Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi Jr.
Innocent is a Research Associate with MIT GOV/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.
Update November 2020
EdX Case Study: From Data to Covid-19 Policy in Sierra Leone
A new online EdX course focusing on cities and Covid-19 features a case study on our research collaboration in Sierra Leone.
Research January 1970
A new initiative combining evidence and methods from design and social science to co-develop governance solutions with practitioner partners.