Environmental Engineering | Sustainable Development | Humanitarian Efforts

Marguerite speaking at TEDx Dublin. Watch her talk here - 'How Sensors & Data are Transforming Urban Life'

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Dr. Marguerite Nyhan is a Research Scientist at United Nations Global Pulse at the United Nations in New York City and a scientist at Harvard University. She has a background in environmental engineering, urban analytics and public health and is interested in informing the design of healthy and sustainable cities of the future. Nyhan has published research on using large ICT datasets for evaluating urban dynamics at a city-wide scale, evaluating emissions and exposures to pollution, and determining their human health impact. Her current work focuses on harnessing big data for sustainable development and humanitarian efforts - for example, through the analyses of massive datasets and the application of novel machine learning models. 

While conducting her PhD in environmental engineering in Trinity College Dublin, Nyhan was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Following that, she was a Post-Doctoral researcher at MIT where she led the Urban Environmental Research Team within the Senseable City Laboratory. She was then a Post-Doctoral researcher at Harvard University before joining the United Nations. Marguerite's work has been featured extensively in the media, including in the Guardian newspaper and NPR. She has spoken to a range of audiences globally; from lecturing at MIT and Harvard, and giving a TED talk in her home country of Ireland to addressing the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya. She remains an active scientist with Harvard and an affiliate of MIT.