Melissa Densmore, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Information
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of California, Berkeley School of Information, and a member of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions Research Group.
From January 2009-April 2010, I was living in Mbarara, Uganda conducting my dissertation research. While there I was also volunteering as a visiting lecturer at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), and working on ICT projects for HEAL Africa Hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
I am part of the Women’s Emergency Communications and Rural Electricity (WE CARE) Solar team, and am a founder of the De Novo Group.
Research Interests: Mobile Computing for Healthcare Information Management in Africa, Telecommunications Policy and Practice in Africa
Dissertation Committee: Dean AnnaLee Saxenian (co-chair), Prof. John Chuang (co-chair), Prof. Eric Brewer and Prof. Jenna Burrell
Methodology: Multi-disciplinary Q2 approach, with the use of ICT implementation as a cultural probe.
Prior Education: MSc in Data Communications, Networks and Distributed Systems (DCNDS) from University College London, BA in Computer Science from Cornell University