Computer Science Instructor


Last Updated: 22nd July 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
Pakistan

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
Locked

Gender
Male

Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Summary

Working for Technologies for Emerging Markets with experience in design, and implementation of speech-based interfaces for low-literate users, designing human-centered products, conducting HCI user research. Expertise in voice-based systems, visual and textual interfaces. Researcher, Practitioner, and Instructor.

Education

The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur
Under-Graduate Student

   Nov 2011
— Nov 2015

Bachelors in Computer Science (4 Year Degree Program)
BSCS

Experience

Information Technology University, Punjab
Research Lead

   May 2019
— Current

Smart Immunization project is a collaborative project between ITU, Pakistan and NYU, the USA funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to conduct a province-wide study of mHealth for vaccination surveillance and administration.
• Conducting field qualitative interviews with field health workers.
• Qualitative data analysis of the data collected from interviews
• Field research tools design & implementation, reading & researching existing and new field research methods.

FinSurgents
Research Consultant

   Apr 2018
— Jun 2018

Worked on Women World Bank funded project for pilot evaluation of JazzCash Guddi Baji project to onboard women agents in rural areas of Sialkot and Kasur in Punjab Pakistan
• Conducted field qualitative interviews with women agents and their male counterparts in rural areas.
• Qualitative data analysis of the data collected from interviews
• Field research tools design & implementation

Fintech Center
Research Associate

   Feb 2018
— Apr 2019

Fintech center at ITU established by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ensure Financial Inclusion and make a large portion of our population part of the economy through technology.
• Conducting field qualitative interviews with female micro-entrepreneur women and ROSCA participants.
• Secondary/Desktop research for context-specific barriers faced by Female Micro-Entrepreneurs in Pakistan and ROSCA.
• Qualitative data analysis of the data collected from interviews
• Field research tools design & implementation, reading & researching existing and new field research methods.

Google.Inc
Research Consultant

   Jul 2017
— Dec 2017

“Gender patterns in Technology” is a project under the umbrella of a program run by Google called the “Next Billion User Initiative”. Research teams from various countries are working under the supervision of Dr. Nithiya Sambisivian from Google. The scope of the project involves a thorough in-depth qualitative analysis of patterns, practices, and differences among various genders that lie in contrasting cultural contexts of the same country. The project covers six countries namely Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, Brazil, and Nigeria.
• Conducted in-depth qualitative interviews for the project across the country.
• Secondary/Desktop research for methodology and analysis.
• Transcription and analysis of data.
• Thematic analysis of qualitative interview data.

Information Technology University, Punjab
Research Associate

   Jan 2017
— Feb 2018

“Super Abbu” initiative of “Rah-e-Maa”- UNICEF funded project implemented by ITU. “Super Abbu” is a helpline for low literate fathers in Pakistan that gives them access to information regarding pregnancy and delivery.
• Conducted field qualitative interviews with doctors and target users of the helpline.
• Secondary/Desktop research for content of helpline.
• Liaise between technical and research team for communicating requirements.
• User requirement mapping for IVR helpline.

Innovation For Poverty Alleviation Lab, ITU
Research Assistant

   Mar 2016
— Mar 2017

Har Zindagi- Every Life Matters- DFID funded project implemented by ITU in collaboration with Sub National Governance Program (SNG), Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Chief Minister Punjab’s Health Road Map Team.
• User Requirement Mapping during the pilot of the project, acting as a Business Requirement Analyst for an android app and web dashboard.
• Liaison between Technical and Research Teams for communicating requirements across teams.
• User facilitation by communicating the issues among the technical team and local health workers.
• Designed user manuals for android application and dashboard.
• Conducted application and Dashboard training for health workers and Policy Makers in Sahiwal and Sheikhpura Districts.
• Field research tools design & implementation, reading & researching existing and new field research methods.
• Qualitative interviews with health workers and Policymakers to evaluate the design opportunities (e.g. modality and the user interface) that can enable digital application and web dashboard for the target user group.

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