Director and Co-Founder – Pop Data Alliance
Emmanuel Letouzé is a Visiting Scholar at MIT Media Lab and the Director and co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, a coalition on Big Data and Development created by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, joined by the Flowminder Foundation. He wrote the UN Global Pulse’s White Paper “Big Data for Development” in 2011 and his work since then has focused on Big Data’s application and implications for official statistics, poverty, conflict, criminality, climate change, ethics, and politics. He worked as an Economist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York from 2006-09 and from 2000-04 in Vietnam as a technical assistant for the French Ministry of Finance on official statistics and public finance. He holds a BA and an MA from Sciences Po Paris, an MA from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Fellow, and a PhD from UC Berkeley. He is also a political cartoonist as ‘Manu’.