Mobile technology for health; ICT, Entrepreneurship, and Development; Humanitarian/assistive technologies
Suzana Brown studies how modern telecommunications influence business models and contribute to economic development, using real-time data to shorten decision cycle and provide evidence based models for policy makers. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at State University of New York (SUNY), Korea. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to SUNY Korea, Suzana Brown worked as the Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda as a scholar in residence.
My teaching philosophy is that passion is contagious and that teachers who are passionate about their own research are able to motivate students to join them in the adventure of discovery. My objective as an educator is to enable students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers while understanding multiple aspects of the issue.
I teach the following undergraduate classes:
EST364 How to Build a Startup
EST320 Communication Technology Systems
EST440 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
EST391 Technology Assessment
I teach the following graduate classes:
EST581 Heuristic and Quantitative Decision Making
EMP511 Starting a Business Venture
Past and Present Research
My interdisciplinary research has two focal points: 1) the humanitarian use of technology for the vulnerable population, Assistive technology, Health and mobile technology, Internet of things (IoT); 2) Information Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Refugee Entrepreneurship.