complexity of
family relationships and the subsequent dynamics of authority around
technology uptake and usage by women within non-Western contexts, and,
specifically, within the Islamic world. The work argues that a Pakistani
woman's experience with technology depends on many factors, including
gendered roles, generational differences in a family, and wider
socio-cultural and religious influences against the backdrop of a
culturally conservative and patriarchal society. It highlights the rich
family dynamics, including key life events, that transform the roles of
both Muslim women and their relatives.

My work aims to inform scholars, practitioners in development agencies and
industry, and other individuals studying technological inclusion about the
household dynamics that influence women’s use of technology. Considering
these dynamics during design and implementation processes will broaden
accessibility and diversity in the acceptance and use of evolving
technologies.



*Speaker Bio:*

Samia Ibtasam  is a Ph.D. student at the Paul G
Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of
Washington in Seattle. As part of the ICTD Lab, her current work focuses on
devising tools and frameworks to increase women’s technological and
financial inclusion. With more than ten years of experience in designing,
developing and deploying technologies for emerging markets, she is studying
the impact of gender on technological and financial services and the use of
consumer training to expand financial inclusion.

Before UW, Ibtasam was the founding co-director of Innovations for Poverty
Alleviation Lab (IPAL)  at the Information
Technology University (ITU). She has authored and led research grants,
designed and led projects on speech interfaces for low-literate users and
on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), including the redesign of
immunization cards and the creation of digital health records for the
province of Punjab in Pakistan. In the Computer Science Department at ITU,
she taught Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, and product development
courses to undergraduate and graduate Computer Science students.

Ibtasam was named a Google Women Techmaker (North America) Scholar in 2019
,
a Marilyn Fries Endowed Fellow in 2016
, and
the Acumen Fund Regional Fellow for Pakistan

in 2015. She occasionally tweets @SamiaRazaq




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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 10/22: Samia Ibtasam - "The Role of Family in women’s Technological Inclusion in IslamicCulture Presenter: "

2019-10-18 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 10/22!*


*When*: Tuesday, 10/22/19, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who*: Samia Ibtasam

*Title*: "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



*Abstract*:

In this talk, I will discuss how the intersection of Islam and gender
affects technological and social interactions for Muslim women in
significant ways, including gendered roles, generational differences in a
family, and wider socio-cultural and religious influences.

I will present a recent CSCW work that builds on 73 qualitative interviews
with low-income women in Punjab, Pakistan, and analyzes the complexity of
family relationships and the subsequent dynamics of authority around
technology uptake and usage by women within non-Western contexts, and,
specifically, within the Islamic world. The work argues that a Pakistani
woman's experience with technology depends on many factors, including
gendered roles, generational differences in a family, and wider
socio-cultural and religious influences against the backdrop of a
culturally conservative and patriarchal society. It highlights the rich
family dynamics, including key life events, that transform the roles of
both Muslim women and their relatives.

My work aims to inform scholars, practitioners in development agencies and
industry, and other individuals studying technological inclusion about the
household dynamics that influence women’s use of technology. Considering
these dynamics during design and implementation processes will broaden
accessibility and diversity in the acceptance and use of evolving
technologies.



*Speaker Bio:*

Samia Ibtasam  is a Ph.D. student at the Paul G
Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of
Washington in Seattle. As part of the ICTD Lab, her current work focuses on
devising tools and frameworks to increase women’s technological and
financial inclusion. With more than ten years of experience in designing,
developing and deploying technologies for emerging markets, she is studying
the impact of gender on technological and financial services and the use of
consumer training to expand financial inclusion.

Before UW, Ibtasam was the founding co-director of Innovations for Poverty
Alleviation Lab (IPAL)  at the Information
Technology University (ITU). She has authored and led research grants,
designed and led projects on speech interfaces for low-literate users and
on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), including the redesign of
immunization cards and the creation of digital health records for the
province of Punjab in Pakistan. In the Computer Science Department at ITU,
she taught Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, and product development
courses to undergraduate and graduate Computer Science students.

Ibtasam was named a Google Women Techmaker (North America) Scholar in 2019
,
a Marilyn Fries Endowed Fellow in 2016
, and
the Acumen Fund Regional Fellow for Pakistan

in 2015. She occasionally tweets @SamiaRazaq




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[change] ICTD 2020 Call for Papers (Deadline: December 20, 2019)

2019-10-16 Thread Neha Kumar
*From: *Nicola Dell 
*Date: *October 16, 2019 at 5:13:44 PM PDT
*To: *Neha Kumar 

*Now with confirmed location and dates!*

ICTD 2020
***Call for Papers***
Deadline for submission of full papers: December 20th, 2019
June 17-20th, ESPOL, Guayaquil, Ecuador


The 11th International Conference on Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD 2020) invites you to submit your work.
To be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, ICTD 2020 will provide an
international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of social,
political, and economic development. The conference will be held from June
17-20th in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador at the country’s leading
technical university – ESPOL.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become more
pervasive in the lives of people around the world. They are being used in
various facets of daily life ranging from economics to health care,
education to governance, family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups
across the world interact with, are impacted by, and can shape the design
of these technologies. The ICTD conference provides a forum for analyzing,
critiquing, refining, and inventing new ways in which individuals,
communities, and societies interact with and make use of these tools and
platforms. There are multidisciplinary challenges associated with the
design, engineering, application, and adoption of ICTs in low- and
middle-income regions and/or other resource-constrained settings, with
implications for design, policy, and practice.

For the purposes of this conference, the term “ICT” comprises electronic
technologies for information processing and communication, as well as
systems, use of big data, interventions, and platforms built on such
technologies. “Development” includes, but is not restricted to, poverty
alleviation, education, agriculture, healthcare, communication, gender
equality, governance, infrastructure, environment, and sustainability. The
conference program will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD
research and publishing traditions, with anticipated contributions from
fields including (but not limited to) anthropology, computer science,
communication, data science, design, economics, electrical engineering,
geography, HCI, information systems, political science, public health, and
sociology.


*FULL PAPERS*An ICTD Full Paper must make a new and complete research
contribution, articulate how it is advancing the field of ICTD, and provide
complete and substantial support for its results and conclusions. All
submissions must be original work; the submitter must clearly document any
overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from
any of the authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be
grounds for rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another
venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for
rejection. Contact the papers chairs (ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) if there
are questions about this policy. Papers will be evaluated via double-blind
peer review by a multidisciplinary panel of at least three reviewers, one
of whom will come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to
ensure broad readability.


*ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION*Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for
anonymous review: no author names or affiliations may appear on the title
page, and papers should avoid revealing their identity in the text. When
referring to your previous work, do so in the third person, as though it
were written by someone else. Only blind the reference itself in the
(unusual) case that a third-person reference is infeasible. Publication as
a technical report or in an online repository does not constitute a
violation of this policy. Contact the papers chairs (
ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Papers that are not
properly anonymized may be rejected without review.


*HUMAN SUBJECTS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS*Submissions that describe
experiments with human subjects, that analyze data derived from human
subjects, or that otherwise may put humans at risk should:

Disclose whether the research received an approval or waiver from each of
the authors' institutional ethics review boards (IRB) if applicable.
Discuss steps taken to ensure that participants and others who might have
been affected by an experiment were treated ethically and with respect.

If a paper raises significant ethical concerns, it might be rejected based
on these concerns.


*PAGE LIMITS AND FORMATTING*Submitted papers may include up to 10 pages of
text (including figures and tables) and up to 3 pages of appendices (if
appropriate). References do not count towards these page limits. Reviewers
are not required to read appendices. Papers should be submitted in the
two-column CHI 2020 proceedings format (templates available for LaTeX,
Overleaf or Microsoft Word). 

Re: [change] Fwd: [Escience_bbl] Fwd: [Csde_affil] Zack Almquist to speak on Disaster Maps and Displace Populations on Oct. 18

2019-10-15 Thread Manaswi Saha
Hey Matt and Change folks,

If any of you go to this talk, could you share your notes with me?
Unfortunately, I am leaving for a bunch of conferences on the same day and
will miss it :(

On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 2:47 PM Matthew Johnson 
wrote:

> Forwarded with permission. This looks like an interesting talk with a
> member of Facebook's data science team looking at disaster mapping and
> recovery, hosted by CSDE.
> Cheers,
> -Matt J.
>
> -- Forwarded message -
> From: Sarah A Stone 
> Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:08 AM
> Subject: [Escience_bbl] Fwd: [Csde_affil] Zack Almquist to speak on
> Disaster Maps and Displace Populations on Oct. 18
> To: 
>
>
> Please join us for next week’s talk by Zack Almquist on Disaster Maps and
> Displaced Populations.  Dr. Almquist is a research scientist and
> demographer at Facebook.
> Population Research Discovery Seminars
> Disaster Maps and a Survey Comparison of Displaced Populations in the
> Cyclone Fani Region 6 Months after Landfall
>
> Zack Almquist, Research Scientist, Demography and Survey Sciences Group,
> Facebook
>
> 10/18/2019
> 12:30-1:30 PM PT
> 121 Raitt Hall 
> --
>
> Zack Almquist is a Research Scientist in the Demography and Survey
> Sciences group at Facebook. From 2013-2018 he was an Assistant Professor of
> Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. In 2017-2018 he
> was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford
> University. Almquist’s research interests include social network analysis,
> big data, computational social sciences, mathematical sociology, spatial
> analysis, demography, sociology of education, environmental policy, public
> health, and human judgment and decision-making. His main research focus is
> on understanding, modeling, and predicting the effects that space
> (geography) and time have on human interaction (e.g., communication,
> friendship, mentorship, needle sharing, etc.) and social processes (e.g.,
> information passing, knowledge acquisition, skill development, disease
> transmission, etc.).
>
>
> Sara Curran 
> Director
> Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology 
> Section Editor, Global Perspectives 
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[change] Fwd: [Escience_bbl] Fwd: [Csde_affil] Zack Almquist to speak on Disaster Maps and Displace Populations on Oct. 18

2019-10-15 Thread Matthew Johnson
Forwarded with permission. This looks like an interesting talk with a
member of Facebook's data science team looking at disaster mapping and
recovery, hosted by CSDE.
Cheers,
-Matt J.

-- Forwarded message -
From: Sarah A Stone 
Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 10:08 AM
Subject: [Escience_bbl] Fwd: [Csde_affil] Zack Almquist to speak on
Disaster Maps and Displace Populations on Oct. 18
To: 


Please join us for next week’s talk by Zack Almquist on Disaster Maps and
Displaced Populations.  Dr. Almquist is a research scientist and
demographer at Facebook.
Population Research Discovery Seminars
Disaster Maps and a Survey Comparison of Displaced Populations in the
Cyclone Fani Region 6 Months after Landfall

Zack Almquist, Research Scientist, Demography and Survey Sciences Group,
Facebook

10/18/2019
12:30-1:30 PM PT
121 Raitt Hall 
--

Zack Almquist is a Research Scientist in the Demography and Survey Sciences
group at Facebook. From 2013-2018 he was an Assistant Professor of
Sociology and Statistics at the University of Minnesota. In 2017-2018 he
was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford
University. Almquist’s research interests include social network analysis,
big data, computational social sciences, mathematical sociology, spatial
analysis, demography, sociology of education, environmental policy, public
health, and human judgment and decision-making. His main research focus is
on understanding, modeling, and predicting the effects that space
(geography) and time have on human interaction (e.g., communication,
friendship, mentorship, needle sharing, etc.) and social processes (e.g.,
information passing, knowledge acquisition, skill development, disease
transmission, etc.).


Sara Curran 
Director
Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology 
Section Editor, Global Perspectives 

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[change] Change Seminar Today 10/15: Kurtis Heimerl "CoLTE, a LTE-based community networks solution"

2019-10-15 Thread Sara Vannini
*Join us for Change Seminar next Today 10/15!*

*When*: today, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE2-271
*Who*: Kurtis Heimerl
*Title: *CoLTE, a LTE-based community networks solution

*Talk Summary:*
In this talk I introduce CoLTE, a solution for LTE-based community
networks. CoLTE is a lightweight, Internet-only LTE core network (EPC)
designed to facilitate the deployment and operation of small-scale,
community owned and operated LTE networks in rural areas with limited and
unreliable backhaul. The key differentiator of CoLTE, when compared to
existing LTE solutions, is that in CoLTE the EPC is designed to be located
in the field and deployed alongside a
small number of cellular radios (eNodeBs), as opposed to the centralized
model seen in large-scale telecom networks. We also provide performance
results and lessons learned from a real-world CoLTE network deployed in
rural Indonesia. This network has been sustainably operating for over
six months,
currently serves over 40 active users, and provides measured backhaul
reductions of up to 45% when compared to cloud-core solutions.

*Speaker bio:*
Kurtis is Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School
of Computer
Science & Engineering, where he works with the Change and ICTD groups. His
research interests are in the space of technology for poverty alleviation,
specifically Internet Access. He was a recipient of the 2014 MIT “35 under
35” award, the 2018 UW early career Diamond Award, and won “Best Paper”
awards at both CHI and DySPAN. He publishes in top conferences such as
ICTD, CHI, and NSDI and occasionally on the UWCSE ICTD Blog.




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[change] Looking for website redesign for OpenMRS

2019-10-13 Thread Jan Flowers
Hi All -

OpenMRS has posted an RFP for their website redesign.  If anyone is looking for 
a small web project for a do-good organization, please send over an email 
expressing interest to jenni...@openmrs.org.


*   
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1njqiqh52WB9rG4ucYDDcnTZp61grbBrJO8AeKkfnuSA/edit

*   
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-55Oci5WeoQRPcy4ex1erUYkU2mttIkxym-KoXsYShA/edit

Best,
Jan


Jan Flowers, MS HPL
Health Informatics, Health Policy & Law, Global Health
Clinical Informatics Research Group (CIRG), BNHI SON, Director of Global Health 
Informatics
Digital Initiatives Group I-TECH, DGH SOM, Faculty Co-Lead
University of Washington, Clinical Faculty, Research Scientist
OpenMRS, Chair, Board of Directors and Leadership
OpenELIS, Board of Directors

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[change] Fwd: [liberationtech] [Job] Senior DevOps Engineer @ Freedom of the Press Foundation

2019-10-11 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Erik Moeller 
Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 4:03 PM
Subject: [liberationtech] [Job] Senior DevOps Engineer @ Freedom of the
Press Foundation
To: 


Hi folks,

We're hiring a Senior DevOps Engineer at Freedom of the Press Foundation.

We lead the development of SecureDrop (used by 65+ media organizations),
manage the US Press Freedom Tracker (in partnership with the Committee
to Protect Journalists), and provide digital security training & org
security audits to journalists and news organizations.

Job description here:
https://freedom.press/jobs/senior-devops-engineer/

Budgeted base salary range: $90-$110K

Remote-friendly: Yes, if you're comfortable being available during
business hours in the PT-ET time zone range (you don't have to be based
there).

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[change] ROOM CHANGE: Change Seminar Tuesday 10/8: Dustin Carlino- "A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source traffic simulation game"

2019-10-08 Thread Esther Jang
Reminder about room change: We will be in *CSE2-271* for the talk now, and
also in subsequent weeks.



*When: Tuesday, 10/8/19, 12pm-1pmWhere: CSE2-271Who: Dustin Carlino*
*Title: A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source
traffic simulation game*


*Talk Summary:*Ever been on a bus stuck in traffic wondering where the
bus-only lane is? A/B Street (https://github.com/dabreegster/abstreet) is a
game simulating vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic in Seattle.
Players reconfigure road space -- such as changing on-street parking to a
bike lane -- and traffic signals, then explore how the change affects
different groups. The project aims to bring urban planning to the masses,
letting anybody prototype and then propose a small idea for improving
Seattle. Attend this talk to learn about the complexities of using
OpenStreetMap and other public data to build a detailed road model, how to
simulate the movement and interactions of thousands of agents faster than
real-time, and about the challenges of building a friendly UI for conveying
the intricacies of Seattle's worst jams.


*Speaker bio: *Dustin graduated from the CS program at UT Austin in 2014,
after working on an undergrad thesis to simulate autonomous cars. He worked
on Google Compute Engine in Seattle for four years, then decided to pursue
A/B Street full-time. His mission is to find short-term solutions to ease
traffic woes in growing American cities, by incrementally improving transit
and cycling options. Outside of this project, he helps organize Seattle
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Re: [change] Change Seminar Tuesday 10/8: Dustin Carlino- "A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source traffic simulation game"

2019-10-07 Thread Esther Jang
*ROOM CHANGE:* We will be in* CSE2-271* for the talk tomorrow, and also in
subsequent weeks.

*When*: Tuesday, 10/8/19, 12pm-1pm
*Where: CSE2-271*
*Who*: Dustin Carlino
*Title: *A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source
traffic simulation game


*Talk Summary:*Ever been on a bus stuck in traffic wondering where the
bus-only lane is? A/B Street (https://github.com/dabreegster/abstreet) is a
game simulating vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic in Seattle.
Players reconfigure road space -- such as changing on-street parking to a
bike lane -- and traffic signals, then explore how the change affects
different groups. The project aims to bring urban planning to the masses,
letting anybody prototype and then propose a small idea for improving
Seattle. Attend this talk to learn about the complexities of using
OpenStreetMap and other public data to build a detailed road model, how to
simulate the movement and interactions of thousands of agents faster than
real-time, and about the challenges of building a friendly UI for conveying
the intricacies of Seattle's worst jams.


*Speaker bio: *Dustin graduated from the CS program at UT Austin in 2014,
after working on an undergrad thesis to simulate autonomous cars. He worked
on Google Compute Engine in Seattle for four years, then decided to pursue
A/B Street full-time. His mission is to find short-term solutions to ease
traffic woes in growing American cities, by incrementally improving transit
and cycling options. Outside of this project, he helps organize Seattle
Jumps, a local parkour community. Contact him at dabreegs...@gmail.com.

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 3:02 PM Esther Jang 
wrote:

> Please join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 10/8!
>
> *When*: Tuesday, 10/8/19, 12pm-1pm
> *Where*: CSE 203
> *Who*: Dustin Carlino
> *Title: *A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source
> traffic simulation game
>
>
> *Talk Summary:*Ever been on a bus stuck in traffic wondering where the
> bus-only lane is? A/B Street (https://github.com/dabreegster/abstreet) is
> a game simulating vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic in Seattle.
> Players reconfigure road space -- such as changing on-street parking to a
> bike lane -- and traffic signals, then explore how the change affects
> different groups. The project aims to bring urban planning to the masses,
> letting anybody prototype and then propose a small idea for improving
> Seattle. Attend this talk to learn about the complexities of using
> OpenStreetMap and other public data to build a detailed road model, how to
> simulate the movement and interactions of thousands of agents faster than
> real-time, and about the challenges of building a friendly UI for conveying
> the intricacies of Seattle's worst jams.
>
>
> *Speaker bio: *Dustin graduated from the CS program at UT Austin in 2014,
> after working on an undergrad thesis to simulate autonomous cars. He worked
> on Google Compute Engine in Seattle for four years, then decided to pursue
> A/B Street full-time. His mission is to find short-term solutions to ease
> traffic woes in growing American cities, by incrementally improving transit
> and cycling options. Outside of this project, he helps organize Seattle
> Jumps, a local parkour community. Contact him at dabreegs...@gmail.com.
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Re: [change] Talk: Thursday 12pm@CSE203: Revi Sterling - USAID: How Technologists Fail Women… And how to more effectively address the gender digital divide

2019-10-03 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
Reminder, this is happening today at CSE203 at Noon. Salads will be served!

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:28 PM Kurtis Heimerl 
wrote:

> Revi Sterling will be speaking at our moved change seminar and lunch this
> Thursday at noon in CSE 203. Revi is currently the Director of the USAID
> W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge and has a long history or ICTD work at MSR
> India, Colorado, and other places. Please reach out if you'd like to chat
> with her 1-1 as well.
>
> Abstract: *The real reason we can’t get the last several hundreds of
> millions of women online comes down to fact there are people in their
> community who don’t want them online. The women who can get online, are.
> Let’s talk about how we tried to address this with the USAID WomenConnect
> Challenge and what the major research and policy gaps still are.*
>
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[change] Change Seminar Tuesday 10/8: Dustin Carlino- "A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source traffic simulation game"

2019-10-02 Thread Esther Jang
Please join us for Change Seminar next Tuesday 10/8!

*When*: Tuesday, 10/8/19, 12pm-1pm
*Where*: CSE 203
*Who*: Dustin Carlino
*Title: *A/B Street: Fixing Seattle's traffic by playing an open source
traffic simulation game


*Talk Summary:*Ever been on a bus stuck in traffic wondering where the
bus-only lane is? A/B Street (https://github.com/dabreegster/abstreet) is a
game simulating vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic in Seattle.
Players reconfigure road space -- such as changing on-street parking to a
bike lane -- and traffic signals, then explore how the change affects
different groups. The project aims to bring urban planning to the masses,
letting anybody prototype and then propose a small idea for improving
Seattle. Attend this talk to learn about the complexities of using
OpenStreetMap and other public data to build a detailed road model, how to
simulate the movement and interactions of thousands of agents faster than
real-time, and about the challenges of building a friendly UI for conveying
the intricacies of Seattle's worst jams.


*Speaker bio: *Dustin graduated from the CS program at UT Austin in 2014,
after working on an undergrad thesis to simulate autonomous cars. He worked
on Google Compute Engine in Seattle for four years, then decided to pursue
A/B Street full-time. His mission is to find short-term solutions to ease
traffic woes in growing American cities, by incrementally improving transit
and cycling options. Outside of this project, he helps organize Seattle
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[change] Talk: Thursday 12pm@CSE203: Revi Sterling - USAID: How Technologists Fail Women… And how to more effectively address the gender digital divide

2019-10-01 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
Revi Sterling will be speaking at our moved change seminar and lunch this
Thursday at noon in CSE 203. Revi is currently the Director of the USAID
W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge and has a long history or ICTD work at MSR
India, Colorado, and other places. Please reach out if you'd like to chat
with her 1-1 as well.

Abstract: *The real reason we can’t get the last several hundreds of
millions of women online comes down to fact there are people in their
community who don’t want them online. The women who can get online, are.
Let’s talk about how we tried to address this with the USAID WomenConnect
Challenge and what the major research and policy gaps still are.*

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[change] CSE 590F: Computing and the Developing World

2019-09-30 Thread Naveena Karusala
Hi all,

CSE 590F meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 in Gates 387.

This quarter will focus on a selection of papers related to ICTD
(Information Communication Technology and Development).

We will start with an organizational meeting tomorrow (Oct 1). We'll decide
on a theme for weekly readings---they could be classic/foundational ICTD
papers, new ICTD papers at recent conferences, or other suggestions as well.

If you're interested in this area and want an overview of the current
research, please consider registering!

Best,
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[change] Alliance4AI startup overview

2019-09-17 Thread Yosem Companys
Alliance4AI highlights their latest analysis and summary of the African AI
start-up space.

https://medium.com/alliance4ai/ai-generation-learnings-from-alliance4ais-first-100-startups-in-africa-acfba0f753d1

(h/t Ulrich Paquet )
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[change] African Industrial Internet Programme now open for admission

2019-09-16 Thread Yosem Companys
From: Shivanand Guness 

The application for the African Industrial Internet Programme(AIIP) is open
for our 2020 cohort. The AIIP is a 12-months data science programme for
engineers and software developers. If you are interested click here
 to apply. For additional information check our
webpage .

Regards,
Shivanand Guness
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[change] Tensorflow Roadshow Will Go to Africa (Nairobi, Lagos, & JHB)

2019-09-16 Thread Yosem Companys
From: Jade Abbott 

The Tensorflow team are having a roadshow and are visiting Nairobi, Lagos
and Johannesburg in October

"The TensorFlow team will be presenting a series of highly technical talks
which will inlcude the TensorFlow 2.0 best practices, TF Lite, TF.js,
TensorFlow Extended, Model Optimization and much more. Come meet the
TensorFlow team, hear what's new, and help us continue to build our
developer community!"

Sounds like they're going to be fantastic events.

More details at the following links:

TensorFlow Roadshow Nairobi

TensorFlow Roadshow Lagos

TensorFlow Roadshow Johannesburg

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Re: [change] Privacy Policy Talk at UW CSE, Wed 9/4 at 3:30pm- "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists"

2019-09-06 Thread Esther Jang
Hi all,

Cynthia sent over the slides from Wednesday's talk.

-
Here are links to download the slides from yesterday (with minimal
modifications).

Libre Office Impress .odp file format:
https://share.riseup.net/#ZFVtpt2Fei2tMO9r5bSRnw

PowerPoint .ppt file (the conversion to ppt may have impacted
formatting/legibility):
https://share.riseup.net/#iez8qZF9E-XrLHe6QY-Feg

Both links are only valid for a maximum of 7 days (which is all that
share.riseup.net supports).  Let me know if there's any issue in getting
the slides.

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 2:01 PM Esther Jang 
wrote:

> Hi Change community,
>
> Next *Wed 9/4 3:30pm at UW CSE*, students from the ICTD and Security &
> Privacy Labs will jointly be hosting a talk by local privacy activist
> Cynthia Spiess. She'll be talking about how to get involved in the City of
> Seattle's process for publicly reviewing surveillance technologies used by
> the city, the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance.
>
> *Talk Title: "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech
> Activists"*
> *When: Wednesday 9/4, 3:30-5 pm*
> *Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Gates
> Commons (rm CSE 691)*
>
>
> *Speaker Bio:*Cynthia Spiess has previously worked at Adobe as a Senior
> Security Researcher for the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET).
> Prior to that, she worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Security
> Engineer for the AWS AppSec team; and earlier as a Developer Support
> Engineer for AWS Premium Support. She has spoken at DefendCon 2017 and iSec
> (now NCC) Open Forum Seattle. Her work experience covers front-end and
> back-end web stacks (GUIs and APIs), both traditional and more modern
> (NoSQL DBs, docker/Mesos), SecOps/IR, and (unsurprisingly) cloud security.
>
>
> *Talk Summary:*The City of Seattle is in the midst of undertaking
> important steps that impact the privacy (and security in some cases) of all
> persons living, working, and traveling in Seattle for likely many years to
> come. This work is partially underway, with different surveillance
> technologies in different stages of the process. This presentation will
> cover what the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance is & the overall process
> end-to-end; what stage we’re at; noteworthy technical findings thus far;
> what’s next; and how to contribute your knowledge. The overall situation is
> one which is near starving for technical contributions and voice, so the
> hope is that this presentation is more than purely informational and
> instead results in informed participation (in any level or capacity).
>
> Here's a FB event  for
> sharing. Please come if you can make it, and invite anyone who you think
> would be interested!
>
> Thanks,
> -Esther
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[change] Fwd: Re Postdoc/Research Associate Opportunity at the CTIC at Penn

2019-09-04 Thread Kurtis Heimerl
-- Forwarded message -
From: Muge Haseki 
Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 1:03 PM

Subject: Postdoc/Research Associate Opportunity at the Center for
Technology, Innovation, and Competition at Penn



The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of
Pennsylvania seeks a research fellow to work on a set of research projects
focusing on access to information and communication technologies and their
impact on economic development outcomes. The work will involve analyzing
quantitative data from a variety of datasets, including local
administrative data, survey data, experimental data, and financial data. We
are currently soliciting applications for postdocs, data scientists, and
research associates, with appointment to begin immediately. This position
is for 1 year, subject to renewal for an additional year.

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree in Computer Science,
Economics, Information Science, or a related field. Strong technical,
analytic, and computational skills are essential. Familiarity with
financial modeling and prior experience conducting field experiments are
preferred.



Some of the responsibilities include:

·  Conduct fieldwork when necessary

·  Clean and manage large datasets

·  Conduct statistical analyses of data using R/Stata

·  Prepare literature reviews, background research, and other draft content
for grant proposals and academic papers

·  Draft project reports, research protocols, and other project documents

·  Prepare presentations for large venues – e.g., U.N. bodies

·  Manage teams of research assistants

·  Represent the project on conference calls and email discussions with
various communities of interest

·  Maintain the project website

Interested individuals should send the following materials to Muge Haseki (
mhas...@law.upenn.edu) with a subject line “Postdoc/RA Position”: a CV, a
cover letter describing research interests and prior relevant experience,
two writing samples (or a relevant chapter from their dissertations), and a
list of names and contact information of three references. Review of
applications will begin immediately.








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Re: [change] Privacy Policy Talk at UW CSE, Wed 9/4 at 3:30pm- "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists"

2019-09-04 Thread Esther Jang
Reminder: talk starting in 10 minutes!
-Esther

On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 2:40 PM Esther Jang 
wrote:

> Reminder: this is tomorrow!
> -Esther
>
> On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 2:01 PM Esther Jang 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Change community,
>>
>> Next *Wed 9/4 3:30pm at UW CSE*, students from the ICTD and Security &
>> Privacy Labs will jointly be hosting a talk by local privacy activist
>> Cynthia Spiess. She'll be talking about how to get involved in the City of
>> Seattle's process for publicly reviewing surveillance technologies used by
>> the city, the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance.
>>
>> *Talk Title: "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech
>> Activists"*
>> *When: Wednesday 9/4, 3:30-5 pm*
>> *Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Gates
>> Commons (rm CSE 691)*
>>
>>
>> *Speaker Bio:*Cynthia Spiess has previously worked at Adobe as a Senior
>> Security Researcher for the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET).
>> Prior to that, she worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Security
>> Engineer for the AWS AppSec team; and earlier as a Developer Support
>> Engineer for AWS Premium Support. She has spoken at DefendCon 2017 and iSec
>> (now NCC) Open Forum Seattle. Her work experience covers front-end and
>> back-end web stacks (GUIs and APIs), both traditional and more modern
>> (NoSQL DBs, docker/Mesos), SecOps/IR, and (unsurprisingly) cloud security.
>>
>>
>> *Talk Summary:*The City of Seattle is in the midst of undertaking
>> important steps that impact the privacy (and security in some cases) of all
>> persons living, working, and traveling in Seattle for likely many years to
>> come. This work is partially underway, with different surveillance
>> technologies in different stages of the process. This presentation will
>> cover what the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance is & the overall process
>> end-to-end; what stage we’re at; noteworthy technical findings thus far;
>> what’s next; and how to contribute your knowledge. The overall situation is
>> one which is near starving for technical contributions and voice, so the
>> hope is that this presentation is more than purely informational and
>> instead results in informed participation (in any level or capacity).
>>
>> Here's a FB event  for
>> sharing. Please come if you can make it, and invite anyone who you think
>> would be interested!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -Esther
>>
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Re: [change] Privacy Policy Talk at UW CSE, Wed 9/4 at 3:30pm- "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists"

2019-09-03 Thread Esther Jang
Reminder: this is tomorrow!
-Esther

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 2:01 PM Esther Jang 
wrote:

> Hi Change community,
>
> Next *Wed 9/4 3:30pm at UW CSE*, students from the ICTD and Security &
> Privacy Labs will jointly be hosting a talk by local privacy activist
> Cynthia Spiess. She'll be talking about how to get involved in the City of
> Seattle's process for publicly reviewing surveillance technologies used by
> the city, the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance.
>
> *Talk Title: "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech
> Activists"*
> *When: Wednesday 9/4, 3:30-5 pm*
> *Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Gates
> Commons (rm CSE 691)*
>
>
> *Speaker Bio:*Cynthia Spiess has previously worked at Adobe as a Senior
> Security Researcher for the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET).
> Prior to that, she worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Security
> Engineer for the AWS AppSec team; and earlier as a Developer Support
> Engineer for AWS Premium Support. She has spoken at DefendCon 2017 and iSec
> (now NCC) Open Forum Seattle. Her work experience covers front-end and
> back-end web stacks (GUIs and APIs), both traditional and more modern
> (NoSQL DBs, docker/Mesos), SecOps/IR, and (unsurprisingly) cloud security.
>
>
> *Talk Summary:*The City of Seattle is in the midst of undertaking
> important steps that impact the privacy (and security in some cases) of all
> persons living, working, and traveling in Seattle for likely many years to
> come. This work is partially underway, with different surveillance
> technologies in different stages of the process. This presentation will
> cover what the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance is & the overall process
> end-to-end; what stage we’re at; noteworthy technical findings thus far;
> what’s next; and how to contribute your knowledge. The overall situation is
> one which is near starving for technical contributions and voice, so the
> hope is that this presentation is more than purely informational and
> instead results in informed participation (in any level or capacity).
>
> Here's a FB event  for
> sharing. Please come if you can make it, and invite anyone who you think
> would be interested!
>
> Thanks,
> -Esther
>
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[change] ICTD 2020 Call For Papers

2019-08-29 Thread Neha Kumar
The CfP for ICTD 2020 is out!

Begin forwarded message:

*From: *Nicola Dell 
*Subject: **ICTD 2020 Call For Papers*
*Date: *August 29, 2019 at 8:24:47 AM EDT
*Cc: *Indrani Medhi 

Please forward and share with your networks

*ICTD 2020*
Call for Papers*** *
Deadline for submission of full papers: *December 20th, 2019*
Conference will be held in June, 2020

The 11th International Conference on *Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD 2020)* invites you to submit your work.
To be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCAS, ICTD 2020 will provide an
international forum for scholarly researchers to explore the role of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of social,
political, and economic development. The conference will be in June 2020,
with the exact dates and location finalized and announced shortly.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become more
pervasive in the lives of people around the world. They are being used in
various facets of daily life ranging from economics to health care,
education to governance, family life to artistic expression. Diverse groups
across the world interact with, are impacted by, and can shape the design
of these technologies. The ICTD conference provides a forum for analyzing,
critiquing, refining, and inventing new ways in which individuals,
communities, and societies interact with and make use of these tools and
platforms. There are multidisciplinary challenges associated with the
design, engineering, application, and adoption of ICTs in low- and
middle-income regions and/or other resource-constrained settings, with
implications for design, policy, and practice.

For the purposes of this conference, the term “ICT” comprises electronic
technologies for information processing and communication, as well as
systems, use of big data, interventions, and platforms built on such
technologies. “Development” includes, but is not restricted to, poverty
alleviation, education, agriculture, healthcare, communication, gender
equality, governance, infrastructure, environment, and sustainability. The
conference program will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ICTD
research and publishing traditions, with anticipated contributions from
fields including (but not limited to) anthropology, computer science,
communication, data science, design, economics, electrical engineering,
geography, HCI, information systems, political science, public health, and
sociology.

*FULL PAPERS*
An ICTD Full Paper must make a new and complete research contribution,
articulate how it is advancing the field of ICTD, and provide complete and
substantial support for its results and conclusions. All submissions must
be original work; the submitter must clearly document any overlap with
previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the
authors. Failure to point out and explain overlap will be grounds for
rejection. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with
proceedings or a journal is not allowed and will be grounds for rejection.
Contact the papers chairs (ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) if there are questions
about this policy. Papers will be evaluated via double-blind peer review by
a multidisciplinary panel of at least three reviewers, one of whom will
come from outside the paper’s disciplinary domain in order to ensure broad
readability.

*ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION*
Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author
names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid
revealing their identity in the text. When referring to your previous work,
do so in the third person, as though it were written by someone else. Only
blind the reference itself in the (unusual) case that a third-person
reference is infeasible. Publication as a technical report or in an online
repository does not constitute a violation of this policy. Contact the
papers chairs (ictd2020pap...@gmail.com) if you have any questions. Papers
that are not properly anonymized may be rejected without review.

*HUMAN SUBJECTS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS*
Submissions that describe experiments with human subjects, that analyze
data derived from human subjects, or that otherwise may put humans at risk
should:

   - Disclose whether the research received an approval or waiver from each
   of the authors' institutional ethics review boards (IRB) if applicable.
   - Discuss steps taken to ensure that participants and others who might
   have been affected by an experiment were treated ethically and with respect.

If a paper raises significant ethical concerns, it might be rejected based
on these concerns.

*PAGE LIMITS AND FORMATTING*
Submitted papers may include up to 10 pages of text (including figures and
tables) and up to 3 pages of appendices (if appropriate). References do not
count towards these page limits. Reviewers are not required to read
appendices. Papers 

[change] Privacy Policy Talk at UW CSE, Wed 9/4 at 3:30pm- "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech Activists"

2019-08-28 Thread Esther Jang
Hi Change community,

Next *Wed 9/4 3:30pm at UW CSE*, students from the ICTD and Security &
Privacy Labs will jointly be hosting a talk by local privacy activist
Cynthia Spiess. She'll be talking about how to get involved in the City of
Seattle's process for publicly reviewing surveillance technologies used by
the city, the Seattle Surveillance Ordinance.

*Talk Title: "Seattle Surveillance Ordinance: Information for Tech
Activists"*
*When: Wednesday 9/4, 3:30-5 pm*
*Where: Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering, Gates
Commons (rm CSE 691)*


*Speaker Bio:*Cynthia Spiess has previously worked at Adobe as a Senior
Security Researcher for the Adobe Secure Software Engineering Team (ASSET).
Prior to that, she worked at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Security
Engineer for the AWS AppSec team; and earlier as a Developer Support
Engineer for AWS Premium Support. She has spoken at DefendCon 2017 and iSec
(now NCC) Open Forum Seattle. Her work experience covers front-end and
back-end web stacks (GUIs and APIs), both traditional and more modern
(NoSQL DBs, docker/Mesos), SecOps/IR, and (unsurprisingly) cloud security.


*Talk Summary:*The City of Seattle is in the midst of undertaking important
steps that impact the privacy (and security in some cases) of all persons
living, working, and traveling in Seattle for likely many years to come.
This work is partially underway, with different surveillance technologies
in different stages of the process. This presentation will cover what the
Seattle Surveillance Ordinance is & the overall process end-to-end; what
stage we’re at; noteworthy technical findings thus far; what’s next; and
how to contribute your knowledge. The overall situation is one which is
near starving for technical contributions and voice, so the hope is that
this presentation is more than purely informational and instead results in
informed participation (in any level or capacity).

Here's a FB event  for
sharing. Please come if you can make it, and invite anyone who you think
would be interested!

Thanks,
-Esther
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[change] Fwd: Postdoc and RA opportunities at Berkeley

2019-08-25 Thread Matt Podolsky
-- Forwarded message -
From: Joshua Blumenstock 
Date: Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 9:40 PM
Subject: Postdoc and RA opportunities at Berkeley

=

*Research positions available in “Big Data and Development” *
The U.C. Berkeley Data-Intensive Development Lab 
explores how novel sources of data, and new computational algorithms, can
provide insight into the causes and consequences of economic development.
We are currently soliciting applications for postdocs, data scientists, and
research associates, with appointment to begin in early 2020 (or possibly
earlier).

The postdoc or research associate will work on interdisciplinary research
challenges that lie at the intersection of development economics and
statistical machine learning. Research activities will be supervised by Joshua
Blumenstock  (UC Berkeley School of
Information), and will build on research topics including:
 - Social networks in developing economies
 - Measuring poverty and vulnerability using novel data and computational
methods
 - Fairness and privacy in machine learning
 - Understanding the consequences of violence and conflict on welfare
 - Financial inclusion, and new approaches to digital credit

Qualified candidates should have a graduate degree in Computer Science,
Economics, Statistics, or a related field. Strong technical, analytic, and
computational skills are essential: all projects involve the analysis of
large, complex data, and require proficiency in one or more object-oriented
programming languages. Experience with applied machine learning and
econometrics are desired.

Interested individuals should send the following materials to Joshua
Blumenstock (jblumenst...@berkeley.edu): a CV, a cover letter describing
research interests and prior relevant experience, two writing samples, and
three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on September
15.
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[change] landscape survey - IP messaging for global health

2019-08-19 Thread Keshet Ronen
Hi all,

Over the last few years, global access to smartphone-enabled internet
protocol (IP) mobile messaging (e.g. WhatsApp, Facebook messenger,
Telegram, WeChat) has grown exponentially. IP messaging’s potential is
being increasingly leveraged to improve global health, but learnings are
not being effectively disseminated. IP for Global Health (IP4GH) is a
community of practice formed to bring together tools and evidence on the
use of IP messaging for health.


*Has your organization used IP messaging for health? Are you planning to?
IP4GH is mapping projects and organizations pioneering this area and we
want to include your work! Please take 5-10 minutes to answer 35
multiple-choice questions about your IP health project(s).
*
Data from the survey will be published in an open-access publication and
contributing projects will be credited as they wish. Survey participants
will be sent the survey results and invited to join global leaders in the
IP4GH online community of practice, whose goals are to:
- Share experiences and facilitate collaborations using IP for global
health.
- Consolidate and disseminate evidence, tools and best practices in using
IP for global health.
- Set an agenda for responsible, impactful use of IP for global health.

We would like to include as many projects as we can in our survey and
community of practice. Please participate in the survey and pass it on to
anyone you think might be interested! 

Thanks,
Keshet

--
Keshet Ronen, PhD, MPH
Pronouns: she / they
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health, University of Washington
9th & Jefferson Building #1322
(+1) 206-685-4363
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[change] Fw: SEEKING WISE COACHES - 6th Annual 2050 Workout UW Gould Hall on August 23

2019-08-12 Thread Isabel Carrera Zamanillo
Please share the following information as appropriate:


Sustainability Ambassadors is 
seeking a select number of Sustainable Systems Coaches for our 6th Annual 
 2050 
Workout which will take 
place in Gould Hall on the University of Washington Campus on August 23 from 
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. (It’s a Workout!)



Coaches sign on for just a three hour drill down in the morning block. The 2050 
Workout is sponsored by the UW College of Built Environments. Would your 
business, agency or organization like to co-sponsor this year? Next year?



Expectations for Coaches & FAQ

We are looking for wise mentors who are passionate about systems thinking, 
committed to driving a sustainable future, and fascinated by the art of 
mentoring young people to stretch their thinking about what’s possible... and 
practical.

Let us know soon if this might be you or if you can identify an equally cool 
colleague (or grad student?) for whom this experience is a perfect fit. We are 
looking for 2-3 outstanding coaches in each of the following areas of expertise…

In the morning from 9:00-12:00 we divide into the following Sustainable System 
Teams… (which one is your interest and expertise?)

  1.  Integrated Water Systems (supply, wastewater, stormwater, net zero water)
  2.  Clean Energy Systems (conservation, generation, storage)
  3.  Zero Waste and the Circular Economy (green chemistry, product stewardship)
  4.  Green Building Systems (affordable housing, living buildings, 
eco-districts)
  5.  Food Systems (production, processing, distribution, access, waste 
reduction)
  6.  Transportation Systems (TOD, walkability, bikes, buses, rail, freight, EV)



Each of the five systems focus areas is nested in three meta-frameworks.

  *   Equitable Access for All
  *   Climate Solutions
  *   Smart Cities (AI and the Fourth Industrial Revolution)


What is my role as a coach?

Commit to attending 9:00-12:00 on August 23 and be ready to support student 
facilitators. Email Peter today!

 *   Share your personal career pathway from high school to current career
 *   Unpack your knowledge and vision for the next three decades
 *   What are the prototypes and potential tipping points?
 *   What might be some of the drivers?
*   Technical innovation
*   Creative disruptions
*   Business models and new market opportunities
*   City, state or federal policy innovation
*   Citizen action, participatory democracy, climate justice
*   Education innovations
 *   Keep the focus positive on what’s possible (not what’s failing or 
falling apart)



Celebrate: Invite your personal and professional networks to the final Public 
Presentation and Great Disruption Debate at 6:30.

Follow Up: Provide feedback on the form, features, felt experience and outcomes.

 *   Explore strengthening a programmatic partnership during the year.
 *   Explore possible job shadow opportunities for selected youth leaders
 *   Plan for the 2050 Workout next Summer



Will you join? Contact:

Peter Donaldson

Sustainability Ambassadors

pe...@sustainabilityambassadors.org

206-227-9597

---

Best regards,

Isabel Carrera Zamanillo
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
University of Washington
College of the Environment
1492 NE Boat St, Suite 210B
Seattle, WA 98105
P: 206-221-9316 / E: m...@uw.edu
Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles of the College of the 
Environment. The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish people 
of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands 
within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations.
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[change] Apply to join the ACM FCA! (Deadline: August 23, 2019)

2019-08-02 Thread Neha Kumar
Please share this call widely across your networks!

===

Dear all,

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) enters its second recruiting
cycle! The ACM FCA was created in 2017 to foster computing's next
generation of leaders, and the ACM encourages young computing professionals
with a passion for excellence, vision, leadership, and impact to join the
FCA!

The FCA carries the "privilege and responsibility to become the voice of
the future of the computing field at large and of ACM," striving to
"improve (1) computing, (2) the computing community, and (3) computing's
relationship with society." We engage in activities to shape the future of
computing, creating podcasts, writing public statements, organizing
summits, developing research manifestos, and more. As professionals from
academia, research labs, companies, and startups, we are committed to a
holistic evolution of the discipline.

If you are interested to join, apply by *August 23, 2019*, and ensure that
your applications will equip us to assess your excellence, vision for
computing, leadership potential, and commitment to impact.

More information and application link/eligibility criteria are at
https://acm-fca.org/join-fca. For any questions, please email
fca-members...@acm.org .

Regards,
Neha Kumar & Luigi De Russis
(FCA Chair & Vice-Chair)
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[change] Our order/Your catalog

2019-07-23 Thread Yaron

Dear change@change.washington.edu We are interested to buy from you. However 
could you kindly send your company catalogue and the latest prices list. So 
that we can place our trial order as soon as possible. Best Regards Yaron 
Mendelson Purchasing Manager M.T.A Developments Ltd 60 West 66th Street Apt 48b 
New York, NY 10023 Phone: (973) 8839108 Email: ya...@mtadevelopment.com
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[change] Live streaming COMPASS 2019

2019-07-02 Thread Richard Anderson
The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies 
(COMPASS 2019) (https://acmcompass.org/) is being held in Accra Ghana July 3 to 
July 5.
The conference schedule is available at: https://acmcompass.org/dates

To make the talks available to those who cannot attend the conference,  we will 
be live streaming the conference talks.   Streaming information will be on the 
conference website.   We will be streaming the talks using youtube streaming,  
using the Ashesi University channel ,  so you will be able to connect to the 
talks at: http://youtube.com/ashesifoundation, starting at 9am UCT/GMT 
Wednesday,  July 3.
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