Mahdi Najafabadi

Mahdi Najafabadi

College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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What brought you to the CTG UAlbany?

I am currently a part-time scholar working on projects in which we collect data from several data sources in state agencies and use that data to craft data strategies. 

What did you do prior to coming to CTG UAlbany?

Since fall 2014, I have been a Ph.D. student in the Information Science department and at this point, I am pursuing my research on Open Data Ecosystem.

What are your plans/goals for the future?

Upon completing my Ph.D., I am looking to find a job through which I would have an impact on people’s lives. But first, I should find a full-time job as I will be in the job market soon.

How can CTG UAlbany help you reach your goal for the future?

I am learning a lot about the state of the Information Technology (IT) and IT governance in the NYS government agencies, and I am extending my professional network through project meetings.

I think both are adding to my capacity and can help me with a more successful placement and a more successful career in the future.