Yinka Ajibola

Welcome | Kaabo | karibu | Ndewo

I am also a Ph.D. student at the Information School

(University of Wisconsin-Madison -iSchool)

where I examine digitization issues around low-resourced languages, specifically within the African context. My current research focuses on Development from the ‘human perspective’ to explore sociocultural issues associated with translation in Kenya. The goal of my research is to understand the nuances of human development in Kenya so we can gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that shape the professional and personal lives of translators. Moreover, my research aspires to contribute to the broader discourse on language, culture, and societal progress, offering a lens through which we can appreciate the interconnectedness of human development and the vital role of translators in fostering meaningful communication.

I am passionate about using my skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on society, especially in the areas of policy making.

Research Interests: ICT, Development, e-government, and Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D).

I am always open to new opportunities and collaborations that align with my values and goals. I also enjoy talking about sports, fieldwork, and research. Feel free to reach out.




MSc in Information Communication Sciences, Ball State University – Indiana


M.A. in Political Science, Ball State University – Indiana


B.A. in International Studies, Minor: Economics, Mount Mercy University – Iowa


Ph.D. in Information, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2025

Project 1

We are embarking on a design research project to enhance the engagement and gamification elements of a mobile application. The application aims to provide an interactive and captivating user experience, motivating users to achieve their goals and ensuring long-term app usage.

Project Completion

Project 2

Best Practices For Community Engagement In Smart Cities

Project Overview: Smart cities are modern innovations intended to improve the quality of life through advanced technologies. However, most of these smart city decisions are made at the top level – often excluding the participatory input of the community. In this project, we wanted to learn how community engagement and inclusiveness are addressed in contemporary smart city initiatives.

Project Completion

Project 3


This project was an academic group project which brought about the desire to transform the City of Muncie – a historic city in Indiana, into a smart city. Our project entails proposing ICT solutions. As of 2020, Muncie’s population was estimated at 67,000. With the small population of Muncie and the limited infrastructure in the city, our goal for this project was to collaborate with residents of Muncie and inquire about which areas need to be strengthened.

Project Completion
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