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, she focuses on data science 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 BS, MS, and PhD 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. Meredith serves on the Advisory Committee for NASA DIRECT-STEM and the National Leadership Council for the Society for Science and the Public.
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