Kashif Ali is an engineer at Facebook, founder and leading the OpenCellular project with the mission to provide sustainable open-source rural-access solutions for connecting the un-connected. He also serves as chair of the OpenCellular project group at TIP and does architecture and development work on various OpenCellular projects.

Kashif completed his post-doctoral work at University of California, Berkeley, in rural connectivity and his PhD from Queen’s University in Canada. He co-founded Endaga, a company focused on rural connectivity via empowering community cellular networks. He has won numerous awards, prestigious scholarships and is author of more than 50 patents, journal and conference papers.

Interests

Connectivity, open-source hardware, ICTD