Prof. El Abbadi recieves Gates Foundation grant to develop a wireless technology system and immunization database for rural populations

The University of California, Santa Barbara announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Professors Elizabeth Belding and Amr El Abbadi in the Computer Science Department will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “ImmuNet: Targeted Immunizations for Infants and Children”.

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