Research and Projects

Project Boost
Tawanna Dillahunt, Vaishnav Kameswaran, Desiree McLain, Joyojeet Pal, and Kentaro Toyama
Understanding the limits of digital technology and the depth of non-tech support required to assist residents of Detroit’s Eastside with microentrepreneurship.
 people Innovation and technology entrepreneurship cultures between Ghana, Southern China, and Silicon Valley
Silvia Lindtner and Seyram Avle
This research investigates the contemporary social and technological processes that bring together and motivate specific kinds of leaders shaping transnational networks of design and innovation in computing and communication technologies.
  Political Social Media in the Global South
Joyojeet Pal, A’Ndre Gonawela, Tanya Madhani, Udit Thawani, Priyank Chandra, Vaishnav Kameswaran, Aakanksha Parameshwar
This research looks at the role of social media in electoral politics around various parts of the Global South, including how politicians self-represent, the framing of political issues, and the timing of messaging around major political events.
image The Data 4 Good Center
Edward Happ
The Data 4 Good Center is a platform that is used to gain important insights by combining all of the “small” data accumulated by NGO reports into “big data.” The insights gained from this largely untapped data will be used to obtain new insights that can be shared with NGOs and the communities they serve. The Data 4 Good Center is an instrumental tool for helping cities improve their local NGO’s and building a strong, healthy, and prosperous community.