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ARNIC’s New YouTube Channel

ARNIC now has a YouTube channel. There, you can find recordings of our last three ARNIC seminars from Fall 2021.

Dr. John Horrigan’s seminar, dated October 22, “What we know about closing the digital divide” addressed the nature and promise of effectively addressing the digital divide. Dr. Amy Gonzales’s seminar, dated November 5, “Importance of access to digital technology for building and maintaining social capital and quality of life” synthesized two studies demonstrating the essential nature of digital access for the health,… Read More » “ARNIC’s New YouTube Channel”

New book by Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar: Data-Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation

ARNIC alum Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar’s edited book, “Data Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation” has just been published by Routledge. 

This book explores how data about our everyday online behavior is collected and how they are processed in various ways by algorithms powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The book investigates the socio-economic effects of these technologies, and the evolving regulatory landscape that is aiming to nurture the positive effects of these technology evolutions at the same time curbing possible negative practices…. Read More » “New book by Prof. Varadharajan Sridhar: Data-Centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation”

Dr. Erezi Ogbo selected as a 2022 PTC Young Scholar

Congratulations to our ARNIC postdoc Erezi Ogbo, who was recently selected as a 2022 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). The PTC Young Scholar Program recognizes rising scholars in the field of information and communications technologies. As a PTC Young Scholar, Dr. Ogbo will present her research paper “The Effect of Pricing Policies on Broadband Consumption in Nigeria” at the 2022 Pacific Telecommunications Council PTC’22: Reunite. Rethink. Renew., which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, in January 2022. … Read More » “Dr. Erezi Ogbo selected as a 2022 PTC Young Scholar”

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Digital Inclusion Project: USC PEW CETF Expert Advisory Panel

Source: California Emerging Technology Fund

In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán Galperin are researching to identify effective and sustainable strategies to provide affordable Internet to all Americans.

An Expert Advisory Panel of well-known leaders will offer valuable insights into the design and review of the study.

Orson Aguilar

Orson Aguilar served as President of The Greenlining Institute for 11 years,… Read More » “Digital Inclusion Project: USC PEW CETF Expert Advisory Panel”

USC and CETF Collaborate on Groundbreaking Research

In the first-of-its-kind collaboration, nationally-recognized researchers from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)In partnership with the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and with the support of the Pew Charitable Trust, the ARNIC research team led by Professor François Bar and Hernán Galperin are researching to identify effective and sustainable strategies to provide affordable Internet to all Americans.

ARNIC faculties Professor François Bar and Professor Hernán Galperin are leading the research team that explores ways to expand affordable broadband. … Read More » “USC and CETF Collaborate on Groundbreaking Research”

Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”