Emeritus Professor, Director Designate of Baharicom Labs, and Founder and Director of Stevens Center for Technology Management for Global Development
Ed Friedman has been an integral part of the Stevens community since he joined the faculty in 1967. His contributions to research on innovative education methods have been at the vanguard of his field. As founder and director of the Center for Technology Management for Global Development, Friedman has ushered in a new discipline in which research and education is aimed at understanding how to most effectively integrate and manage technology in order to bring the greatest gains to organizations and society.
Besides his work at Stevens, Friedman participates in many professional societies and organizations including the editorial board of Serdica, Journal of Computing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the executive board of Teaching Matters, Inc. He has given the keynote address at the International Conference on the Role of Information Technology in Society organized by the Free University of Varna, Bulgaria, as well as to the International Workshop for Representatives of nine countries of Southern Africa organized by the United Nations Development Program in Maputo, Mozambique. Friedman has also received the Edwin A. Stevens Excellence in Educational Outreach Award.
Areas of ExpertiseTechnology and technology management in global development Text search in learning Applications of the Internet in enhancing learning and human performance Applications of expert systems for medical diagnosis in resource limited countries
- "Physicist aids developing areas through IT" - MIT Technology Review
- "Stevens' CIESE Center Awarded Prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring" - Hoboken Curriculum Project
- "Computer-Assisted Medical Diagnosis for Rural Sub-Saharan Africa" - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine