Silvia Figueira

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering
Director, Frugal Innovation Hub
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0566

Phone: (408) 554-4105

Spring 2016

Tue/Wed 10:30-11:30am or by appointment


Short Bio

Mobile Computing for Social Benefit

Empowering the underserved, one app @ a time...

The Mobile Lab is part of the SCU Frugal Innovation Lab, which focus on humanitarian engineering and technology.
We develop applications for social benefit, particularly to enable mobile devices to help underserved communities.

We collaborate with local organizations and social enterprises around the world:

Research Overview


  • COEN 10 - Intro to Programming - Fall 15
  • COEN 11 - Advanced Programming - Winter 16
  • ENGR 135 - Humanitarian Engineering - Spring 16
  • COEN 389 - Energy-Efficient Computing - Spring 16

Workshop on Android Development for Social Benefit

Previous Courses

ACM Chapter

We have an official ACM chapter!

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Information about Graduate School

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