Robert Franssen


Robert Franssen is a graduate student at the University Of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute where he expects to complete his Master of Science in GIST in December, 2013. Robert completed his Bachelors at the Pennsylvania State University where he studied Criminal Justice, International Studies, and Political Science (2008). Professionally, Robert is a skilled negotiator and has four years experience settling commercial and personal markets claims for two Fortune 500 insurance carriers. Currently, as a business analyst, Robert explores new ways to improve business processes using IT and spatial applications.  Having developed general proficiency in Arabic and French, Robert has volunteered with war-affected youth in Egypt (2006) and Rwanda (2009), and he continues to explore the drivers and repercussions of armed-conflict while conducting research for his masters thesis: Modeling Changes in the Frequency of Armed-conflicts Relative to the Regional Distribution of High-frequency Radios Comprising an Early-warning Network in Central Africa.

Robert Franssen's mapping app for Congenital Birth Defects in Iraq

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