Student papers on ICT4D


Master theses in Computer Science & ICT4D August 2020

Shuqi Yan. Combining Machine and Human Intelligence for Object recognition in Satellite Images to Support Land Cover Management in Africa’s Drylands. Master thesis Computer Science 2020. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [PDF].

Siying Zhang. Engaging Public Directly and Actively Reporting Health Data through mHealth Technologies. Master thesis Computer Science 2020. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam [PDF].

Students ICT4D course April – June 2020 technical reports

A. Weijs, L. Hutubessy, M. IJzer 2020. “Rain Check: A Voice Automated Weather Forecast”. Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF].

Sven Preng, Wouter Kok, Pjotr Scholze, Markus Funke 2020. “Foroba Blon Simple Poll System” – Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Riccardo Bianchi, David Huser, Tim Koning, Shruti Rao 2020. “Automatic geo-location with KasaDaka Weather Service”. – Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Jesse van den Ende, Omer Erbek, Engel Hamer, Osman Muglu. 2020. VACARPA – VACARPA​ – ​V​oice ​A​ccessible ​CARPA.  Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Madalina Dinga, Marcia van der Poel, Romy Vos, Josh Willekes. 2020 VOSSIA – VOices for Sustainable buSiness Improvement in Africa – Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

E. Bogdan, G.Petar, S. Shreyas, S. Zainab. 2020. Kene Biri, a Milk Information System to Enhance Livestock Rearing in Mali. Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report.[PDF]

Leon Bakker, Floris Gorter, Davey Quakkelaar, Robin van der Wiel. 2020.  Mali Seeds: a seed advertisement system in Mali. Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Noah Bahria, Sherida van den Bent, Thijs Meijerink, Mehul Verma.2020. Mali Milk. A Milk Information System. Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Daan Raven, Daan de Ruijter, Sander de Jong. 2020. Nònò Kènè: a Milk Information System for Mali. Student project ICT4D course 2020 VU Amsterdam, Technical report. [PDF]

Students ICT4D course April – June 2020 Essays about ICT4D.

Sven Preng. “A critical analysis of big data for international development.” Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF]

Shruti Rao. “Critical Analysis of E-Governance with Big Data in India”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

David Huser. “Crowdsourcing as collaborative participation in international development”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF]

Floris Gorter.”Designing icon-based mobile applications for illiterate users in rural areas.” Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Daan de Ruijter. “Downscaling Linked Data Vocabularies”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Kick Timmer. “The effects, challenges and future prospects of ICTs on gender divides in Ghana”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Astrid Weijs. “Critical success factors for mHealth services in rural Ghana”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Pjotr Scholtze. “Literature study for possibilities of drones in Sub-Saharan Africa”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020.  [PDF].

Dominique van Schagen. “Interactive Voice Recognition in healthcare in rural Africa: challenges and opportunities”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Markus Funke. “Open Data in Developing Countries”. Essay in ICT4D 2020 course. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, June 2020. [PDF].

Student projects 2019- 2020

Charlotte Langhout, Daryl Zandvliet, David Huser, Kelsey Doolittle, Saskia Woortman 2019 Artificial intelligence and privacy in Sub-Saharan Africa — A systematic literature review [PDF]

Shuqi Yan. Machine Learning for Object Recognition – Systematic Literature Review 2020. [PDF]

Siying Zhang. m-Health-based early detection of infectuous diseases in low- and middle income countries. Systematic Literature Review 2020. [PDF]

Student projects of the ICT4D in the Field course Sarawak, 2019 – joint research project by VU and UNIMAS

Kishan Jayant Nirghin, Alex Fong Zhiluen, Tang Mun Lok,  Derek van den Nieuwenhuijzen, Roz Sabir – MajuNet ICT4D Project: Information Management System for Repackaging Business. Sarawak, Malaysia, 2019. A collaboration of VU Amsterdam and UNIMAS Malaysia [PDF].

Chong Xing Zi, Lucas Fijen, Marit van Dijk, Michelle Ten LiBin, Nur Asheila Abdul Taib, Shanna Simon – DengAway: A self-screening application for prevention and early detection of Dengue. Sarawak, Malaysia, 2019. A collaboration of VU Amsterdam and UNIMAS Malaysia [PDF].

Student master research projects in the W4RA team – 2019 ICT4D@VU Amsterdam

Gossa Lô. Exploring West African Folk Narrative Texts using Machine Learning. July 2019. Master research project Artificial Intelligence. [PDF]

Jan Drabek. An Intelligent System to Track Tree Loss in Rural Africa using Satellite Image Data July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Derek van den Nieuwenhuijzen. Using Virtual Agents to Bridge the Dutch Digital Illiteracy Gap. July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Carlbandro Edoga. Digital Divide: How to find up to date and dynamic information for homeless people in Amsterdam. July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Marc Hegeman. Mobile apps for homeless people: Co-creation of Information Solutions for Digital Inclusion. July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Wouter de Boer.  Reduce the Digital Divide: A Smartphone-based Method to support Low Literacy. June 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF].

Mickaela Wedervoort. Are the Principles for Digital Development useful to bridge the Dutch Digital Divide? June 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF].

Natasja Mooij. Talking about the Petrichor Rain Service: Creating a voice-based development kit for (rain) data service in rural Africa. July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Yifan Zhan. Local currency networks in rural communities in Africa: A feasibility study of block chain payment network. Expected: July 2019. Master research project Information Science. [PDF]

Aron van Groningen. Serious games for children in rural Sarawak – The co-creation of a digital tool to support mathematical education at community schools in Sarawak, Malaysia. Master research project Information Science. August 2019. [PDF].

Student projects ICT4D 2019 Thesis design

Gossa Lô. Using Natural Language Processing Techniques to Identify West African Features in Folk Narratives. Thesis Design Artificial Intelligence. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam March 2019. See the presentation: [PDF], and the thesis design: [PDF].

Yifan Zhan. Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, March 2019 [PDF].

Marc Hegeman. Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam March 2019 [PDF].

Carlbandro Edoga. Digital Divide: Social Inclusion of Homeless People in the Netherlands. February 2019. [PDF].

Derek van den Nieuwenhuijzen. Using Virtual Agents to Bridge the Dutch Illiteracy Gap.  Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, February 2019. [PDF].

Mickaela Wedervoort. Assessing existing practices in ICT4D against the Principles for Digital Development to bridge the Digital Divide in Amsterdam. Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, February 2019. [PDF]

Jan Drábek. Analysis of Satellite Images for the Purpose of Tracking Deforestation in West Africa. Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, January 2019. [PDF]

Natasja Mooij. Talking about the rain in Ghana – Creating a system to support local weather data exchange. Thesis Design Information Science. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, January 2019. [PDF].

Student and workshop papers

Allard Oelen. Measuring surface water quality using a low-cost sensor kit within the context of rural Africa. Master Thesis Information Science. September 2018 [PDF].

Tom de Jong. A field validation of   the ICT4D 3.0 Framework in rural Sarawak, Malaysia. Master Thesis VU Information Science. August 2018 [PDF].

Hameedat Omoine. An Approach to a Sustainable Weather Information System for Farmers in Rural Burkina Faso. Master Thesis VU Computer Science. July 2018 [PDF].

Sharon Afua Grundmann. Feasibility Study of a Mobile Payment System on Kasadaka: a sustainable voice service platform. Bachelor Thesis VU Amsterdam, Computer Science. June 2018  [PDF].

Allard Oelen, Aron van Groningen, Amir Azizi Musa, Deva Ramakrishnan, Hameedat Omoine, Linh Tran. BannaTree: an Information Management System for Banana Contract Farming. Master student project ICT4D in the Field Project in Sarawak, Malaysia. July 2018. [PDF]

Kuan Huiggy, Giorgi Kikolashvili, Judith Schermer, Chris Valladares. APPong, an application that provides an overview of the Gula Apong production in Sarawak. Master student project ICT4D in the Field Project in Sarawak, Malaysia. July 2018. [PDF]

Guusje Boomgaard, Anastasios Sidiropoulos, Ludwig Hoon, Nip van Wees. EDUCOMX, An educational game for children to learn English. Optimized for OLPC-XO4 and smartphones. Master student project ICT4D in the Field Project in Sarawak, Malaysia. July 2018. [PDF].

André Baart. Kasadaka: A Sustainable Voice-Service Platform. Developing a Voice Service Development Kit. Master Thesis VU Information Science. December 2017. [PDF]

Fahad Ali. Machine-to-Machine Communication in Rural Conditions. Realising Kasadakanet. Master Thesis Vu Information Science. December 2017. [PDF]

Justyna Kleczar . General purpose methodology and tooling for Text-to-Speech support in voice services for under-resourced languages. Master Thesis VU Information Science. July 2017. [PDF].

Reshmi Sarkar. Modeling ICT4D Business cases using the e3-value Methodology. Master Thesis VU Information Science. June 2017. [PDF]

Joost Dijkers – Improving ICT4D projects with Agile Software Development. Bachelor thesis University Utrecht Information Science. July 2017. [PDF]

Jamila Daoudi. Economic Sustainability of ICT Services for the Rural Poor in sub-Sahara Africa, Validating the e3value methodology for a low tech, low resource environment in rural Africa. Master thesis VU Information Science. May 2017 [PDF]

Gossa Lô and Romy Blankendaal DigiVet, Knowledge Engineering an Animal Health System for Farmers in Northern Ghana. January 2016 [PDF]

Aske Robenhagen and Bart Aubers Mali Milk 3.0. A voice-based milk selling and farmer networking platform for Tominian Mali. Project report, submitted to the Downscale Workshop, ICT4S Conference, August 2016 Amsterdam. [PDF].

Jari Ferguson and Kim Bosman, The Kasadaka Weather Forecast Service 2016. Project report, submitted to the Downscale Workshop, ICT4S Conference, August 2016 Amsterdam. [PDF]

Awa Gossa Lô: The power of knowledge sharing: innovative ICTs for the rural poor in the Sahel. 2015 Bachelors thesis, in the framework of the Network Institute Academy Assistants’ project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor”. Supervised by Stefan Schlobach. [PDF]

Myrthe van der Wekken: Underneath the Mango Tree, Situated Knowledge Sharing among Subsistence Farmers and the Innovative CS4D Approach. Master Thesis in the framework of the Network Institute Academy Assistants’ project “Knowledge Sharing for the Rural Poor”, 2015. Supervised by Julie Ferguson. [PDF]

Benjamin Alicic,Youssef Ennali, Alen Toric (2016) Animal Diseases in Rural Ghana – a voice-based application for diagnosing animal health problems. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course.  [PDF]

Gossa Lô and Romy Blankendaal (2016)  DigiVet, a knowledge­based veterinary system for rural farmers in Northern ­Ghana. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course [PDF]

Masood Nazir, Nattias Bittar, Priscilla Jainandunsing (2016) Radio questions and answers platform for agricultural issues. Student project report in ICT4D 2016 course [PDF]