Complex Systems, Computer Vision, Global Development, Human Development, Information Systems
Artificial Intelligence, Bayesian Methods, Computational Tools for Data Science, Dynamical Models, Human-Computer Interaction, Image Data Processing and Analysis, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Pattern Analysis and Classification, Predictive Modeling
Relevant Projects:

NSF, Russell Sage Foundation


Advisory Committee, Information & Communication Technologies and Development

Kentaro Toyama

W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information

School of Information

Kentaro Toyama is W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. He is the author of “Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.” Toyama conducts interdisciplinary research to understand how the world’s low-income communities interact with digital technology and to invent new ways for technology to support their socio-economic development, including computer simulations of complex systems for policy-making. Previously, Toyama did research in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and human-computer interaction at Microsoft and taught mathematics at Ashesi University in Ghana.

Interacting with children at a Seva Mandir school in Rajasthan, India.