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Hazeltine, Barrett
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
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Barrett Hazeltine is Professor of Engineering at Brown University. In 1991-1992 he held the Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Baylor University. From 1972 to 1992 he was also Associate Dean of the College at Brown. His teaching and research interests are in technology planning especially in developing countries, computer applications, engineering management, and teaching of technology for Liberal Arts students.

He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan - Ph.D. - 1962. At Michigan he was in the research group headed by Arthur Burks, who had worked with John Von Neumann at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Institute for Advanced Studies

He has taught computing, engineering, and management at the University of Zambia in 1970 and 1976, at the University of Malawi in 1980-81, 1983-84, and 1988-89, at the University of Botswana in 1993, and Africa University in Zimbabwe in 1996-97 and 2000. He received awards for teaching from thirteen senior classes at Brown, 1972 to 1984, and 1990. In 1985 the award was named after him. He has written papers on digital logic, technology transfer, and engineering education, a textbook on electronic circuit design and a textbook on small-scale technologies.

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   Carebit: a privacy-preserving "step" toward remote informal caregiving
Ghosh A., Aljallad Z., Badillo-Urquiola K., Wisniewski P.  GROUP 2018 (Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, Sanibel Island, FL,  Jan 7-10, 2018) 154-157, 2018. Type: Proceedings

Carebit is an application to help caregivers working with elderly people who are living independently. In practice, the person being monitored wears a Fitbit synced to the Internet. He or she initiates the check-in. The app shows the caregiver the...

Apr 13 2018  
  Smart cities: applications, technologies, standards, and driving factors
McClellan S., Jimenez J., Koutitas G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 239 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319593-80-7)

Technologies that improve an urban community are the subject of this collection of papers. Most of the technologies are information/computing centered. Many are based in Austin, Texas. The book’s fundamental assertion is that a successful sm...

Mar 20 2018  
   Ethics, law and the politics of information: a guide to the philosophy of Luciano Floridi
Durante M.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-9-402411-48-5)

The premise of this book is that information and communication technologies (ICT) are “altering our representation and understanding of reality and of ourselves.” A typical assertion, giving a flavor of the text: “The idea that t...

Feb 9 2018  
   Speed, data, and ecosystems: excelling in a software-driven world
Bosch J.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2016. 343 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138198-18-0)

This book is a masterful exposition of how to develop large software programs, aimed at business leaders but useful to others. “Speed” refers to shortening the time required to get new software to the customer. “Data” refer...

Sep 14 2017  
   Recommending personalized tips on new courses for guiding course selection
Park Y.  ACM SE 2017 (Proceedings of the SouthEast Conference, Kennesaw, GA,  Apr 13-15, 2017) 172-174, 2017. Type: Proceedings

A computer program that helps students select courses is described in this paper. Only the overall structure of the program is presented. The program first collects evaluations, using a list of criteria, from many students. Then, when an individua...

Jul 6 2017  
  Gamification: using game elements in serious contexts
Stieglitz S., Lattemann C., Robra-Bissantz S., Zarnekow R., Brockmann T.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 164 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319455-55-6)

Can using structured gaming elements improve management or education processes? For example, can gamification contribute to a firm’s new product development process? Gaming elements include: awarding points, giving participants opportunities...

Jun 14 2017  
   Digital wellness services for young elderly: a missed opportunity for mobile services
Carlsson C., Walden P.  Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 11(3): 20-34, 2016. Type: Article

This is a preliminary report/proposal about using mobile digital services to help the “young elderly,” that is, people between 60 and 75 years old. Conclusions are based on the experience of a Finnish company offering corporate wellnes...

Apr 20 2017  
   An empirical study of the effectiveness of telepresence as a business meeting mode
Standaert W., Muylle S., Basu A.  Information Technology and Management 17(4): 323-339, 2016. Type: Article

Telepresence is enhanced video conferencing, where participants from various locations see each other in life-size, voices seem to come from the speaker, lighting and furniture for each site are matched, and more is done to create the sense of act...

Apr 11 2017  
   Should we welcome robot teachers?
Sharkey A.  Ethics and Information Technology 18(4): 283-297, 2016. Type: Article

The ethical concerns with robot teachers in primary schools are: privacy, attachment, deception, inappropriate dealings with humans, control, and accountability. Four roles for robot teachers are: classroom teacher, companion and peer, care-elicit...

Mar 1 2017  
  Urban resilience: a transformative approach
Yamagata Y., Maruyama H.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 319 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319398-10-5)

The term “urban resilience” describes how cities withstand shocks and recover. This topic is explored in this collection of papers, with a range of perspectives from mathematics to case studies....

Mar 1 2017  
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