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Newsha Ghaeli

Project Lead, Senseable City Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Newsha Ghaeli explores the future of cities through the transformative power of technology.  She is currently a Research Associate at MIT and Project Lead at the Senseable City Lab: a group dedicated to understanding cities through advancements in big data analytics, data visualization techniques, and increased computing power. Newsha’s work focuses on the creative application of sensor-based technologies in urban systems to generate new data streams promoting resilient, efficient, and intelligent cities.

Newsha is currently managing Underworlds: a multi-departmental project detecting pathogens in sewage to monitor urban health parameters, shaping more inclusive public health strategies, and pushing the boundaries of urban epidemiology. She works across research and design to project management and stakeholder engagement. In 2015 Newsha was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper: a group of leaders under the age of 30 promoting change in their respective communities.