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”

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 the panel include Los Angeles County Supervisor, Holly J. Mitchell; Professor Hernan Galperin at USC; the Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager at The City of Long Beach,… Read More » “Hernan Galperin Speaks at the Connecting California 2021 event”

Celebrate 5 years of Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Awards with ARNIC awardees

This year is the fifth year since TPRC and the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society have launched the TPRC Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Awards. In her address to the community, Adrianne B. Furniss, the Executive Director of the Benton Institute, recaps the achievements of previous winners. We are proud to have three ARNIC members winning the award in the past five years. Let’s celebrate this special moment with them!

In 2018,… Read More » “Celebrate 5 years of Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Awards with ARNIC awardees”

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 Professor and ARNIC Director Hernan Galperin moderated a panel at the 49th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC). The panel features three research papers…. Read More » “ARNIC members presented at TPRC”

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 high returns on investment to help decision-makers, Internet service providers (ISP), and corporate, educational, and philanthropic leaders. The team is reviewing models include direct subsidy vouchers provided to qualified consumers,… Read More » “ARNIC and CETF Collaborate on Research to Expand Affordable Broadband”

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?

I am interested in developing solutions to bridge the digital divide. My research primarily examines user acceptance of technology,… Read More » “Meet our new postdoctoral researcher – Erezi Ogbo”

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 paper is part of ARNIC’s ongoing research project on discrimination and inequality in the gig economy…. Read More » “ARNIC Research Team Presents at the 2021 AOM Annual Meeting”