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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Hernan Galperin Speaks at the Connecting California 2021 event

ARNIC director Professor Hernan Galperin recently spoke at a panel titled Race and Digital Inequity: The Impact on Poor Communities. The panel is organized by The Michelson 20MM Foundation, in partnership with the California Community Foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Southern California Grantmakers. The event featured leading digital equity experts. The speakers at…

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ARNIC members presented at TPRC

Our ARNIC member Dr. Erezi Ogbo presented her paper titled Acceptance and Effective Use of Virtual Assistants, co-authored with Professor Janice Hauge. In this paper, they investigate how individuals use virtual assistants to complete various household tasks. They further identify characteristics that are associated with individuals’ willingness and ability to use virtual assistants effectively.  Associate…

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ARNIC and CETF Collaborate on Research to Expand Affordable Broadband

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. The research team is looking for models that can produce…

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Meet our new postdoctoral researcher – Erezi Ogbo

This academic year, Dr. Erezi Ruth Ogbo will join ARNIC as a postdoctoral associate researcher. She will be working with Professor Hernan Galperin and Professor François Bar on issues of the digital divide. Erezi has exciting ongoing research projects and is willing to share her research with the ARNIC community! What are your general research interests?…

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ARNIC Research Team Presents at the 2021 AOM Annual Meeting

ARNIC alumni Nathaniel Ming Curran (now an assistant professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University), ARNIC member Lichen Zhen and ARNIC’s director Professor Hernan Galperin presented their paper at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Their paper is entitled Race and Gender in the Gig Economy: Evidence from Online Language Learning.  This…

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