2018 saw increased public interest around how data is being collected and used, fueled by the global conversation around the opportunities and perils of new data sources and emerging technologies. The United Nations continued to drive the data revolution for sustainable development through the work of its innovation offices, including efforts led by UN Global Pulse.
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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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.
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow at an alarming rate – with over 487,000 people being infected worldwide as of March 26, 2020
From plague outbreaks to COVID-19: On the value of ship traffic data for epidemic modeling of diseases
Ships are an important means of transportation for both people and goods, which also makes them potential hotspots for diseases, especially those with a longer
For the past three years, we, at UN Global Pulse, have been working with UNOSAT to build a software tool that leverages artificial intelligence to
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
Data Privacy Research Analyst
Communications and Media Specialist
Data and Security Engineer
AI Research Fellow
Policy and Interagency Affairs Coordinator
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
AI and Digital Rights Fellow
Research Fellow in AI Ethics
Chief Data Scientist
Data Privacy Specialist
René Clausen Nielsen
Data Innovation Strategist
Data Visualization Intern
Big Data Engineer