Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on *Tuesday 1/23/2018* in *EEB 003*.
*Who:* Martin Lukac, CTO of Nexleaf Analytics *What:** IoT for Development: Getting Data Flowing to Drive Impact* *When: *Tuesday, Jan 23rd, 12-1pm *Where: EEB 003* *Abstract: *At Nexleaf, we believe that most development interventions could benefit from access to useful, automated ground-up data. Everyone wants more and better information. Funders want it for M&E, multinationals want it for hitting targets (like the SDGs), and countries and NGOs want it to confirm that their undertakings are actually leading to improved outcomes. Our approach is to create data-gathering technologies and applications with a strong use-case for people working on the ground. Then, with the data we gather, we can also begin to see system-wide problems, identify potential solutions, and test the effectiveness of those program fixes. That's how Nexleaf's approach leads to rapid iteration and verified improved impact. This talk will focus on how this approach informs our work in two sectors: global immunization and clean household energy. *Bio: *Martin Lukac is a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Nexleaf Analytics. Martin holds a B.S. from Haverford College, and received his Ph.D. from UCLA for innovations in wireless seismic and acoustic sensing systems. He previously served as a Visiting Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Martin’s research experience includes building, deploying, maintaining, and evaluating embedded systems for seismic, structural, environmental, and public-health applications. At Nexleaf, Martin leads all aspects of the technical design and architecture of Nexleaf’s sensing systems and connected devices. He has personally deployed device prototypes across Southeast Asia, Africa, and beyond. His work has led to one patent and several more in the works.
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