Silvia Figueira

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

Phone: (408) 554-4105

Fall 2016

Office Hours
  • In Engineering, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • In Guadalupe, Mondays, 2-3pm, at the Frugal Innovation Hub


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


2016-2017 (tentative)
  • COEN 10 - Intro to Programming - Fall 16
  • COEN 11 - Advanced Programming - Winter 17
  • COEN 129 - Energy-Efficient Computing - Spring 17
  • ENGR 135 - Humanitarian Engineering - Spring 17

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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