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Margaret Martonosi – Connectivity Solutions for Developing Regions, and Other Musings on Societal Implications of IT Research

Thursday, February 3, 2011
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.

As information technology supports more aspects of modern life, digital access has become an important tool for developing regions to lift themselves from poverty. Though broadband internet connectivity will not be universally available in the short-term, widely-employed mobile devices coupled with novel delay-tolerant networking do allow limited forms of connectivity. In this talk, Margaret will describe her work developing internet access systems operating with severely-constrained connectivity.

More broadly, she hopes to engage in a discussion about IT opportunities for societal impact in developing regions.

Margaret Martonosi