Michael Best

Michael Best

Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology
Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing

Michael L. Best is Executive Director of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and Professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab. He was Director of Research at Georgia Tech – Shenzhen, our campus in China, from 2019 – 2021 and was founding director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MIT Media Lab.
 

Research Fields:
* Information and Communications Technologies for Development
* International Diffusion and Innovation in IT

Geographic Focuses:
* Africa (Sub-Saharan)
* Asia (East)
* Asia (South)
* Latin America and Caribbean

Issues:
* Inequality and Social Justice
* International Development
* Digital and Mixed Media
* Digital Communication
* Human/Machine Interaction
* Internet Studies

mikeb@gatech.edu

404-894-0298

Website

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  • Ivan Allen College Faculty Profile

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Computing; Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
    Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
    School of Interactive Computing
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Shaping the Human-Technology Frontier
  • Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
  • Additional Research:

    ICTD; Computing and Society; Computing and International Affairs


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