Siddhartha Lal is trained as an information and communication technology (ICT) engineer. He has worked in projects studying the interface between technology and society, such as Gram Vaani, a social entrepreneurial start-up working in the field of community media at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and at IIIT-B, where he examined the role of ICTs in the delivery of social protection schemes such as direct cash transfers.
Master of Science by Research (Information Technology), International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India (Expected graduation date: 2018)
Bachelor of Technology (Information and Communication Technology), Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, India (2009)
Kumar, N., Mathur, A., & Lal, S. (2013). Banking 101: Mobile-izing financial inclusion in an emerging India. Bell Labs Technical Journal, 17(4), 37-41.
Kam, M., Bhagwani, S., Kumar, A., Lal, S., Mathur, A., Tewari, A., & Canny, J. (2008). Designing e-Learning games for rural children in India: A format for balancing learning with fun. Paper presented at the 7th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Cape Town, South Africa.
Kam, M., Kumar, A., Lal, S., Mathur, A., Tewari, A., & Canny, J. (2007). The social complexities of user-centered design in ICTD: Experiences from four schools in India’s villages and slums. Paper presented at the 2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Bangalore, India.
Tewari, A., Kumar, A., Lal, S., Mathur, A., Kam, M., & Canny, J. (2007). Mobile games for learning English in rural India: Designing cellphone games informed by traditional games. Paper presented at the 3rd Digital Games Research Association International Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
Feb 2017 – Present: Teaching Associate at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, Mandalay, Myanmar
September 2014 – September 2015: Research Assistant at Centre for Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP), International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
November 2009 – February 2010: Research Intern at Gram Vaani Community Media, Delhi, India
May 2007 – April 2008: Research Intern at University of California, Berkeley, USA