Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam
Information Tech and Cybersecurity
Dr. S Berlin Brahnam is professor of computer information systems. Her research interests include decision support systems, artificial intelligence and computer vision, modeling and simulation, cultural and ethical aspects of technology, and rhetoric and conversational agents.
Her teaching interests are in the areas of management information systems, decision support systems, distance education, programming languages and Internet for business. She has more than 140 publications in academic journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.
- PhD, Computer Science, 2002, The Graduate Center at The City University of New York
- MS, Computer Science, 1997, The City College of New York
- MA, Intermedia, 1992, The City College of New York
- BA, English and Philosophy, 1980, University of Arkansas
- ITC 761 Management Information Systems
Research and professional interests
Machine learning and the cultural and ethical aspects of information systems and human-computer interface design.
Awards and honors
- COB Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award (Outstanding Empirical Paper), Missouri State University College of Business, 2018
- Daisy Portenier Loukes Research Professorship, 2015-2018
- Best Paper Award for HCI Thematic Area, HCI International, 2015
- Daisy Portenier Loukes Research Fellow, 2013-2015
- Foundation Award for Research, Missouri State University, 2013
- Best Contribution to Theory Award, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, 2013
- Summer Faculty Fellowship, Missouri State University, 2011
- Faculty College Recognition Award for Excellence in Research, College of Business, Missouri State University, 2006
- Faculty College Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Business, Missouri State University, 2005
- Science Fellowship Award, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1997-1999
Area of expertiseComputers and technology
Machine-learning identifies pain in babies
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam studies artificial intelligence and its ability to determine when infants are experiencing pain.
Why You Shouldn’t Swear at Siri
Harvard Business Review
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam conducts research on human-computer agent interactions.
Calling Siri Names? You’re Not Alone – A Closer Look at Misuse of AI Agents
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam looks at human abuse and misuse with computers.
Easing the Pain: Helping Infants Suffering from Pain
CBS Evening News
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam works on facial recognition technology to identify key spots in a baby's face that signal pain.
Call and Response
The Economist Technology Quarterly
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam explains about chatbots.
Assessing pain in infants
MIT Technology Review
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam highlights a face-recognition system that could help lift the veil on infant communication and allow us to know when babies are genuinely experiencing pain.
Even a chatbot can turn nasty
Computer scientist Dr. S. Berlin Brahnam shares about an experiment she did on six commercial chatbots used to represent various companies, to see how they would respond to abusive language.