- Workshop: NEWT Lab is organising the 1st Pakistan-ICTD Workshop 2013 in January 2013. This workshop will provide a platform where innovation in ICTD breaks its barriers. A forum where you get a chance to meet up with ICTD researchers from all around the globe, sharing their work on exciting technologies, ground breaking applications and state of the art architectures for the developing countries. The workshop is also aimed at gathering people from diverse back ground, not just technologists.
- Publication: @ CHI 2013: Come for the Fun, Stay for the Jobs: Virally Spreading Speech-Based Services for Low-Literate Users
- Publication: @ ACM Dev 2013: Characterizing Dengue Spread and Severity using Internet Media Sources (Project Collaboration: New York University)
- Publication: @ ACM Dev 2013: Spread and Sustainability: The Geography and Economics of Speech-Based Services (Project Collaboration: Carnegie Mellon University)
- NEWT Lab is proud to be a collaborating partner in Punjab-IDSS. Punjab-IDSS is a joint collaboration between three reputed institutions: Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) at NYU, Neighborhood for Emerging World Technology (NEWT) lab at LUMS and Punjab IT board (PITB). The aim of Punjab-IDSS is to detect potential health epidemics across several diseases at fine-grained levels by inferring disease-specific health trends, spread and community awareness from a diverse set of public and private data sources: Newspapers, News discussions, Social media like Twitter and blogs, Health hotlines, Blood hotlines and conventional epidemiological systems in Punjab.
- Award: Parho: Poor Man’s Reader has won the SOFTEC Software Competition Award 2012. (Project Collaboration: University of California, Berkeley, Google)
- NEWTians got PhD admissions in Univeristy of Washington, Georgia Tech Institute, New York University, Max Plank Institute and North Carolina State University
- Award: Parho: Poor Man’s Reader has won the Ericsson-PTA Mobile Excellence Award 2011. (Project Collaboration: University of California, Berkeley, Google)
- Publication: @ ACM Dev 2012: “Topic Identification and Classification of Text Messages of smsALL system” (Collaboration: New York University)
- Research Grant: NEWT lab has won the Google Research Award.
- Research Grant: NEWT lab has won the ICT R&D Fund Award.
- Publication: @ ACM Hotnets 2011: BitTorrent for the Less Privileged
- Publication: @IEEE/ACM ICTD 2012: Viral Entertainment as a Vehicle for Disseminating Speech-Based Services to Low-Literate Users (Project Collaboration: Carnegie Mellon University)
Dr. Umar Saif has been named by the MIT Technology Review as one of their 35 World’s Top Young Innovators for the year 2011. This the first time in the past decade that a Pakistani has been recognised by the MIT Technology Review. He now joins an elite group of researchers and technologists including the likes of Google’s Seregy Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
“The TR35 recognizes the world’s top 35 young innovators that are radically transforming technology as we know it. Their work – spanning medicine, computing, communications, energy, electronics and nanotechnology – is changing our world”, according to MIT Technology Review.
Dr Umar Saif has been recognised for two of his innovations:
- NEWT Lab has moved to new SSE Building
- Currently, we are looking for students for our Summer Internship
Program. It is a three month program, which will expose the participants
to an intense research environment and will provide opportunities for
furthering a career in academics and research.