Founder of Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators), enabling effective uses of aerial robotics in disasters.
Founder and Director of unique Social Innovation Program at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).
Consultant for Facebook, Planet Labs, United Nations, World Bank, Red Cross, OSCE, OECD and others.
TEDx Talk on Humanitarian Robotics: Applications for Intelligent, Autonomous Systems for Social Good.
PhD from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy with Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University.
Excellent public speaker with numerous keynote addresses and conference presentations worldwide.
Accomplished author with several dozen peer reviewed publications in journals & chapters in edited books.
Fellow at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation, PopTech and UNICEF Innovations.
Judge for major international competitions including UAE’s Drone for Goods and Airbus Cargo Drones.
Interviewed by leading media including New York Times, BBC, CNN, The Economist, Wired, Forbes, etc.
Book Author: “Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Action”.