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Frugal Innovation Hub

Team and Partners

Frugal Innovation Hub Staff

Meet the Staff Members of the Frugal Innovation Hub.

Dr Silvia Figueiraimage


Dr Silvia Figueira

Dr. Silvia Figueira is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering, as well as Director of the Frugal Innovation Hub.  She creates and executes program strategy for FIH, and guides student projects to successful outcomes with clients.  She is also the faculty lead of the Mobile for Social Benefit Lab.

Allan Baez Moralesimage

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Allan Baez Morales

Allan focuses on the development of FIH signature programs with university, corporate and social enterprise partners to create opportunities for faculty and students to engage in the development and implementation of humanitarian technology solutions.

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Assistant Program Manager

Eva Bouzos

Eva is currently pursuing her MS degree in Engineering Management while serving as co-president of the Association of Graduate Engineering Students (AGES), researcher in the bioengineering department, and intern in the biotech industry. She helps manage FIH projects and plan events and workshops.
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Information & Communication Technologies Assistant

Sally Park

Sally is currently pursuing her MS in Engineering Management and Leadership in the 5-year BS/MS program. She manages the Frugal Innovation Hub website and assists in the coordination, development, and deployment of student-built humanitarian software projects.

Frugal Innovation Hub Faculty Leads

Meet the School of Engineering and other SCU Faculty who make it all happen!

Dr. Hohyun Leeimage

Dr. Hohyun Lee

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Solutions Lab)

Dr. Shoba Krishnanimage

Dr. Shoba Krishnan

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (Community Based Projects)

Dr. Unyoung (Ashley) Kimimage

Dr. Unyoung (Ashley) Kim

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering (Global Health Lab)

Dr. Tokunbo Ogunfunmiimage

Dr. Tokunbo Ogunfunmi

Professor of Electrical Engineering (Signal Processing Research Lab)

Dr. Tonya Nilssonimage

Dr. Tonya Nilsson

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering

Prof. Navid Shaghaghiimage

Prof. Navid Shaghaghi

Adjunct Lecturer of Math & CS and Computer Engineering 

Key Partners

We thank our key partner organizations for their constant support to FIH’s work around the world

IEEE Logo TUHH Logo* Engineering World Health Logo

* See the exchange program partnership for SCU students

Supporters and Collaborators

We thank our supporters, contributors and partner organizations for letting the FIH be part of their humanitarian work

Accenture Logo Action for India Logo AFR Barometer Logo American India Foundation Logo
ASME Logo Benetech Logo  B.O.K. Ranch Logo Catholic Relief Services Logo
Cisco Logo Clinicas del Azucar Logo Community Technology Alliance Logo  Conservation International Logo
Engineering for Change Logo Engineers without Borders Logo  Fundacion Paraguaya Logo GSBI Logo 
Lightyear Capital Logo  Medic Mobile Logo  Nazava Logo  Net Hope Logo 
Qualcomm Logo  Sala Uno Logo  Solar Ear Logo  Sparrow Logo 
Starfish International Logo  The Buturi Project Logo  Village Tech Solutions Logo  Tecnologico de Monterrey Logo 


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School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455, 3rd Floor

(408) 554-2334

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