Pulse Lab New York


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.

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UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019 UN Global Pulse Content 1 Year In Review 2 About 3 Innovation Driver 4 Ecosystem Catalyst 5 Donors & Partners 6 Events Year in Review New methods, tools, and privacy-protecting policies It’s been a decade since UN Global Pulse was set up inside the office of the UN Secretary-General to unleash the power

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 Hosts First AIS Big Data Hackathon

On 3-6 September 2020 the United Nations Statistics Division, along with UNCTAD, UN Global Pulse, Marine Traffic, and CCRi, hosted the UN’s first AIS Big

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

Caroline Alewaerts

Data Privacy Research Analyst

Cassandra Hendricks

Operations Specialist

Chris Earney

Head of CIT/ Senior Programme Management Officer

Cynthia Sin Nga LAM

UN Volunteer

Felicia Vacarelu

Communications and Media Lead

Jaemar Miller

Data and Security Engineer

Joseph Bullock

AI Research Fellow

Josiane Toundzi

Policy and Interagency Affairs Coordinator

Katherine Hoffman

Artificial Intelligence Researcher

Kevin Klyman

AI and Digital Rights Fellow

Michael Pizzi

Research Fellow in AI Ethics

Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Chief Data Scientist

Mila Romanoff

Data Privacy Specialist

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis

Innovations Advisor

René Clausen Nielsen

Data Innovation Strategist

Robert Kirkpatrick


Sangram Rane

Programme Coordinator

Seth Crider

Data Visualization Intern

Tomaz Logar

Big Data Engineer

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