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About the Lab

The Technologies and International Development Lab at Georgia Tech researches the practice, the promise, and the peril of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, economic, and political development. We study the risks and rewards of ICT systems for people and communities particularly within Africa and Asia. We explore issues of rights and justice in a digital age. And we examine new forms for inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship enhanced through digital systems.

The T+ID Lab is an interdisciplinary community bringing together computer and social scientists with design and policy specialists. We collaborate directly with stakeholders outside of the Lab to critique technologies, invent new ones, and research how and why (or why not) ICTs can serve as a tool to empower, enrich, and interconnect.

Future Lab members: We are always looking to add new members to our team. Georgia Tech students (undergraduate to graduate) should contact us if they have a passion to truly impact the world and embrace working in inter-disciplinary teams.

The T+ID Lab is directed by Dr. Michael L. Best, Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Digital Threats to Democracy

Developing new ICT platforms that enhance civic engagement, strengthen democracy, and monitor elections. See more...

Community-Based COVID-19 Social Media Monitoring and Response

Supporting community partners in Georgia to track, triage, and respond to COVID-19 social media content to inform and enhance their COVID-19 response efforts. See more...


Inventing interaction designs to address the needs, desires and aspirations of people in low-income areas. See more...

Peacebuilding in a Networked World

Inventing new information and communication systems and examining the role of existing systems in conflict stressed societies and post-conflict peace and reconciliation. See more...

Open Innovation Platform

The Open Innovation Platform is a research, innovation, and entrepreneurship program of Georgia Tech and GTSI. See more...