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Past Visiting Scholars
Over the years, CTG has hosted many visiting scholars who have shared their expertise and research, and collaborated on CTG research and projects. CTG is open to long- and short-term visits from advanced doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and academic professionals from all over the world and all related disciplines as part of its Visiting Scholar Program.

Testimonial from Jorge Lheureux de Freitas:

"The two months I spent at CTG were very productive because I wrote three papers, 80% of my master thesis and made 3 presentations. The last presentation may be a great insight to a future work. I'm very gratefull to CTG and all the people for this opportunity."

Alessia Neuroni

Alessia Neuroni
Current position: Professor in the Department of Business, Health and Social Work at Bern University of Applied Sciences & Deputy Head of the University's E-Government Institute.

Year at CTG: 2016

Country: Switzerland

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Alessia's research focused on governance issues and design options for national data infrastructures. She met with several CTG staff to discuss shared research interests and explore potential areas of future collaboration.

Beatriz Barreto Brasileiro Lanza

Beatriz Barreto Brasileiro Lanza
Current position: PhD Student in Business Administration at Federal University of the State of Paraná (UFPR) and Senior Analyst at IT Company of the State Government (CELEPAR).

Year at CTG: 2015

Country: Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Beatriz researched a conceptual eGovernment Business Model with a particular focus on low cost and long range technologies for developing countries.

Shaohui Wang

Shaohui Wang
Current position: Associate Professor in the School of Political Science and Public Administration, Wuhan University, P. R. China

Year at CTG: 2015

Country: China

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Shaohui researched about how to use social media to promote the innovation of government public services.

Lili Fan

Lili Fan
Current position:Associate Professor in Chang’an University, P.R. China

Year at CTG: 2015

Country: China

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Lili researched about the business models and the cooperation between government and private sector organizations in the fields of travel information and meteorology data services in China.

David Valle-Cruz

David Valle-Cruz
Current position: PhD Student and Adjunct Professor at Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Year at CTG: 2014

Country: Mexico

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, David studied new trends of technology implemented in e-government, trying to categorize the ideal technical features of electronic government systems that could help to improve efficiency and transparency and to reduce corruption.

Zamira Dzhusupovat

Zamira Dzhusupovat
Current position: Independent consultant and expert at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Year at CTG: 2014

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Zamira collaborated on her shared interests in research and capacity building projects focused on electronic government development in post-Soviet countries.

Nur Sat

Nur Sat
Current position: Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hitit University

Year at CTG: 2014

Country: Turkey

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Nur conducted research to complete her studies about sustainability concepts and smart cities and worked with CTG staff to support the Smart Cities Program and other research activities.

Jorge Lheureux de Freitas

Jorge Lheureux de Freitas
Current position: Master's Student at the School of Business, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

Year at CTG: 2014

Country: Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Jorge conducted a review of “humans as sensors” in cities and presented his results to CTG staff to help support the Center’s smart cities program. He also worked on his master’s thesis and gave another presentation to CTG staff on his thesis and the Brazilian electronic voting system, which Jorge helped to design and implement.

Cristiano Ramos Moreira

Cristiano Ramos Moreira
Current position: Master's Student at the School of Business, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

Year at CTG: 2014

Country: Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Cristiano conducted a review of the use of “smart sensors” in cities to help support CTG's smart cities program. He also worked on his research into smart city initiatives, looking specifically at New York City, to do further comparative work with his studies conducted in Porto Alegre; as well as worked on developing an approach for researchers who wish to work together on comparative analysis studies in Latin America.

Lyudmila Bershadskaya

Lyudmila Bershadskaya
Current position:Analyst, eGovernment Center, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics

Year at CTG: 2013

Country:Russia

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Lyudmila presented on the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics

Cláudio Sonáglio Albano

Cláudio Sonáglio Albano
Current position:Lecturer and PhD student in Business Administration, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Year at CTG: 2013

Country:Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Claudio conducted research to complete his degree, focusing on Open government data: a value chain model proposal.

Milena Yordanova Krumova

Milena Yordanova Krumova
Current position:Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Technical University, Sofia

Year at CTG: 2013

Country:Bulgaria

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Milena focused on her research in Web 2.0/3.0 applications for creating and sharing new knowledge, and in Public Administration 2.0, Enterprise 2.0 and Learning 2.0 principles, along with participating in several seminars, workshops, and presenting her research.
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Hannu Larsson

Hannu Larsson
Current position:Researcher and Teacher at Örebro University, Sweden

Year at CTG: 2012

Country: Sweden

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Hannu met with staff to discuss shared research interests, presented his research on Sustainability for eGovernment, and attended the ICEGOV 2012 conference.He also showed how us how Fika is done in Sweden, their morning social break ... we liked that!
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Marie Anne Macadar

Marie Anne Macadar
Current position:Associate Professor, School of Business at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Year at CTG: 2012

Country: Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Marie focused on internationalizing her research on Information Systems in Brazilian Public Health and contributed to current CTG projects.
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Ignacio Criado

Ignacio Criado
Current position: Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Year at CTG: 2011

Country: Spain

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Ignacio conducted research about interoperability of e-Government developments in multi-level systems, with a special focus on the case of health policy in the United States and Spain.
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Rodrigo Sandoval Almazan

Rodrigo Sandoval Almazan
Current position: Teaching Professor, State Autonomous University, Mexico

Year at CTG: 2011

Country: Mexico

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Rodrigo met with CTG staff and students to discuss open government, social media, and advancements in e-government research. He also shared his research about open government adoption in Mexico.

Olivier Glassey

Olivier Glassey
Current position: Assistant Professor, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration

Year at CTG: 2011

Country: Switzerland

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Olivier met with staff to talk about shared research interests and presented a research discussion on the tensions between privacy and transparency issues from a European perspective through proposing a model for data, identity, and privacy management.
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Karim Hamza

Karim Hamza
Current position: Academic Researcher, Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands); Part-Time Professor, American University (Egypt); and Approved Tutor, Edinburgh Business School (UK)

Year at CTG: 2011

Country: Egypt

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Karim gave a research discussion on governance structures for building democracy in Egypt, and met with CTG staff to plan future research collaborations focused on the use of social media in government.
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Lorenzo Madrid

Lorenzo Madrid
Current position: Chief Technology Officer for the Latin America Region and World Wide Director for the Government Interoperability Initiative, Microsoft

Year at CTG: 2010

Country: Brazil

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Lorenzo worked with staff and graduate students on shared research interests. As part of his visit, he gave a presentation on The Economic Impact of Interoperability in Delivering Electronic Citizen Services and was guest lecturer at Theresa Pardo's Department of Public Administration and Policy class, Information Technology Innovation in the Public Sector.
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Antonio Cordella

Antonio Cordella
Current position: Lecturer, Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics

Year at CTG: 2010

Country: Italy

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Antonio met with staff at CTG to talk about shared research interests and presented a research discussion about an e-Government enactment framework.
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Evgeny Styrin

Evgeny Styrin
Current position: Senior Research Analyst, Institute for Public and Municipal Administration, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Year at CTG: 2009-2010

Country: Russia

Research Focus at CTG: During his time at CTG, Evgeny was an integral part of the project team gathering information on how New York State agencies used technology resources to capture, manage, and deliver the data required for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In addition, he also worked in close contact with his colleagues at UAlbany's Rockefeller College, where he held a faculty affiliation for his Fulbright Fellowship.

Lin Zhu

Lin Zhu
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration of East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai

Year at CTG: 2008

Country: China

Research Focus at CTG: During her time at CTG, Lin integrated herself as a member of various research project teams and was a co-author on several writing projects. She shared her work in China at a CTG research discussion, Improving Citizen Access to Government Information in China.

Enrico Ferro

Enrico Ferro
Current position:Head of Business Model and Policy Innovation Unit at ISMB; Lecturer of Innovation Management in the Public Sector at International Labour Organization (UNITED NATIONS); Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic of Turin

Year at CTG: 2004-05

Country: Italy

Research Focus at CTG: Enrico spent six months at CTG, during which he collaborated with researchers on a number of projects concerning the relationship between eGovernment and the digital divide, as well as the use of online auctions for the sale of government surplus property.
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Marijn Janssen

Marijn Jenssen
Current position: Professor of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Delft University of Technology

Year at CTG: 2004

Country: The Netherlands

Research Focus at CTG: While at CTG, Marijn worked with staff on international e-government business models. At the 2005 eChallenges conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Anthony Cresswell, Marijn Janssen, and Luis Luna-Reyes received the Best Paper Award for Modeling Methods for Information Integration: Comparative Cases in e-Government.
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