Suzana Brown

Assistant Professor
Department of Technology and Society
SUNY Korea


Skype:  suzanavbrown



Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder, Telecommunications

Research Interests:

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D), ICT Entrepreneurship, Mobile health and education, Data for development.


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. 

Current research:

Her research is on the adoption of mobile technology in healthcare and education, use of real-time data for business analytics, start-ups in IT industry, data analysis from CDR (call detail records) to predict human mobility and financial activity. Her work encompasses a technical aspect along with using business canvas as a basis for evaluating opportunities for a start-up or an existing IT company.

In the last two years she has done the following projects:

o   Lead a study on usability of smart phone applications for medical data collection

o   Design mobile applications for data collection

o   Manage a research group on data visualization

o   Create sustainable business model for IT startups

o   Advise NGOs on data collection and use of ICT tools


EST364: How to Build a Startup

EST440: Interdisciplinary Research Methods

EST391: Technology Assessment 

EMP511: Starting a Business venture