Human Development Lab

@ Carnegie Mellon University

News and Events

Talk @ World Bank
June 12, 2012 - Washington, D.C.

Paper on speech recognition for improving word reading scores @ ACM CHI conference
May 5-10, 2012 - Austin, Texas

Cited in GSM Association's mWomen program's report titled Striving and Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Mar 2012

Conference keynote @ 4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL)
Mar 27-30, 2012 - Takamatsu, Japan

Named a 2012 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate
Mar 15, 2012 - CMU press release

Featured in The Guardian
Mar 13, 2012 - United Kingdom

Featured in World Economic Forum report titled Accelerating the Adoption of mLearning: A Call for Collective and Collaborative Action
Feb 2012

Featured in book commissioned by Qatar Foundation for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), titled Innovation in Education: Lessons From Pioneers Around The World
Nov 2, 2011 - Doha, Qatar

Talk @ Virginia Tech
Oct 27, 2011 - Blacksburg, Virginia

Featured @ Clinton Global Initiative
Sep 19-22, 2011 - New York City

Featured @ World Economic Forum's session on "Closing the Education Gap"
Sep 16, 2011 - Dalian, China

Panel presentation @ USAID symposium on "Mobiles for Education for Developing Countries"
Aug 18, 2011 - Bethesda, Maryland

Our summer interns from India have their work featured in the press in Ahmedabad Mirror
Aug 2, 2011 - Ahmedabad, India

Commenced pilot of cellphone-based English literacy learning games with 250 children in 4 low-cost private schools
Jul 29, 2011 - Hyderabad, India

Paper on technology for gender empowerment in developing world @ ACM CHI conference
May 7-12, 2011 - Vancouver, Canada

Panel presentation @ "M is for Mobile" workshop organized by Sesame Workshop India
Feb 28-Mar 2, 2011 - Delhi, India

Guest lecture @ Stanford University's School of Education (Instructor: Dr. Shelley Goldman)
Feb 24, 2011 - Palo Alto, California

Guest lecture @ University of Pittsburgh's course on "Principles of Global Health Informatics" (Instructor: Dr. Gerry Douglas)
Feb 9, 2011 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Talk on "catalyzing the ecosystem around mobile learning for development" @ United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Dec 9, 2010 - Washington D.C.

Talk @ Sesame Workshop
Nov 5, 2010 - New York City

Panel presentation @ panel on "Social Networks and Innovations to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America Through Technology", at Third International Conference against Child Labor organized by Telefónica Fundación
Nov 4, 2010 - Bogota, Colombia

Panel presentation @ panel on "Social and Ethical Issues in Education Technologies" organized by UNESCO Chair in E-Learning at Open University of Catalonia
Oct 7, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain

Conference keynote @ International Seminar on Mobile Learning and Development organized by UNESCO Chair in E-Learning at Open University of Catalonia
Oct 7, 2010 - Barcelona, Spain

Panel presentation @ panel on "Using Mobile Phones for Literacy: Promising Practices and Research." organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Sep 8, 2010 - Washington D.C. In commemoration of International Literacy Day

Talk @ National University of Singapore
Aug 6, 2010 - Singapore

Talk @ Ateneo de Manila University
Jul 22, 2010 - Manila, The Philippines

Panel presentation @ Games for Change conference
May 25, 2010 - New York City

Talk @ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
May 24, 2010 - New York City

Talk @ Northwestern University
Apr 29, 2010 - Chicago, Illinois

Talk @ The World Bank
Apr 12, 2010 - Washington D.C.

Guest lecture @ University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education's graduate class on "Information Technologies for Education and Development in Global Perspective" (Instructor: Dr. Daniel Wagner)
Mar 31, 2010 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Panel presentation @ Serious Games Summit, Games Developers Conference
Mar 9, 2010 - San Francisco, California

Talk @ Nokia Research Center
Mar 5, 2010 - Palo Alto, California

Talk @ Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Mar 23, 2009 - Washington D.C.

Talk @ American Institutes for Research (AIR), International Development Division
Mar 23, 2009 - Washington D.C.


Andhra Pradesh government officials visit one of our pilot sites in rural India
Andhra Pradesh government officials visit one of our pilot schools in rural India