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Our research areas

Our research work spans a wide range and focuses on applied new computing;  development of methods, tools and technologies; and carrying out end-user evaluations and impact assessment on individuals, communities and national development. 

More specifically, members of our research group carry out research in the following Innovation areas: 

  • Digital inclusion (e.g. e-connectivity and digital financial inclusion),

  • Digital and public health informatics,

  • E-infrastructures,

  • Mobile and web applications development  for social good

  • E-participatory models and technologies 

  • AI and data science for social good

  • Innovation hubs for transforming CSSG ideas into innovative products, services and processes

  • Socio-technical innovations (e-education, e-governance and e-agriculture) and impact assessment 

  • AI for Conservation

  • Usable security and privacy, data protection

  • Digital technology, digital vulnerabilities and trust 

  • Sustainable HCI and HCI for Development 

  • Digital divide and mobile and computer-based ICT4D

We are committed to maximising the impact of our research outputs to improve social policy and institutional capacity and empower underserved communities and people through technology.