Siddhartha Lal
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Biography

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.

Education

  • 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)

Selected Publications

  • 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 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.

Experience

  • 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, India
  • August 2009 – February 2010: Research Intern at Gram Vaani Community Media, Delhi, India
  • May 2007 – April 2008: Research Intern at University of California, Berkeley, USA

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