Can technology save the indigenous people and their environment? | Michalis Vitos

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Michalis Vitos is a post-doctoral research assistant, working with the ExCiteS research group at University College London, who brings together researchers from diverse fields and aims to enable any community to start a Citizen Science project.

For the past 5 years Michalis has been developing innovative mobile tools that can be used by semi-nomadic and non-literate indigenous communities in the Congolese rainforest.

These tools facilitate the monitoring of environmental changes and resource extraction in scientifically validated ways. His research interests focus in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering in combination with the emerging area of Participatory GIS and Citizen Science.