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Refereed Journal Publications

  • Yitao Duan, Jingtao Wang, Matthew Kam, and John Canny. Privacy Preserving Link Analysis on Dynamic Weighted Graph. In Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Volume 11, Issue 2, July 2005, pp. 141-150.  

Refereed Conference Publications

  • Matthew Kam, Aishvarya Agarwal, Anuj Kumar, Siddhartha Lal, Akhil Mathur, Anuj Tewari, and John Canny. Designing E-Learning Games for Rural Children in India: A Format for Balancing Learning with Fun. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (Cape Town, South Africa), February 25-27, 2008. (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, Vijay Rudraraju, Anuj Tewari, and John Canny. Mobile Gaming with Children in Rural India: Contextual Factors in the Use of Game Design Patterns. In Proceedings of 3rd Digital Games Research Association International Conference (Tokyo, Japan), September 24-28, 2007. (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, Divya Ramachandran, Varun Devanathan, Anuj Tewari, and John Canny. Localized Iterative Design for Language Learning in Underdeveloped Regions: The PACE Framework. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (San Jose, California), April 28-May 3, 2007.  (PDF paper, PPT slides)
  • Divya Ramachandran, Matthew Kam, Jane Chiu, John Canny, and James L. Frankel. Social Dynamics of Early Stage Co-Design in Developing Regions. In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (San Jose, California), April 28-May 3, 2007.  (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, Divya Ramachandran, Anand Raghavan, Jane Chiu, Urvashi Sahni, and John Canny. Practical Considerations for Participatory Design with Rural School Children in Underdeveloped Regions: Early Reflections from the Field.  In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (Tampere, Finland), June 7-9, 2006.  (PDF paper, PPT slides)
  • Matthew Kam, Jingtao Wang, Alastair Iles, Eric Tse, Jane Chiu, Daniel Glaser, Orna Tarshish, and John Canny.  Livenotes: A System for Cooperative and Augmented Note-Taking in Lectures.  In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Portland, Oregon), April 5-7, 2005, 531-540.  (PDF paper, PPT slides, DOI bookmark)  
  • Alastair Iles, Daniel Glaser, Matthew Kam, and John Canny.  Learning via Distributed Dialogue: Livenotes and Handheld Wireless Technology.  In Proceedings of Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (Boulder, Colorado), January 7-11, 2002.  (PDF paper)

Refereed Workshop / Short Publications / Posters

  • Matthew Kam, Siddharth Bhagwani, Anuj Kumar, Siddhartha Lal, Akhil Mathur, Anuj Tewari, and John Canny. The Social Complexities of User-Centered Design in ICTD: Experiences from Four Schools in India’s Villages and Slums. In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’07), Bangalore, India, December 15-16, 2007. (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, Divya Ramachandran, and John Canny. MILLEE: Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies. Position paper for Workshop on User Centered Design and International Development, at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’07), San Jose, California, USA, April 28, 2007.
  • Matthew Kam, Divya Ramachandran, Urvashi Sahni, and John Canny. Designing Educational Technology for Developing Regions: Some Preliminary Hypotheses.  IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), July 5-8, 2005.  (PDF paper)
  • Yitao Duan, Jingtao Wang, Matthew Kam, and John Canny. A Secure Online Algorithm for Link Analysis on Weighted Graph.  Workshop on Link Analysis, Counterterrorism and Security.  In Proceedings of SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (Newport Beach, California), April 21-23, 2005.  (PDF paper)
  • Alastair Iles, Matthew Kam, and Daniel Glaser. Dimensions of Identity in Open Educational Settings. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Seattle, Washington), October 12-15, 2003, 175-176.  (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, Orna Tarshish, Daniel Glaser, Alastair Iles, and John Canny. Communicating through Handheld Wireless Tablets: Livenotes and Shared Group Awareness. In Supplemental Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (New Orleans, Louisiana), November 16-20, 2002.  (PDF paper)

Magazine Articles

  • Matthew Kam. Promoting a Global Awareness of Human-Computer Interaction by Nurturing Undergraduates in the Developing World. To appear in ACM interactions, 2008.
  • Eric Brewer, Michael Demmer, Bowei Du, Melissa Ho, Matthew Kam, Sergiu Nedevschi, Joyojeet Pal, Rabin Patra, Sonesh Surana, and Kevin Fall. The Case for Technology in Developing Regions. In IEEE Computer, Volume 38, Number 6, June 2005, 25-38.  (PDF paper, DOI bookmark)

Other Publications

  • Matthew Kam. Notes Towards a Framework for Designing Mobile Games for Children in the Developing World to Learn English as a Second Language in Out-of-School Settings. Presented at the International Conference on Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts, Consequences (Odense, Denmark), September 21-23, 2006.  (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam, and Tu Tran. Lessons from Deploying the Remote Transaction System With Three Microfinance Institutions in Uganda. In Proceedings of UNIDO-UC Berkeley "Bridging the Divide" Conference (Berkeley, California), April 21-23, 2005.  (PDF paper, Development Gateway blurb)
  • Randolph Wang, Urvashi Sahni, Sumeet Sobti, Nitin Garg, Jaswinder Pal Singh, Matthew Kam, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Thomas Anderson. The Digital StudyHall. Technical Report TR-723-05, Computer Science Department, Princeton University. March 2005.  (PDF paper)
  • Matthew Kam. Livenotes. In Berkeley Scientific Journal, Fall 2001 issue.
  • Matthew Kam. Bridging the Digital Divide through Computer Donations. B.A. Honors Thesis, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, May 2001.


·         MILLEE: Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies. Guest lecture, CAT 124 (Social Design Practicum on Developing Technologies for Developing Economies), UC San Diego, March 12, 2008. (PDF slides)

·         Succeeding in Graduate School Admissions and Graduate School. Graduate student panel, Student Professional Awareness Venture, University of California, Berkeley IEEE chapter, October 16, 2007. 

·         Rural Entrepreneurship Models for Cellphone-Based Language Learning in India. Guest lecture, Management Science and Engineering 75 (Entrepreneurship Models for Indian Social Venture Projects), Stanford University, April 18, 2007.  (PDF slides

·         MILLEE: Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies. Presentation to the Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont, California, April 11, 2007.

·         MILLEE: Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies. Presentation to the Placer Cal Alumni Club, California, March 3, 2007.

·         Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Guest lecture, Computer Science 260 (i.e. graduate class on Human-Computer Interaction), UC Berkeley, September 13, 2006.  (PPT slides)

·         Language Learning on Cell Phones for Developing Regions. Workshop on Mobile Device Applications, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, California, USA), May 12, 2006.

·         Mobile Learning and Immersive Learning for English as a Foreign Language. National Workshop on Exploring the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Teaching of English -- Challenges and Opportunities, Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum, India, November 24-25, 2005.  (PPT slides)

·         Sharing My Experiences on Undergraduate Research. Third General Meeting, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (i.e. the Computer Science honor society), UC Berkeley chapter, November 16, 2005.  (PPT slides, PDF notes)

·         Learning English as a Foreign Language in Developing Regions. Third Annual Workshop by Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions research group, UC Berkeley (Berkeley, California, USA), October 29, 2005.  (PPT slides, PDF script, workshop program)

·         Early Lessons from Going Abroad: India and Uganda. Plenary session, 5th Annual Berkeley in Silicon Valley symposium (Santa Clara, California, USA), May 7, 2005.  (PDF slides, WMV video, symposium program)

·         Technology for Universal Education. Guest lecture, Information and Management Systems 290 (i.e. graduate class on Information Technology for Development), UC Berkeley, April 19, 2005.  (PDF slides)

Coverage in Popular Media

·  New Institute to Take Human-Centered Approach to Technology. Forefront, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2004.

·  A BiD for Better Design. Lab Notes, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Vol. 2, Issue 4, May/June 2002. 

·  Engineering Student Honors. Engineering News, University of California, Berkeley, February 14, 2000.  


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