Technology and Global Development (15-502) [undergraduate]
with Joe Mertz and Jay Aronson
I co-created this course as an undergraduate version of similar material offered for several years at the graduate level. It debuted in 2006, and has found strong interest with students across the university.
Technology for Developing Communities (16-871 or 08-790) [graduate]
with M. Bernardine Dias
We pioneered the
teaching of ICT4D, and this course will be the 6th iteration of what
began as a course dubbed ICT4B (ICT for 4 Billion People), which we
ran in 2003 jointly with UC-Berkeley (Profs. Eric Brewer,
[the late] Richard
Newton, and Tom
The course has evolved, and had name changes, but remains a
project-oriented course open to graduate students across the
university, with no pre-requisites, just a strong interest in the
field. By making the course materials available online, a number
of groups worldwide have been able to use the content for ICTD
COS Graduate Seminar (17-848)
Ethics and Policy Issues in Computing (08-200/19-211) [undergraduate]
This used to be called Computers and Society, but I realized the name wasn't descriptive enough before. Previously, I co-taught this course with Lorrie
for several years, and it is an introductory course to COS. It
provides an interdisciplinary overview of the non-technical
challenges of computing, IT, and telecommunications, and includes a
final research paper for students or teams.
Other courses I've taught or co-taught in the past include Telecommunications (18-345), and New Technologies and Economic Growth (19-442 /742).
I have also been an Advisory Committee Member for a number of EPP Project courses and Heinz School Systems Synthesis Projects, covering topics ranging from energy to networks for underserved communities to meta-reviews of International Aid.