Google Funds Technology for the People Initiative at Lahore University of Management Sciences

Lahore: LUMS Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is launching a new Technology for the People Initiative (TPI) at LUMS, funded by Google Inc. The initiative aims to develop technology solutions that are relevant to the socio-economic context of Pakistan, in the domains of public policy, governance, citizen services and improvement in quality of life.

LUMS already has a portfolio of technology-oriented R and D projects. The goal of this initiative is to bring these activities on a single platform, to leverage their synergies for multiplier effect, and to initiate new projects in these domains.

LUMS “We’re pleased to be supporting this new initiative focused on technological solutions to social issues in Pakistan,” said William Fitzgerald, of the Public Policy and Government Affairs team at Google, speaking at the launch of TPI at LUMS on Wednesday.

TPI will also be part of a larger LUMS initiative on Internet and the Society, which aims to encourage activities and research across the University for better utilisation of cyberspace for the country’s development.

LUMS Sohaib Khan, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at LUMS, show-cased past projects completed by the TPI team, including mapping of socio-economic indicators, judicial record keeping in lower courts, disaster management and water management in canals. “We are excited to be launching this new initiative, where we can leverage technology to create real value for the citizens,” he said.

For more information, Contact:
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
D.H.A, Lahore Cantt, 54792
UAN: +92 -42 111 11 LUMS (5867)
Fax: +92 42 572 2591
Timings: Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)

   

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