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Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Kano

Tsuyoshi (Yoshi) Kano

About

Email: tkano@umich.edu

I am a PhD Candidate in School of Information, University of Michigan. My research/job interest is technology & social change, especially in ICT for Development (ICT4D). My background is both international development and information technology. I have eleven years of experience in the international development sector (including three years of stay in Bangladesh) and four years of experience as a software engineer.

My research interests are built by his 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 psychology, computer science, information science, statistics, development studies, and development economics.

In addition, I am a co-founder and CEO of an NPO "ICT for Development" in Japan. I manage a blog and online community to promote ICT4D jobs/studies in Japan: https://ict4d.jp 

Dissertation title

ICT Sector and Human Resource Development Ecosystem in Rwanda, Bangladesh, and Japan

Fields of interest

ICTD 
Human Resource Management 
HCI4D

Education

B.Eng, Yokohama National University, 2002
M.Sc, Yokohama National University, 2004

Selected Publications

Kano, T., Toyama, K. (2020). Bottlenecks of ICT Innovation in Rwanda. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development, Paper – ICTD 2020 – [link]

Kano, T., Sheikh, A, M. Toyama, K. (2019). Bimodal IT Career Aspirations in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development Notes – ICTD 2019 – [link]

Kano, T., Toyama, K. (2016). Geographic Diversification of ICTD Research. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development Notes – ICTD 2016 – [link]

Marathe, M., Chandra, P., Kameswaran, V., Kano, T., Ahmed, S. I. (2016). In search of missing pieces: A re-examination of trends in ICTD research. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development Notes –ICTD 2016 – [link]

2013 Kano, T. (2013). Impact of the introduction of IC card transport fare collection system and anti-corruption. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies and Development Notes – ICTD 2013 – [link]