Faculty profile: Joyojeet Pal

A better world through informatics

Assistant Professor Joyojeet Pal is an expert in community informatics for the developing world and a National Science Foundation Computing Innovation Fellow.

Much of his past work was on technology and children, specifically children's sharing of computers in resource-strapped environments. His recent work has been on the development and adoption of assistive technology following the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Previous to coming to UMSI, he was a visiting assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a computing innovation fellow at the ATLAS institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Prior to that, he was at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his graduate studies in the Department of City and Regional Planning and at the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley.