Nathan Eagle

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Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle is a visiting assistant professor at MIT, a research assistant professor at Northeastern University, and an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. His research involves engineering computational tools, designed to explore how the petabytes of data generated about human movements, financial transactions, and communication patterns can be used for social good.

Eagle also serves as the CEO of txteagle, Inc., a mobile crowdsourcing company that has recently become one of the largest employers in Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s and two master’s from Stanford University. His PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory on reality mining was declared one of the “10 technologies most likely to change the way we live” by the MIT Technology Review. Eagle’s academic work has been featured in Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as in the mainstream press.