Silvia Figueira

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

Phone: (408) 554-4105

Summer 2018

Office Hours
  • By appoitment only



Mobile Computing for Social Benefit

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

The Mobile Computing Lab is part of the SCU Frugal Innovation Hub, 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


2018-2019 (tentative)
  • Fall 2018
    COEN 11
    COEN 100 - Research Seminar
    COEN 400 - Graduate Seminar
  • Winter 2019
    COEN 100
    COEN 146
    COEN 400
  • Spring 2019
    COEN 100
    COEN 146
    COEN 400
    ENGR 135

Previous Courses

ACM Chapter

We have an official ACM chapter!

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Information about Graduate School

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