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 Prof. William Tucker

Position: Associate Professor
Department: Computer Science Programme
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Science
Qualifications: BA (Trinity University, USA), MS (Arizona State University, USA), PhD (UCT)
Tel: 021 959 2516
Fax: 021 959 1274
Email: btucker@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Prof. Tucker leads BANG, a research group that co-designs and analyses ICT solutions for marginalised and poverty-stricken communities; with the communities themselves. BANG projects include Zenzeleni which is South Africa’s only community-owned and run rural ISP; and SignSupport, an app suite co-designed with and for Deaf communities to empower them to communicate with hearing people in their own language, sign language, e.g. for pharmaceutical instruction and diabetes self-management. We call this work Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and we are interested in social, technical, economic and legal aspects of such efforts. Prof. Tucker lectures ICT4D at Honours, and HCI (human computer interface) at 3rd year. He is an Associate Editor for ITID.

Publications

Petersen, F., Brown, A., Pather, S., & Tucker, W. D. (2019). Challenges for the adoption of ICT for diabetes selfmanagement in South Africa. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, (September 2018), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12113

 Gwaka, L. T., May, J., & Tucker, W. (2018). Towards low-cost community networks in rural communities: The impact of context using the case study of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, (e12029), 1–11. http://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12029

Kassongo, F., Pather, S., & Tucker, W. D. (2018). Government facilitated access to ICTs: adoption, use and impact on the well-being of indigent South Africans. In P. M. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.), IST-Africa (pp. 1–10). IIMC International Information Management Corporation. ISBN: 978-1-905824-59-5. http://hdl.handle.net/10566/3707

Henney, A., & Tucker, W. D. (2018). Mobile video comparison to help Deaf people make informed choices: a South African case study with provincial data. In P. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.), IST-Africa (pp. 1–13). IIMC International Information Management Corporation. ISBN: 978-1-905824-59-5. http://hdl.handle.net/10566/3705

Om, S., & Tucker, W. D. (2018). Battery and Data Drain of Over-The-Top Applications on Low-end Smartphones. In P. Cunningham & M. Cunningham (Eds.), IST-Africa. IIMC International Information Management Corporation. ISBN: 978-1-905824-59-5. http://hdl.handle.net/10566/3704

Om, S., & Tucker, W. D. (2018). Investigation of a Dual-band Dual-radio Indoor Mesh Testbed. In J. Lewis & Z. Ndlela (Eds.), SATNAC (pp. 330–335). Hermanus, South Africa: Telkom.

       ​​Petersen, F., Pather, S., & Tucker, W. D. (2018). User acceptance of ICT for diabetes self-management in the Western Cape, South Africa. In ACIST (pp. 1–               11). Cape Town, South Africa.​​
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