Cesar Bandera, PhD, was recently appointed to the faculty of NJIT’s School of Management as an assistant professor and will focus his research on the emerging field of mobile health (or m-health).
Bandera’s company Cell Podium has received research support from the National Institutes of Health to develop applications for environmental public health outreach and training via cell phone. In 2010-2011, he was enlisted by the Center for Disease Control to help train clinicians in Haiti who were treating victims of a cholera epidemic.
Bandera has had a relationship with the university for nearly a decade as founder and CEO of BanDeMar Networks, which produces unconventional educational technologies, and Cell Podium, both located in NJIT’s high technology business incubator, the Enterprise Development Center. BanDeMar developed the Global Microscope at Liberty Science Center, a live holographic projection of the Earth as it would be seen from the International Space Station, with a $1-million grant from NASA. He also has grant support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to employ m-health technology to improve safety and construction sites.
An adjunct at NJIT in both management and computing sciences since 2011, he is also a lecturer at Rutgers’ Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute in Piscataway, NJ, and a guest lecturer at the Universidad Metropolitana in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Universidad de Malaga, in Spain. Prior to founding his own companies, he held management positions at AT&T Labs, Middletown, NJ, and Amherst Systems Inc., Amherst, NY. He has several patents including a recently issued one for Just-In-Time Training of Deployed Skill Support Personnel Via Cell Phone Multimedia. He has authored more than 40 publications and presentations.
Bandera received a PhD in Systems Engineering and an MS in Computer Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a certificate in executive development at Harvard School of Management. He resides in East Brunswick.
Last update: January 15, 2013
Topics: management, mobile health, educational technology