Nicola Dell joins Cornell Tech as an Assistant Professor in January 2016 following her PhD work at the University of Washington. Her research interests are in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD), human-computer interaction (HCI), and mobile computing. Dell’s main focus is on designing, building, and evaluating systems that improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions. To do this, she partners with numerous NGOs and government ministries to design and deploy systems that have a positive impact in the world.