MOBILE-IZING SAVINGS IN AFGHANISTAN
Behavioral insights and technological innovation helps Afghan employees save. Read More
 
STATISTICAL MODELS OF VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT
A new line of research has received support from the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research. Read More
 
ANALYZING THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF MILLIONS
Analysis of societal-scale mobile phone data reveals structure of developing economies. Read More
 
FIGHTING POVERTY WITH DATA
Read Dr. Blumenstock’s perspective in the journal Science. Read More

About the Lab

We believe better data and smarter analytics can improve quality of life around the world. Using expertise in machine learning, statistics, and large-scale analytics, we address the challenges facing the world’s poor.

Recent Projects

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Measuring Human Development with Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

In many developing country environments, it is difficult or impossible to obtain recent, reliable estimates of human development. Nationally representative...
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Social Networks and Migration

How does the structure of an individual’s social network affect his or her decision to migrate? Economic theory suggests two prominent mechanisms...
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Spectral Models of Security

The rapid proliferation of mobile phones and other digital devices provides immense opportunities to observe and understand the rapidly changing...
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