Christelle Scharff, PhD, Develops Mobile Computer Applications to Promote Entrepreneurial Activity in Senegal

Christelle ScharffPhD, became interested in mobile computing while traveling through Cambodia and Senegal where the use of mobile phones has exploded in recent years. People in these countries as well as other developing countries now use mobile phones for commercial, communications and entertainment purposes. What is missing, however, are mobile applications unique to specific locales and markets, particularly ones that promote social change. Continue reading “Christelle Scharff, PhD, Develops Mobile Computer Applications to Promote Entrepreneurial Activity in Senegal”

Dr. Christelle Scharff received funding to attend and present at a workshop on Computer Science for Global Development

Christelle ScharffChristelle Scharff, PhD, participated in the Workshop on Computer Science for Global Development where she delivered a paper on “Mobile Technology for Global Development in Africa: Current and Future Initiatives in Senegal.” The goal of the workshop, which was held in Berkeley, California in August, was to discuss the role of computer science research in addressing the challenges of sustainable global development and to build a community of interested researchers in the field. The Computing Community Consortium, the sponsoring organization, funded her attendance. Continue reading “Dr. Christelle Scharff received funding to attend and present at a workshop on Computer Science for Global Development”

Dr. Stuart Varden to be named an Association of Information Technology Professionals/Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG) Fellow

Dr. Stuart VardenStuart Varden, EdD, was recently named a Fellow of the Association of Information Technology Professionals/Education Special Interest Group (AITP/EDSIG). This is the first year that the honor is being conferred and is in recognition of his “sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of AITP/EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve IS education, help IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.” The honor will be formally conferred at a special ceremony to be held in Washington, DC in early November. Continue reading “Dr. Stuart Varden to be named an Association of Information Technology Professionals/Education Special Interest Group (AITP-EDSIG) Fellow”