Global Disruption and Information Technology

Meet the Faculty

Donald Patterson

Donald J. Patterson is an Associate Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Irvine where he also serves as director of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction. Professor Patterson's research lies at the interface of ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. In this space he researches applications, algorithms and systems that use intelligent context to support situated sustainable computing. He has received multiple impact awards for his research as well as for his support of undergraduate teaching and research.

Course created by Bonnie Nardi, William M. Tomlinson, Donald Patterson

Global Disruption and Information Technology

Spring Quarter 2018
UC Irvine, ICS 5
4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units

Explores the relationship between recent developments in information technology and current global environmental issues. Potential topics include ecoinformatics, e-waste, technological life cycle assessment, and online community building. Activities involve reading, writing, discussion, and a final project.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Feb 28, 2019
Registration ends: Mar 31, 2019
First day of instruction: Apr 1, 2019
Last day of instruction: Jun 7, 2019


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Donald Patterson