Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Tariq Zaman earned his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Univeristi Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. He is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation at UNIMAS. Tariq has 12 years of experience as a development practitioner, teacher and researcher with marginalized groups in society such as Indigenous communities, women, and religious minorities. Previously, he taught various computer science and I.T. subjects and worked for ActionAid International, Youth Engagement Service, Human Rights Commission Pakistan and Christian Study Centre Pakistan. His research interests include Indigenous knowledge management (governance), Indigenous communities, rural information and communications technology (ICT), community informatics and information and communication technologies for developmen (ICT4D). He currently has 30 research publications, conference proceedings, presentations and invited talks. Tariq’s Ph.D. project garnered 6 international, 1 national and 1 university-level award, including ISIF Asia 2013, iENA 2013, PECIPTA 2013 and MTE 2014. His contribution in the area of ICTs for Indigenous communities includes the research and formulation of cultural protocols with and for Penan Indigenous communities of Malaysia. His projects and research publications equally reflect the multiple voices of Indigenous wisdom and cultural understanding by including local, scientific, traditional and cultural knowledge.