Dr Emmanuel Letouzé is the co-Founder and Director of Data-Pop Alliance, a not-for-profit global coalition on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and human development created in 2013 with the MIT Media Lab and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative He is a Visiting Scholar at MIT Media Lab and a Connection Science Fellow at MIT and a Research Associate at HHI. He is also a co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open Algorithms project (OPAL), overseeing its pilots in Senegal and Colombia. He wrote UN Global Pulse’s White Paper « Big Data for Development” in 2011, and has since then focused on new data’s applications and implications for human development, including poverty, inequality, migration, crime, fragile states, social cohesion climate resilience, official statistics, privacy and ethics. He previously worked as an Economist for UNDP in New York (2006-09) on fiscal policy, post-conflict recovery and migration, and in Hanoi, Vietnam for the French Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs as a Technical Assistant in public finance and official statistics (2000-04). He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Applied Economics-Economic Demography from Sciences Po Paris, an MA in International Affairs-Economic Development from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Fellow, and a PhD in Demography from the UC Berkeley, where his dissertation focused on Big Data for demo-economic research. He is also a political cartoonist for various media.
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