Meredith Lee

Meredith is the Founding Executive Director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub, a venture launched with support from the National Science Foundation to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government. Based at the University of California – Berkeley, Dr. Lee collaborates globally as part of a national network of Big Data Innovation Hubs to address scientific and societal challenges. Her work focuses on translational data science, including initiatives in Smart and Connected Communities, Water, Disaster Recovery, Health, and Education.

Meredith was previously a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, guiding strategic programs in graph analytics, risk assessment, machine learning, data visualization, and distributed computing. Under the Obama Administration, she led the White House Innovation for Disaster Response & Recovery Initiative and contributed to several science, technology, and open data / open government initiatives.

Meredith completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, developing real-time biomedical diagnostics. She has taught Human-Centered Design and Innovation at Stanford and in government, and continues to advise organizations with efforts in technology, data science, and multi-stakeholder collaboration. Dr. Lee serves on the Advisory Committee for NASA DIRECT-STEM and the inaugural National Leadership Council for the Society for Science and the Public. Her work has been featured by, ArsTechnica, The Washington Post, Forbes, WIRED, Bloomberg, and Nature.

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