Brandie Martin Nonnecke is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley where she conducts research on the dynamic interconnections between law, policy, and emerging technologies. Brandie is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society.

Brandie’s research is positioned at the intersection of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) scholarship and telecommunications/information policy research. She designs and deploys civic engagement platforms that utilize statistical models and collaborative filtering to tap collective intelligence and reveal novel ideas (See Projects).

She also conducts research on the impacts of ICT adoption and utilization within marginalized populations, including: cultural and racial minorities and low-income communities. A large portion of her research focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and low-income urban communities in the United States.

She has published articles in Telecommunications Policy, Telematics & Informatics, Communications & Strategies, Information Technologies & International Development, and Policy & Internet.

Brandie received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University where she also served as Research Fellow for the Institute for Information Policy. Her dissertation research evaluated the role of the East Africa Internet Governance Forum in influencing ICT policy harmonization within the East African Community (published in Telecommunications Policy). She holds an MS degree in  Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Technology and Social Change from Iowa State University.

In 2007, Brandie helped found Establish & Grow, a university-wide student service-learning project at Iowa State University. Establish & Grow aims to foster student service-learning projects that focus their efforts on addressing nutritional needs and providing nutrition education and agricultural skills development to malnourished mothers and children in Kamuli District, Uganda.