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I am a PhD candidate at School of Information, University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Kentaro Toyama. My research interest is “How Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can affect economic development in developing countries,” which is known as ICTD (ICT and Development), ICT4D (ICT for Development), and Digital Development.

My research interests are built by my extensive practical experiences as (1) an economic development program officer at an international aid organization and (2) an IT engineer (programmer, IT architect, and project manager) at a private company.

Based on my diverse experiences, I am interested in approaching social issues, especially ICT industry and human resource development in developing countries (especially Rwanda and Bangladesh), from various perspectives such as computer science, information science, statistics, econometrics, development studies, and development economics.

History
2017-present  PhD Candidate, School of Information, University of Michigan
2017-present  Deputy Director, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
2017-2017     Rwanda ICT Chamber (summer internship)
2015-2017    PhD Student, School of Information, University of Michigan
2012-2015    Representative, JICA Bangladesh Office
2008-2012   JICA Headquarters
2004-2008  IT Engineer, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
2002-2004  Master in Information Science (Yokohama National University)
1998-2002   Bachelor in Engineering (Yokohama National University)