Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr.
Innocent is a Research Associate with MIT GOV/LAB and the MIT Civic Data Design Lab. He is interested in urban-rural information architectures related to governing, social computation, and trust. His current work focuses on the development of alternative social technologies to support decentralized and community-based hybrid on-offline communication infrastructures. Prior to MIT, Innocent worked with WhereIsMyTransport in exploring new approaches to informal transit applications. Innocent’s graduate work focused on the design of distributed, citizen-sensing technologies and applied natural language processing in the context of Sub-saharan Africa. At Georgetown, his work at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation focused on impact investing, innovative financing, and government innovation. He earned his BS in International Political Economy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and his MS in Information Science with a specialization in Computational Social Science from the University of Michigan.