Roya Pakzad
Position: Roya Pakzad holds an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University as well as a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Her research and work focuses on the intersection of human rights and technology. She has worked on initiatives relating to everything from the US prison system and domestic violence against women to the human rights impacts of IoT devices and Artificial Intelligence. She also researches the human rights practices of high-tech companies and explores the role of technology in empowering marginalized groups. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in her home city Tehran, Iran and moved to the United States in 2010 to pursue graduate work in the same field. After working three years at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a semiconductor company, she decided to follow her passion for human rights and gender equality and find a way to converge this interest with her expertise in the STEM fields.


Bits of Life: Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Improve the Livelihoods of Refugees

Dieser Artikel untersucht die Rolle der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien (IKT) bei der Verbesserung der Lebensgrundlagen und Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten von Flüchtlingen. Roya Pakzad berichtet für die LeserInnen der MEDIENIMPULSE ...