AI for the Planet


Dr. Emmanuel Letouzé

Data-Pop Alliance

Founder of Data-Pop Alliance; Marie Curie Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona; Visiting Scientist at the Harvard Humanitarian initiative; MIT Connection Science Fellow; co-Founder of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) project


Dr Emmanuel Letouzé is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and the founder of Data-Pop Alliance, a not-for-profit organization on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and human development created in 2013 by the MIT Media Lab, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), where he is a Connection Science Fellow, a Visiting Scientist and a Research Associate, respectively. He is also a co-Founder of the Open Algorithms (OPAL) project. He previously worked as a Development Economist for UNDP in New York (2006-10) on poverty, post-conflict recovery and migration, and in Vietnam for the French government 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 University of California, Berkeley (2016), where his dissertation focused on Big Data for demo-economic research.

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