hello, i'm satej. thank you for stopping by my institutionally-mandated profile. you're looking very self-confident today. i hope you have a chance to do something you've been putting off for a while that's been weighing on your mind.
at the ischool, i use novel and multi-scalar data sources (e.g. satellite imagery, digital traces, etc.) and statistical and computational techniques to study poverty, urbanization, and infrastructure in the developing world.
before coming to the i school, i spent time advising governments in south and southeast asia on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, designed participatory urban planning tools for informal settlement activists in western and sub-saharan africa, led engineering teams building data management platforms in the private sector, and worked at a startup leveraging computer vision techniques for gesture-based interfaces.
my undergrad was in materials science and electrical engineering at cal (#bearssquared) and i picked up a master's degree in computational analysis and public policy from the harris school at the university of chicago.