C4G Review Day

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How can computing help make the world a better place? 
Can we avoid wars, alleviate homelessness and improve global health using computers? What are the technical challenges that arise, and what humanistic issues have to be taken into account and understood in the process? The College's Computing for Good (C4G) class continues to explore problems faced by developing countries and underserved populations from a computing perspective.

Teams from the Fall 2012 class will present posters and demos of their research projects, which are being developed in cooperation with external partners. Application areas range from safeguarding national blood supplies to supporting after-school educational programs, to supporting Internet connectivity in remote regions, to enhancing awareness of and changing recycling behaviors, and more. A distinguished panel of leaders in community work and philanthropy will discuss the projects and the larger concepts of C4G.

The schedule:

12:00 pm:  Lunch buffet in the Klaus Atrium

12:30-1:30 pm: C4G demos and posters featuring the 13 projects from this year's course

1:30-2:30 pm: C4G Panel: "What Should Computing Do For Society?" in Klaus 1116.

The panelists for this year are:
Gregory Abowd, C4G co-instructor and HCI guru
Protip Biswas, Executive Drector of the Regional Commission for Homelessness
Tamara Daley, Westat India
John Pitman, Health Officer, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The panel will be moderated by Fall 2102 C4G co-instructor Santosh Vempala. Lunch attendees should RSVP to Elizabeth Ndongi.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Mike Terrazas
  • Created: 12/03/2012
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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