Battulga Buyannemekh

Battulga Buyannemekh

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

What brought you to the CTG UAlbany?

I am a Ph.D. student in Public Administration and Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy with a concentration in Government Information Strategy and Management (GISM). My research interest lies in the application of algorithms in the public sector and algorithmic governance.

CTG UAlbany and the cutting-edge research that the Center has conducted over two decades vis-à-vis digital transformation in government makes CTG UAlbany the perfect place for me to learn, develop, and, hopefully, contribute to the inclusive use of information technology in government for the betterment of quality of life for all.

What did you do prior to coming to CTG UAlbany?

Prior to coming to CTG UAlbany, I had the privilege of working for various sectors. In Mongolia, I worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ulaanbaatar Citizens Representatives Khural (City Council), and later for the Asia Foundation’s Urban Governance Project. In the U.S., I worked for a local government in Los Angeles County and a nanotech laser manufacturer in the Silicon Valley.

In terms of the educational background, I hold a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in International Business degrees from the San Jose State University.

What are your plans/goals for the future?

After graduation, I intend to contribute to the body of knowledge and practice on e-governance through an academic career and continued research. In doing so, I aspire to expand the existing research by adding a Mongolian context.

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

At CTG UAlbany, I hope to learn from the experts in residence, who conduct theoretical and applied research to help inform policy and practice on digital transformation. Further, various research projects that are executed at CTG provide an opportunity to attain a holistic view of e-government and collaborate with others. These skills and experiences are critical for my current and future development as researcher.