Experts by Expertise: Smartphones and Personal Tech

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  • Head shot of Mark Bartholomew.

    Mark Bartholomew

    Professor of Law

    Expertise: intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, cyber law, artificial intelligence and copyright law, cybersecurity bills, net neutrality, advertising law

    Phone: 716-645-5959


  • Head shot of Joana Gaia, University at Buffalo digital security and privacy expert.

    Joana Gaia

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science and Systems

    Expertise: health information systems; business intelligence; digital security and privacy; data analytics; emergency management; girls and STEM careers

    Contact: Joana Gaia can be reached most quickly through Jackie Ghosen in the School of Management Communications Office at 716-645-2833 or

  • Head shot of Eva Zurek.

    Tevfik Kosar

    Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: big data, cloud computing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, green computing, energy-efficient systems

    Phone: 716-645-2323


  • Head shot of Nadine "Shaanta" Murshid, University at Buffalo faculty expert on social policy, intimate partner violence and microfinance.

    Nadine Shaanta Murshid

    Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Expertise: microfinance, mobile financial services, domestic violence, street harassment, women’s health, trauma

    Phone: 716-645-5749


  • Head shot of Chunming Qiao.

    Chunming Qiao

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Expertise: Self-driving and connected cars, specifically the computing systems for these technologies

    Phone: 716-645-4751


  • Portrait of Sourav Sengupta, University at Buffalo child and adolescent mental health expert.

    Sourav Sengupta

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

    Expertise: Child and adolescent mental health; children’s and adolescents’ use of technology, including screen time


    Contact: Sourav Sengupta can be reached through Ellen Goldbaum in University Communications at 716-645-4605 or, or Douglas Sitler in University Communications at 716-645-9069 or

  • Head shot of Albert Titus, University at Buffalo wearable technology expert.

    Albert H. Titus

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Expertise: biomedical engineering, wearable technology, biosensors, smart sensors

    Phone: 716-645-1019


  • Head shot of Machiko Tomita, University at Buffalo aging and caregiving expert.

    Machiko R. Tomita

    Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Science

    Expertise: aging, falls and frailty prevention in older adults, caregiving for older adults, smart home technology, virtual group exercise

    Phone: 716-829-6740