February 2, 2015
The University of Washington announced the death on February 1, 2015 of Gaetano Borriello, the Professor of Computer Science & Engineering who was “the visionary and leader behind Open Data Kit“.
In this TEDx talk from 2010, Borriello discusses the advantages, efficiency, and human impact of using technology to improve health care services in rural Tanzania.
The Computer Science Department of the University has established two funds in Borriello’s name. One supports Open Data Kit research, and the other for a fellowship to “support students whose work is focused on exploring how technology can improve the lives of under-served populations.”