Pulse Lab New York

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Pulse Lab New York, established in 2009, serves as the Headquarters of Global Pulse and is the thought-leadership, global partnerships, and knowledge-sharing hub for the network of Pulse Labs.

Our team in New York works closely with UN agencies and government counterparts to get a better understanding of the policy and implementation issues they are grappling with and explore how new data sources can provide useful insights that support decision making.

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of data scientists, engineers, designers, social scientists, communication experts, and data privacy and legal experts, who work together with development and humanitarian actors to prototype and implement innovation programmes.

Read Our Latest Annual Report

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UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2020

UN Global PulseAnnual Report2020 Download Annual Report Download the full report as a pdf file UN Global Pulse is the UN Secretary-General’s initiative on digital innovation. We are funded entirely through voluntary contributions from UN Member States, foundations and private sector entities. Our role, much as the innovation landscape, is fluid which means we continuously reposition

News, thoughts and ideas about big data and AI, data privacy and ethics from the lab in New York. Read posts from the whole network on the blog.

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UN Global Pulse: a United Nations innovation network with a ripple effect

Senior Programme Manager Dr. Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis presents her chapter “UN Global Pulse: A UN Innovation Initiative with a Multiplier Effect” in the book “Data Science for Social Good. Philanthropy and Social Impact in a Complex World” and shows the ripple effect of UN Global Pulse’s innovation work.

Below you can find our eight latest examples of our collaborative research, prototypes and experiments, where we analyse digital data to advance global development, support humanitarian action, and promote peace. For more, go to the research projects page.

Below you can find the newest digital tools and microsites from Pulse Lab New York. For more, go to the microsites & tools page.

The New York Team

Ayako Kawano

Infodemics Researcher

Ayham Al Maleh

Project Analyst

Caroline Alewaerts

Data Privacy Research Analyst

Cassandra Hendricks

Operations Specialist

Chris Earney

Deputy Director

Emma Honkala

Programme Analyst

Friederike Schüür

AI and Digital Rights Fellow

Ian Fry

AI Policy Analyst

Isaiah Akello

Full Stack Web Developer

Joseph Aylett-Bullock

AI Research Analyst

Katherine Hoffman

AI Research Analyst

Margaret Ng

Infodemics Researcher

Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Chief Data Scientist

Mila Romanoff

Data Privacy and Legal Specialist

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis

Innovations Advisor

René Clausen Nielsen

Data Innovation Strategist

Robert Kirkpatrick

Director

Sangram Rane

Programme Coordinator

Talea von Lupin

Junior Professional Officer

Tomaz Logar

Big Data Engineer

Vanessa Maigné

Full Stack Web Developer

Yennie Jun

AI and Data Science Research Fellow

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