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AMNA BATOOL

Director, IPAL

Full Name: AmnaBatool
Academic Role: Teaching Fellow
Email Address: batool.amna@itu.edu.pk

Biography:
Amna Batool is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at ITU and the Director of Innovation for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL). Prior to joining ITU as a faculty member in September 2016, she completed her masters from ITU in CS with Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) as a major. She served as a technical and research lead of a DFID funded project “HarZindagi, Every life matters” that aims to improve kids’ immunization coverage and retention all across Punjab, Pakistan. She worked as a research associate at IPAL for 3 years where she conducted a small scale 4 arm study to find suitable technical medium for information dissemination among low income low literate expecting mothers’ community.

Research Project / Interests:
Her research interests include Information and Communication Technologies for development (ICTD) with an amalgam of maternal and child health, service delivery in primary health, financial inclusion, education and agriculture. Her recent project and publications is on improving digital record keeping of kids’ immunization data. She has conducted research on finding ways to introduce technology to low literate health workers. She has done an extensive research on finding technological intervention to improve unawareness among expecting mothers in collaboration with Lady Willingdon Hospital.

Publications:

  1. SamiaRazaq, AmnaBatool, Umair Ali, Muhammad Salman Khalid, Umar Saif, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Iterative Design of an Immunization Information System in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 9 , 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3001913.3001925
  2.  AmnaBatool, Umair Ali, SamiaRazaq, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Child Immunization Health Card Redesign: an Iterative, User-Centered Approach. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 50 , 4 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2909609.2909634
  3.  AmnaBatool, Ayesha Asghar, Tayeba Tariq, MohsinBadar, IqraShahzad, Umair Anwar, and Mustafa Naseem. 2016. Design Methods to Reduce Technology Fear and Solicit Feedback from Lady Health Workers (LHWs) in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV ’16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 37 , 4 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3001913.3006646
  4.  AmnaBatool, SamiaRazaq, and Kentaro Toyama. 2015. An Investigation into ICT-Addressable Causes of Maternal Mortality in Pakistan. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 65-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2830629.2835215
    Honors and awards:
    Gold medal in BSEE from GCU, Lahore
    Roll of Honor from GCU, Lahore
    Distinction in MSCS from ITU, Lahore

Affiliation:
IDIN-International Development Innovation Network
Lady Willingdon Hospital
Jinnah Hospital
Akhuwat Foundation

If you want to be a part of the D-Lab course, by helping the students in their research, brainstorm with them, by arranging or inviting them on a fieldtrip, or be a part of the IPAL projects by working on the hardware/software components of the projects, please write to us

IPAL@ITU.EDU.PK