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UW CSE owns Columns

The June issue of Columns – the University of Washington alumni magazine – includes three articles describing UW CSE research projects utilizing mobile phones in ways that have broad societal impact.

A feature article, “Phoning It In: Changing the World,” describes work by UW CSE professor Gaetano Borriello and his students on Open Data Kit, a software infrastructure focused on the use of mobile phones as data collection devices in the developing (and developed) world.

Shorter articles describe the work of UW CSE professor Richard Ladner and his students on mobile applications for the disabled (“Making Mobile Apps for the Disabled“) and the work of UW CSE graduate student Brian Ferris on the “One Bus Away” application to increase the utility of public transit (“UW-Designed Tool Finds Buses and Awards“).