Chief Scientist, UN Global Pulse
Miguel is Chief Scientist at UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative at the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, harnessing Big Data for global development. He leads the data science team across the network of Global Pulse Labs in New York, Jakarta and Kampala which provide "innovation as a service" - developing Big Data projects together with UN system partners. Miguel is the founding director of MalariaSpot.org- videogames and crowdsourcing for diagnosis of malaria and other global health diseases, based at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. As an antidisciplinary scientist, over the last 10 years, he has been working on innovative projects at the crossroads of international development, social innovation, global health and systems biology with data science. Miguel is Ashoka fellow (2013) and GSP10 from Singularity University at NASA. He obtained a PhD in biomedical engineering, MSc in cognitive sciences and MSc in telecommunications engineering.